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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (244 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Barnes Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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In late 2024, Daybreak, a movement of post-apocalyptic eco-saboteurs, smashed modern civilization to its knees. In the losing, hopeless struggle against Daybreak, Heather O'Grainne played a major role. That story was told in Directive 51. Now Heather's story continues in Daybreak Zero. In the summer of 2025, she leads a tiny organization of scientists, spies, scouts, entrepreneurs, engineers, dreamers, and daredevils based in Pueblo, Colorado. Both of the almost-warring governments of the United States have charged them with an all but impossible mission: find a way to put the world back together. But Daybreak's triumph has flung the world back centuries in technology, politics, and culture.

Pro-Daybreak Tribals openly celebrate ending the world as we know it. Army regiments have to fight their way in and out of Pennsylvania.

The Earth's environment is saturated with plastic-devouring biotes and electronics-corroding nanoswarm. A leftover Daybreak device drops atom bombs from the moon on any outpost of the old civilization it can spot. Confined to her base in Pueblo to give birth to her first child, Heather recruits and monitors a coterie of tech wizards, tough guys, and modern-day frontier scouts: a handful of heroes to patrol a continent. All the news is bad: Tribals have overrun Indiana and Illinois; the last working aircraft carrier sits helplessly out in the Indian Ocean, not daring to come closer to land; the crash of one of the last working airplanes kills a vital industrialist; Tribals try to force appeasement on the Provi government while the Temper government faces a rebellion of religious fanatics; seventeen states are lost to the Tribals as California drifts into secession and hereditary monarchy, and everywhere, Provis and Tempers lurch toward civil war. Her agents have exceptional courage, initiative, skill, intelligence, and daring, but can they be enough? For the sake of everything from her newborn son to her dying n... Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/29/2014

    " Although an interesting book, it was more of a bridge book to me, and definitely required reading Directive 51 to understand. I am looking forward to the third book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 1/19/2014

    " Another possible end of world scenario mixing the rapture with a possible science. I wonder who is going to win, the extemist religions or the scientific community. A little hard to follow, with an ending that leads to another book - kind of like todays movies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 1/17/2014

    " The premise: what happens when a nano tech is released that dissolves all plastics into a liquid state, and assorted other eco terrorism attacks, with an unnamed group's objective of reducing the world population to 100 million and moving to a hunter gather society. Makes Berkeley look like a John Birch stronghold in comparison. Barnes is a seriously under appreciated writer, but hard science novels in general are out of vogue these days. This is the second in a trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 1/17/2014

    " i didnt realize it was book 2 of a series, but that didnt matter. The book stood on its own, and starts off drawing you immediately into its story. It carries you thru the whole book. Cant wait for its sequel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Shumate | 1/15/2014

    " This sequel concentrates on a matter which was a little undertreated in the first book: What IS Daybreak? And it turns out to be more than a social movement -- it's a virulent mind-control meme with eradication of humans as its goal. Not that the humans that are left need any help with that. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debbie | 12/25/2013

    " tried to like it - it's exactly what I would like to read - but couldn't get through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel | 12/25/2013

    " Bad guys win too much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale (Aus) | 12/16/2013

    " Liked the book better than the first, the characters filled out more completely and the story kept brining up suprises. I am really looking forward to the next installment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara McKusky | 12/16/2013

    " I will be reviewing this for freshfiction.com so please look for it there! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clifton | 12/10/2013

    " Barnes continues the Daybreak saga, with more of the same, adding a Lewis & Clarkian twist to this episode of his trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 11/23/2013

    " not as compelling as the first one, but i'm still totally going to read the third one when it comes out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SporadicReviews.com (Kevin Bayer) | 10/3/2013

    " Read my complete review at SporadicReviews.com. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Knight | 7/16/2013

    " Now to wait for the sequel "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivek | 4/26/2013

    " Fun but tedious. Probably too tedious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 3/12/2013

    " A near future dystopian techno disaster awaits you! Interesting proposition for a world in which machines and tech are rendered useless though biotech and EMP attack. One particular torture scene is very unsettling. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael Hirsch | 1/25/2013

    " This is the second in the series about the world in which all oil products and technology are eaten by bugs. Barnes appears to have nothing new to say about this world, so he wrote a long soap opera about the politics of this world. Ho hum. I stopped reading about halfway through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marian | 10/10/2012

    " Interesting premise. I was about halfway through the book when I figured out it is the second in the series. Enjoyable read nonetheless. At times, I felt it was a bit disjointed but maybe reading the first one will clear up some of that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tymothy | 7/22/2012

    " Not as good as the first, but still an interesting story over-all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colette | 12/22/2011

    " Not quite as good as the first one, but kept me reading, can't wait until the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick DiJusto | 6/19/2011

    " Yeah, well, I wish it had said somewhere on the cover that this was the second book in a trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel | 3/26/2011

    " Bad guys win too much! "

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About the Author

John Barnes is a multiple Hugo and Nebula award nominee and the author of The Return with Buzz Aldrin. He lives in Colorado.

About the Narrator

Susan Ericksen is an actor and voice-over artist. She has been awarded nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.