Enemies Foreign And Domestic is a domestic terrorism thriller set "in the near future." The story begins on opening day of the NFL season, when bullets begin to rain down upon the upper deck of a packed football stadium. A panic stampede ensues, leading to mass casualties. The alleged sniper is found holding a smoking assault rifle, and is killed by a police marksman.
One week later, Congress bans the private possession of all semi-automatic assault rifles. Gun owners are given one week to turn in their semi-automatic rifles, or face a five year mandatory sentence.
The plot revolves around the true identity of the actual sniper. The alleged sniper killed at the scene may be a patsy, and many Americans refuse to turn in their banned weapons, leading to a civil crisis in the nation between supporters of the 2nd Amendment and a federal government trending toward tyranny.
©2003 Matthew J. Bracken (P)2013 Matthew J. Bracken
Avid reader & listener. Main interests 20th Century Military History, Science Fiction, Novels across a broad spectrum
Very poor quality recording
Really didn't get into it due to poor presentation
Boring monotone. Really should not be doing the job
Get a new narrator
Retired, enjoys listening to thrillers though I shy away from the darker and more graphic novel.
An appalling quality of recording, It sounds extremely amateurish. The narrator reads in a mechanical and expressionless manner. Come on Audible, a bit of quality control would not come amiss.
A flat and expressionless performance.
The plot, though far fetched, is an OK bit of hokum. Its a bit disturbing that the "good" characters in this book are clearly as murderous and deranged as the "bad" characters.
"Great story if you can get past the performance"
Yes, because once you get used to the audio quality and the delivery of Mr. Kemp, the book is great with a lot of inter-moving parts. It is a well written book.
It was a great story and once you started it, it was a dramatic thrill-ride that kept you wanting to know what was going to happen next.
Probably not. The audio quality is sub-par and often times you can hear birds or frogs in the background. Maybe these were meant to enhance the audio experience, but I'm not sure. Often times, Mr. Kemp will give dialogue in a monotone voice leaving it up to you to interpret who is talking. Also, there are short phrases and words in the middle of a sentence that sounds like it was re-recorded and inserted into the audio.
"Great story.. Terrible narration!!"
Yes I would listen to the book again, because it is a great story, however out of all the books I have listened to this was without question the worst narration so far. It literally sounded like the narrator had a bucket on his head and the mic was set up a few yards away. His tone never changed and it was very hard to tell who was talking.
"I like the reader!! Here's why"
Everybody is bashing the reader and audio quality. FORGET THEM! I don't want some Hollywood professional reading a book like this to me. I want somebody that sounds like he would be on the right side when it comes down to it. You know the old crusty range officer at the range? Imagine him reading to you.
Yes. If you are of this mindset, you will enjoy it. Terrifying, but good
If you consider physically cringing then yes. What happens in this book truly terrified me.
Buy 'em cheap and stack 'em deep.
"Poor sound quality"
The reader, while having an interesting voice, does not vary it a bit when quoting different characters making it difficult to differentiate in multiple character conversations.
They could have used a real recording studio. On some chapters, there was the echo of a bare room. Some chapters were loud and clear. In several chapters, crickets could be heard in the background.
I have not finished it yet. If a followup were written, I would strongly consider buying it.
"Great book with a full potential for present day"
Everything in this book is potentially real for today. I have found it difficult to put down. My wife listened first and found she was so angry with the dirty actions of our government. Our government could easily step over the line at any time. If you feel the constitution is valuable, read how some may attempt to discredit it in order to get selfish demands met.
Potentially possible for today.
Difficult to hear when he attempts to change from one speaker to another. One voice for all.
"Mind numbing narration"
I would love to read the other books in the series but the narration and recording quality are both so bad that the thought of sitting through many hours listening to this makes me want to rip my ears out and shove them back in as ear plugs. The story on the other hand is pretty good. Very reminiscent of what is starting to happen in our own government. More people should read this so that we might prevent the Nazi police state that out politicians seem to want to create. I think will buy the printed book for the remainder of this series though. In the future I will avoid Mike Kemp like the plague.
The droning monotone voice bereft of emotion is horrible. Add to that a heavy accent and environmental noises in the recording, as well as levels changing from chapter to chapter make this book exhausting to listen to.
"Narrator is awful. Sound quality is poor"
I'm sure that I would enjoy it if the narrator and sound quality were better. The forward sounded alright, but once chapter one started the sound quality dropped. It sounds like the narrator called the recording studio with a bad cell phone.
I really want to listen to the book I purchased, however the sound quality is so poor I can't stand it.
Scott Brick, or anyone who can use a bit of voice inflation
I only got through chapter one before I put it down
"Holy Crap this is the worst narrator ever!"
I was really excited when I saw this available because I started reading this book a while back but didn't have time to finish it. But as soon as I started it, I was wondering if I made the right choice.
I don't know if the author is friends with this guy or what but it sounds like he recorded it on a cassette player. Not to mention there is no feeling what so ever in his monotone voice. I am from the south and have an accent so I 'm used to hearing a southern draw, but not in my audio books.
Not no but H*ll no! This guy is terrible
I hope audible starts doing a better job of screening for quality
"Great Story Abysmal Narration"
The story is thought provoking especially in light of current events.
The set up. Understanding to what extents political factions will go to achieve their agenda.
The quality of the narration was horrible. I endured it for the sake of the story. I wish the authors/publishers of these sub-culture novels would spend the money to hire a good narrator-they would surly recover that investment through increased sales.
"Worth any gun owner's while"
Exquisitely written and sharply focused, Mr. Bracken renders an over-the-horizon glimpse not soon forgotten by the awake & aware that is tragic and heartbreaking.
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