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The Final Hour (The Homelanders #4)

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"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 ahe
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Hardcover, 345 pages
Published July 18th 2011 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Mary
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 ser
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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 u
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Lauren
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sorrrr good!
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!
JonathanT
Well, okay. I still love this series- even though the ending does sag. A lot.

In book four, Charlie knows the terrorists are going to strike. He knows when. Only problem is, the police have finally caught up, and he’s in jail now. And since the government doesn’t believe him, he’s going to have to break out if he wants to save the day.

Like I said, this sags. It’s a good ending, with a good storyline, but it sags. Klavan no longer has the “What’s going on…?” element to hold over us, an element h
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Jill Williamson
Dec 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Charlie West is in prison, and not just some juvenile detentions center. He’s 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 someone’s 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 can’t give up. N
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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 escape ...more
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 didn’t 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 he’s 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 cont
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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 es ...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 a
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Grant Fitzgerald
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
The final hour is one of the best books I have read. It is the final book in the Homelanders series by Andrew Klavan. This book and series is about a boy named Charlie West who tries to help the United States take down a terrorist organization. Practically, Charlie is by himself for most of the book. He has to find out what Prince, the Homelanders leader, is trying to do and stop it. Charlie is very resourceful and he never gives up.
This book is focused on a terrorist attack called the Great
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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 time ...more
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 conve ...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!
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.
Matthew Doro
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Final Hour is about this guy named Charlie and was framed for murder by a terrorist group. Now he has to figure out how to escape from prison and prove that he is innocent.
Beagle Lover
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

An excellent novel with a smooth plot, plenty of action and terrific writing. A must read.
Shannon
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
well didn't know there were three books before this one.... would have made more sense... it was pretty good
Mary Lou
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great series. I am definitely not a Young Adult but I enjoyed it anyway.
Rohan
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book had lots of suspense, and lots of intense conflict. Terrorist are trying to kill millions in Times Square on New Years. Charlie West tries to stop the Homelanders from achieving this.
Kyle Mitchell
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Final Hour, follows Charlie West on his final desperate attempt to save one American city from the terrorist group he had sworn to take down. 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". Although Charlie is just a teenager, ones whose reputation had been destroyed from being accused of murder and whose memory had been erased. Charlie finds himself locked up in Abingdon prison ...more
Conan Tigard
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Final Hour is the conclusion to a wonderfully exciting young reader action and adventure series by Andrew Klavan. Charlie has been through a lot since he woke up strapped to a chair being tortured by the Homelanders way back in the first book. He was missing the memories of the last year of his life, convicted of murdering one of his best friends, had a girlfriend he didn't know he had, and joined a terrorist group. None of it seemed quite real to the eighteen year old high school student. B ...more
Sarah
Feb 23, 2013 rated it liked it
This is the fourth and final book in The Homelanders series by Andrew Klavan.

As Charlie regains all of his memory about the past year, his murder trial, and everything that happened between then and now, he also realizes that the Homelanders, a Terrorist group, is going to be making a very deadly strike on the Americans- from the inside! They've worked hard on infiltrating the police and the government in order to bring it all down to shambles so that they can rule in it's place.

The problem he
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Trevor LeMaster
Oct 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very great ending to a very great series. Each book in this series was exceptionally hard to put down, once started. This one, however, was the most difficult. The action packed, drama, and plot made it nearly impossible. This series is about a teenager in high school who goes to sleep living a normal life, but wakes up in a terrorist torture chamber a year later with no memory. Andrew Klavan takes you through a 4 book series on his journey to remembering the past year of his life while being ...more
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