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  • The Reckoning: The Day Australia Fell

  • Unforeseen, Book 1
  • By: Keith McArdle
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Boyes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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The Reckoning: The Day Australia Fell

By: Keith McArdle
Narrated by: Geoffrey Boyes
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Publisher's Summary

Australia has been invaded.

While the outnumbered Australian Defence Force fights on the ground, in the air, and at sea, this quickly becomes a war involving ordinary people.

Ben, an IT consultant, has never fought a day in his life. Will he survive? Grant, a security guard at Sydney's International Airport, finds himself captured and living in the filth and squalor of one of the concentration camps dotted around Australia. Knowing death awaits him if he stays, he plans a daring escape.

This is a dark day in Australia's history. This is terror, loneliness, starvation, and adrenaline all mixed together in a sour cocktail. This is the day Australia fell.

©2013 Keith McArdle (P)2018 Keith McArdle

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Not to bad a read

Not to bad a read to past the time and think of what mite be the future one day

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Not a great story

A good concept but completely unrealistic for anyone who understands our Defence capability vis a vis Indonesia
Too many gaps in the scenarios presented

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Good adventure.

What might happen.
See also 2034.
A a a a a a a a a

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bloody awesome

bloody loved it, scarily realistic scenario.
only thing I didn't like, as an ex RAN sailor I would have loved some content on the navy battles, and I think in reality whilst eventually sucumbing to the Indonesian superior numbers, the Aussie Navy would have inflicted much greater damage and lasted longer than the story depicts

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very ordinary

The storyline was disjointed and not particularly compelling.
The narrator needs to take a lot more care with pronunciation.

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