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Posted: 8/8/2016 7:56:14 AM EDT
Just saw the pre order on Amazon.

Posting from phone and don't know how to put in link.
Link Posted: 8/8/2016 8:57:51 AM EDT
[#1]
there is a 2nd book?
Link Posted: 8/8/2016 9:11:43 AM EDT
[#2]
Sweet.
Link Posted: 8/8/2016 9:14:20 AM EDT
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Yeah, it wasn't that good.
Link Posted: 8/10/2016 12:32:18 AM EDT
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Yeah, it wasn't that good.
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Originally Posted By callmestick:
Originally Posted By Wipeout:
there is a 2nd book?


Yeah, it wasn't that good.



It wasn't that bad. It wasn't as good as the first, but it wasn't the worst I've read.
Link Posted: 8/23/2016 10:17:30 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/4/2016 2:11:09 PM EDT
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First one wasn't a peach either. Here is a summary-

John lived in a quaint mountain town, it was like a GD Norman Rockwell painting. Damn he loved cigarettes, nothing like a cigarette to calm your nerves after an EMP. John although 60 years old runs into a 27 year old nurse hottie who of course WANTS HIM (cause you know most survival fiction is really MALE FANTASY writing). Makala (sp and don't care) was a young hottie, but she wasn't as smoking as that cigarette John had in his mouth. It was like a GD Norman Rockwell painting- with smoking.  Makala came to him "John, do you want me John?" John said, "not as much as I want this cigarette, damn this is good." It was all like a GD Norman Rockwell painting which oddly enough appeared like a Phillip Marlboro cigarette ad. Those cannibal looters that always seem to show themselves in survival fiction show up, but killing them wasn't as good as puffing on that cigarette, it was like a Norman Rockwell painting, with cannibal looters and cigarettes......

If you missed that majorly obsessively reoccurring theme reading it, get the audio CD and you will see what I mean.

2nd book wasn't much better, although I've only listened to it once.

COMMUNITY COMMUNITY COMMUNITY! Everyone is going to starve together quietly and sit around puffing their cigs while they starve!!!!
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Originally Posted By Lowdown3:
Originally Posted By callmestick:
Originally Posted By Wipeout:
there is a 2nd book?


Yeah, it wasn't that good.



First one wasn't a peach either. Here is a summary-

John lived in a quaint mountain town, it was like a GD Norman Rockwell painting. Damn he loved cigarettes, nothing like a cigarette to calm your nerves after an EMP. John although 60 years old runs into a 27 year old nurse hottie who of course WANTS HIM (cause you know most survival fiction is really MALE FANTASY writing). Makala (sp and don't care) was a young hottie, but she wasn't as smoking as that cigarette John had in his mouth. It was like a GD Norman Rockwell painting- with smoking.  Makala came to him "John, do you want me John?" John said, "not as much as I want this cigarette, damn this is good." It was all like a GD Norman Rockwell painting which oddly enough appeared like a Phillip Marlboro cigarette ad. Those cannibal looters that always seem to show themselves in survival fiction show up, but killing them wasn't as good as puffing on that cigarette, it was like a Norman Rockwell painting, with cannibal looters and cigarettes......

If you missed that majorly obsessively reoccurring theme reading it, get the audio CD and you will see what I mean.

2nd book wasn't much better, although I've only listened to it once.

COMMUNITY COMMUNITY COMMUNITY! Everyone is going to starve together quietly and sit around puffing their cigs while they starve!!!!

I liked the first two. They are good time passers. Not the greatest SHTF books but not the worst by far. I thought the nurse lady was a redhead in her mid to late 40's? Now that I know the age difference Ewwwwwwwwww.
Link Posted: 9/5/2016 11:06:44 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/5/2016 11:15:39 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lowdown3:
First one wasn't a peach either. Here is a summary-



John lived in a quaint mountain town, it was like a GD Norman Rockwell painting. Damn he loved cigarettes, nothing like a cigarette to calm your nerves after an EMP. John although 60 years old runs into a 27 year old nurse hottie who of course WANTS HIM (cause you know most survival fiction is really MALE FANTASY writing). Makala (sp and don't care) was a young hottie, but she wasn't as smoking as that cigarette John had in his mouth. It was like a GD Norman Rockwell painting- with smoking.  Makala came to him "John, do you want me John?" John said, "not as much as I want this cigarette, damn this is good." It was all like a GD Norman Rockwell painting which oddly enough appeared like a Phillip Marlboro cigarette ad. Those cannibal looters that always seem to show themselves in survival fiction show up, but killing them wasn't as good as puffing on that cigarette, it was like a Norman Rockwell painting, with cannibal looters and cigarettes......



