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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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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.