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Publisher's Summary

This first book of the Holding Their Own series, A Story of Survival, is set in the year 2015, when the world is burdened by the second Great Depression. The United States, already weakened by internal strife, becomes the target of an international terror plot. A series of attacks results in thousands of casualties and disables the country's core infrastructure. The combination of economic hardship and the staggering blow of the terror attacks results in a collapse of the government.
This is a realistic story of how an average, middle class couple survives the cascading events brought on by international politics, high tech military actions and the eventual downfall of society. All of their survival skills are tested during the action packed expedition in a world that resembles the American West of 200 years past.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Dennis L on 10-06-12

Worst Narrator Ever!!!

What disappointed you about Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival?

Nothing, the narrator was so bad I did finish the book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Joe Nobody again?

Not if the same narrator was used.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He can't read, it was painful to listen to. I should have listened to a sample, my bad.

Any additional comments?

I've never written a reveiw before but this narrator was so bad I just had to. Sorry Mr Nobody.

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2 out of 5 stars
By John on 02-08-13

Who the heck produced this thing?????

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story itself was moderately compelling but the production and narration of this book were just dreadful. I listen to audiobooks pretty much non-stop, and I can say with complete honesty that this was by far the worst narration job to which I have ever listened. It had me wincing on a fairly regular basis. Seemed that any word over two syllables was just more than the poor guy could handle. Please Joe, in future, get a "Somebody" to narrate your books!

I have never felt the need to write such a negative review before, but this book has forced me too.

Would you recommend Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival to your friends? Why or why not?

No. Too painful to listen to.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

In every conceivable way.

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1 out of 5 stars
By M. Swales on 02-10-13

Sounds like it was recorded on a laptop

I wish I had listened to the sample of this book as it sounds like it was recorded on a laptop, terrible quality I couldn't listen to more than 5 minutes of this. Save yourself the trouble and buy the book.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Tony on 02-24-14

A good story, just get past the terrible recording

Would you try another book written by Joe Nobody or narrated by D. Allen?

yes, bought/downloaded the other 4 books in the series, which all have a much much much better standard of recording and narration

What other book might you compare Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival to, and why?

Surviviors - James Wesley, Rawles
The Survivalist Series - A. American
The Remaining - D. J. Molles

Would you be willing to try another one of D. Allen’s performances?

depends on the book, not the narrator

Was Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival worth the listening time?

yes, enjoyed the series

Any additional comments?

give the first book in the series a chance, the recording is terrible quality (seriously - its terrible and sounds like its been chopped and pasted together from different recording sessions) and the narration is not the best (its clearly not the narrators 'day job'), but the story is good, and hooks you in. The other 4 books in the series (so far) are all recorded/narrated at a much better quality.

If i was the author/publisher, i would seriously think about getting this book (book 1 of the series) rerecorded, as it probably puts a lot of listeners off.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Christopher on 03-29-18

Good concept, poor execution

The concept started out well, but before long the lack of skill of both the writer and voice actor became apparent.
I don’t think the guy reading the book has ever met a person from the Middle East or even seen one depicted on TV. I laughed out loud as his accent wandered from Chinese to Italian to Indian to.... Russian?
The author believes no one can tell the difference between middle eastern and Mexican?
I suspect the author doesn’t have much interaction with women. All female characters were there purely to provide sexual interest for male characters. I played some of the book for my girlfriend who found the depiction of women to be hilarious.
The characters were one dimensional and poorly developed.
There are definitely much better offerings elsewhere in this genre.

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