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Summary

The news is full of disturbing events today. There's war and rumors of war. There's the false recovery of the economy. Faith in the US economy is extremely low. Foreign banks have either slowed their purchases of Treasury Bonds or, in a few cases, begun unloading them. We have a current election that is rife with corruption, extreme partisanship, and outright fraud. It would appear the left in the country is ready to do about anything to see their candidate elected. While this is very concerning today, what does it mean to the election process as a whole? What will the next one look like? Does anyone believe they will actually improve? Or will the next batters up to the ultimate home plate simply make it even worse, take it even further down the rabbit hole?

In reality, it matters not who wins. They can be there for only eight years. But the election sets the precedent for the next one, and the next one will push the limits even further, if there is one.

We've all heard of the spooky bank holiday. This sort of thing usually happens on a weekend, and on Monday morning you simply cannot access your account. You have no access to your money. Don't think it can happen? Neither did the people of Greece. Or Germany when they were limited to 50 euros a day. What would you do? Do you keep cash on hand? Do you trust your bank? If you put $20,000 into the bank and then ask for $10,000 back, you have to fill out forms and justify your need for it. Then they tell the government about it, and you face further sanctions. Here in America, we think we're free. Well, we are currently listed as number 20 on the scale of freedom. Think about that. Number 20! Chile is ahead of us! But we have our guns, and all of those other countries don't. And indeed we do, for now. But what if they were to take those away? What do we do then? And before you say you would take to the streets and fight back, think for a minute what that really means. Then watch a few videos on Syria or Ukraine. It's all fun and games until someone puts a tank main-gun round through your house. What follows is just one idea of what this could look like. I'm not saying this is the way it would go. It's just some thoughts on it. On how people could act. What the government may do in response and how people might respond in turn.

©2016 A. American (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Missed opportunity

If you think Fox News and Info Wars are real news and blindly hate liberals this is for you. The strawmen of liberals taking your guns and social justice warriors working with the "Deep State" and with the corrupt Democrats in government is driven from the very start. This is ironic when it is currently the other side in power, working with other countries to undermine America and show record levels of corruption, pay to play and attacking allies.
The narration is great as usual and a highlight of these books. Having read all the Survivalist series, which are great, so far this seems like a copy and paste job with the characters been far too similar to previous books, even down to the put on English accent like Dalton. It was a missed opportunity, there was no need to go total tinfoil hat with conspiracies that would make Alex Jones shake his head. A financial collapse is a very real threat and doesn't need a ludicrous reason to happen and constant partisan nonsense made it very hard to palate.
I know most preppers come from one side of the aisle but there is no need to play to your base, it adds nothing to the story. Maybe in the next book we might get more of the gear and gun porn we like and less of the DHS and limp wristed liberals are evil narrative.

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Another great informative story from A.American

I enjoyed the survivalist series & was hoping that this would be as good. It is. Lots of good info if you listen carefully. The only things that spoilt it a little were that "Daniel" is a bit slow on the uptake & a bit more character history would be good. I am happy to recommend this book to anyone who is interested in how our world may change in time

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  • Lisa Wilson
  • 08-06-17

Great new saga!

I have listened to all of the survivor series by this author and narrator. It took a bit to get into this book and get on board with the direction it was going. This is a different view on the collapse of our nation but just as with the "Home" series it is a viable and surreal tale of what our reality could easily become. Love the narrator- I hope Duke Fontaine continues to represent this author's voice.

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  • Kurtis Henschen
  • 08-06-17

Credit well spent!

Another title and A. American does not disappoint! living in the Appalachians myself it did not take much imagination for me to picture this setting and i loved every minute of this book!
Well Done author and narrator!

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  • Keith
  • 25-03-18

Awesome

I'm a big fan of A. American I guess you could say I'm one myself lol. This book was Awsome & I hope there's a Book 2,3,4,5 etc. That said... Keep the Survivalist/Home Series coming as well. 🤠👍🏻

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  • Satori
  • 09-08-17

Give me a reason to care about these people.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The main character, Daniel, seemed to be the least developed of an entire group of underdeveloped characters. Had I been part of this group, I would have left out of sheer boredom.

What could A. American have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Character development, likable and/or interesting characters, and a more compelling story.

Which character – as performed by Duke Fontaine – was your favorite?

Gene, I suppose, as he was the most skillful of the group.

Do you think Cry Havoc needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, I don't see this one going anywhere. I hope he doesn't try to make a series out of it. It just feels like the author was trying to make a book out of a story that just wasn't there.

Any additional comments?

I read most of the Going Home series, and most of those books were better than this one. If I had to buy it again, I wouldn't.

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  • R.Bishop
  • 09-06-17

Finally A New Storyline

A. American has created a believable, fresh, storyline! This is a story that is creative and realistic. Without giving the story away, this story takes the listener down a new path. This is not just another cookie cutter story with the names and places changed. I think this story will appeal to a wider group of listeners too. The narrator did a great job of keeping your interest and the development of each character. Well worth the credit! Looking forward to more stories like this!

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  • Jan
  • 08-06-17

Creative EOTWAWKI

I quit writing reviews on EOTWAWKI books... got tired of saying negative things. That said the narration and audio was rough... but it was a clever and creative situation with a fresh perspective and interesting mix of characters. I enjoyed it. There is obviously a second book coming... but it wasn't an annoying cliff hanger and was long enough that I didn't feel cheated out of a credit. Nice work Mr. AA. I also really enjoyed The Dog Star and Sunfall recently, so there have been some better offerings in the EOTWAWKI library.

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  • Matthew
  • 24-03-18

Smart, Everyday people in an economic disaster

Would you listen to Cry Havoc again? Why?

Duke Fontaine is an excellent performer. Its a very contemporary story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Too hard to pick one, it is an ensemble cast.

What about Duke Fontaine’s performance did you like?

His characterizations are well crafted

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, It made me think which is much more important than a laugh or cry.

Any additional comments?

A very atypical post apocalyptic story. Normal people with a preparedness tilt, not super heros or six-gun toters. Real people from many walks of life, A great story from a gifted author.

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  • KC
  • 31-01-18

Frightening insight on what could have been

Would you listen to Cry Havoc again? Why?

Have you ever wondered just what might have happened if Hillary Clinton has actually won't the Presidential election? Just read (or listen to) this book to get a pretty darn good idea. The story is, not only, plausible but backed up by actual events of the day during Obama's reign and quotes from the "she devil" herself. Scary. Very scary. Great book! I can't wait for the next in the series.

What other book might you compare Cry Havoc to and why?

Anything by Hopf or Angery American.

What does Duke Fontaine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Other than Bronson Pinjon, Duke Fontaine has, very rapidly, became my favorite orators. He selects, and uses with great effect, dialects, voice patterns, etc. to help the listener easily discern who is speaking as you play out the scene in your minds eye.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

And, America burned...

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  • HAVOC AAEFAD
  • 10-12-17

...and let slip the dogs of war. ☆☆AMAZING☆☆

Another great and incredibly detailed work by A. American. Like his last book series, this is an amazing look into a possible future America full of adversity, loss, uncertainty, chaos, unfortunate tragedy and optimistic hope. Duke Fontaine is my favorite narrator by far. keep them coming guys.

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  • April Wells
  • 23-11-17

A American is a brilliant author!

As always, entertaining as well as informative! I always look forward to these stories can’t wait for the next one.

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