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Publisher's Summary

A land ravaged by war without end. Cities gutted by weapons of mass destruction. Countries laid waste by biological warfare. Governments ruined by greed, violence, and corruption. 

This is a world in the throes of economic decay and at the mercy of terrorists. This is Asia. This is Europe. This is America. This is Final Blackout.

Across this devastated, post-apocalyptic landscape marches one extraordinary soldier and his band of brothers. He is the Lieutenant, a hardened military strategist and a charismatic leader of men. The narrow-minded high command may have relieved the Lieutenant of duty, but not of his honor - and his crack unit of warriors remains fiercely loyal to him. 

Now, in a time of deception, desperation, and betrayal, they are headed into the ultimate battle against the ultimate enemy - their own treacherous leaders. But for the Lieutenant, a hero at the crossroads of history, it is time to do what is best for his country and for his men - to undertake one last act of courage and sacrifice...the Final Blackout.

"As perfect a piece of science fiction as has ever been written." (Robert A. Heinlein)

"Compelling...riveting... Hubbard's best." (Publishers Weekly)

©2005 L. Ron Hubbard (P)2005 Galaxy Press, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Final Blackout is generally considered Hubbard's best science-fiction novel." (Publishers Weekly)

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All i can say is WOW. You have to gat this book. The narrative keeps you glued to the book. Get this book. WOW.

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I liked this book

I really like some of the readings by Roddy McDowall and one of my favorites is his reading of Ole Doc Methuselah.

He also reads this book as well and does a good job. (It incorrectly says Bruce Boxleitner)

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A nice surprise

I was surprised that I liked this story as much as I did. I orginally bought it as a gift, but then listened and enjoyed it very much. This is ultimately a book of loyalty, love and character in the face of cowardice at the highest level of government. As important today as when it was written.

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I have read the book many times. I would have liked a warning that this was an abridged version of the book.

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True leadership

This audio book demonstrates true leadership abs if one was to take what is written here and use it he would gain

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The book is one of my favorites and my only complaint about this version is that it is abridged.

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Excellent story!

This is honestly one of the top short stories I have read. I have read it several times over the years and it just keeps getting better. This is truly a quality piece of literature for a man of any age, and women too!

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I adore Roddy McDowall!

This book is one of my all time favorites. I have purchased it in several formats and have it on several different devices because I want it with me at all times! Roddy’s characterization and narration is flawless (as usual.) He was such a talented actor as well as a talented reader. And he made all of the characters come to vivid life for the readers. Wonderful audio production. A must have for McDowall fans world wide!

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A Fair Read

Probably more profound when it was first published. Not earth shaking something to read when waiting at an airport and want to pass time.

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the author understands politicians

riveting tale. author understands what's wrong with war, what's wrong with politicians and what's wrong with government. he understands humanity though