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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (471 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Ferrigno Narrator: Armand Schultz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2006 ISBN:
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Seattle, 2040. The Space Needle lies crumpled. Veiled women hurry through the busy streets. Alcohol is outlawed, replaced by Jihad Cola, and mosques dot the skyline. New York and Washington, D.C., are nuclear wastelands. Phoenix is abandoned, Chicago the site of a civil war battle. At the edges of the empire, Islamic and Christian forces fight for control of a very different United States.

Enormous in scope and brilliantly imagined, Prayers for the Assassin promises to be the powerhouse listen of the year. Burning with cinematic violence, fiendish betrayal, and global intrigue, Robert Ferrigno's sensational thriller asks: What would happen to America if the terrorists won?

After simultaneous suitcase-nuke attacks destroy New York, Washington, D.C., and Mecca, attacks blamed on Israel, a civil war breaks out. An uneasy truce leaves the nation divided between an Islamic republic with its capital in Seattle, and the Christian Bible Belt in the old South. In this frightening future there are still Super Bowls and Academy Awards, but calls to Muslim prayer echo in the streets and terror is everywhere. Freedom is controlled by the state, paranoia rules, and rebels plot to regain free will.

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

    " Ferrigno does a surprisingly good job at blending the highly implausible with the you-only-wish-it-were-implausible, and the many twists and turns are nicely done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Radish | 2/12/2014

    " Not my normal genre--pretty gory--but riveting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 2/8/2014

    " I liked it. An enjoyable alternative history (well, future history :-) although not so much for women. Not as well done as Phillip K. Dick's wonderful 1962 The Man in the High Castle. Still, it was intriguing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christal | 1/28/2014

    " I just did not care for this at all. Don't be mistaken, it isn't for lack of a plot, poor writing or characterization, or anything like that. I simply did not like the subject matter. The synopsis from the BN website made it sound like it was a scifi alternate history sort of story, and they were correct in that it was the background setting. But this was anything but scifi/alternate timeline in the story. It was a military action/adventure/kidnapping and they are not my cup of tea. I had to force myself to finish it (and it's a small book too) and then I swapped out the sequel I had gotten with it on Swaptree.com to get something I would enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellynj | 1/26/2014

    " This was an interesting what-if book. It was scary in that respect. "

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

    " Future vision of America, fractured into Mormon states, Bible Belt states, and Muslim states. Great irony that the blue/liberal states and cities (San Francisco, Seattle) end up getting taken over by the Muslims. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/16/2014

    " I love this book. I had to remind myself it is merely fiction, as the historical accuracy is opinionated and flawed in several ways. A quick-paced interesting read though. It reminds me that extremes in anything can be the detriment of the whole. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 - -¤--^] å§måå [^--¤- - | 1/13/2014

    " Amazing book!! I like how Rakkim is all "invincible hero" and all but not drunk with power. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick Sotos | 12/19/2013

    " This is the start of one of my favorite Trilogies of all time. The Assassin Triology had me hooked from the start. Very well thought out premise in regards to feasibility. I have recommended this book to several friends and they all have enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/16/2013

    " enjoyed this book greatly "

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

    " Actually would give it three and a half stars. Set in a near future America where the country is divided into Islamic and Christian halves. Kind of a departure for Ferrigno who usually pens crime thriller/mysteries. Loved the truly nasty antagonist , Darwin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Barnett | 11/21/2013

    " Junk, but fun junk. I heard him do a reading about the series (this is the first in the set) and he said it was a serious attempt to talk about what happens when a country gets too religious. Not sure I buy it, but a good airplane type of read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/18/2013

    " I'm going to make a Ferrigno shelf. I've enjoyed all his books. I would put him with some of my favorite crime writers, e.g. Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiassen. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shad | 11/17/2013

    " Why I started this I have no idea(I even thought the cover was lousy), as I pretty much knew that I would hate it...Totally unbelievable premise made even more so by shitty writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 8/21/2013

    " Clever fictional writing about the Islamic occupation of the former U.S. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mac Feely | 7/26/2013

    " Decent, but I listened via Audible and it was abridged. Boo! Hiss! Would have rather listened to the whole thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 5/21/2013

    " The First of a planned Trilogy in a Muslim America. An intriguing effort at near future exploration of politics, religion and global conflict. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 5/11/2013

    " A very interesting take on an "alternate" future in which Islam becomes the primary religion/government in a splintered United States. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan Reed | 3/13/2013

    " Though the premise is rather implausible, it's quite a fun read. In some ways reminiscent of The Yiddish Policemen's Union, but more of a thriller than a detective story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Huali Fu | 2/20/2013

    " Still a little incredulous how the Islamic States of America is set up so quickly in the back story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 7/12/2012

    " Pretty good futuristic book. Complex characters, a nice change from typical murder mystery or fantasy stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ferne | 7/22/2011

    " A very different read. Seems a particularly thought-provoking read in an election year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 3/14/2011

    " Just started book 1 of a trilogy. It's a post nuclear terrorism thriller. So it earns the description of thriller, lots of twists and turns that surprise without seeming too forced. A good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/10/2010

    " Almost put the book down after a few chapters, but because of the great premise, I kept going. Give it up until about 100 pages before you decide. It gets better as it progresses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elvira | 8/14/2010

    " It's a believable alternate history, especially after 9/11. It's a scary "what if". Good and bad things can be said about this country...but I prefer this way of life. This was an exciting book and food for thought. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle | 6/5/2010

    " A highly insightful book into the world of Islam. What would this country be like if ruled by Islam. Wrapped around a suspense thriller, the Islamic religion is frighteningly revealed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/15/2010

    " I'm going to make a Ferrigno shelf. I've enjoyed all his books. I would put him with some of my favorite crime writers, e.g. Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiassen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christen | 4/7/2010

    " I really liked this one. But don't waste your time on the other two in the "trilogy." Really. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Huali | 3/15/2010

    " Still a little incredulous how the Islamic States of America is set up so quickly in the back story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellynj | 2/23/2010

    " This was an interesting what-if book. It was scary in that respect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stan | 1/20/2010

    " This book has lots of gore and violence. The story line is interesting looking at a world where large regions of the U.S. and other countries are governed by a Muslim regime.
    I started this book over a year ago, but returned it to the library. Gettin back into it wqas not too hard. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Ferrigno

Robert Ferrigno was born in South Florida, a tropical backwater rife with mosquitoes and flying cockroaches. After earning degrees in philosophy, filmmaking, and creative writing, he returned to his first love: poker. He spent the next five years gambling fulltime and living in an area populated by starving artists, alcoholics, thieves, and drug dealers, becoming friends with many people who would later populate his novels. He used some of his winnings to start a punk rock magazine called the Rocket, for which he interviewed The Clash, Elvis Costello, Iggy Pop, and other popular bands. The success of the Rocket earned him a job as a feature writer for a daily newspaper in Southern California, where he took the adventure-and-new-money beat. For the seven years he worked there, he flew jets with the Blue Angels, drove Ferraris, and went for desert survival training with gun nuts. He ultimately gave up his day job to become a novelist.