Desperate Times

  • by Nicholas Antinozzi
  • Narrated by Joe Cirillo
  • 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Despite all the warning bells, Black Friday arrives as a devastating tidal wave that completely destroys our fragile economy in a single day. There is panic in the streets as banks close their doors, seemingly forever, at noon. Store shelves are swept bare and the gas pumps soon run dry. Jimmy Logan watches in disbelief as his world crumbles before his eyes. Luckily, he has friends who have planned ahead for this nightmarish scenario and he joins up with a group who plan to ride the storm out in northern Minnesota. Some of their group will be dead before the sun sets.
Jimmy soon finds himself in the battle of his life. The world changes in a single day and there seems to be no going back. People want what they have and they are willing to do anything, even kill, to get it. The government responds to the crisis by using the National Guard to round up the population and to secure them in relocation camps. Those who resist are shot.
This is Jimmy's story, but the premise might have been torn from today's headlines. The diverse group of people in this story could be your neighbors; your relatives, and this is a very realistic look at what the future might hold for all of us. What would you do to feed your family if you suddenly found that your life savings was as worthless as yesterday's newspaper? How far would you go to protect what you had, in case it was all that stood between you and starvation? Desperate Times explores these questions from Jimmy's point of view, the result is a thought-provoking story that may change the way you look at the world.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Dont have Joe Cirillo emulate a woman

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

LOL..NOT for the narration and ONLY if you are into yet another " end of times/apocalyptic" series. Waay over the top for me, but some might enjoy the concepts.

Some really confusing aspects to this book. The references that begin each chapter are disjointed, and seem to be trying to make a point, without really making one.

The first half of the book is dedicated to preparation and rationale, which actually works reasonably well. The second half , not so much. The

Would you be willing to try another book from Nicholas Antinozzi? Why or why not?

Perhaps, but not anytime soon.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Yes. Gawdawful narration. Over the top, and the females are terrible. Run far away from this narrator.

Was Desperate Times worth the listening time?

On balance, not really.

Any additional comments?

I think I am at the end times of my "end of times as we know them" period. We survived the Rapture and 12-21-12, so let's all move on.

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- Matthew

Pretty Marginal

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Maybe someone that hasnt listened to a good book or an actual narrator.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joe Cirillo?

Anyone. It was really terrible. If I hadnt paid for the book I would have stopped listening. Its almost like he was reading one long sentence. The people that gave him a good review most have never listened to another narrator with any talent at all. To be honest im not going to listen to the rest of the books because of the narrator.

Any additional comments?

CHANGE the narrator.

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- ken

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-25-2012
  • Publisher: Nick Antinozzi