• Resurrection Day

  • By: Brendan DuBois
  • Narrated by: Rich McVicar
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-05-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brendan DuBois
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Everyone remembers exactly what they were doing the day President Kennedy tried to kill them."
In 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of the nuclear war. The crisis was averted, but what would have happened if war had broken out? In Resurrection Day, award-winning author Brendan DuBois brings this horrific concept to life.
©2014 Brendan DuBois (P)2015 Brendan DuBois
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Critic Reviews

" Resurrection Day is the best 'what if' novel in years - more clever and resonant than Robert Harris's Fatherland - and all the more scary because disaster was minutes away from happening for real. A book you'll read three times and keep on your shelves forever." (Lee Child)
"In his first novel outside of his acclaimed Lewis Cole mystery series DuBois delivers an alternate-history thriller that deserves to be as popular as Robert Harris' 'Fatherland. DuBois postulates an America that has been politically devastated by a nuclear exchange arising from the Cuban missile crisis.... Cohesively plotted and smoothly written, steadily exciting and rife with clever conceits, this is what-if thriller fiction at its finest." ( Publishers Weekly)
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By shane on 02-11-16

Iinteresting Historical what if !

I was always intrigued to listen to this book , I like a good Historical what if story, and the Cuban missile crisis was a big one ! I really think this book could have been edited a lot more, I would have made easier reading , overall not a bad story , but the narration was terrible , very lack lustre , and his English accents were atrocious ! I think a good narrator can even make an average book good , and a bad narrator can make a good book real hard to listen to !

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4 out of 5 stars
By Reluctant Admirer on 10-12-17

Great contrafactual story - awful British accent

"Resurection Day" is a great, contrafactual 'what if' story, no doubt about it. Its description of the consequences of a "limited" nuclear war is chilling and bleak, especially with what is going on in North Korea these days. The reader, Rich McVicar, is competent except for one thing: His attempt at an English accent. It is atrocious, horrible and just plain wrong. Thus, he makes one of the characters, (Sandy, an upper-class Englishwoman from London), pronounce "Manhattan" as "ManHARtan" and her own name as "SARN-dy, which nobody does or has ever done. His accent comes across as a weird mixture of Jamaican and Hollywood "posh" by way of Keanu Reeves in "Dracula." It is truly, frighteningly, horribly bad, and it seriously detracts from your enjoyment of the novel. Which is really a pitty, seeing how great the story is. :(

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-07-15

Why do they kill accents?!

Story is quite an entertaining alternative history ride.. But good god, the narrator *murders* English accents. Why? I'd far rather hear a story in an American accent all the way through than the weird mixture of Indian/Scottish/whoknows that the narrator comes up with when reading English parts.

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2 out of 5 stars
By CDO on 11-15-17

Third rate political thriller - awful narration

The concept of this book interested me, I still think that a decent book could be written with a similar story line but nothing about this ever reaches a decent level. The story is full of cliches, repetition, and many an unbelievable moments. Everything has to be spelled out for the listener as if they couldn't grasp the simplest idea.
The lead character is clearly a moron, reaching conclusions half an hour after the listener has, yet he manages to outwit everyone else in the book. Time and again 'twists' are telegraphed ages before they are revealed so that there is a complete lack of suspense. The lead (Carl) has a habit of (attempting) to deliver pithy one-liners whenever he gains the upper hand but these are the dreadful. In general much of the dialogue in unbelievable.
The support and romantic interest (Sandy) is not only a journalist, but also a spy. Yet she is too stupid to be believable in either role. Also, even though this book is set in the 70s the way she is written as a pathetic character relying on Carl makes you think that the author was stuck in decades before. Yet the book was written decades later. Her dialogue (and that of every British character) is made up of dated and lazy cliches (tea and biscuits constantly, you can guess what will be said next 'by Jove'). The author tries to shoehorn everything that he knows about British people in these characters, but the details are about as in depth as a Tourist Board advert. Harrods, the Savoy, Scotch and tea. Pathetic. Little research or character development at all.
The narration is equally trite. If you can't do accents, don't attempt them. Reading them all in your native accent is perfect acceptable. No idea where the British accents are meant to be from. The intonation in the American accents is awful. Spoils any tonne that might have been generated. The narrator attempts a Russian accent (poorly) for all of two lines before giving up and reverting to his own.

Great concept, awful, awful book. Bad adaption. Really not worth publishing.

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