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I see a lot of reviews complaining about Ringo's politics. And yes, this book has an obvious right wing point of view. If you cannot enjoy a good story without that yarn also being liberal friendly, I suggest you look to SM Stirling for your post-apocalyptic fiction fix. This is a very engaging tale, but if you can't stand a book that says Climate Change is not real, get something else.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
Okay so you've read the other reviews that say its a terrible book full of xenophobia, hate, and just an ignorant rant. Its not. This book certainly has a right wing slant yes. However, many thing said are quite accurate about the topics in question. It is a well researched piece of work. Also there is no xenophobia and America is not presented as perfect. He never once preaches hate, and if anything encourages tolerance. If you don't like the book do not count this author out. This is an usual work for him and an excellent addition to any fan's collection.
25 of 26 people found this review helpful
Told from the view of one particular army officer, the long winter and the plague having an impact worldwide and especially in Iran (where the officer is stationed) and the US.
Each disaster is bad enough, combined they are horrible.
The actions of our hero, while not always heroic are at least human.
While I don't agree fully with the author's politics, the book is well written. One possible future? Who knows.
The hero's take on liberals, global warming and government made me chuckle. Not saying he's wrong, I've heard far stronger from politicians.
I'd thoroughly recommend this book, one of John Ringo's best books to date.
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Would you listen to The Last Centurion again? Why?
Yes! I'm on my 5th replay. It's funny, thought-provoking and helped me get through my GCSE Pyschology by giving me examples of a concept being discussed but not being at all boring.
It's engaging, good listening whether on a car journey or while doing housework, and the narrator gives the work life really well, not a monotone the way some narrators do.
This was my second ever purchase on Audible, and while other audiobooks have come and gone, this is still on my iPod and still being listened too.
This is the audiobook that had me trying to convert everyone I met to audiobooks.
What other book might you compare The Last Centurion to, and why?
It's a little like John Scalzi's Redshirts, as I said in my review of that book, but superior in my opinion.
What does Dan John Miller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Oh man. Attitude. Half the humor is in his emphasis, how he portrays the switch from sarcasm to deadpan.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
"We are the Last Centurions, and this Rome America shall not fall." Which is the in-story tagline for the "Centurions" TV show and the last line of the book.
Any additional comments?
I cannot emphasize how much I love this book. I've bought the paperback as a result of the audiobook to lend to people that won't try audiobooks. This book is post-apocalyptic survival (without zombies) at its best.
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