In his best-selling novels, The Borrowed World and Ashes of the Unspeakable, Franklin Horton showed us a nation facing societal collapse from a coordinated ISIS attack on the American infrastructure. Most of the country is without power, communication, and fuel. As a result of the attack, a group of business travelers in Virginia found themselves among the millions stranded on the highways with no idea how they would be getting home.
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.
While Gary's homecoming is bittersweet, he has at least found his way into the arms of his family. His co-worker, Alice, has awakened on the cold, concrete floor of a basement in Bluefield, Virginia. She is bound and chained to a support column. She doesn't know if she will ever see her son or husband again. All she knows for certain is that the man in front of her has already brutally killed her friend, Rebecca, and unless she finds a way out, he will kill her, too.
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now I got to wait for next book to see what happened to Alice! I don't enjoy the recap at the start but that's cos I read them all back to back so didn't need it but I guess I will now I gotta wait. the narrator needs to be careful not to use the same voice he did for women to then use on the hero min character making him sound puny. loved the book and the characters! ! eagerly await book 4.
"Another great book from Franklin Horton"
Kevin Pierce is a great narrator. He captures the characters and brings them to life.
Franklin Horton is a great writer and I always look forward to his new releases. Actually, his books are the only ones I have listened to more than once. This book does not disappoint. The story remains off the standard story line for this genre and provides the reader with fresh scenes not typical of the other books/stories in the apocalypse scenarios.
I highly recommend reading the entire series. As you read a series you always take a chance on the stories quality dropping off after a while. I have not found this to happen with Horton's books and can't wait for his next installment.
This book delivers from the start. I was not disappointed at all. Just when you think your safe, the book adds a twist that you don't see coming. Excellent work Franklin and wonderful job narrating Kevin.
"I want more!! Keep it going!!!"
Yes!! It just makes me ache for more. Great storyline, just keep it coming---PLEASE!!
Gary trying to get his family out of harms way
Tough to decide, but for this title it has to be Gary
Desperate planning to keep my family safe
I can feel the desperation of the characters as they try to escape Hell, leaving all that they love behind, to keep family safe. Giving up their houses that they feel are everything they have, so hard, but so necessary!
"Somewhat depressing but informative"
This is a very fast paced and sobering view of what our world could become if ISIS successfully infiltrated our country and took our our sources of power. Very good insights as to how one might prepare for such an event.
Enjoyed this survivalist story. The language in the first book of the series seemed worse than the sequels which I appreciated, but listener beware.
"On the edge of my seat for hours!"
each book makes you more connected to the characters absolutely riveting! will start from the first book and do them again.
A good story. The writing isn't fantastic, but the story is good enough that I listened to all 3 books. Don't read/listen if you're offended by extreme right wing viewpoints, although you'll get a glimpse at how they think.
"As good as previous two books."
Very similar to the previous two books. Just as interesting. I'm waiting for the next come out hopefully soon.
"STORY GETS BETTER AND BETTER!!!"
Always is, but I only listened!
That we get to see how the others are doing now...and how they are all coming together in one way or another!
When Ariel gave her bed away...sweet girl!
I LOVE THIS SERIES AND CANT WAIT FOR #4!!!! In this installment we get to see how everyone is doing...Alice escapes, mostly unscathed...but the situation all around is dangerous for them all!!
GREAT ADDITION TO THE SERIES! I RECOMMEND!! LOVE THE NARRATOR TOO!!!
"Excellent listen!! Suspenseful and surprising!"
I highly recommend the whole Borrowed World Series, but this third book is a step above. Twists and turns and suspense with nice character development. The story moves along nicely and ended way too soon. This narrator doesn't vary voices for each character much, yet he is enjoyable and pleasant. He's One of my favorites and I've listened to some of his other narrations as well. So now I wait for book four which won't come soon enough for me.
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