Narrator: Kevin Pierce
Series: Defending Home #3
Published by Tantor Audio on 15 August 2017
Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
Genres: Military, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction
Source: Publisher, Submitted
Imprisoned by the Cartel, Dale Hardy must battle to escape his captors and find a way home before everything and everyone he holds dear is lost forever.
For the Cartel, it turns out subduing the small town of Encendido was only the beginning. Ruthless crime boss Fernando Ortega has his sights set on reclaiming great swaths of the American Southwest, an empire he intends to rule with an iron fist.
But there's a secret hiding in the desert, a secret that could spell the difference between tyranny and freedom. As the country teeters on the brink, the stakes couldn't be higher.
©2016 William H. Weber (P)2017 Tantor
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Defiance Judgment Day: Defending Home is the third and final book in William H. Weber’s epic series set in a post-apocalyptic world that was mostly wiped clean by the H3N3 flu. Those that have survived are now one their own in the surviving communities. The virus leveled the playing field for all as we have seen in the first two books. The rich, powerful, and cruel have become even worse and turned on the survivors.
In the small town in southern Arizona, the only commodity of value is water. Dale Hardy has fought to protect his family, friends, and his water. But as a last desperate act, the late mayor and his deputies made a devils bargain with the Mexican cartels to come to Encendido to subdue the small town. But that was just the start of a much larger plan on their part for the retaking of the entire southwest. Dale is kidnapped and in the hands of Fernando Ortega as the story begins. There is hope near Tucson if they can be reached in time.
I personally enjoy Mr. Weber’s writing style in this series and other others series of books he has written. The author crafts a vivid bleak sun-baked Arizona desert town. For me, it is very easy to picture as I have lived in the state now for 18 years. The thought of losing all infrastructure is so fear-inducing as to be mentally crippling. The southern part of the state as the author describes it would be even worse. That fact alone held my attention. Just to see how these characters would endure the post-apocalyptic world.
For some readers or listeners, the authors writing style using a large cast, multiple plot lines, and small clues from the second book for a major plot twist may not make this the type of audiobook for the casual listener. You definitely need to have heard the first two books in the series to be able to follow this story for it to hold your attention and make this an enjoyable experience.
The narration by Kevin Pierce is excellent. When it comes to the Post Apocalyptic genre he is the one of the most requested and used narrators for a very good reason. Mr. Pierce is able to voice the feelings of the characters in these horrific situations with empathy and passion. Mr. Pierce, in my opinion, has this perfect voice for the genre. He can quickly get you invested in the story and the characters. The audience is along for the journey with characters and most loving every minute of it.
The production quality of this audiobook is of the highest quality. I heard no problems with it all. Tantor Audio is well known for their excellent production of high-quality audiobook releases. This is another good example of a well-produced product.