The Borrowed World
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  • 1
    The Borrowed World: A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse, Volume 1 | Franklin Horton

    The Borrowed World: A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Franklin Horton
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (2046)
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    (1907)
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    (1897)

    In a night of devastating terror, ISIS operatives have unleashed a coordinated attack on America's infrastructure. With thousands of trapped travelers and scarce law enforcement, the miles between Jim Powell and his family become a brutal gauntlet where the rules of civilized society no longer apply. As Jim puts his years of preparation and planning to the test, he is forced to ask himself if he has what it takes to make it home. Does he have the strength - the brutality - required to meet this new world toe-to-toe?

    Close and personal story of the apocalypse

    I've read many 'end of the world' books. Some supernatural ends, some aliens, some invasion stories, some nuclear... this book treads many of the well..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 25 2015 by Kingsley (Henely Brook, Australia)
  • 2
    Ashes of the Unspeakable: The Borrowed World Series, Book Two | Franklin Horton

    Ashes of the Unspeakable: The Borrowed World Series, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Franklin Horton
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1569)
    Performance
    (1465)
    Story
    (1453)

    While just a few days have passed since the initial attack, the group finds that its country is quickly descending into a vicious, chaotic landscape where nothing comes easy. While they fight to close the distance between them and their loved ones, they cannot avoid the steadily growing number of people who have realized that they can get away with whatever they want in a world where there are no longer any legal consequences for their actions.

    Motivational

    GET HOME BAG
    This was an excellent book 2. I liked book one, a slight bit better. I am usually disappointed with the second book in most series, b..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 12 2016 by Jim "The Impatient" (Springfield, MO, United States)
  • 3
    Legion of Despair: Book Three in The Borrowed World Series | Franklin Horton

    Legion of Despair: Book Three in The Borrowed World Series

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Franklin Horton
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1244)
    Performance
    (1163)
    Story
    (1152)

    In this third installment, Legion of Despair, the country is teetering on the brink of anarchy. While one of the stranded travelers, Jim Powell, made it home and is working to establish a safe, sustainable enclave for his family, his co-workers Gary and Alice are not faring as well. After spending hundreds of painful miles dreaming of his reunion with his family, Gary arrives home only to find his family under attack. Now he must face the painful decision as to whether his family's plan to bug-in is viable or whether they may need greater numbers and a better location to survive in this collapsing nation.

    Another great book from Franklin Horton

    Kevin Pierce is a great narrator. He captures the characters and brings them to life.

    Reviewed on April 10 2016 by Amazon Customer (Georgia, USA)
  • 4
    No Time for Mourning: The Borrowed World, Book 4 | Franklin Horton

    No Time for Mourning: The Borrowed World, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Franklin Horton
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
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    (20)
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    (20)
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    (20)

    In the Borrowed World Series, America is brought to its knees by coordinated terror attacks against the infrastructure. After spending weeks walking across a violent and horrific landscape to reach his family, Jim Powell hoped they could weather this storm on their secluded Appalachian farm. They had prepared for this. They had armed for this. They could live without power and fuel. What happens, though, when the same qualities that drew Jim to his isolated valley begin to attract another armed group looking for a place to hide from the unrest of a starving nation?

    Wonderful writing.

    Franklin Horton surprises me with each book he puts out. This book shows his depth by pulling the listener deep inside the characters emotional being...Show More »

    Reviewed on February 21 2017 by Kevin (Slingshot) ()