The Borrowed World

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 11,036 ratings

The Borrowed World Publisher's Summary

In a night of devastating terror, ISIS operatives have unleashed a coordinated attack on America's infrastructure. Life as we know it in America grinds to a halt as the electrical grid collapses, communication networks are damaged, critical bridges and dams are destroyed, and major fuel refineries go up in massive fiery clouds. When the government responds by immediately halting fuel sales to the public, Jim Powell finds himself in a terrifying predicament - trapped five hundred miles from home with a group of coworkers.

With thousands of trapped travelers and scarce law enforcement, the miles between Jim 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?

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  • Book 1

    • 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 3,367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,117

    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

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Ashes of the Unspeakable

    • The Borrowed World Series, Book Two
    • By: Franklin Horton
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,615
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,436
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421

    While just a few days have passed since the initial attack, the group finds that its country is quickly descending into a vicious, chaotic landscape where nothing comes easy. While they fight to close the distance between them and their loved ones, they cannot avoid the steadily growing number of people who have realized that they can get away with whatever they want in a world where there are no longer any legal consequences for their actions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enlightening

    • By Amy J on 01-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Legion of Despair

    • Book Three in The Borrowed World Series
    • By: Franklin Horton
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034

    In this third installment, Legion of Despair, the country is teetering on the brink of anarchy. While one of the stranded travelers, Jim Powell, made it home and is working to establish a safe, sustainable enclave for his family, his co-workers Gary and Alice are not faring as well. After spending hundreds of painful miles dreaming of his reunion with his family, Gary arrives home only to find his family under attack. Now he must face the painful decision as to whether his family's plan to bug-in is viable or whether they may need greater numbers and a better location to survive in this collapsing nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • book 3

    • By Diana Hart 33 on 11-19-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • No Time for Mourning

    • The Borrowed World, Book 4
    • By: Franklin Horton
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,060
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060

    In the Borrowed World Series, America is brought to its knees by coordinated terror attacks against the infrastructure. After spending weeks walking across a violent and horrific landscape to reach his family, Jim Powell hoped they could weather this storm on their secluded Appalachian farm. They had prepared for this. They had armed for this. They could live without power and fuel. What happens, though, when the same qualities that drew Jim to his isolated valley begin to attract another armed group looking for a place to hide from the unrest of a starving nation?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Story is getting long in the tooth

    • By Binkers on 05-10-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • 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 1,257
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,169
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,164

    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

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Switched On

    • 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 484
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454

    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

    Regular price: $19.95