Nathan has been a prepper all his life - but just how prepared can one man be when faced with a 2,000-mile walk through hell itself?
In the second installment of Thomas A. Watson's explosive prepper classic, the long-predicted Coronal Mass Ejection has arrived, destroying civilization. Nathan Owens has been prepping for a disaster like this for years.
But when it occurs, he is far from his family and his refuge. He has to pull together a team of young survivalists and, as he reluctantly leads them across the hellscape of what was once the United States, Nathan has to ask himself - what else is he willing to do for them?
In the midst of this treacherous journey, Nathan discovers that crucial information has been withheld from the public - and maybe Armageddon wasn't an accident of nature after all. But how can he prove it - before it's too late?
©2015 Thomas A. Watson (P)2016 Permuted Press
After Nathan left the truck stop he wound up adding two young teenagers to his travel plans. A young girl, Amanda was on her own and Nathan’s protective nature took over. Later, a young boy named John who had been following Nathan and Amanda was invited to join them if the boy worked out. This story is a study in people, some that are helpful and self-sufficient, others that are selfish and cruel. As is the case in the majority of this type of tale it is the people that are the main focus, not the event or the journey itself. While traveling through another town a young woman named Jasmine asked to join them and after a brief discussion was added to Nathan’s growing tribe. Some of the stories of survival and/or rescue were quite sad and emotional; others were quite funny and enjoyable. It’s tragic shame that people can lower themselves to such base desires. In the face of chaos and adversity, in a time when strength and compassion are needed, some choose to take advantage of the situation to do harm. At times the author makes you think and wonder how you would react in similar circumstances. What type of person would you be? The difference between this book and the first is like night and day. I liked the story very much, the characters are wonderful, and the writing is excellent. I almost have to go back to look if the author is the same. The narrator has been changed so I’m sure that makes a difference in presentation, but such a difference? There is a third book, which I look forward to getting to see how this tale turns out. If you were on the fence due to the first book, pull the trigger on this one, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
soft- hearted bad ass
I love the sense of humor, the matter of fact way he deals with everything. The way he gets so attached to these kids.
I have listened to over 100 audio books almost all dystopian works. This series has to be the best I've come across.
The main character is excellent......unlike so many wimpy lead characters in other series. A John Wayne persona.......I can't wait for the next episode!
a superb writing style...,...
I read the first book, and did like it much. Against my better judgment I decided to read the second book because I already knew the characters and I'm an optimist.The reasons for the actions of the government takes are ridiculous.The character of Nathan is also unbelievable, he is part nurse, part cop, and part swat team. The idea that the children could have become the force that they supposedly haveis also ridiculous.
Really you change the narrator I don't understand why authors can't keep the original narrator you were in the whole book or series by changing the narrators thank you
Series just got better! Hard to say which series I enjoy Forgotten Forbidden American is also a great listen! Love the Dogs in both of them!
I'm enjoying this series. I like the characters and that it doesn't rush through the journey. I read a few reviews that admonished the lead character (Nathan) for ogling his 19 year old traveling companion, but frankly, it's realistic. Jasmine is portrayed as a beautiful woman who doesn't have an issue with parading around in next to nothing and Nathan is a man with a decent set of eyes. I get the age difference thing, but I imagine in a post apocalyptic event, your standards rapidly change. Jasmine is a strong, genuine, realistic character that would undoubtedly be attractive to Nathan for more than just her age and beauty. Anyway, I really like that Nathan seems to keep picking up orphans along the way. It softens his otherwise very rigid independent personality. It also lends to the author taking humorous turns at just the right moments.
The story blends character development, action and EOTWAWKI descriptiveness extremely well and I really look forward to seeing how far this group gets in the next book.
I enjoyed every part of this book. It's got drama,comedy,possible love story in the works, great for dog lovers and some strategy to remember if ever needed.
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