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Absolutely fabulous book with a great story, believable characters, and perfect narration. An absolute star in dystopian books.
This is basically the same review I wrote for the first book because my issues with it are identical, although Kuch does a much worse job in the sequel than he does in the original.
The militia ideas are really good, and the ending of the book makes me want to look for another volume to find out what the big secrets are. The problem is, I will absolutely not buy another Coryell book if it is narrated by George Kuch.
Also, I will say that the bad guys in this book are very underdeveloped and one-dimensional.
For me, where this book completely fell apart was with George Kuch and his awful narration. When you listen to this book, Kuch sounds as if he has never read anything out loud before. He stumbles through sentences, fumbles over words, and pronounces things however he likes. He adds pauses where none are intended or appropriate, and rushes while speaking in the most awkward of times.
The worst part about this is that had there been a director or producer involved in the production of this book, they would have said, "Wait George, we need to re-record that paragraph because you made about four mistakes." The issue here is that George just plows through and leaves the errors as-is. Either he doesn't realize how bad he is, or he doesn't care.
Then in the end, the author of this book, Skip Coryell, holds the production copyright. That means that Coryell paid Kuch to do the narration, and accepted this awful production as-is. If I were the author, I would have rejected this out of had, and made Kuch go back and fix every one of his errors so my hard work as an author doesn't sound like it was produced by some first-time New Yorker who stumbles and fumbles and makes every single character sound like they too are from urban New York.