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  • Boom Box

  • Duck and Cover Adventures Series, Books 1-3
  • By: Benjamin Wallace
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (200 ratings)

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Summary

It’s the end of the world as you've never known it.

Join the Librarian as he does his best to make the post-apocalyptic world a better place by protecting the weak, fighting injustice, squaring off against a group of former renaissance fair workers who have established a kingdom in the Rocky Mountains, and so on. Can one man make a difference in the face of such murderous cannibals and super smart bears? Probably not. 

The Boom Box includes:

Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors (Book 1) 

An army of savage raiders have their sights set on the peaceful town of New Hope and the people are going to need help. When two nomads offer their assistance, one is hired and the other is sent back into the wasteland. Did they choose the right man for the job?

Knights of the Apocalypse (Book 2)

A price on their heads has driven the Librarian, Erica, and their loyal mastiff west in search of a new beginning. But when their truck breaks down in what was once southern Colorado they are swept into an epic quest at the behest of King Elias, ruler of the Kingdom of the Five Peaks and former turkey leg magnate. 

Pursuit of the Apocalypse (Book 3)

A bounty hunter has kidnapped Erica and the Librarian and his dog, Chewy, are desperate to get her back. The chase will take them from the deserts of west Texas to the town of Tolerance and beyond. Be a part of the greatest chase the apocalypse has ever known. 

It’s post-apocalyptic mayhem of the highest order in the series listeners are calling Mad Max meets Monty Python.

©2018 Benjamin Wallace (P)2018 Benjamin Wallace

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Was ok.

Got this book because there was a lot of adds for it on Facebook and when it came up with all three books for one credit i thought "Heck. why not." The books were ok but didn't seem to live up to the hype. Good take on the apocalypse.
Will defiantly give it another listen in a while.

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Not for me.

More a collection of short stories with absolutely zero character development. Funny in places, but I just didn't care about the people at all.

Each "book" lasts 6 hours, and the boom box contains the first 3 "books". The performance was good, he was clear and concise, but it was a shame.

Yet another book heavily advertised on Facebook, that just wasn't worth it.

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got better

first book didn't live up tp the hype. Nothing wrong with it, just had super high expectations. second book was OK. Third book was great. i'll probably listen to the reat of the series.

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I love it! but...

Diesel doesn't ignite and flame like that. I love this book, it's a great and funny story though it's difficult to figure out which character it follows, there are a lot of character changes without warnings in this audio book.

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terrible zombie book

I listen to it for about 5 chapters but nothing happens in it it is so hard to get into a book

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A fun filled wasteland adventure

An interesting take on the Apocalypse genre, funny characters, reasonable plot, obvious bad guys with some bitter be reality mixed in.
fully enjoyed all three books and can't wait to start the next one.

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Mixed bag. A bit weird and wacky at times.

There is some very good gritty sections, some weird and wacky sections and some sections that just don't belong. I't finished well. Not sure if I'm willing to buy the final two books for a credit each at only 6 to 8hrs each. Probably not

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giggle a minute thriller

non stop laughter, non stop thrills.
a must 👌
the narrator is top class 👏

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Great continuation

love this whole series.
would make a good film, but probably Hollywood would fook it up.
As ever,well read

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Fast-paced and inventive fun

I really enjoyed this book, and thought Phil Thron read it very well (dead-pan). It was funny but also clever, with just the right amount of romance and gore thrown-in. Well worth a credit for three books in one.

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  • Denver Williams
  • 21-03-19

The Post-Apocalypic story we all deserve!!!

Absolutely amazing! The mutants, raiders, bounty hunters, plants, the very wasteland itself is out to claim the Librarian. With a determination to do what's right, Jerry fights a death truck, journeys to rescue a princess, and fights a P.C. saftey zone gone wrong. With a helping paw from Chewie, the Post-Apocalypic Nomadic Warrior gives us a tale like none other. War, humor and slap stick comedy are only the start of how to describe this. I can't wait for what is to follow!

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  • Sam Thompson
  • 10-06-19

Tremendous series

To Whom It May Concern,
This three book series, The Duck and Cover Adventures, is by far the most entertaining and compelling post apocalyptic group of books I have ever listened to. I just downloaded book number four and am going to start it today. I could not recommend this series any more highly, a combination of excellent writing with humor that does not feel inappropriate or out of place, coupled with what I consider perfect narration of the material. The three book combo for one credit is an exceptional value.
With Regards,
Sam Thompson

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  • Jamie
  • 04-12-18

Perfect

From the humble beginnings to the storied end. I absolutely cannot wait for the next volume. The intense and detailed action mixes perfectly with the author's ability to twist bits of the real world into a characature of itself.

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  • Adam Webb
  • 29-01-19

Great book, great narration.

This series surprised me. I thoroughly enjoyed the first 3 books. Often funny, but still an apocalyptic story with all gruesome things that come with that world.

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  • Stevie Havoc
  • 06-02-19

Amazing

Im an immense fan of Phil Thron's dulcet tones but I kept waffling about getting these books. What a fool I am. This series and Benjamin Wallace's style is another perfect fit for Phil's vocal ministrations. What a perfect blend of humour, action and suspense. This value packed bundle would be a deal at three times the price.

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  • paul
  • 15-09-19

If you like your apocalypse with a bit of humor...

...then this series is for you. Good action comedies don't come along everyday. They're even harder to find with a post apocalyptic bent.
These books are short however, and maybe a bit steeply priced. As a rule, I wouldn't pay $14 for under 7 hrs of story. But as a bundle it's not so bad. Always something to keep in mind when selecting a series to buy into.

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  • Robert
  • 24-06-21

Better than expected

I'm not usually a fan of post-apocalyptic fiction. But this series is really good. There's interesting characters and settings and it pokes fun at its own genre. Definitely worth a listen.

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  • Book.Junkie
  • 15-05-19

I'm not sure if I love it or hate it.

The writing is the best I've read in a long time, the narrator is great.

But...

I didn't get the ending I wanted or expected and I don't know if I want to continue reading the story.

Thanks for entertaining and traumatizing.

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  • Jeremy B.
  • 11-05-19

Dumbest ending ever, a waste of my time and money

Apparently the post apocalyptic warrior never learned how to double tap, it became a terrible error of story writing at the end.

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  • stucknabook
  • 10-05-19

laughs a plenty.

clever and funny. a total riot action packed and peppered with just the right amount of humor.

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