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  • American Kill Switch

  • An Audible Original: End of Days, Book 3
  • By: John Birmingham
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (2,900 ratings)

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American Kill Switch

By: John Birmingham
Narrated by: Rupert Degas
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Publisher's Summary

Why do some societies collapse into lawless savagery while others prove resilient and lasting?

On Zero Day of the first and last cyberwar in human history, the internet went dark, transport and power grids collapsed and cities began to starve, showing just how vulnerable the world could be to a targeted campaign of online sabotage. This final instalment of this prescient epic of civilisation collapse finds the small ragtag band of survivors come together to face a new, but eerily familiar threat - the rise of a fascist militia among the ruins of a failing country.

With American Kill Switch, John Birmingham’s End of Days trilogy comes to a high-octane, thrilling conclusion.

©2021 John Birmingham (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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Final instalment for the end of the world

A well written, well narrated and very plausible story about the collapse of civilisation and the subsequent rise of a warlord militia.

And the fightback of course. Never forget about the fightback.

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Captivating

I love that Damo is Australian. I really enjoyed all 3 books, giving a perspective from all sides. Narrator is very good at delivering the nuances. Highly recommend all 3 books in the ‘end of days’ series. Thank you John Birmingham for this incredible series.

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Fantastic!

Was so looking forward to this novel and it didn't disappoint. Absolutely loved the series as a whole, a good reminder as to why I subscribe to Audible, free and exclusive books like this!

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Character arcs or different characters?

Some time has passed before events in the last book and this one, leading to a confrontation between the Legion and the protagonists. Everything building up to this feels perfunctory, for instance a long, tedious and unnecessary drawn out battle with zombie-like religious zealots. I found the character arcs of a few key players unrecognizably grating. The main protagonist has gone unfocused and soft in a few months of leadership, after finding himself in the post-apocalyptic world. One character has gone from being a desk worker to an actual ninja, while for some reason keeping this a secret from those around her. And the resolution is way too easy for the protagonists, who barely have to do anything to win against overwhelming odds. The book tries to make this into a message about the fragility of rule by fear, but it’s not that deep a book. Overall, a huge step down from the first book, and a decent step down from the second.

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disappointing ending

The entire story just ends.

I wanted a little more about what life was like when they were settled. But we got nothing. It's a big build up for zilch

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More excellence from JB

Rupert brings JB's world to life with his narration.
Bloody ace, thank you both.

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Awesome trilogy

Loved this series. Very believable senario and fightening to think humanity could actually end up in this situation. Makes me want to learn how to feed myself and shoot.

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You've already read it elsewhere.

The bad guys are cool, the heroes are boring, and nothing here is original.

The writer just doesn't understand people well enough to make them interesting.

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pass on this

vulgur, verbose and stupid.
not worth my time most likely not worth your either. run

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just kill me!

a real anti climax and very much an over stuffed book end to a trilogy that should have encompassed only two installments. I am left feeling severely underwhelmed ☹

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