Going Home: A Novel Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
If society collapsed, could you survive?
When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: The country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.
An avid survivalist, Morgan takes to the road with his prepper pack on his back. During the grueling trek from Tallahassee to his home in Lake County, chaos threatens his every step but Morgan is hell-bent on getting home to his wife and daughters - and he'll do whatever it takes to make that happen.
Fans of James Wesley Rawles, William R. Forstchen's One Second After, and The End by G. Michael Hopf will revel in A. American's apocalyptic tale.
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|Listening Length||13 hours and 12 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||October 28, 2013|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #5,405 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#5 in War & Military Action Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#42 in Dystopian Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#72 in War & Military Fiction
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My first dive into this genre was, "Patriots," by JW Rawles. The next was the "One Second After" series, by Forstchen. LOVED that one.
That brings to the government mg home series. I love them, too. I am actually about half way through book 7. There is so much going on and such great detail and helpful information. It really does give you an idea as to how people might act in a real world scenario.
One thing, if you are sensitive to four letter, colorful metaphors (swearing), this may not be for you. It doesn't bother me too bad, but I do think it is a bit excessive and detracts from some things in a way. Itfeel like it may be more prevalent in the first book or two and a bit less in the following books. Also tends to be a little graphic when talking about murder scenes. Just a forewarning.
Regardless, it's a great series. Some weird stuff kinda thrown in there, but I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in post-apocalyptic stuff.
You can buy a whole set, new, but I buy used, one book at a time. I will be getting the rest of the series!
I read a modicum of prepper fiction. Partly because it is almost never well written and also, it winds me up. I get upset and want to buy whatever the author used in the book or maybe a pallet of rice Super Pails. Books like "Going Home" give me what I call 'crisis fatigue". You have 20 pages of crisis and two paragraphs of normalcy, or humor, or someone did something that restores faith in humanity. Then another chapter of crisis after crisis after crisis. I'm not saying this is necessarily misplaced, but I do get tired of the high octane, testosterone-driven, go-go-go, blow-it-up, shoot-it-up adventure. I start to watch the page counter on my tablet to see how much further we have to go to get this guy home and also wonder what else can be thrown at any of the characters.
I picked this book based on a review by a Prepper blogger that I follow and I pretty much NEVER buy a book over ten dollars. I just don't believe that it costs that much to produce an e-book and deliver it by internet. I'm also not sure that the author gets a higher percentage of what would be excessive profit for the publishing house. But, I was looking for something different and I bought it at the ridiculous price of $12.92. All of the books in the series are over $10 and they most certainly are not worth the elevated price, but I will probably read them all anyway. I'll buy one a month, maybe.
I've dinged this book for grammar, crisis fatigue and price. What did I like about it? Well, he's got some pretty good ideas on gear. I'm not a knife person. I'd rather have a gun in a fight, but he shows other uses for knives that make me rethink that position. That's really why we read this type of fiction anyway. What is he doing that I'm not doing? What does he know that I don't know? What skill does he have that I don't have? As a woman, the prepper series, "The Journal" by Deborah D. Moore, speaks to me more. However, food prep isn't going to do much good if you are stranded a thousand miles from home, or 250 as was the case in this book. Even with crisis fatigue, it is important to think about what you would do in these circumstances. It's important to role play along with the author, in my opinion. That is what these books do for people like me and that is why they are valuable tools. Even with the foul language, I will encourage my children (all adults, btw) to read this book.
In the end, my recommendation is to buy the book. Read the book. Decide how you will respond to the book. All other criticism aside, that's my bottom line.
A. American brings his characters into sharp focus. He must have met some of the people I knew along the way. Jess, Thad and Sarge remind me of some of my own friends and family. I feel you will enjoy the journey with Morgan as much as I did. Because of his impact, I may be morphing into a prepper.
Dislikes: A few times, the author goes into more detail than I need, but I was raised on a farm and consider myself to be self-reliant in the woods. His audience may be complete novices who need more education about survival. So I don't quibble much about his level of detail.
Someone needs to turn on his proofreading, spell-checker, grammar-checker. I edited a house newsletter and co-authored a process-improvement book, so I noticed several errors. However, I looked at the plot, character development and emotional impact of the story. With that in mind, I spent my money freely to buy his books without regret.