The Ungovernable: The Borrowed World Series, Book 7 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Boss is back.
Having lost both a hand and his entire team when Jim Powell and his friends attacked the power plant, Boss is obsessed with revenge. He had no idea who the men were, but he’s determined to launch a search for them until his command makes it clear that his mission of vengeance is not a priority.
Undeterred, Boss arrives at a covert method of engaging the entire population of southwest Virginia in his hunt for the insurgents. He has fliers scattered in the communities around the power plant offering a reward of food and ammunition for the live capture of the lone man whose image was caught by a security camera.
The rampant rumors surrounding the attack at the plant work against Jim. His name is whispered everywhere that people gather. Almost overnight, he and his friends find themselves under attack from desperate neighbors determined to collect the reward.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 19 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||November 06, 2019|
|Publisher||James Franklin Horton|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #9,015 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#69 in Dystopian Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#165 in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#359 in Dystopian Fiction
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If the book title had a subtitle, it'd be "It's all Jim's fault." In the last book, Switched On, word had reached the valley of the government's offer of aid, with the caveat that those requiring help must turn in their guns. Jim Powell, abrasive and misanthropic and distrustful of those in authority, didn't take this too kindly. Old boy leaned towards isolationism and was prone to being antisocial, anyway. He reasoned, angrily, why must he disarm in order to access resources he had already paid for with his taxes?
And maybe blame Jim's wife a smidge. It was she who convinced him to take on a leadership role in the valley. Jim always was a man to take quick action. Heck, when he's described as a troubleshooter, Jim retorts, "Yeah... I'm a troubleshooter. When I see trouble, I shoot it." Heh.
And it was Jim who spearheaded the assault on the power plant to take out communications. And power plant went ka-boom. Folks got killed. And things settled down for a minute.
Maybe some plot spoilers.
It's late spring now. Snow's thawed in the valley. And the valley folks can finally stretch their legs. Maybe take a ride to the neighboring town...
Thing is, plenty of folks didn't cotton to Jim's stand for freedom, his hubris. And my two cents is that I don't blame them folks. One of Jim's friends, Lloyd the banjo guy, plays devil's advocate. He tells Jim: "Assume that your mom and dad didn't have you taking care of them. What if they were facing a slow, undignified death by starvation and the comfort camps could have stopped that? How would you feel about someone ripping that away from you?" Banjo guy argues a good point.
Maybe these desperate, starving townspeople, who'd barely survived the harsh winter, would've taken action on their own, anyway, and gone after Jim. But while Jim and his group were riding out the winter in the valley, the government's been circulating a mess of wanted flyers. The bounty put on Jim Powell's head - for domestic terrorism - rewards his captors with one year's food supply plus ammo.
Yeah, this book packs in the action as those hunting Jim come out of the woodwork and come in waves, taxing the valley's defenses, testing the unity of Jim and his neighbors. As ever, I'm paying attention to whatever nuggets of wisdom the post-apoc author imparts. With Jim being a diehard prepper, I was craving more details about his solar improvements, and gravity fed water, and a dairy with a spring box, and so on. But I also recognize Horton's knack for storytelling. The suspense was crazy in this one, and I appreciate Horton's showing that his characters' actions have grave consequences, and that Jim's perspective can't always be trusted. Anyway, a great read. I'm anticipating a future story arc in which Jim goes to Beartown Mountain to look for the legendary cave mentioned in this book.
I'm so glad I met him during a "local authors" day at the public library in Lebanon, VA, or, as we call it down here,
I went for some "shake and howdy" with Franklin. He's just a special guy.