This is a 22 hour listen about a post-apocalyptic world. A flea born illness wipes out over two-thirds of the world population. There is no cure, but there is natural immunity. This review references Books 1 – Home, 2 – Canyon, and 3- Wall.
Plot. Marcus Battle, a PTSD victim, returns to Texas and loses his son and wife to the plague; he speaks to them and hears them speak to him. Marcus also lives as a hermit on his land, defending it with shoot-first, so you don’t need to ask questions. After months of solitude, Marcus rescues a woman being chased by a cult of marauders. The marauders have her son. They successfully burn Marcus’s house down. Under a facade of revenge, Marcus and the woman set out to rescue her son and rid Texas of these thugs. The story has a considerable slice of flashbacks to Marcus’ time in service – when he nearly dies to rescue his badly injured friend. Will Marcus conquer his own demons, rescue the boy of a stranger? Stay alive?
Liked. Good character development, easy to visualize action, well-organized plot over three novels. No sex, no explicit language. Decent narration and production.
Not so hot. There are some holes in an apocalyptic world, in my opinion. No mention of shortages of essentials like gasoline, medicine, etc., all that would surely be horrific.
There is more to the story – and, I’m sure, in sequels to come. Too much left to happen!
Written by By Tom Abrahams, narrated by Kevin Pierce in unabridged audiobook format, released in March 2016-19 by Piton Press LLC.