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Ashes of the Unspeakable Audiobook

Ashes of the Unspeakable: The Borrowed World Series, Book Two

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In The Borrowed World, Franklin Horton showed us an America brought to its knees by a nationwide terror attack. The target? The American infrastructure.

Cell phone connections were sporadic. Electrical power was failing. Mortar attacks on major fuel refineries had created a gas shortage, stranding travelers throughout the country. One of those stranded travelers, Jim Powell, and his group of coworkers were frantically trying to make their way home using the gear on their backs and whatever other means they found at their disposal. It was a journey racked with violent, deadly encounters and exhausting physical demands, pushing each of them to the brink of their abilities. Meanwhile, on the other side of Virginia, Jim's family was facing its own struggle as desperate neighbors began to turn against each other with increasing brutality.

In the second book in this series, Ashes of the Unspeakable, we find Jim and his group still struggling to reach home. 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.

At home, Jim's family is basically forced into lockdown after a local jail discharges its starving inmates, leading to the arrival of a new, extremely violent presence in their valley. The stranger sets his sights on driving other families from their homes and taking what they own. As Jim races home, his wife Ellen struggles to keep her family safe, while each night a neighbor's home is burned to the ground.

©2015 Franklin Horton (P)2015 Franklin Horton

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    sarah 11/08/2016
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    couldn't put it down l. on the edge of my seat. so in love with all the characters

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    James 15/03/2016
    James 15/03/2016
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    "Good listen."

    Will definitely get the next instalment of this series. Enjoyed this as much as the first book.

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    D&R 26/02/2016
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    "The best peppers story"

    Love it. A preper going through the apocalypse :)
    A bit cheese with the little boy killing people left and right :)

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  • jason
    16/11/15
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    "The best"

    for me this is the best book on audible. especially because of kevin peirce. he does a wonderful job of narrating this book....hopefully there's a book 3 all the way to book 10.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Jim "The Impatient"
    Springfield, MO, United States
    12/05/16
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    "Motivational"

    GET HOME BAG
    This was an excellent book 2. I liked book one, a slight bit better. I am usually disappointed with the second book in most series, but not in this case. The professional writing and exciting story continues. Added are questions about what happens to prisoners and mental hospitals during times like these. How will groups like the Amish be affected? In this installment, Jim's boy Peter grows into a man. The prologue and chapter one, do an excellent job of covering the first book, so if for some reason you can't listen to book one first, you will not be lost.

    MOVIE AWARD SHOWS
    The main character, Jim, is not the most politically correct. Like most books like these there is the very conservative, gun rights, anti-welfare comments. There are some conservative lectures, thinly disguised as discussions and there are plenty of I Told You So, incidents. He tries to cover his anti-trailer park remarks late in the book. The book is very entertaining with lots of information and has motivated me to get prepared for the next ice storm.

    I will continue this series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Maineac
    Texas
    23/01/16
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    "On par with Home Series"
    What made the experience of listening to Ashes of the Unspeakable the most enjoyable?

    Realistic...believable...great story...will be a classic


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ashes of the Unspeakable?

    Too many to list...the whole journey


    Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Fantastic...


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Too many to list


    Any additional comments?

    Cannot wait until the next book!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Reams
    21/01/16
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    "Awesome book"

    This is a great series. The characters the story and the narration. I hope the series continues soon

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Edward Zeiser
    18/01/16
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    "A prophetic tale..."

    This book is fast -paced, exciting and vividly descriptive. I enjoyed the narration. It is a wonderful tale; hopefully not a prophetic tale.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Carol Shepherd
    20/12/15
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    "Great series! Resonated with my and the world I once knew"

    I'll have my 14 year old listen to this book. I'm an average mom with a background similar to the main character "descended from a line of hillbillies". On both sides of my family I have been warned to always be able to grow my own food. While I am a lousy gardener I have learned to raise rabbits for food.
    In life we woman often depend on men to defend us but may not be supportive of the actions they need to take to do so. The author describes the male thinking surrounding defense and preparation for disaster.
    I grew up in a trailer and as a child the people around me knew how to garden and can. I know what that world was like. My grandmother used to say about the younger generation "if you tried to give them a mess of beans you'd have to pick them from your garden, she'll them, and drive them to their house".

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Craig
    North Potomac, Moldova, Republic of
    06/04/16
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    "Excellent!"

    Must read for peppers and regular folk so you can harden yourself for a societal breakdown. Well read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mark Hendon
    05/04/16
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    "Another awesome book"

    I can't wait for the next book. I was sad when I heard the words "end of book 2"

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • I need
    04/04/16
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    "Thrilling"

    This is a very exciting series. Almost can't wait to start the next book in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    14/03/16
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    "Very enjoyable listen"

    Very enjoyable listen! The story was well written and excellntyl narrated, both books highly recommended

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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