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If you can get past the juvenile dialogue, and what sounds to be reading from a stuttering teleprompter, the storyline is actually decent. The dialogue sounds as though it was written by someone whose only exposure to the English language was 1970's public service announcements and after school specials television, while the performance sounds like someone's leaky typewriter spilled commas randomly throughout the text. About every 3 words Duke Fontaine pauses and then seems surprised there's more to be said. Think if Captain...James...T...Kirk and IBM'S Watson had a love child that went on to be a narrator.
I just can't stop listening to these books, mostly because I've already invested so much in the story I feel like I can't quit now until I know how these people, who are clearly victims of the invasion of the body snatchers, fare in the end.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Someone who enjoys books that "tell" instead of "show."
Has Enforcing Home turned you off from other books in this genre?
No. Just this series.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Duke Fontaine?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
The series started well; exciting, lots of action and tension - although with the usual listing of apocalypse-approved equipment common in the genre. But starting with book 5, the series has bogged down into tedium. Hours spent in endless description and conversation and repetition. Find some ice for a drink of water? Be prepared to hear every character exclaim how good ice water is on a hot day and with every vocal and visual emotion told to you with "he said", "he exclaimed," "she shouted." What to know how to build a water tank and associated water aqueduct? You'll know EXACTLY how to do it with every step told to you in exact detail. I could overlook the amateurishness of the writing if SOMETHING were happening but the last two books (5 and 6) in the series have been bores. Book 5 was a fire(with EVERY character asking "will we have to move?" and the EXACT same response from the protagonist) and book 6 teases you with a new group of baddies and a resurgent DHS, but only 4 minor action sequences spread out over the book's endless "telling." Do yourself a favor and stop after book 4.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
this is another great book in the survivalist
series lot of laughs with plenty of action and also serious moments and great information in how to survive in a changed world great book can't wait for the next in the series
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I have no idea what duke was playing at this time around. 3 mins in and I could cope with the slow pace of his reading it, felt like he really didn't care about what he was reading, no passion or feeling like the other books.
Had to return it. It was doing my head in.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
great series - great narrator - can't wait for the next. Really makes you think what would happen & when !
Would you listen to Enforcing Home again? Why?
Yes. This series gives the reader a lot to think about if society disintegrates.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Enforcing Home?
The ending. It's a cliffhanger and leads into the next book Avenging Home.
What does Duke Fontaine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Sarge is well done and comes to life.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
When a man's home is his castle.
There's no place like Home.
Home sweet Home.
Any additional comments?
I like how the books treat each progressive step in rebuilding Home.