The Borrowed World

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 154 ratings

The Borrowed World Summary

In a night of devastating terror, ISIS operatives have unleashed a coordinated attack on America's infrastructure. Life as we know it in America grinds to a halt as the electrical grid collapses, communication networks are damaged, critical bridges and dams are destroyed, and major fuel refineries go up in massive fiery clouds. When the government responds by immediately halting fuel sales to the public, Jim Powell finds himself in a terrifying predicament - trapped five hundred miles from home with a group of coworkers.

With thousands of trapped travelers and scarce law enforcement, the miles between Jim 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?

©2015 Franklin Horton (P)2015 Franklin Horton
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  • Book 1

    • The Borrowed World

    • A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse, Volume 1
    • By: Franklin Horton
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome book

    • By sarah MacHattie on 07-08-16

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 2

    • Ashes of the Unspeakable

    • The Borrowed World Series, Book Two
    • By: Franklin Horton
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it.

    • By Anonymous User on 05-07-18

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 3

    • Legion of Despair

    • Book Three in The Borrowed World Series
    • By: Franklin Horton
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By Anonymous User on 06-07-18

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 4

    • No Time for Mourning

    • The Borrowed World, Book 4
    • By: Franklin Horton
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't turn it off...

    • By David Ellis on 22-02-17

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 5

    • Valley of Vengeance

    • The Borrowed World Series, Book 5
    • By: Franklin Horton
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book

    • By Anonymous User on 11-08-18

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 6

    • Switched On

    • The Borrowed World Series, Book 6
    • By: Franklin Horton
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    It's been around nine long months since the United States spiraled into chaos due to a cascading systems failure. From the recesses of a fractured government comes a plan to restore order and rescue what remains of the population. The first step comes with restoring power. But what if having access to electricity came at such a price that many - like Jim Powell, his friends, and his neighbors - would rather face a future in the dark.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book yet again.

    • By Anonymous User on 14-08-18

    Regular price: £18.29