The Last Centurion

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Ringo
Narrator: Dan John Miller
Genres: Science Fiction
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: August 2008
# of Units: 14 CDs
Length: 16 hours
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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

Reviews (4)

Written by Robert B. on August 24th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

If youre a tofu eating leftist this isnt the book for you. If youre a veteran or patriotic American thet wants to hear an amazing story of what could be our future than this is for you.

Written by Dan Bickford on February 22nd, 2015

  • Book Rating: 1/5

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

I gave up!

Written by Christine B from Monroeville, PA on September 23rd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 1/5

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 The author's need to explain every single unimportant point or historical reference in excessive detail, and in condescending tones, does not endear the reader to the hero.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.

Only right wing conservatives will enjoy this one

Written by DuaneAA on June 21st, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Ringo, John

John Ringo began writing for Baen in 2000 with his first release "A Hymn Before Battle"--the first novel in his Posleen Wars--which has become a "New York Times" best-selling series with nearly one million copies in print. The series continued with "Gust Front", "When the Devil Dances", "Hell's Faire" and "Eye of the Storm". In addition, Ringo has penned the Council War series: "There Will be Dragons", "Emerald"" Sea", "Against the Tide", and "East of the Sun, West of the Moon". Adding another dimension to his skills, Ringo created nationally best-selling techno-thriller novels about Mike Harm