Resurrection Day

  • by Brendan DuBois
  • Narrated by Rich McVicar
  • 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"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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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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- shane

Interesting if you like a Kennedy homage

Would you consider the audio edition of Resurrection Day to be better than the print version?

Don't know, as didn't read the print version

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Writer had some interesting ideas that were key to me continuing to listen. Some details were a bit much and oddly at times a bit too little, and the constant love affair with JFK got over way over the top at times. So much so I almost stopped the book more than once.

What aspect of Rich McVicar’s performance would you have changed?

He has a poor English accent, a main character that is from NYC I think he tried to give a NYC accent to but didn't manage it. Amusingly, when trying to perform the NYC accent his Bostonian one came through stronger than when voicing a character from Boston.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not truly no, at least not without giving away a plot point near the end I shall not detail.

Any additional comments?

It is an interesting alternative history. However it is obviously written from a perspective and viewpoint of a JFK fan. Not that that is a problem per-se, just by 3/4 of the way through it I found myself saying "enough already" we get you loved the guy. Some leaps in logic to be truthful, and as a 'fantasy' goes, and don't mistake it, this is at its heart a fantasy tragic albeit, the book is slightly above average and fairly long.Perhaps not living in the days this book is founded on has me at a loss, but I just don't understand the love affair with JFK and all his "plans". That's not the authors fault, and I can't blame him if he did and therefore does, but to me it was a bit much when it comes to the virtual worship of the former President. Way too complimentary and not fairly balanced with things not complementary to JFK that we know are factual.Overall, not horrible, but not great either. Solidly average even if the author obviously comes from a political perspective I do not share.

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- M. Miller

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-05-2015
  • Publisher: Brendan DuBois