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Publisher's Summary

Charlie finds herself caught in the city as it degenerates into chaos following an EMP attack.

Charlie, a successful pharmaceutical sales rep, has no background in prepping or survival. Thrust into a do or die situation, she quickly learns that leaders in Washington are working to change the country as she knows it. Her world has become a race to freedom while attempting to avoid capture by the new government's agents. She must do this while trying to escape from a city with millions of residents as food, medicine, and the rule of law all disappear.

Can Charlie and her group learn to survive, or will the lack of knowledge become their fatal flaw?

©2016 A. American and Walt Browning (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Good book a little hard to follow

Who was your favorite character and why?

Charlie.... after I figured out who she was. A bit of a mystery that went on a little too long

Any additional comments?

This book was hard to follow. A lot of jumping around with little or no background as to what actually happened. You jump right in after the event has happened. I did like the book but really had to go back and listen to a few chapters, thinking I missed something. Dukes narration was a little choppier than usual. Overall enjoyed it after the storyline started coming together.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Not nearly as good as "Home" series

This is supposed to be book 1 but it starts in the middle of the story. Apparently there is a novella that has the actual beginning. So it assumes you know who the characters are with no background being given. And the narrator makes no effort to do a woman's voice for the character Charlie which made it more confusing. He uses the same voice for both main characters. They start the story a few days after the EMP but you don't know how the group came together. Pretty disappointing. compared to the author's other books.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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I am returning it.

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I couldn't finish it. I found it to be very boring and slow. I think a lot of it has to do with the narrator. It wasn't that he was horrible but he sounded like he was at the library reading to children or even a teacher reading to their class. I do not recommend this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I'm already going crazy waiting for the next book!

This is a great start yo the series set in the same continuity as the going home series. The story really draws you in and you can identify with the characters.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Shocked

I'm was literally knocked off my feet by this book. The end was staggering

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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So Slow...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I'm only 4 hours in and I can't take it any more. This is like listening to grass grow. I have spent the entire time waiting for some sort of energy to be introduced and it just won't happen.

Also - the use of obscure words isn't doing the story any favors. I really like the Going Home series. This is a let down.

Did Democide inspire you to do anything?

Yes. I stopped listening to it after 4 hrs and restarted the Go Home series again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Slow moving, yet boring

Would you try another book from A. American and Walt Browning and/or Duke Fontaine?

I've listened to the entire A.American Home series. This work is not up to his usual standard.After listening to 5 chapters I couldn't figure out where the plot was going, much less get into it. I'm guessing the authorship was more Walt Browning and less A.American. The narrative is stilted and halting. Duke Fontaine reads it like it's his first narration; he doesn't do the book any favors. He was much better reading the Home series. What happened? A narrator can make or break an audio book. Fontaine broke this one.

What was most disappointing about A. American and Walt Browning ’s story?

The narration above all, but the story line was scattered and hard to get into.

How could the performance have been better?

A better narrator. The authors should have spent the extra bucks and hired Scott Brick or George Guidall or Buck Schirner. The authors need to do a rewrite and make it more of an apocalyptic story. It sounds more like a novel written for sensitive teenage girls... or maybe that's who the target audience was intended to be?

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I returned it after 5 chapters.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Not quite the Home series

I loved the Home series and think I will like this one equally as much as it progresses, but I have a couple of frustrations. The story is a bit disjointed at first with skipping back and forth between character sets. Once you get to know them a bit it's not quite as bad though. Secondly, I like Duke as a narrator (even though he sometimes has 'off' inflections), he gave Charlie zero female characteristics. He did not change his voice in the slightest, even though he does for other females, which makes her portion of the story, well, odd. I can't help but visualize a man, not a woman whenever 'she' speaks.

Anyway, other than those 2 gripes this is shaping up to be a good start to hopefully a long series like Home.

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  • steven
  • OTTAWA, IL, US
  • 05-16-17

good

I really enjoyed the going home series. wasn't a huge fan of this one but warmed up to it overtime.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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What happened to Duke?

For us Audible users, the narrator can make or break the story. I noticed Duke Fontaine as narrator and thought great, he was awesome narrating the Home series so that's a relief..well I was slightly dissapointed, almost like it was his first day on the job. The individual characters was good and the dialogue flowed naturally but overall narration of the story was like he was reading off cue cards. At 1.10x speed it wasn't as bad but still.....it did seem to get better towards the end, maybe I got used to it or maybe 'ol Duke finally got the dust knocked off.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Haydn
  • 01-24-17

love this book

this book is awesome and fits right into the going home series of books world not sure if it was meant to but it did in my mind. if you like them you will like this! Can't wait for the next one keep up the good work guys. also who doesn't love Dukes voice the guy read this so well!

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  • sarah MacHattie
  • 10-06-18

Great read even second time around

on My things that let the writer down which I k or is A American as it also rears its ugly head in his other books, all of which I have read as I am still an avid fan, is the gloating. Some men like to gloat about how they know this and history know that and then proceed to bore you with how they came to that knowledge and begin a step by step explanation. it is annoying and outs me off the character in another book who is the sheriff, and it does let the likeable character down who suddenly beimces a know all and less likable which is out of character. The writer let's us down in that book when he even proceeds to tell his 5 year old daughter the complicated process if how to turn something and nothingninto something critically important which invlov3s connecting pipes and such with his tool box. in this book it reared its ugly head again only the time in the female character Charlie and as us women k ow, we would never proceed to bore people with and how what and why in o4der to prove how clever we are and have others kiss our ego but in this book she does. not o my that another female character comes over and asks a question that a female just wouldn't in order to allow the massaging of egos, us women just don't do it we feel no need to talk BS about who has the biggest spanner in the box. it don't fit with the characters anyway but it also let's it down. in real life when men do this the wives just switch off and walk off and discuss something less ego but here 8 had to skip pages as it began to irritate me. and no it was about aren't I clever in knowing how to do this when other don't know, it was more, wow how did you shoot a man I don't think I couldn't just kill a man. explain your rationale friend. Oh ok I will blah blah blah. unrealistic and in real conversations let the story down. However, believer or not apart from that and the narrator making a few errors it is a great read. note to narrator, when someone whispers something you should in fact whisper it not say it even louder than your normal volumes. Plot was great and the twists and turns keep you on the edge. Straight into the next book!

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  • Thj Williamson
  • 11-17-17

Morgan's guys at the north now Tampa

great book want to know what happens next now we are finding out more about the DHS