The Borrowed World
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(4.7 based on 87 ratings)
  • 1
    The Borrowed World: A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse, Volume 1 | Franklin Horton

    The Borrowed World: A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Franklin Horton
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
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    In a night of devastating terror, ISIS operatives have unleashed a coordinated attack on America's infrastructure. With thousands of trapped travelers and scarce law enforcement, the miles between Jim Powell and his family become a brutal gauntlet where the rules of civilized society no longer apply. As Jim puts his years of preparation and planning to the test, he is forced to ask himself if he has what it takes to make it home. Does he have the strength - the brutality - required to meet this new world toe-to-toe?

    Good healthy SHTF fare.

    So the first thing that struck me was the similarity to Going Home by A. American.
    If you enjoyed that then this will float your boat too. It is ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 May 2016 by Paul (Chelmsford, UK)
  • 2
    Ashes of the Unspeakable: The Borrowed World Series, Book Two | Franklin Horton

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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Franklin Horton
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (25)
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    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.

    A very immersive series!
    Reviewed on 07 June 2017 by Alexander Long ()
  • 3
    Legion of Despair: Book Three in The Borrowed World Series | Franklin Horton

    Legion of Despair: Book Three in The Borrowed World Series

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Franklin Horton
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Great story

    A story well worth listingto, It has the finess and quality to portray the type of person we all would like to be placed in the same circumstances.

    Reviewed on 19 January 2017 by Brian Watts ()
  • 4
    No Time for Mourning: The Borrowed World, Book 4 | Franklin Horton

    No Time for Mourning: The Borrowed World, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Franklin Horton
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the Borrowed World Series, America is brought to its knees by coordinated terror attacks against the infrastructure. After spending weeks walking across a violent and horrific landscape to reach his family, Jim Powell hoped they could weather this storm on their secluded Appalachian farm. They had prepared for this. They had armed for this. They could live without power and fuel. What happens, though, when the same qualities that drew Jim to his isolated valley begin to attract another armed group looking for a place to hide from the unrest of a starving nation?

    Couldn't turn it off...

    Another fantastic story.. gripping, worried, happy, crying.... knowing the characters now, the story has you running through all the emotions of life ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 February 2017 by Carmen H. ()
  • 5
    Valley of Vengeance: The Borrowed World Series, Book 5 | Franklin Horton

    Valley of Vengeance: The Borrowed World Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Franklin Horton
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    Overall
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    (5)
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    In this fifth installment in The Borrowed World Series, human resources manager Alice Watkins is finally making it home. In her journey across Virginia, she experiences a country disintegrating and collapsing in on itself in the wake of a nationwide terror attack. Her trip home is agonizing; her experiences indescribable.

    Excellent

    Franklin Horton cannot put a foot wrong with this series of books. The main protagonist, Jim, is believable and it is easy to empathise with him. The ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 July 2017 by Paul (Chelmsford, UK)