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Democide

Charlie's Requiem, Book 1
Written by: A. American, Walt Browning
Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Charlie finds herself caught in the city as it degenerates into chaos following an EMP attack.

Charlie, a successful pharmaceutical sales rep, has no background in prepping or survival. Thrust into a do or die situation, she quickly learns that leaders in Washington are working to change the country as she knows it. Her world has become a race to freedom while attempting to avoid capture by the new government's agents. She must do this while trying to escape from a city with millions of residents as food, medicine, and the rule of law all disappear.

Can Charlie and her group learn to survive, or will the lack of knowledge become their fatal flaw?

©2016 A. American and Walt Browning (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Things are definitely darker in the city.

If you loved Going Home, like I did, this citified version may be a little dark given the ending. But there's no question that the challenges Morgan faced on his way home are significantly less eery than the ones these characters face in the city. 'Different kinds of things to think about in this scenario, if you're in an urban area....I'm thinking I want to move to the country. :)

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  • Van Gilder
  • 2017-03-05

Not nearly as good as "Home" series

This is supposed to be book 1 but it starts in the middle of the story. Apparently there is a novella that has the actual beginning. So it assumes you know who the characters are with no background being given. And the narrator makes no effort to do a woman's voice for the character Charlie which made it more confusing. He uses the same voice for both main characters. They start the story a few days after the EMP but you don't know how the group came together. Pretty disappointing. compared to the author's other books.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Kristy Rieman
  • Delaware
  • 2017-02-19

Good book a little hard to follow

Who was your favorite character and why?

Charlie.... after I figured out who she was. A bit of a mystery that went on a little too long

Any additional comments?

This book was hard to follow. A lot of jumping around with little or no background as to what actually happened. You jump right in after the event has happened. I did like the book but really had to go back and listen to a few chapters, thinking I missed something. Dukes narration was a little choppier than usual. Overall enjoyed it after the storyline started coming together.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Kevin
  • columbus, OH, United States
  • 2018-10-18

Who the F is talking

I've read the entire survivalist series was hoping this would be of same quality. Spent the whole book guessing who was talking. Bailing on this series

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  • DSW
  • 2017-04-15

I am returning it.

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I couldn't finish it. I found it to be very boring and slow. I think a lot of it has to do with the narrator. It wasn't that he was horrible but he sounded like he was at the library reading to children or even a teacher reading to their class. I do not recommend this book.

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  • Eric
  • 2018-05-03

terrible

it's like a young adult version of every cliche post apichlyptic fiction known to man. to top it off, the narration is completely horrid. duke really dropped the ball, he broke each sentence up into 3-4 separate sentences with awkward pauses and half stuttered syllables. your average 9 year old reads better. I've never demanded a refund before this, I am now.

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  • REU
  • 2017-03-09

So Slow...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I'm only 4 hours in and I can't take it any more. This is like listening to grass grow. I have spent the entire time waiting for some sort of energy to be introduced and it just won't happen.

Also - the use of obscure words isn't doing the story any favors. I really like the Going Home series. This is a let down.

Did Democide inspire you to do anything?

Yes. I stopped listening to it after 4 hrs and restarted the Go Home series again.

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  • Benjamin O Weger
  • 2017-01-24

I'm already going crazy waiting for the next book!

This is a great start yo the series set in the same continuity as the going home series. The story really draws you in and you can identify with the characters.

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  • Jack
  • 2017-01-22

Shocked

I'm was literally knocked off my feet by this book. The end was staggering

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  • SUNNY K.
  • 2019-04-22

Very hard to get into this story.

Without explanation of the characters and story development, the plot was very hard to get into. Did I miss a prelude that set up the story?

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  • Charles E.Read
  • 2018-11-01

Lacking

Needs a female narrator, was halfway through book before I realized Charlie was a woman!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful