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

Most Helpful

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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- Reluctant Admirer

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

Book Details

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