• Far from Home

  • Far Series, Book 1
  • By: Kate L. Mary
  • Narrated by: Nicole Jones
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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Far from Home

By: Kate L. Mary
Narrated by: Nicole Jones
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As the only child in an upper-middle class family, Rowan has had it easy. Doted on by a mother who never wanted anything but a child to love, she's never wanted for anything. Kiaya’s life, however, has been anything but easy. Parents who didn’t want her, followed by being torn away from her only sibling by the foster care system, she knows what it means to have to work hard for the things she wants.

When a deadly virus sweeps the country, Rowan and Kiaya are away at college and far from everything they love. Desperate to make it home, they team up, but as the world around them dies, an unexpected detour leaves them stranded in Vega, Texas where they make a shocking discovery. The virus isn’t just killing people. It’s changing them.

When former cop, Devon, sweeps in to save the day, it looks like their luck has shifted. With hundreds of miles left to cross and the dead taking over, the trio is determined to do whatever it takes to get home. Traveling historic Route 66, Rowan, Kiaya, and Devon fight for survival as they struggle to come to terms with their changing world.

Written in the tradition of the Amazon best-selling Broken World series, Far From Home follows a group of survivors through a zombie infested country as they search for safety, all the while growing and changing with the world around them.

©2020 Kate L. Mary (P)2020 Kate L. Mary

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The narration is fine..

I put off listening to this audiobook for months because of the bad reviews of the narrator.. The sample clip kind of made the reviews seem legit. However, I thought the narration was fine. It’s also a great story; just as I expected from a Kate L Mary book.

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Not the Best Narrator

I love the story but the narrator was not that good. Very run on with not enough personality. Just not a great listen.

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Great Read

Far from Home (Far #1) was a good read by Kate L. Mary. Rowan has had an easy life as the only child in an upper middle class family. Kiaya's life was difficult with parents who didn't want her. She was then torn away from her only sibling due to the foster care system. Rowan and Kiaya are away at college when a deadly virus sweeps the country. They try to return home when they get stranded in Vega, Texas. The virus seems to be changing people not killing them. Devon is a former cop who comes in to save the day. The three of them fight for survival and must come to terms with this ever changing world. I enjoyed reading this book and cant wait to read more in this series.

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everything

couldn't stop listening to this book , everything is great author makes u feel like ur there, almost part of the story

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Amazing book, robotic narration

“Far From Home” by Kate L. Mary is one of my favorite post apocalyptic books with its perfect pacing, nonstop action, and the beginnings of interesting character development. I discovered this book a few months ago on Kindle, and read it twice while seriously checking every single day in hopes it would be released as an audiobook. I love this story so much, which focuses on a group of strangers banding together as the virus ravages the country, and then doing their best to understand what's happening when the dead begin to walk. I was flooded with joy when this book made it to Audible, but Nicole Jones’s stilted and robotic narration made it very difficult for me to focus on the riveting plot. I have never in my life written a negative review of a narrator, and only do so now to encourage you to do your best to focus on this fabulous story instead of on the flat narration. “Far From Safe” will be released in August, and though it causes me physical pain to belittle the work of a voice actor, I implore those who have the power to do so to choose a different narrator so the story isn’t overshadowed by the lackluster delivery.

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Excellent

I enjoyed this book very much. Kate I Mary does these kinds of books so well. I am looking forward to book 2!

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Another fun zombie adventure!

The narration was okay; her voice fit the characters well, and she gave a quality performance. I just wanted a bit more emotion to her voice at times. Still a good listen.

I really enjoy some zombie/post-apocalyptic adventures, so I liked that aspect. The action is fun to read about. Rowan and Kiaya both go to the same college, when things start going crazy in the world; the whole zombie thing, they decide to team up to get home. Along the way, they find many dangers, but also, some help. It’s a wild adventure through zombie land! I enjoyed all the characters; there are some annoyances with their lack of common sense, but they are interesting. There’s room to grow for them, so I hope to see them mature as the series goes on. Overall, I’m excited to see how these characters fare well. Fun zombie adventure!

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The little train that could!

Kate Mary is one of my favorite post-apocalypse authors. It troubles me to give her less than a stellar review but the narrator chosen for this series is detracting from the overall experience. Ms. Jones’s reading was monotone and emotionless for the most part. I was used to it by the end of the book but that’s still no endorsement. Rowan left much to be desired as well, although her background supported this feeling. She appeared naïve and whiny, not the strong female lead I expected from Kate Mary. Devon is egotistical, Kiaya is an introvert, while Miller is a douchebag. Not the group of characters I was expecting. Perhaps this will turn into a learning experience for all of us. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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YA Apocalypse

Rowan is a student at UofA when the zombie apocalypse comes to the US of A. She finds Kaiya, a fellow student to share the drive back East to their homes and family. Along the way they run into Devon, a police officer in a lawless country. The emotions and actions are very YA and this first book, just one of four, is a set up and ends in a cliffhanger.

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Awesome story but TERRIBLE narration

I honestly want to know who thought this narrator was the best choice. She has zero life in her voice. It almost feels like a very advanced robot is reading it. I was both reading it and listening it, but after a couple of chapters, I just can’t. I am just going to continue reading it. Just awful.

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