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Publisher's Summary

The gods will fall when the people rise.
Com DeGroot is an outsider politician who tells it like it is. But as he makes his way up the power structure of the U.S. Senate, he is forced to choose between his promising career and the promise he made to defend the Constitution. Just as Com is poised to make a name for himself in the cut-throat climate of D.C. party politics, he is presented with an opportunity to save the charter city of Ur, Texas from a suspicious partisan plot aimed at taking over the rare free-market hold-out. The only catch is, in order to save Ur, he has to go up against the most powerful men on Capitol Hill, and risk all he has accomplished in his young career.
With the help of astute libertarian and elusive old flame Cate Heatherton, Com engages in a dangerous fight to save Ur from what they discover is a shadowy corporate-government conspiracy that will stop at nothing to get its way.
Gods of Ruin propels the listener into the quick-deal, high-stakes game of national policymaking, and uncovers the secret underbelly of a government where morality and the rule of law are quaint sidelights to all-engrossing corruption and power-broking. Set a decade in the future, this thriller serves as a stark reminder of what can happen when liberty is overlooked in pursuit of security, and offers a glimpse at the potential solution.
©2010 Joseph Morse (P)2013 Joseph Morse
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4 out of 5 stars
By Allen on 02-23-15

Great story line. Horrible Narrator.

What made the experience of listening to Gods of Ruin the most enjoyable?

The Subject Matter

Would you be willing to try another one of Stephen H. Marsden, Ph.D.’s performances?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wanted to but couldn't because of time restraints

Any additional comments?

It was a great book with clinching story lines. However, the narrator was a poor choice and his performance was almost annoying at times.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Pauline Zvonkovic on 03-29-14

I cannot express how awful this book was.

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

I cannot think of anyone who would enjoy this terrible book

What was most disappointing about J.S.B. Morse’s story?

The premise of the story was terrible and the characters were awful.

What didn’t you like about Stephen H. Marsden, Ph.D.’s performance?

Even the most skilled story could not give this work any depth.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment and immense dislike for the view of the author.

Any additional comments?

I do think ultra conservative readers may appreciate the book.

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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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