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My new favorite post apocalypse series! With a good blend of action, plot development and practical prepping information “Going Home” is a fun read which draws you in and keeps you interested from start to finish. Although it’s not, the writing made me thing of more of a journal being told (mostly) through the eyes of the main character Morgan. It has a great bit of detail and takes you through his thought process making it easy to get engrossed in the story. The characters are a bit static and the author’s ideology comes through loud and clear, but the story is just too good. Also, I’d like to give a big thanks to the author for writing a series where the story continues from book to book but makes each one stand alone! I am certainly going on to the next book but with this one being wrapped up so nicely I don’t feel as if I’m being made to read the next book to get the whole story!
The narration was very good!
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
Normally after 3 books a series gets stale, however, A. American has managed to hook me in, and now I'm waiting for book 4 to come out this summer.
A mix of 1 Second After, and the failure of society after a Zombie attack, this time the "Zombies" are the DHS; who doesn't like to hate the DHS?
I wouldn't want to call this a "Prepper" book, however, I like that this book made me think about the story, even after listening to the 3 books in the series. If you're thinking about becoming a "Prepper", this book is going to make you think more then you may have before. Are you really ready?
Fontaine does a really good job keeping you in the story, so even with 3 books it's not sounding old.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Where does Going Home rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I really enjoyed this. (and the next 2 in the series) I get through about 4 audiobooks a month. I would place this in the top 10.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Difficult to decide between Morgan and Thad. Both do what has to be done. but neither like doing it.
Have you listened to any of Duke Fontaine’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Other than the next books in this series, No. But I will look for out for some. I liked his reading style. It sounded like he was enjoying the book too
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
The story itself is interesting, if a little high on technical detail and abbreviations. I found it confusing to listen to though, as there were no pauses or other distinctions between changing scenes. Made it hard to follow in some places.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
only have one gripe....
in the latter half of this book it needs to do something about switching between characters monologue. you will be listening to one character then all of a sudden it's another character talking. it was hard to keep up. But other than that it was another good story.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful