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The Final Hour

(The Homelanders #4)

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4.34  ·  Rating details ·  2,393 ratings  ·  221 reviews
"You're not alone. You're never alone."

Charlie West has held on to that belief, but now he's starting to wonder. He went to bed one night an ordinary high-school kid. When he woke up, he was wanted for murder and hunted by a ruthless band of terrorists. He's been on the run ever since. Now he's stuck in prison, abandoned by his allies, trying desperately to stay a step
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Hardcover, 345 pages
Published July 18th 2011 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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m a r y l i z
Oct 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Um...so it was good? I felt like it was a rather disappointing end to the series and I didn't like the ending - it felt too abrupt to me. (Plus, I fell asleep like two or three times while reading this...though that's probably just because I'm a tired college student. xD)

I also felt some of the characters' actions weren't 100% in line with their character and that bothered me a bit. Maybe I'm alone in this? *shrugs*

Overall, it was a decent book but not as good as the third one. I enjoyed the
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Josiah
Jun 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Charlie West (with young Larry's timely intervention) saved the day at the end of The Truth of the Matter, helping Detective Rose apprehend top members of the Homelanders terrorist group, but those accomplishments came at a price. Charlie has been remanded to Abingdon State Prison to serve his sentence for the murder of Alex Hauser and his subsequent escape from police custody, though he now knows he didn't kill Alex. The Homelanders have confirmed Charlie as a traitor to their cause, an ...more
Jerry
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an exciting conclusion! I had forgotten how epic this last volume was!
Mikayla
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I was strangely satisfied at the end of the third book, more so then I was at the end of this one. For one thing, it was really drawn out. It really could have been half the length and been fine.
So many people are in danger, nothing ever happens to them.
But what really got me was that Charlie didn't really care about his faith anymore. He had a perfect opportunity to share his faith several times and he wasted it.
The ending was super rushed and I was so sad I didn't get to see things wrapped
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Calvin Edwards
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was pretty good. I really liked the author! The four book series was good, and it was interesting how "The Truth of the Matter," unfolded.
Jill Williamson
Dec 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Charlie West is in prison, and not just some juvenile detentions center. Hes in Abingdon State Prison, a high security prison for the vilest offenders. And between the prisoners and the brutal guards, it looks like Charlie might be someones next victim.

But his memories are slowly coming back, and Charlie learns that a terrorist strike is coming soon. He has to do something, but what? No one will listen to a convict, all his allys are gone, and time is ticking away. But Charlie cant give up. Not
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Austin Davis
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was about a boy named Charlie West who loses him memory and has to follow clues to figure it out. He takes an antidote for his memory loss and finds out he was part of a terrorist attack only he was working undercover for a secret organization. He is wanted by the police and gets caught and gets sent to jail. Charlie has to break out and stop a massive terrorist attack called the Great Death.I liked this book because of the suspense and action on almost every page after Charlie ...more
Aerykah
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a great series! The story never slowed down, never got boring and it kept my full attention from start to finish.
I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes these kinds of books -- Christian Young Adult, Action, Suspense, Mystery. But then, I'm not a big fan of YA books and I absolutely loved these!
Melanie
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, borrowed
Wow! Great book from beginning to end! Loved it! So much action and a lot of surprises! Thrilling end to a fantastic series! :)

*I borrowed this book from the library, I was not required to write a review, but chose to. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*
Abigail
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This series ended very well! I was not disappointed.
Courtney Vail
Jan 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian
The Final Hour is the last installment in the Homelanders Series. The story opens with young hero, Charlie West, in the slammer for a murder he didnt commit. He only agreed to take momentary blame so he could infiltrate a terrorist ring, and the terrorists have mostly been rounded up, yet days, weeks, months go by, without a peep that tells him why hes still locked up.

His cop contact Rose finally visits but delivers the bad news, that Washington wants to brush events under the rug, as the
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Kristin Lundgren
Apr 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-teen, terrorists
The last volume in the four part book series, the Homelanders. Charlie West is the typical all-American boy, having fun in high school, shyly contemplating a girl, and who gets lessons at the local karate dojo, where he is very good - he has a junior black belt. One day (in Book one), he wakes up, strapped to a chair and is being tortured for information he knows he doesn't have (WARNING: SPOILERS). He finds out he was arrested, tried and convicted for the murder on an old friend, and that he ...more
Book Him Danno
This book starts with a bang and keeps going full throttle to the end. Action, action, action, it hardly ever lets up. The forth in a series that looks now to be done, is fast paced and hard to put down. I read it in one afternoon. I'm not sure if Charlie will ever be able to return to normal life, he is anything but a normal kid.

I think this is a great book for kids 11 and older, especially boys. Good values and the message that you are never alone are weaved in and out of these pages. God is
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James
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This is book four and the last book of the Homelanders series.
For the first half of the book, Charlie West is once again in less-than-ideal circumstances. He is locked up in the state prison where the radical Islamists are trying to kill him while he is protected (?) by the racist Nazis in the prison. The United States government refuses to acknowledge his participation in bringing down the Homelander terrorist group, and the leader of the Homelanders may have escaped. During one of his memory
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Wall-to-wall books - wendy
Jul 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely amazing ending to the 4 book series. I was so excited to be able to read and review the final book. I have fully enjoyed every page of this 4 book series.
All along the way I have said that Charlie West is like a teenage James Bond. This book starts out like "Prison Break" (the TV series), then goes to "Top Gun" then ending with "Mission Impossible". Andrew Klavan does for Action/Suspense what Stephen King does for Horror.
This book was nothing short of Brilliant! I read it in just 2
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Keena
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit that when I picked up the first book in this series I had no idea it was going to end up being this good. The first and second weren't nearly as good as this, but they were necessary. I don't think I could have loved the ending anymore if I tried. The entire time I was reading The Final Hour I just kept picturing the awful endings in my head because that was exactly where it seemed to be going. I was not disappointed by this book in any way, even though it was frustrating at ...more
Hannah K
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
AWESOME! Just finished this and I'm so glad I read this series. The writing wasn't the most spectacular but the incredible plot definitely made up for that. I loved all the action and how real everything became to me as I read. Plus it's written from a Christian perspective with a strong Christian hero. What's not to love?!
We need more fiction like this! Who's going to get out there and write it?
Jeremiah
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great book, great read. It was excited, action packed, and fun. I would recommend this series, not one book, all of them. You have to read them all, if you don't it won't make sense. This is one of my favorite series. Definitely recommended.
Anastasia Antony
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.9 star rating
Joel Benes
Dec 16, 2019 rated it liked it
The Final Hour by Andrew Klavan is an Adventure Fiction novel intended for young adult readers. Given that the main character in the book is a high school boy and the book discusses terrorism and murder, this book is inappropriate for anyone younger than 13. For the most part, this book is fast paced and intense but there are areas in the book that were very slow to progress with minimal action. At these points, I became bored with the reading and put the book down as it did not hold my ...more
William G.
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jack Palen
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This final book of The Homelanders series, I felt, was very well put together and had probably the most action out of any of the books. I thought the situations got a little far fetched at times even though it is based around a far fetched situation. One thing I wish would have been changed is more resolution with his family and friends. I feel like in this book's ending, there was not enough communication with Beth, Charlie's friends, and especially Charlie's parents. There was not even a ...more
Austin B.
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Looking for a action packed book with lots of spots where you just can not stop reading? Then you don't have to go any farther, this book is so fast paced you just have to keep reading. From going to jail for a crime he didn't commit to escaping jail. Mike was at a party with his friends when someone killed his friend. He took the blame for it. He didn't know what he was getting himself into at the time. This takes place at the Abingdon State Prison. A great quote from the book is "You only live ...more
Jodi
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This was a fun and entertaining conclusion to this series. It wasn't my favorite book in the set, but it wasn't the worst either. I feel satisfied with its conclusion and found the series overall to be a lot of fun. Give your teens and pre-teens these fun books worry-free. I love how clean they are--void of all bad language and a main character with incredibly high morals. I'll definitely be looking into more books by this author!
Rebecca
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adventure
I am really going to miss Charlie and his fight for freedom. And I loved getting to see more of his interactions with Sensei Mike in this book. The author is so good at foreshadowing, making his books extremely hard to put down. The realism was stretched even more in this book and the very ending was slightly disappointing, but still a great ending to a great series. I got everything I wanted and expected out of this series finale, with a few surprises.
L.
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Charlie is in prison and is surrounded by vicious gang members and guards. His memories are coming back including that millions of people will die unless he does something to stop the killers. Will he get there before time runs out?

Review: This was a fantastic series and one that I could not put down. I would highly recommend this series to anyone who likes action, adventure, mystery, suspense, with a bit of Christian morality thrown in.
Esteban
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved the second book but I feel like the end was... more of a happy cliffhanger than an end, just leaving me at the edge wondering... what happened in the end? Does Charlie get into the airforce? does he stay with Beth? does he do anything else under cover? does he have A happy life? WHAT HAPPENS? Is the question that I have.
Michael
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Mary Ann
The last book in the juvenile fiction Homelanders series is a good wrap-up to the story, full of action and adventure. I recommend this whole series for teens, middle school on up, who like heroic action stories.
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