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  • Divided We Fall: A Post-Apocalyptic Novel of America's Coming Civil War

  • Ava's Crucible, Book 1
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

America is on the verge of a second civil war, and Ava must pull it together if she wants to survive.  Violent protest, widespread destruction, and politicians who insist on letting the disassociated vent their rage will bring America to her knees, threatening to decapitate the laws, principles, and values on which the country was founded. Ava refuses to give into fear, but she simply cannot survive on her own. She must deal with her crisis of faith and learn to trust other people, or she’ll never make it through the bloodiest period of America’s history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent start to a new series

  • By KS on 05-22-18

Another fabulous story by Mark Goodwin!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

Like all of Mark’s books, this is an extremely plausible story line set within the headlines of today and the likely headlines of the next few years. With an incredibly likable and believable protagonist, and a supporting cast of characters (both good and bad), Mark has woven another believable tale that will grab your attention and delight you at the same time.

This book is not tied to any of Mark’s prior works, making it perfect for an introduction to the genre and to Mark’s own books.

I highly recommend the audio edition. Stacey Glemboski does a superb job bringing the characters to life. You can feel her emotions and her energy throughout the entire book. I predict a very bright future for her as a narrator.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Vengeance

  • Seven Cows, Ugly and Gaunt, Book 4
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 346

Since the EMP, Danny Walker's compound has survived waves of violence and the death of many key members. When Danny gets an unexpected piece of news, he pledges to put an end to the persistent threat in Charlotte. He will kill Regent Schlusser and shut down his consortium of depravity, or he will die trying. With JC still missing, a lust for revenge has worked its way into the heart and mind of Chris Castell, JC's eldest son. Will Chris function as part of the team, or will his hatred and need for vengeance derail the plan to end Schlusser's reign of terror?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series!

  • By Tim on 06-18-17

Excellent as always!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-17

The finale to the series has as much excitement as the first three in the series.

  • 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 3,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,298

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

A realistic view of the struggle to get home

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

Reviewed: 06-28-16

Yhe characters in this book are more real, make more mistakes, and struggle more than in most books of this genre. Well worth a listen for lovers of PAW fiction.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful