They said it could never happen - that the day would never come.
They were wrong.
Five years post-collapse, former Texas Ranger Lucas Shaw is surviving hardscrabble in a kill-or-be-killed wasteland. When an enigmatic young woman enters his life with a desperate plea, Lucas must face impossible odds and battle an adversary who will stop at nothing to destroy them. Lightning-paced and gritty, Blood Honor, the debut novel in The Day after Never trilogy, is a non-stop adrenaline rush set in a chillingly plausible dystopian future.
©2016 Russell Blake (P)2016 Russell Blake
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"I will listen to the next book in the series"
For fans of post apocalyptic novels and series there are some great books available. Unfortunately the first book in The Day After Never series is not one of them. I'm a huge fan of Russell Blake's JET series as well as his Black series, so I decided to try this series. Compared to other modern books of the genre like William Forstchen's After series, Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series, Veronica Roth's Divergent series, Brett Battles' Project Eden series, etc., etc, this first novel in The Day After Never is worthwhile but weak. This is the first Russell Blake novel I have rated as less than excellent.
Russell Blake consistently selects and stays with superb narrators.like John David Farrell, Ray Porter, Dick Hill, RC Bray, and Braden Wright for his various series. Every one of them is first rate.
"Better than Mad Max"
The narrator did a great job with all the character's voices. It really made the story come alive.
I don't usually read post-apocalyptic fiction, but I've watched Mad Max, and I think The Day After Never - Blood Honor is better than that.
Sounds great and gives my eyes a break!
I wouldn't rename it.
I've read all of Russell Blake's books, and I think this is one of his best.
The story is a little unusual so it was entertaining but followed the typical apocalypse story line. The narrator had a lot of interesting voices. The voice of Lucas was annoying and hard to understand at low volume. The voice was like Clint Eastwood in his old spaghetti Westerns without the coolness. Decent read but I am glad to be done with it.
"Good survival story leaving you wanting more"
I have listened to over 500+ audio books and I will say this story is in my top favorites. The only grip I have is that it's only 7 and half hours long, it leaves you wanting allot more. Is it worth the 7 hours? He'll yes it is. The stories protagonist isn't only surviving but helping a little girl and an apparent hotty which in my book is as good as any reason, he has a good backdrop story and really doesn't want to do it, but because he's a good guy does. It seems simple but it works. I don't give books under 10 to15 hrs a 5 star rating and I know allot of audio book lovers love longer stories like me, however like I said before it's worth it.
I have listened to both books in this series and I must say they are probably my favorite of all post apocalyptic novels I've read. It's almost like Clint Eastwood meets mad max. What's different about these stories is the fact that they are not heavy in the bible banging or the preaching to buy silver and gold. But they are heavy on action and story line. I loved that, as I have grown weary of the former. They read like a western but better. I love Lamore, so this was right up my alley. I would strongly urge those of you who love post A novels but are sick of the religious overtones to read it. Patterson bores me half to death. But I suffered through them because I never give up. Now, don't get me wrong, I am religious. I just don't need the nonstop chatter about JC. I crave action and man this is packed with it. The narrator is excellent and brings the story to life. Far far better than some others who have strange intonation and speaking habits. Great range of voices. Just excellent. I am disappointed that I have to wait for book three. But hopefully I will get to hear it soon. Great book to sit out side in a hammock witch a beer, chill, close your eyes and let the story unfold.
I almost didn't get this one because of some of the reviews(Something about misogenistic or something not really sure what that means some maybe it is) It a good book and I enjoyed listening to it. Thanks!
"Great narration.....Good story"
Well written and read....just curious...how big does the author think saddlebags are?
The ones herein seem to be bottomless........otherwise great......except I question that in chapter 16 the author seems to make a basic liberal's mistake of claiming that there is an "interchangeability" between good guys and bad guys.....that evil exists in everyone and therefore there is no such thing as pure evil...........that is of course B.S........
"Ladies, skip this one,"
I enjoy the genre, but will not be following this particular series. Good thing this wasn't my first rodeo.
The performance was okay, though all the older guys tended to sound the same - like Gabby Hayes.
Ah, the new wild west. Where the men are courageous, steely-eyed and resourceful (that is, those few who are not sadistic psychopaths). And 50% of the women (one of only two adult female characters) are plucky, headstrong twits needing to be saved from the results of their own ill-considered actions. Good thing Sierra is a good kisser. The character of Ruby doesn't mitigate my impression that the author does not enjoy writing female characters. The horses and dog were nice....
Not action packed as advertised. Sing song narration is tedious. Waste if time. Much better post apocalyptic audiobooks on Audible. Don't waste your time. Timelines in story are unrealistic.
"didn't realize this was a series"
I feel it's unfinished, which was the intent of the author. This trend towards series is getting annoying.
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