• by John S. Wilson
  • Narrated by Jonathan Yen
  • 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He had to keep moving, that the man instinctively knew. He had to get away, from the rioting, the lawlessness, the killing. Away from the brutal gangs that ruled the highways. Then there was the boy that he found along the way, an orphan with no place to go. He couldn't leave the child behind; that would be murder. Together they had to make their way across the razed landscape of post-collapse America, west to where there was safety, a chance to begin again. If only they survived the journey.


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Customer Reviews

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Very gritty & real story of survival!

What did you like best about this story?

The story doesn't try to hard. It's not larger than life. If feels like it could legitimately take place over the next 5 to 10 years. Everything about the characters and the situations they found themselves in felt completely natural.

What about Jonathan Yen’s performance did you like?

The calm/controlled/rational tone of Yen's voice was perfectly matched to the protagonist. And it provided a perfect counterpoint to the turmoil of the plot (the end of society as we know it!). That made it all the more unsettling and eerie. Really nice!

Any additional comments?

Two of the first three reviewers mentioned the fact that the protagonist is left unnamed. I admit that I found that a bit unusual at first, and wasn't even sure what to make of it. But I personally didn't think any more of it after the first chapter or two. The very first reviewer suggested that a name is critical in making a connection with the protagonist. I don't agree at all. I can (surprisingly often) finish watching a movie, and not be able to tell you the primary character's names, but I most certainly can tell you all about them and their experiences. While that's very uncommon when reading a book, it was the case with this audiobook. And when you think of it, an audiobook is pretty much halfway between a book and a movie.

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- c_soul

Really Loved this

What did you love best about Joshua?

A typical Armageddon scenario, but with great characters.Definitely makes me fear the "Survivalist" wacko-s more than before...

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Man

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Yen – was your favorite?

The Man

If you could rename Joshua, what would you call it?

Hmm, American Meltdown

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- John B. Zerkel "stratmanz"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2013
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing