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Democide

Charlie's Requiem, Book 1
Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
Series: Charlie's Requiem, Book 1
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 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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  • Van Gilder
  • 05-03-2017

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.

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  • Kristy Rieman
  • 19-02-2017

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

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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.

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  • Kevin
  • 18-10-2018

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
  • 15-04-2017

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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  • REU
  • 09-03-2017

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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  • SUNNY K.
  • 22-04-2019

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
  • 01-11-2018

Lacking

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

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  • Eric
  • 03-05-2018

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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  • Benjamin O Weger
  • 24-01-2017

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
  • 22-01-2017

Shocked

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

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  • Haydn
  • 24-01-2017

love this book

this book is awesome and fits right into the going home series of books world not sure if it was meant to but it did in my mind. if you like them you will like this! Can't wait for the next one keep up the good work guys. also who doesn't love Dukes voice the guy read this so well!

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  • sarah MacHattie
  • 06-10-2018

Great read even second time around

on My things that let the writer down which I k or is A American as it also rears its ugly head in his other books, all of which I have read as I am still an avid fan, is the gloating. Some men like to gloat about how they know this and history know that and then proceed to bore you with how they came to that knowledge and begin a step by step explanation. it is annoying and outs me off the character in another book who is the sheriff, and it does let the likeable character down who suddenly beimces a know all and less likable which is out of character. The writer let's us down in that book when he even proceeds to tell his 5 year old daughter the complicated process if how to turn something and nothingninto something critically important which invlov3s connecting pipes and such with his tool box. in this book it reared its ugly head again only the time in the female character Charlie and as us women k ow, we would never proceed to bore people with and how what and why in o4der to prove how clever we are and have others kiss our ego but in this book she does. not o my that another female character comes over and asks a question that a female just wouldn't in order to allow the massaging of egos, us women just don't do it we feel no need to talk BS about who has the biggest spanner in the box. it don't fit with the characters anyway but it also let's it down. in real life when men do this the wives just switch off and walk off and discuss something less ego but here 8 had to skip pages as it began to irritate me. and no it was about aren't I clever in knowing how to do this when other don't know, it was more, wow how did you shoot a man I don't think I couldn't just kill a man. explain your rationale friend. Oh ok I will blah blah blah. unrealistic and in real conversations let the story down. However, believer or not apart from that and the narrator making a few errors it is a great read. note to narrator, when someone whispers something you should in fact whisper it not say it even louder than your normal volumes. Plot was great and the twists and turns keep you on the edge. Straight into the next book!

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  • Thj Williamson
  • 17-11-2017

Morgan's guys at the north now Tampa

great book want to know what happens next now we are finding out more about the DHS