The Last Centurion

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Ringo

Narrated By: Dan John Miller

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: August 2008

Duration: 16 hours 19 minutes

Summary:

In the second decade of the twenty-first century the world is struck by two catastrophes: a new mini ice age and, nearly simultaneously, a plague that dwarfs any in recorded history. Rising out of the disaster is a character known as "Bandit Six," an American Army officer caught up in the struggle to rebuild the world and prevent the fall of his homeland - despite the best efforts of politicians both elected and military. The Last Centurion is a memoir of one possible future, a world that is a dark reflection of our own. Written blog-style, it pulls no punches in its descriptions of junk science, bad strategy and organic farming - not to mention all three at once. "I am your Centurion. This America shall not fall!" "[John Ringo's novels are] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse." - Library Journal "John Ringo's done it again! Ghost is a complete adrenaline rush, filled with nonstop, kick-ass action and hair-raising suspense." - Richard Marcinko on Ghost Selected from AudioFile as an Earphones Award Winner

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  • Dan Bickford

    I was a big fan but hated this I just couldn't get past the condescending arrogant monologues.

  • Christine B

    I admit I didn't make it to the end of the 14 discs before just giving up and shipping them back, but I'm pretty sure that by disc 12 Bandit Six had cured cancer, reversed global cooling, and somehow turned trash into food, because he's just. that. marvelous. The book reads almost like a parody of a Marty Stu except that it's interspersed with so much anti-liberal, anti-people ranting that you have to start taking the author seriously. The author's need to explain every single unimportant point or historical reference in excessive detail, and in condescending tones, does not endear the reader to the hero. Obviously Bandit Six is the greatest man to ever live and the rest of us are beneath dirt, so save yourself the time and effort and skip this book.

  • DuaneAA

    I enjoyed this book, although it certainly wasn't what I was expecting. There are a few action sequences, but that doesn't seem to be the main point. Rather it is a long monologue about politics, the military, and the agriculture industry. If your political leanings are to the right end of the spectrum you will probably enjoy it, but if you are a liberal, I would suggest you skip it.