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by | Read by Susan Ericksen

Science Fiction • 22 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

The first in a new postapocalyptic trilogy, DIRECTIVE 51 explores what happens in the United States when there is an assault on the country and George Bush’s National Security Presidential Directive 51 is put into effect. Modern technology becomes useless, and the federal government must take drastic measures to maintain itself. Susan Ericksen’s performance rides the highs and lows of the plot and the main characters. Her general avoidance of exaggeration in presenting events and personalities serves the book well. She sustains suspense without overdoing it, easing the tension when the plot focuses on mundane details. Her facility with accents helps depict subtle regional differences. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2010]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-5814-6 $34.99 • Eighteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-5816-0 $29.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4418-5818-4 $29.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-5815-3 $99.97 • Eighteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-5817-7 $44.97 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4418-5819-1 $44.97

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