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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 "

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