If you missed that majorly obsessively reoccurring theme reading it, get the audio CD and you will see what I mean.



2nd book wasn't much better, although I've only listened to it once.



COMMUNITY COMMUNITY COMMUNITY! Everyone is going to starve together quietly and sit around puffing their cigs while they starve!!!!
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Originally Posted By Lowdown3:



Originally Posted By callmestick:


Originally Posted By Wipeout:

there is a 2nd book?




Yeah, it wasn't that good.






First one wasn't a peach either. Here is a summary-



John lived in a quaint mountain town, it was like a GD Norman Rockwell painting. Damn he loved cigarettes, nothing like a cigarette to calm your nerves after an EMP. John although 60 years old runs into a 27 year old nurse hottie who of course WANTS HIM (cause you know most survival fiction is really MALE FANTASY writing). Makala (sp and don't care) was a young hottie, but she wasn't as smoking as that cigarette John had in his mouth. It was like a GD Norman Rockwell painting- with smoking.  Makala came to him "John, do you want me John?" John said, "not as much as I want this cigarette, damn this is good." It was all like a GD Norman Rockwell painting which oddly enough appeared like a Phillip Marlboro cigarette ad. Those cannibal looters that always seem to show themselves in survival fiction show up, but killing them wasn't as good as puffing on that cigarette, it was like a Norman Rockwell painting, with cannibal looters and cigarettes......



If you missed that majorly obsessively reoccurring theme reading it, get the audio CD and you will see what I mean.



2nd book wasn't much better, although I've only listened to it once.



COMMUNITY COMMUNITY COMMUNITY! Everyone is going to starve together quietly and sit around puffing their cigs while they starve!!!!


LOL true.



The thing that strikes me about survival fiction is that the communities they set up typically follow a socialist order.
 
Link Posted: 9/7/2016 6:39:51 AM EDT
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I liked the first two. They are good time passers. Not the greatest SHTF books but not the worst by far. I thought the nurse lady was a redhead in her mid to late 40's? Now that I know the age difference Ewwwwwwwwww.
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Originally Posted By Gunguy87:



Originally Posted By Lowdown3:


Originally Posted By callmestick:


Originally Posted By Wipeout:

there is a 2nd book?




Yeah, it wasn't that good.






First one wasn't a peach either. Here is a summary-



John lived in a quaint mountain town, it was like a GD Norman Rockwell painting. Damn he loved cigarettes, nothing like a cigarette to calm your nerves after an EMP. John although 60 years old runs into a 27 year old nurse hottie who of course WANTS HIM (cause you know most survival fiction is really MALE FANTASY writing). Makala (sp and don't care) was a young hottie, but she wasn't as smoking as that cigarette John had in his mouth. It was like a GD Norman Rockwell painting- with smoking.  Makala came to him "John, do you want me John?" John said, "not as much as I want this cigarette, damn this is good." It was all like a GD Norman Rockwell painting which oddly enough appeared like a Phillip Marlboro cigarette ad. Those cannibal looters that always seem to show themselves in survival fiction show up, but killing them wasn't as good as puffing on that cigarette, it was like a Norman Rockwell painting, with cannibal looters and cigarettes......



If you missed that majorly obsessively reoccurring theme reading it, get the audio CD and you will see what I mean.



2nd book wasn't much better, although I've only listened to it once.



COMMUNITY COMMUNITY COMMUNITY! Everyone is going to starve together quietly and sit around puffing their cigs while they starve!!!!


