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Forsaking Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 4 | [A. American]

Forsaking Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 4

Morgan Carter has weathered the weeks after the collapse of the nation's power grid, reuniting with his family and ensuring their safety, but his struggle isn't over yet. Carter must focus on survival in an increasingly unstable society - but the challenges he faces are beyond his wildest imagination. Meanwhile, the enclosed quarters of the nearby government-run refugee camp make for an environment where injury, assault and murder are the norm.
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Publisher's Summary

They survived the collapse, but can they survive the aftermath?

Morgan Carter has weathered the weeks after the collapse of the nation's power grid, reuniting with his family and ensuring their safety, but his struggle isn't over yet. Carter must focus on survival in an increasingly unstable society - but the challenges he faces are beyond his wildest imagination.

Meanwhile, the enclosed quarters of the nearby government-run refugee camp make for an environment where injury, assault and murder are the norm. As Jess creates trouble within the camp, Sarge and his crew plot to take down the entire establishment.

From the author of the hit Survivalist series books, Forsaking Home is an action-packed adventure that depicts the harrowing possibilities of a world gone awry, and the courage it takes to protect what matters most.

©2014 A. American (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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    Jan Rochester, NY, United States 06-26-14
    Jan Rochester, NY, United States 06-26-14 Member Since 2011

    Eclectic, avid listener, favorite book is the one currently in ear.

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    "Completes the series nicely... with a 3.5 read"

    Was glad I went ahead and picked up book #4 in this series, it nicely wound up all the dangling story lines from books 2 and 3... it wasn't a never-ending series after all. Just know you can stop listening after book 1... but if you choose to read 2 you won't have a stopping point until the end of this book. A. American may continue with another book... there is still room in the plot and cast of characters, but the series can be complete here. This is not a series book you can read out of order... it wouldn't make sense at all if you hadn't read the other 3 first.
    Writing skills remain pretty basic and there are more than a few flaws an editor should have caught and cleaned up. However, I like this series and was pleased to be back with the family and friends scattered between the "refugee camp," Sarge's military group and the camp along the river as they harvest food from nature. Occasional strong language and violence... but as always the main characters are the good guys. He lightly covers issues such as sanitation (what happens with no TP and how to make soap), alternate food sources (including how to skin a squirrel), depression post event and formation of extended groups for mutual benefit. If you liked the first one, you will like this one.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Frankston South, Australia 07-01-14
    Ian Frankston South, Australia 07-01-14 Member Since 2010

    Movie loving Brit living Down Under. Anything 'end of the world' themed usually gets my attention, but The Stand has yet to be beat.

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    "Less a conclusion and more a lingering death"

    Look, none of the series is particularly well written, but what they had was passion and belief in them. The guy writing them knew his subject - survival when society crumbles - and that made up for an awful lot that was missing in terms of literary merit. Often the book was a manual for surviving when the brown stuff hits the fan but by book 3, the author was struggling to keep things going whilst not repeating the same old things.

    Book 4 though is almost entirely a waste of time and, in terms of the overall story, pretty much irrelevant. Characters that weren't that brilliant to start with but were at least kind of believable, are now paper thin, spouting trite and repetitive dialogue. Plot points that were once fresh and interesting to read are repeated and rehashed, with what should be major events built up into absolute non-events.

    Most of the time you get the distinct impression our author Angry American ran out of things to say and just... kept typing anyway. It's almost entirely filler.

    Avoid.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory T. Wallace Downsville, Louisiana United States 07-21-14
    Gregory T. Wallace Downsville, Louisiana United States 07-21-14 Member Since 2004

    I love me some audiobooks

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    "FORSAKING A CREDIT"

    Book 1 of this series started out well enough. It had me hooked sufficiently to get Book 2. Book 2 meandered around but I still wanted more and spent a credit for Book 3. Book 3 tested my resolve to keep going but thought the author was really going to surprise the faithful following with Book 4. Book 4 sucked.

    If you want to spend 30 to 45 minutes listening about making soap, an hour or so describing food gathering, preparation and eating, an hour or so describing teenage girl depression, then this book may be for you. Little action, poor writing and an ending without a credible reasoning for this whole mess!!

    NOT WORTH YOUR CREDIT!!!!!!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Ontario, Canada 07-03-14
    Roger Ontario, Canada 07-03-14 Member Since 2010

    If you always have a book with you...

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    "Closure to the series"

    This book wrapped up the series nicely. Although there is still the possibility of a fifth book, this book did not end with a cliff hanger. Duke Fontaine does a fantastic job narrating the book and I look forward to listening to other titles by him.
    If you enjoyed the first three books, you will definitely enjoy this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 06-26-14
    Jason 06-26-14
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    "Great continuation"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if you have read the other this is a must to give some closure to the open ended last book. Was well put together and left with more of a sense of satisfaction.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Scorsone Moscow, ID United States 08-15-14
    Greg Scorsone Moscow, ID United States 08-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I will miss the banter of this group of friends"
    What made the experience of listening to Forsaking Home the most enjoyable?

    As the characters evolved and reunited it was great to be a fly on the wall listening. I will miss these guys and hope to hear more.


    Any additional comments?

    Realizing it is rare for this many people to work that closely together without conflict is a bit unrealistic. They seemed to handle differences by constantly venting small amounts of frustrations in daily banter. I like that approach and will look for friends and allies with similar traits. There is a good lesson here....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Denis G. Dimick Los Alamos, NM USA 06-30-14
    Denis G. Dimick Los Alamos, NM USA 06-30-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Maybe the last book?"

    I hope this isn't the last book because the series is so good.

    I'm not going to give any of the story away, however, if you've listened to the previous books, your going to enjoy this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robin Herbert 11-06-14 Member Since 2006
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    "I love this series"
    Where does Forsaking Home rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    While it's not the best series I have ever read. I find myself looking forward to the next book. I am now attached to the family and can't wait for the next book. This series has been one of my most favorite ones to read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ric WHITE LAKE, WI, United States 10-22-14
    ric WHITE LAKE, WI, United States 10-22-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Post fan reality"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A friend for sure since most are preppers. Other maybe to wake them up to what may happen.


    If you’ve listened to books by A. American before, how does this one compare?

    This one is slower yet more personal. Not as action packed but how life could be post fan. The characters seem real, flawed and emotional.


    What about Duke Fontaine’s performance did you like?

    Duke is great, although a typo got him with pheasant rifle not peasant, I can forgive that. He does a great given everyone their own voice, manner of speech and soal I guess you can say.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not my style, since they are used for commutes and house work, some times at bed time. Who has 12 hour to listen to a book?


    Any additional comments?

    I think this is the author's first go at writting but believable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Woody 10-20-14
    Woody 10-20-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Good series disappointing last book"
    What would have made Forsaking Home better?

    since I invested in the entire series I listened to the all of Forsaking home as difficult as it was. "he said", "She said", "Huh" I asked", "what" Danny asked, he said, she said,


    Would you ever listen to anything by A. American again?

    no


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Duke Fontaine?

    no


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Brilliant series of books"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend because it is exciting, informative and thrilling.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Forsaking Home?

    I don't want to say which bit because it would be too much of a spoiler for those who haven't listened yet. That said, my most memorable will probably be the same as yours when you listen.


    Which character – as performed by Duke Fontaine – was your favourite?

    Morgan.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The bit when they were all reunited.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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