Against all odds, Morgan Carter and his family have endured despite the deteriorating conditions surrounding them. Armed with survivalist tactics, Morgan's crew, alongside their new friends from the recently-liberated DHS camp, have worked together to build a sustainable community. But not all situations can be prepared for. When a massive wildfire threatens their very existence, they must decide: fight or flight?
From the author of the hit Survivalist Series books, Resurrecting Home is an action-packed adventure that depicts the harrowing possibilities of a world gone awry, and the courage it takes to protect what matters most.
©2014 A. American (P)2014 Penguin Audio
I have just finished book 5 in the series and thought I would write a review on the whole series (so far) as I loved all of them the same.
So if you've read the synopsis you'll now that Morgan was on his way home to his wife and 3 kids when.... the power goes out, an EMP maybe? and plunges the world back into the stone age. Now you might be thinking that there is a couple of other books on the same line and a successful TV show.
However what makes this different?
Morgans story and the situations that he finds himself in with people that are trying to survive. I continually thought "yeah, that is what would happen, thats how people would act in that situation" it is brilliantly thought through. The characters are fantastic as well all with very different backstories which really makes you care about what happens to them.
But the stand out thing is the narration by Duke Fontaine it is fantastic it probably the best I've heard, he puts constant voices on all the characters so you know every time who is talking but is still clear to understand.
The only thing I would have liked is an explanation to why Morgan prepared the way he did, it sort of does near the end of the series, its only a small thing but it bug me a little.
If you like excellent narration, brilliant characters and a believable story (with a little hollywood drama chucked in) give this a go.
My review may be a little unfair, seeing that i listened to this book right after completing the amazing We Are Alive: A Story of Survival.
Even so, i thought this book was slow. The continuing saga of Morgan and friends however, made it worth a listen. looking forward to the next book.
"This is book 5"
Don't start here, go back to "Going Home" and start at the beginning... fortunately the author doesn't go back and rehash all the back stories, so the book will mean more if read in order. This book does have a natural ending spot, so you won't be forced into reading book 6... if you don't want to continue. I have ranked all the other books in the series a 4. This one didn't quite tip into it for me... I still care for the family and what is happening, and I will probably pre-order the next book again. Just didn't feel like I learned as much this time... or that the story progressed as far... If you have been reading the series and unsure if you want to go on... the last book was a better ending point.
Highlights of this book include fighting a forest fire, barter and the intrusion of families displaced by the fire and looking for a new place.
"Continues to be Great!"
The author has a way of making you fall in love with the characters in the novel. I have a hard time putting down every book in this series including this one. The author just does such a great job writing the story. It is a survivalist series, but the author didn't get over detailed in survival accessories. He is just detailed enough. He has a very good balance when writing which makes this a great story for all types of readers.
Duke Fontaine is spectacular. I can not imagine anyone else narrating this series. He has the perfect voice and attitude for the main character Morgan.
"Ugly characters - just plain ugly"
I have read all these books and for the most part have quite enjoyed them. But this one saw way too much bullying and caveman-like behaviour from the DOD men ... to the point that you have one of our "heroes" breaking another man's neck because there was something hinky about him and he didn't seem to agree with what Sarge and the boys determined was right-minded thinking. WTF!!! I really like most of the characters in these stories but Sarge and his "boys" are just plain repugnant. Literally, who died and made them God?
I say boys, because there are no real women in that little clique ... they're all silent, barefoot, in the kitchen, cooking up a meal for their heroes. I don't say pregnant because that would mean they had to talk to a woman in order to have sex with her. A couple of token "tough" women are only distinguishable as female by their names which are feminine. And how Freudian is this ... most of the "real" women have what could just as easily be men's names - Mel, Bobbie, Fred, Taylor.
Like I said, I like Morgan and his family and most of his friends very much - especially Thad - and I hope that Book 6 sees a lot more of them and a lot less of the power trip boys.
"another thought provoker"
I have enjoyed this series as it is possible we may find ourselves in this situation. I enjoy Sarge taking charge and clarifying the issues. It makes me even more grateful for the conveniences it is so easy to take for granted.
"Not as fun as the others"
The storyline just wasn't as interesting as the previous books. The only reason I'll purchase the next book, is to give the author the chance to redeem himself. The writing style in all the books so far has been very basic and immature in my opinion. Almost to the point that you, the reader, or listener could assume what the characters will say next.......but........ I've been entertained with the storyline and the path that the books were headed in. Until this book that is.
Just my opinion.
It's a great story, The whole series, not just this book. I like how the author incorporates actual knowledge into his fictional story line. The only critique I can think of is that the narrator mispronounces a few words, but nothing major.
"love this series. the usual conspiracy theory apo"
love this series. the usual conspiracy theory apocalyptic story but the characters are fleshed out enough to make you care about them and the suspense levels are kept adequate to keep you wanting more
Man lives on!
I like that all the things that can go wrong at the end of the world, do go wrong. Even mother nature got involved.
Sarge. By far, the best voice!
If the lights went out right now, what would you do?
"Back to a great story flow."
The last few books were a little slow for my taste, more story building and background, tieing up loose ends of the first portion of the series. This book seemed to get back to a flow more like what the first 3 books had, which I prefered. either way, I love the series and I think this gets back to the format I love, and sets up for quite a few interesting situations for the next book. I look forward to it.
"Love this author and this series!"
These books, aside from being a field manual and general wealth of knowledge, truly embody what it means to be an American. God bless you and your family sir. Thank you and keep them coming.
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