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  • The Borrowed World Series, Book 6
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522

It's been around nine long months since the United States spiraled into chaos due to a cascading systems failure. From the recesses of a fractured government comes a plan to restore order and rescue what remains of the population. The first step comes with restoring power. But what if having access to electricity came at such a price that many - like Jim Powell, his friends, and his neighbors - would rather face a future in the dark.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series

  • By Donald R. Scott on 07-20-18

Buy it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-18

This is the best post-apocalyptic fiction there is. Jim for President! Just buy it, you won't regret it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Valley of Vengeance

  • The Borrowed World Series, Book 5
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,208

In this fifth installment in The Borrowed World Series, human resources manager Alice Watkins is finally making it home. In her journey across Virginia, she experiences a country disintegrating and collapsing in on itself in the wake of a nationwide terror attack. Her trip home is agonizing; her experiences indescribable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alice you changed...

  • By Chrisbrow on 07-13-17

Awesome! Again!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-17

What did you love best about Valley of Vengeance?

I like how gritty the series is, and how the scenario could potentially happen in real life. It has given me some ideas about preparing for minor power outages like thunderstorms and ice storms. Good things to think about.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Valley of Vengeance?

No spoilers here. But the end was sad crazy and sad.

What does Kevin Pierce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great narrator.

Any additional comments?

Buy it. You won't regret it. Start with the first book, and you'll be hooked.

  • The Borrowed World

  • A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse, Volume 1
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,197

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?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Close and personal story of the apocalypse

  • By Kingsley on 07-25-15

One of my favorites

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-15

What made the experience of listening to The Borrowed World the most enjoyable?

This is on my short list of best books ever, and I have over 400 audio books. If you like action and post-apocalyptic stories, then this is for you. The series had me hooked within an hour of this first book. Well worth the credit.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Silkworm

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,412

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made Alligator Alley fly by

  • By Tracey on 06-26-14

Not What I Was Expecting

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I was unaware when I purchased the book that is was based in England, with English characters and their language. It was difficult for me to get into the story because I was spending so much effort to interpret the English vocabulary into American English.

  • The Bone Season

  • By: Samantha Shannon
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,929
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,669
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,679

The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant, and in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.... It is raining the day her life changes forever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford - a city kept secret for 200 years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous but mismarketed - its not Harry Potter

  • By Steph on 09-05-13

I don't get the hype. This book is TERRIBLE.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

An engaging and well developed plot line, likable characters and a descriptively created coherent world.

What could Samantha Shannon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not have written it. It's terrible.

Which scene was your favorite?

None

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

The reader was good. But her great accent couldn't save a poorly written story.

Any additional comments?

I wish the hype would die down, so the reviews can dissuade anyone else from buying this book.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Blood's a Rover

  • By: James Ellroy
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 26 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

Summer, 1968. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are dead. The assassination conspiracies have begun to unravel. A dirty-tricks squad is getting ready to deploy at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. Black militants are warring in southside L.A. The Feds are concocting draconian countermeasures. And fate has placed three men at the vortex of History.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An all-around masterpiece

  • By MisterBleau on 01-10-10

Blah

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-11

I bought this audiobook because Stephen King highly recommended it, and my wife and I are fans of his. I tried listening to this two times and never could make it past about the four-hour mark. Super boring, narrator sucked, story was very dis-jointed.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Beyond Exile

  • Day by Day Armageddon, Book 2
  • By: J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,697

The first book of Day by Day Armageddon took us deep into the mind of a military officer and survivor as he made a New Year's resolution to start keeping a journal. The man kept his resolution and brought to us the fall of humanity, day by day. We see the man transition from the life that you and I live to the prospect of fighting for his very survival against the overwhelming hordes of the dead. We see him bleed, we see him make mistakes, we witness him evolve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For Zombie Lovers

  • By RGH on 08-10-10

Better than the first!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-11

I've listened to a ton of audiobooks while I commute, and am a big fan of the zombie apocalypse genre. This book is a masterpiece. The first book got me hooked, but the second book is probably better than the first in my opinion. I started listening to this story and was so consumed by the story that I didn't want to leave the car. I got my wife to start reading it, and even though she is skeptical about this genre, she was absolutely consumed by it as well. Bourne...if you read this review...for the love of GOD please write a book three! I have to know what happens in China! BUY IT!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Day By Day Armageddon

  • By: J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,099

In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freakin' AWESOME!

  • By Brandon on 02-09-11

Freakin' AWESOME!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-11

I've listened to a ton of audiobooks while I commute, and am a big fan of the zombie apocalypse genre. I've never written a review before, but this book was so great that I just had to write one. This book is a masterpiece. Also, the second book is probably better than the first in my opinion. I started listening to this story and was so consumed by the story that I didn't want to leave the car. I got my wife to start reading it, and even though she is skeptical about this genre, she was absolutely consumed by it as well. BUY IT!

35 of 38 people found this review helpful