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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (676 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Birmingham Narrator: Kevin Foley Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Disappearance Series Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781400188581
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March 14, 2003, was the day the world changed forever. A wave of energy slammed into North America and devastated the continent. The U.S. military, poised to invade Baghdad, was left without a commander in chief. Global order spiraled into chaos. Now, three years later, a skeleton U.S. government headquartered in Seattle directs the reconstruction of an entire nation-and the battle for New York City has begun. Pirates and foreign militias are swarming the East Coast, taking everything they can. The president comes to the Declared Security Zone of New York and barely survives the visit. The enemy-whoever they are-controls Manhattan's concrete canyons and the abandoned flatlands of Long Island. The U.S. military, struggling with sketchy communications and a lack of supplies, is mired in a nightmare of urban combat. Caught up in the violence is a Polish-born sergeant who watches the carnage through the eyes of an intellectual and with the heart of a warrior. Two smugglers, the highborn Lady Julianne Balwyn and her brawny partner, Rhino, search for a treasure whose key lies inside an Upper East Side Manhattan apartment. Thousands of miles away, a rogue general leads the secession of Texas and a brutal campaign against immigrants, while Miguel Pieraro, a Mexican-born rancher, fights back. And in England, a U.S. special ops agent is called into a violent shadow war against an enemy that has come after her and her family. The president is a stranger to the military mindset, but now this mild-mannered city engineer from the Pacific Northwest needs to make a soldier's choice. With New York clutched in the grip of thousands of heavily armed predators, is an all-out attack on the city the only way to save it? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Birmingham’s inspired speculation is ingenious and engrossing.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 2/19/2014

    " This is the sequel to Without Warning and the energy wave that wiped out most of the United States, Canada, and Mexico has vanished. Just like WW there is plenty of action, focused primarily on Texas and the battle for New York City as the US government tries to re-establish itself in North America. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gene | 2/17/2014

    " Okay, I liked this one a little better than the first one. I still didn't care as much about the 'little people' (Jules, Caitlin and Miguel) story lines as I did about the 'Big picture' plot points President Kipper and the war) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 2/15/2014

    " mostly a tour through the areas people are trying to re establish three years after the Event "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Gbur | 1/23/2014

    " The first novel, Without Warning was excellent. I enjoyed 'After America.' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roger Eschbacher | 1/21/2014

    " Excellent sequel to Birmingham's highly original "Without Warning". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Russ Crossley | 1/16/2014

    " I've stopped reading this author because while I think he's a great storyteller he uses wayyyy too much vulgar language for my taste. I don't mind some but he went over the top for me. Too bad Ioved his stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger | 1/8/2014

    " Interesting take on what would happen after a global economic collapse. Makes you think about how much of the world is propped up by the US economy. And how quickly people would revert to savagery and worse if it all went away.................................. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Howard Anders | 12/10/2013

    " Could NOT put it down. A certified page-turner. Even better than the initial novel in this series. Loved the scenes of combat in - and over - NYC. Broke several traffic laws getting to the library to check out the final volume. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 10/15/2013

    " Loved it - better than Without Warning (#1) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 zetetic | 2/3/2013

    " the ideas are awsome and this book delivered what i thought was lacking in Without Warning, the turf wars. the next book should be most excellent with it looking to be about civil war most likely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phillip J | 12/28/2012

    " This was a sequel and apparently there's another book but even so it could have ended cleaner. Good action story interesting end of the world as we know it scenario. I like disaster stories with a wide sweep. I will read book three. Hopefully the author will wrap things up cleanly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miamijules | 5/29/2012

    " Interesting take on the "what if" scenario. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S.E. Gilchrist | 5/21/2012

    " Awesome. Love these series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 4/17/2012

    " Didn't start so well. This might be due to my appalling short-term memory. I found myself going "Huh? Wha'?" Not remembering how the first book finished. Still, got back in and it's typically Birmingham fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alissa | 12/24/2011

    " The only reason it took me so long to read was that Tim took it off me halfway through and read it all, and he's a slower reader than me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephenwho | 6/13/2011

    " Great, but pissed off that I have to wait until next year to read the conclusion - however looking forward to it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danya | 4/23/2011

    " Great book. Love all the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 1/6/2011

    " Boring & pointless second half of the book, especially the ending.
    Supposedly there is a 3rd book coming out though, so hopefully that will provide some closure.
    There were 3 story lines that I didn't care about at all in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephenwho | 12/14/2010

    " Great, but pissed off that I have to wait until next year to read the conclusion - however looking forward to it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Hamilton | 10/19/2010

    " Fabulous and entrancing. Well thought out and frightening scenario. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 8/29/2010

    " Didn't start so well. This might be due to my appalling short-term memory. I found myself going "Huh? Wha'?" Not remembering how the first book finished. Still, got back in and it's typically Birmingham fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zetetic | 8/5/2010

    " the ideas are awsome and this book delivered what i thought was lacking in Without Warning, the turf wars. the next book should be most excellent with it looking to be about civil war most likely. "

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About the Author
Author John Birmingham

John Birmingham is the author of the Axis of Time trilogy and several other novels and nonfiction titles. His book Leviathan won Australia’s National Prize for Nonfiction in 2002. He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, Rolling Stone, Penthouse, Playboy, and numerous other magazines. He and his family live in Brisbane, Australia.

About the Narrator

Kevin Foley has more than thirty years of experience in radio and television broadcasting, commercial voice-overs, and audiobook narration. He has recorded more than 150 audiobooks, including Storm Rising by Gary Naiman, The Last Witness by Joel Goldman, and River Thunder by Gary McCarthy, for which he earned a Spur Award for Best Audiobook from the Western Writers of America. He has also won an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine for his narration of Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky.