Tomorrow War

  • by J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by Kevin T. Collins, Jay Snyder
  • 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this riveting, ultrarealistic novel from J. L. Bourne, a man struggles to survive after the US infrastructure collapses and martial law engulfs the streets of America.
In the not-too-distant future, during an unacknowledged mission inside the Syrian border, a government operative unwittingly triggers an incredible event that alters the course of society. A terrible weapon has been unleashed - a weapon that, left to run its course, will destroy the moral fabric of humanity.
In the midst of crisis, the population struggles to survive in a world short on vital resources. Inflation cripples the US economy, and post-war armored military vehicles patrol the streets.
One man stands up to push back the overwhelming wave of tyranny triggered by the onset of nationwide martial law. How can he possibly succeed against a high-tech and tyrannical enemy that is hell-bent on ripping liberty from the pages of future history?
From the author and military expert who brought listeners the riveting horror series Day by Day Armageddon, Tomorrow War is a compelling account of an alternate dystopian America located just down the tracks of oblivion.

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Entertaining

Overall I really did like this book. It clipped along in a very engaging way. Good character development for a few key players, but others were extremely two dimensional. In certain spots it could have used a little more transition time- there were a lot of abrupt changes in plot that were very convenient.

There are aspects of the book that are *extremely* realistic and accurate- the guns, generalized tactics, likely reaction by the government. Other aspects... not so much. The best example I can think of is the Ultralight. I mean... come on. I know they exist, but in context it's ridiculous.

Huge portions of the book felt like a novelized instruction manual for armed resistance in a SHTF/EOTWAWKI scenario, along with being mildly propagandized. I didn't mind this at all, but some might find it tedious. There are some pretty heavy handed 'protect the constitution' passages as well which some might get tired of. But, once more, I was perfectly content.

Two or three brief parts make this a very R rated listen, just as a generalized heads up. Really bad (and originally unintentional) joke there, sorry.

Worth the listen I think. If you are way into SHTF scenarios/prepping/survivalist/or know what molon labe means, you'll love this. For most people this is something to save if you need some escapism or are short in your listening queue.

Oh, finally, there's about 30 seconds that qualifies this as a science fiction book, so if you're looking for even soft sci-fi, keep moving. Maybe the next installment will place it more in genre.
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- Charles

A fantastic story told from a unique point of view

Tomorrow War (The Chronicles of Max Redacted) is a story written in a time passed. There were some situations that were put into action that drove the world into a new and dark time. People didn’t know what to do, how to get their next meal, or how to protect themselves and their family. They turned others for help and were denied or asked to do terrible things. Tomorrow War tells of Max, the “hero” of the story, a trained military man who takes a vacation and prepares for a small glitch in some of the world’s computers. Little does he know it’s about to turn in to so much worse.

Narration for Tomorrow War was done by Kevin T Collins and Jay Snyder. I am familiar with Collins work and he does another superb job in this. The narration was crisp and concise. Told like a military man would. The voice is harsh and to the point, exactly as the character Max was written to be. I can’t find a single flaw in this audiobook.

The way this story was told was through journal entries, but only when a “computerized” voice cuts off some of the recordings or the words “redacted” are said out loud (used in classified documents to black out text) you couldn’t really tell that was the way it was written. But feeling like it was literally taken from a classified document made this have a totally unique and new feel to it.

I have not read the Day by Day Armageddon series by J.L. Bourne, and now I’m rethinking it. I really enjoyed Bourne’s matter of fact characters. I liked that the main character was trained to survive but not for the reason it was originally meant. I think that the character development in this book was awesome. Seriously, I wasn’t sure what was going on in the beginning, then everything starts to fall apart, and Max really comes into his own after that.

The story starts off slow, reminded me a bit of The Bourne Identity if Jason Bourne was thrown into a violent society. The book gets off to a slow start, but that doesn’t last long. Fast-paced and full of incredibly life-altering moments throughout. This book really had it all, it was action-packed with great characters. It was developed without feeling bogged down. I also love the society that Bourne creates. I mean, I don’t like what it became, but I liked how it felt real and gritty. It was exactly what would happen in that situation.

I also like that it was a standalone. I mean Bourne could easily write more in the series, from Max’s point of view or not. It is a fascinating world. But I’m glad that there is one book too. That doesn’t happen too often.

A fantastic story told from a unique point of view. I’m really glad I listened to this book.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-30-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios