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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Audible Book Review: Forsaking Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 4 by A. American

There are more survivor basics and adventures in this fourth book.
Forsaking Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 4
By A. American
Narrated By Duke Fontaine
Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
Series: Survivalist, Book 4
Format: Unabridged
Release Date:06-24-14
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Genre: Post Apocalyptic
My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0

Release Date: 06-24-14
Morgan Carter has weathered the weeks after the collapse of the nation's power grid, reuniting with his family and ensuring their safety, but his struggle isn't over yet. Carter must focus on survival in an increasingly unstable society - but the challenges he faces are beyond his wildest imagination. Meanwhile, the enclosed quarters of the nearby government-run refugee camp make for an environment where injury, assault and murder are the norm.

The survival saga continues in book four of this series. Morgan and his family are managing fairly well in the cabins by the lake. It is more crowded and rustic than their suburban community but the family is still together. Morgan shows the family how to forage in the swamp for natural foods and Thad is teaching the group how to make homemade soaps and other handy, old fashioned survival skills. They are staying safe for the most part except for a few thawrted attacks on their pigs.

Meanwhile Sarge and his unofficial army crew are making plans to take over the nearby government camp that is more prison and slave training than refugee camp. They know that Jess is in the camp but they don’t know how much danger she is in.

I enjoyed the educational survival details even though it isn’t necessarily exciting. There are issues of emotional stress from the society changes, including depression and degredation of morals. The matters in camp have gotten worse with Jess and her friends targeted for execution. Sarge’s plan for takeover of the camp is rather simplistic and goes surprisingly well with the exception of an unexpected twist.

This isn’t full of action and excitement like books 1 and 2 but it is still entertaining. A. American does a good job of pulling together loose ends. This might not be a book to rave about but it is a satisfactory installment, maybe even conclusion, to the series.

AUDIO NOTES: Duke Fontaine continues to do a really nice job with the narration. This was a very easy, quick and engaging listening experience.

I purchased this fourth book with my Audible subscription so I could continue the series.

My review links for the other books in the series:
Going Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 1
Surviving Home: A Novel (The Survivalist Series)
Escaping Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 3

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