Narrator: Sean Runnette
Published by Audible Studios on 20 February 2018
Length: 8 hours and 11 minutes
Genres: Mystery/Thriller, Post Apocalyptic
Source: Author, Submitted
The Axis of Evil had the perfect strategy.
Destroy the heartbeat of America.
Invade with their million man army.
But there was one thing they didn't count on...Texas.
Once again, political suspense collides with post-apocalyptic thriller fiction as sixteen-time bestselling author, Bobby Akart (The Blackout Series, The Pandemic Series, The Boston Brahmin Series and the Prepping for Tomorrow Series) intertwines historical fact with plausible fiction in The Lone Star Series.
For decades, American administrations have forced our military to be neutered in many respects - hampered by restrained rules of engagement, passed in strength by Russia and China, and tested by rogue nations like North Korea and Iran. As a result, nuclear Armageddon hangs over us like a mighty sword.
Military analysts agree that the United States can't start World War III. Why? We might lose. Sabers are rattling and the war of words escalate between America and her enemies, but the rhetoric has done little to stop the nuclear proliferation of North Korea and Iran. When the deep state, a close-knit group of powerful, influential people within our government challenges a new, untested President, things go awry.
The decisions made in the darkened rooms of Washington have a profound impact on ordinary Americans like the Armstrong family, Texas ranchers who spend their time making a living, but also preparing for the worst. As most of the family lives their life in Texas, one of them will unknowingly be the catalyst for World War III.
About the Lone Star Series
Political suspense collides with post-apocalyptic thriller fiction with the Lone Star Series by Bestselling Author Bobby Akart. A devastating EMP attack thrusts most of America into darkness, except for one state which has taken the steps to protect its power grid Texas.
World War III is imminent and a new President faces terrible choices as she navigates the shark-infested waters of Washington, and the geopolitical complexities around the world.
From Washington to Austin to a ranch in West Texas, decisions are made to protect the lives of Americans, some of which are considered selfish, rather than for people s survival.
The Lone Star series is designed to be the most thought-provoking post-apocalyptic series ever written. It will be a reminder to us all that...
One day, tomorrow won't come.
Books in the Lone Star Series
Axis of Evil - February 20, 2018
Beyond Borders - March, 2018
Lines in the Sand - April, 2018
Texas Strong - May, 2018
Fifth Column - June 2018
Suicide Six - July 2018
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Axis of Evil written by Bobby Akart and narrated by Sean Runnette is the first of a new Lone Star book series. Mr. Akart has an aggressive release schedule for these audiobooks so the listeners will not have to wait if they get hooked by the first in the series. The audiobooks are set to come out one a month. This is the third series I have heard from Mr. Akart and in his six book series, he follows a formula that has led to his success. The first book is an introduction to the characters, world building, creating tension, and cliffhanger.
This book is more political thriller than post-apocalyptic. The story is really good and follows the Armstrong family in Texas. Set in a future America where the elected president dies early in his first term. The Vice President is a woman who balanced the ticket and is progressive and nonmilitaristic. Kim Jong-un is still running North Korea and they are getting weapons from Iran. World tensions are at an all-time high. The US Secretary of Defense cannot get the new president to see reality to stop North Korea’s nuclear launches over Japan. So the Deep State lives again and has plans to deal with the threat.
The Armstrong family has a proud history of service in Law Enforcement in the Texas Rangers. Two of the adult children are in the military with one dying in the line of duty. The other three are their Rodeo Kids. The Armstrong ranch and are preppers. They know that the world is an unstable place and that the future is never certain. They also know that Texas is the only state with its own power grid separate from the national grid. The state of Texas is capable of being self-sustaining just like the Armstrong ranch currently is self-sustaining. Strong and independent free of debt. A place for the family and its ranch hands should anything ever happen to the country.
The story does a really great job of holding the listener’s attention through the entire audiobook if you are a fan of this genre and author. The book does involve character introduction and world building. It holds your attention through the whole audiobook. I found the story and characters interesting and enjoyable. The events do a good job of mirroring real world events to create plenty of dramatic tension to lend an air of reality for the listener.
Narration and Production Quality
Sean Runnette provides the narration for this audiobook. Mr. Runnette does a good job with this audiobook. He provides an excellent performance for the wide variety of characters in this audiobook. This is the first time I have heard a performance from Mr. Runnette but I look forward to hearing more from him in the future. Audible Studio’s produced this audiobook. The production quality was excellent as one would expect from Audible.
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