• Grounded

  • The Scourge Series, Book 3
  • By: Tom Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (782 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Binge listen. Keep the lights on. Lock your doors.

A mutating plague has killed two thirds of the world's population. The new threats come from desperate survivors. And Mike Crenshaw is looking for solid ground on which to find safety and peace.

From the world of The Traveler Series comes a new cast of characters, new obstacles, and the same devastating, world-altering virus which plunges society into the depth of a dystopian hell.

Grounded begins in the aftermath of The Scourge. Forced from what they thought was a safe haven, Mike Crenshaw and his friends embark on new journeys of faith, hoping against hope they reunite with lost family and find sanctuary.

At the same time, a government lab has found the key to unlocking a new version of The Scourge, one that might threaten to kill those who somehow survived its first unstoppable sweep across the globe.

And a new version of what was once Texas is beginning to form under the thumb of ruthless tyrants who call themselves the Cartel.

It's a heart-pounding addition to a story that will keep you up at night with the lights on and the doors locked.

©2020 Piton Press LLC (P)2020 Piton Press LLC

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Scary thoughts after covid 19

Makes you wonder about stocking up. Should we all be better prepared for any event.

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Tom Abrahams never fails to satisfy.

I have read the Travelers series and the rest of the continuing series and love the each story.
Love how Kevin Pierce brings the stories to life.

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There has to be more....

I've heard this might be the last of the series, this can't HAPPEN.

With that said, this is a really good book, good characters and plenty of action. It is really a wild ride. Let's hope this isn't the end, as there are MANY MANY questions to be answered.

I really enjoyed this book.

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Abrahams is at the Top of His Game

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Grounded is the third (…and final?) book in the Scourge series. Tom Abrahams was able to write a book that makes living through COVID-19 a little scarier. He was able to predict some of the things that we went through in the earlier books, and now, book three gets us one step closer to the end of the Scourge series and one step closer to the Traveler series. Marcus Battle is mentioned numerous times in this story but not in any way that I expected. I had completely forgot (until I started reading The Scourge) that Battle and one of the Cartel bosses served together. It adds a completely different element to these stories that I wasn’t expecting.

Grounded is able to cover a lot of ground (and water). Abrahams was able to write more topics into this one and cover different aspects from different points of view. He’s still showing how the Cartel got started (the ruthlessness and eager to kill anyone in their way). He’s able to show what the government did instead of stopping the Scourge. He also shows what seeking only revenge can do to you and how it clouds your judgement. He dabbles a little bit into changing yourself after the apocalypse as well.

The thing that I noticed was throughout the last third of the book Abrahams was trying to end things “nicely”. What I mean is that I could tell that certain story lines were ending and he was setting certain people up to be “okay”. AKA wrapping up the book and the series (at least as much as you can in an ever-changing world) while still giving the reader enough to either leave another book or finish up the story in their head.

I can’t tell if the story is over here or not. I think that Abrahams is done with it… for now. I think that he could revisit it, especially if we ask for more. What I’d really like to know/see is a check in on anyone who makes it in the time between the end of this book and the start of the first book in the Traveler series. There were so many good characters in this that checking in on any of them in the next 3-4 years would be interesting and would provide a unique look into the first years of the post-Scourge world as the Cartel sets up shop.

Overall, a fantastic finish to a fantastic post-apocalyptic series. Some of Abrahams best work – and definitely has reminded me how much I enjoyed the Traveler series. PA fans should definitely look no further than this and the Traveler series.

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Phenomenal

Where does one start with a review for such a great book in a great series?
Tom Abrahams does it again, he takes the listener on a roller coaster ride through the Apocalypse with love, hope, tragedy and a little grace. Highly recommend he series as well as the one that started this world for his fans.

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AMAZING

I've listen to Tom since the Traveler and SpaceMan chronicles came out. he's my all time favorite. I finished the 3 Scourge books in 3 days. personal record. I try to space it out, so I'm always chomping at the bit for the next. 10/10

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The Scourge (Prequel to The Travelers)

Would appear that Tom Abrahams so enjoyed writing the Traveler Series as Unprepared, Adrift, and Grounded are stories of this world-altering plague from the very beginning, a prequel. Read them first!

Plot. The Scourge begins even before it has a name, even includes brief flashbacks to civilizations from the year 1000, and before. But, the thrust of The Scourge is the modern-day pandemic, originating in refugee camps. Just as COVID19, modern air travel spreads the disease in days. The characters begin development with innocent trips to the market for beer and subs, a travel jam, innocent every day encounters that escalate to the panic and selfish destruction that is in humankind. It is a period of time from day zero to about 6 months into the pandemic. If you read The Traveler Series first and wonder how some characters got to be where they are, these tales will give you the backstory.

Read them in order to get the most out of them, then on to The Travelers Series for a continued apocalyptic adventure.

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Good listen.

The story is good and not too over the top. The characters are believable and I hated for the book to end.

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Good Story, Fast Paced

Really enjoyed it. Moved along nicely. I listen to a bunch in this Genre and like it when the main character isn’t a former Military Hero that is now a Professor at some University. That happens to stumble upon an ex stripper with a kid that is also a prepper. That gets a little old. This one doesn’t have that, and that’s great. These characters are a little more believable. However The world goes nuts a little quicker than it probably would/will. A story needs to move, and this one does.

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Soooo Good!!

I was happy to realize I haven't finished all the Traveler Series, got 2 left, because the world built by Abrahams is simply amazing and soooo good to listen to. Exciting, innovative, shipboard and even an amusement park...wow! So many characters from the Traveler's series and their back stories. So I'm hoping Mike and Miriam will meet Battle within the plotline of the last two books. As always, Kevin Pierce's narration is "off the hook".

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  • David
  • 10-02-21

5 star

utterly brilliant set of books, done hesitate to get these in your library.
you will enjoy without a doubt

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  • Thj Williamson
  • 09-14-21

characters

it's good to find out how the scurge started and who were the character were before the plague,

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  • Ronald Betts
  • 08-20-20

One of Tom Abrahams greats

Amazing imagination to write this series of stories and make a great listen, not sure if one was living through it one would survive, the terrifying thought is could you trust anyone.

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  • Rhona
  • 06-05-20

Excellent book!

Follows on directly from the last book where the group split up. The book starts with a shoot out and the action and intrigue is non stop from there. Recommended!

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