I liked the first two. They are good time passers. Not the greatest SHTF books but not the worst by far. I thought the nurse lady was a redhead in her mid to late 40's? Now that I know the age difference Ewwwwwwwwww.
There was about a ten year difference in their ages.  John was mid to late forties based on some references in the book.
Link Posted: 9/10/2016 11:34:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 8nbait:
There was about a ten year difference in their ages.  John was mid to late forties based on some references in the book.
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Originally Posted By 8nbait:
Originally Posted By Gunguy87:
Originally Posted By Lowdown3:
Originally Posted By callmestick:
Originally Posted By Wipeout:
there is a 2nd book?


Yeah, it wasn't that good.



First one wasn't a peach either. Here is a summary-

John lived in a quaint mountain town, it was like a GD Norman Rockwell painting. Damn he loved cigarettes, nothing like a cigarette to calm your nerves after an EMP. John although 60 years old runs into a 27 year old nurse hottie who of course WANTS HIM (cause you know most survival fiction is really MALE FANTASY writing). Makala (sp and don't care) was a young hottie, but she wasn't as smoking as that cigarette John had in his mouth. It was like a GD Norman Rockwell painting- with smoking.  Makala came to him "John, do you want me John?" John said, "not as much as I want this cigarette, damn this is good." It was all like a GD Norman Rockwell painting which oddly enough appeared like a Phillip Marlboro cigarette ad. Those cannibal looters that always seem to show themselves in survival fiction show up, but killing them wasn't as good as puffing on that cigarette, it was like a Norman Rockwell painting, with cannibal looters and cigarettes......

If you missed that majorly obsessively reoccurring theme reading it, get the audio CD and you will see what I mean.

2nd book wasn't much better, although I've only listened to it once.

COMMUNITY COMMUNITY COMMUNITY! Everyone is going to starve together quietly and sit around puffing their cigs while they starve!!!!

I liked the first two. They are good time passers. Not the greatest SHTF books but not the worst by far. I thought the nurse lady was a redhead in her mid to late 40's? Now that I know the age difference Ewwwwwwwwww.
There was about a ten year difference in their ages.  John was mid to late forties based on some references in the book.

For some reason I remember him being in the first gulf war as a high ranking officer. Which would probably put him at mid-late 50's.
Link Posted: 9/18/2016 9:55:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By callmestick:


Yeah, it wasn't that good.
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Originally Posted By callmestick:
Originally Posted By Wipeout:
there is a 2nd book?


Yeah, it wasn't that good.

Link Posted: 11/3/2016 9:13:34 PM EDT
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Forstchen is a good author. The books get too interrupted by speeches.  I was not expecting Patriots or a Death Lands novel with a ton of violence.  It was a nice change of pace from the typical survivalist novel in that aspect.  More action couldn't hurt though.

There are some really interesting concepts in both books that I would have loved some more pages on rather than another speech by John. At the risk of sounding unAmerican or unpatriotic, I think people would be much less concerned with the state of the union than they will be their immediate families.  Especially after many of their loved ones had just starved to death. Just my opinion.

I really enjoyed a lot of the first book. Food and water were the most important items. Common medicine was a necessity. There are some extremely well thought out points made on prescriptions etc.

All that said I will buy the third one when it comes out.   Speeches and all I would like to know how the story ends.
Link Posted: 1/3/2017 5:26:47 PM EDT
[#13]
Today is release day.
Link Posted: 1/3/2017 6:52:23 PM EDT
[#14]
Bought one this morning
Link Posted: 1/9/2017 8:40:09 PM EDT
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just finished the audible version,  I enjoyed it.

He is one of a handful of authors that do a good job on this genre IMO.....once you run out of their offerings and try some of the others you'll REALLY come to appreciate the good ones...  
Link Posted: 1/22/2017 4:11:35 PM EDT
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Never knew there was a 2nd book. Just ordered both the 2nd and 3rd, plus the 7 books of the Survivalist series by A.American.

