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
Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.
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.
If you always have a book with you...
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.
I have read all of this series so far. For me this series is like the old westerns relocated to the 21st century. The story is all black and white, good guys and bad guys, black hats and white hats, no thought required. The author does not commit any glaring non-forgivable "technical" errors that so often ruin these kinds of novels. But, in each subsequent book the author seems to be struggling to keep the story going and has gradually slipped too far into wacky conspiracy land and away from the basic survival challenge plot.
I love me some audiobooks
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!!!!!!
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.
Movie loving Brit living Down Under. Anything 'end of the world' themed usually gets my attention, but The Stand has yet to be beat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
"love it loved it loved it!!"
am just loving this series cannot put the down. loved he plot and the characters as usual I am addicted to such a good story and a great author. need more! I will kill for the next book If I have to. thanks Mr American!
another awesome chapter in the survivalist series. the series continues to enthrall with each continuation. a real rollercoaster of emotions from child abduction to execution , rape and murder to depression and new found friendship to the start of a new community.
with enthusiasm its on to the next for me.
"Review of the whole series so far books 1-5"
I have just finished book 5 in the series and thought I would write a review on the whole series (so far) as I loved all of them the same.
So if you've read the synopsis you'll now that Morgan was on his way home to his wife and 3 kids when.... the power goes out, an EMP maybe? and plunges the world back into the stone age. Now you might be thinking that there is a couple of other books on the same line and a successful TV show.
However what makes this different?
Morgans story and the situations that he finds himself in with people that are trying to survive. I continually thought "yeah, that is what would happen, thats how people would act in that situation" it is brilliantly thought through. The characters are fantastic as well all with very different backstories which really makes you care about what happens to them.
But the stand out thing is the narration by Duke Fontaine it is fantastic it probably the best I've heard, he puts constant voices on all the characters so you know every time who is talking but is still clear to understand.
The only thing I would have liked is an explanation to why Morgan prepared the way he did, it sort of does near the end of the series, its only a small thing but it bug me a little.
If you like excellent narration, brilliant characters and a believable story (with a little hollywood drama chucked in) give this a go.
"My gun's bigger than your gun"
I wish I hadn't bothered. Unpleasant story with unpleasant characters and badly written in a very shallow way. I for one, wouldn't like to meet any of the characters.
have read books one to four so far and all are great if your going to listen read them in order its much better that way. Good facts and research great story a definite page turner
"Brilliant series of books"
I would recommend this book to a friend because it is exciting, informative and thrilling.
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.
The bit when they were all reunited.
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