Had a $100 gift card laying around LOL, and all 9 books on Amazon came out to $90 something with free shipping.
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 6:58:45 PM EDT
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VERY disappointed.
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 7:29:42 PM EDT
[#18]
It is just Ok

1 > 2 > 3
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 7:46:33 PM EDT
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Cool, I'm on the 4th of the Going Home series by A. American. Have enjoyed it and also enjoyed One Second After. Have also been reading EMP series.
Link Posted: 9/8/2017 10:55:28 PM EDT
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Cool, I'm on the 4th of the Going Home series by A. American. Have enjoyed it and also enjoyed One Second After. Have also been reading EMP series.
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My humble opinion... the A. American series is one of the better ones out there.  Realistic characters and plausible stories.  The books are worth a read.
Link Posted: 9/9/2017 10:32:28 AM EDT
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My humble opinion... the A. American series is one of the better ones out there.  Realistic characters and plausible stories.  The books are worth a read.
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Originally Posted By 4runnerteq:
Cool, I'm on the 4th of the Going Home series by A. American. Have enjoyed it and also enjoyed One Second After. Have also been reading EMP series.
My humble opinion... the A. American series is one of the better ones out there.  Realistic characters and plausible stories.  The books are worth a read.
I love his books for the same reason...but he needs to get a better editor...there are quite a few mistakes with characters names being messed up.
Link Posted: 9/21/2017 11:11:06 PM EDT
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I love his books for the same reason...but he needs to get a better editor...there are quite a few mistakes with characters names being messed up.
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Hallmark of the survivalist author. I've offered myself for free for proofreading, and been declined every time(admittedly they don't know me from Adam). They always have this "great editor" and they don't need assistance. EVERY one of them so far has been published with grammar and spelling errors. Oh well.

I've written off the serial umpteen-book survival series; the books are never standalone-worthy and I get tired of the poor writing.

CAN'T WAIT for Soldier's Son to be released(by DCBourone) eventually. I'm really hoping he beats the streak of obvious proofreading failures. His writing is top shelf so we'll see!
Link Posted: 3/7/2018 1:46:47 AM EDT
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I liked the first book. The 2nd was meh. The third wasn't impressive, but was still entertaining.
I live quite close to the town and we actually drive up there and through Montreat college campus. Great little town and campus!
Link Posted: 12/18/2018 7:50:58 PM EDT
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Listening to the 2nd now. I really liked the first one but I agree, too many speeches in the 2nd. Also, the guy reading completely mixes up accents several times on certain characters, sounding like a guy from Boston in one chapter, then a redneck in the next. He also uses a southern accent on John throughout the whole book when he is from the north. I know that seems frivolous but it gets very annoying. Will probably listen to the 3rd one day however.
Link Posted: 12/19/2018 1:12:24 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lowdown3:

First one wasn't a peach either. Here is a summary-

John lived in a quaint mountain town, it was like a GD Norman Rockwell painting. Damn he loved cigarettes, nothing like a cigarette to calm your nerves after an EMP. John although 60 years old runs into a 27 year old nurse hottie who of course WANTS HIM (cause you know most survival fiction is really MALE FANTASY writing). Makala (sp and don't care) was a young hottie, but she wasn't as smoking as that cigarette John had in his mouth. It was like a GD Norman Rockwell painting- with smoking.  Makala came to him "John, do you want me John?" John said, "not as much as I want this cigarette, damn this is good." It was all like a GD Norman Rockwell painting which oddly enough appeared like a Phillip Marlboro cigarette ad. Those cannibal looters that always seem to show themselves in survival fiction show up, but killing them wasn't as good as puffing on that cigarette, it was like a Norman Rockwell painting, with cannibal looters and cigarettes......

If you missed that majorly obsessively reoccurring theme reading it, get the audio CD and you will see what I mean.

2nd book wasn't much better, although I've only listened to it once.

COMMUNITY COMMUNITY COMMUNITY! Everyone is going to starve together quietly and sit around puffing their cigs while they starve!!!!
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BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!
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I got to ride up through the bear hunting property above
Montreat with a friend who is a share holder. This is the
property where the main character was kidnapped and
held for a while. It was pretty cool making a little deeper
connection with the author & the characters in the book,
like riding through town and ID'ing locations talked about
inn the book, also. And I agree that the books aren't that
good, but entertaining enough to finish.

Also, I met Dr. Forstchen a few years ago at the prepper
conference at Ridgecrest.

This is a pic from a view just below the parkway at
Mt. Mitchell.



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I liked the first book. The 2nd was meh. The third wasn't impressive, but was still entertaining.
I live quite close to the town and we actually drive up there and through Montreat college campus. Great little town and campus!
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