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Link Posted: 10/21/2013 7:59:48 AM EDT
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Met the author at the Self Reliance Expo in Denver. He was signing and giving away copies of his books. eemed like a nice guy. I have his third on pre-order.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 1:33:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LonghunterCO:
Met the author at the Self Reliance Expo in Denver. He was signing and giving away copies of his books. eemed like a nice guy. I have his third on pre-order.
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I preordered too.  I hope he writes a lot more of them.  I'm likeing his writing style a lot so far.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 10:43:46 PM EDT
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Pretty good read...wife liked it...
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 7:39:24 PM EDT
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I liked it, however as others said I was put off a bit by the constant gear nomenclature and brand dropping.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:41:08 PM EDT
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I preordered too.  I hope he writes a lot more of them.  I'm likeing his writing style a lot so far.
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Originally Posted By Variable556:
Originally Posted By LonghunterCO:
Met the author at the Self Reliance Expo in Denver. He was signing and giving away copies of his books. eemed like a nice guy. I have his third on pre-order.

I preordered too.  I hope he writes a lot more of them.  I'm likeing his writing style a lot so far.



Anyone get their shipping notification yet? It was supposted to be out the end of this month...
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 12:28:36 AM EDT
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Kindle edition supposedly releases on 10/30. Still waiting.
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 12:35:40 AM EDT
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The Kindle downloads of "Escaping Home" are up now.  I just downloaded mine!

Oops, the regular page in't showing it yet.  My preorder went through though.  I received the Amazon email at 0021hrs EST
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 2:14:48 AM EDT
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Just sync your Kindle if you preordered it and it will download.  I just got mine.
Link Posted: 11/1/2013 8:30:30 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/10/2013 8:35:57 PM EDT
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Listening tot audiobook on my mini today while traveling. Great book so far!
Link Posted: 11/11/2013 10:38:26 PM EDT
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I thought the third book was kind of lousy.  Nothing but filler to drag on to the 4th book.  Where was the action, what was the story?  I was disappointed.
Link Posted: 11/12/2013 4:33:34 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/13/2013 9:45:36 AM EDT
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Yep, it was disappointing.

Still looking for my next read.
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Originally Posted By Mak:

I thought the third book was kind of lousy.  Nothing but filler to drag on to the 4th book.  Where was the action, what was the story?  I was disappointed.


Yep, it was disappointing.

Still looking for my next read.
Well that sucks, just finishing up #2 now



 
Link Posted: 11/16/2013 5:30:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Variable556] [#14]
Finally got to finish reading number three, and I guess I'm the contrarian.  I really liked it.

I enjoy the characters the author has created, and I'm in no hurry for the story to end.  To me this book seemed kind of like a "day in the life of" episode in a series.  I'm quite happy with it, and look forward to reading the next one.  

I see it kind of like comparing a two hour movie vs. an entire series.  If the series is of good quality, I'd pick it over just a movie any day.  I get to experience far more of the fictional world the author creates that way.  His books aren't super short, so I don't feel like I'm getting chiseled to pay per chapter.  He includes decent "meat" in his stories for what I'm paying IMHO.

Two thumbs up from me, and I can't wait for the next one to come out!
Link Posted: 11/18/2013 2:02:51 PM EDT
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I am on Chapter15. I don't have a problem with it so far.

-As a preparedness family that just moved his household 125 miles (one way) I can tell you that I find the speed that they are moving Morgan and Dan's family over to the cabins seems a little far fetched. My last move 17 years ago was a company paid affair, so I can in no way compare the two. Compounding my situation is the fact that my preps have grown and my family size has doubled.
-Maybe I should start a thread on this as I feel that it could be an interesting conversation. Although my situation in this is a little unique there might be something for others to be learned in this.
Link Posted: 11/18/2013 5:36:45 PM EDT
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I am on Chapter15. I don't have a problem with it so far.

-As a preparedness family that just moved his household 125 miles (one way) I can tell you that I find the speed that they are moving Morgan and Dan's family over to the cabins seems a little far fetched. My last move 17 years ago was a company paid affair, so I can in no way compare the two. Compounding my situation is the fact that my preps have grown and my family size has doubled.
-Maybe I should start a thread on this as I feel that it could be an interesting conversation. Although my situation in this is a little unique there might be something for others to be learned in this.
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I took it as they were just bugging out, not doing a full move.  I.E. they weren't taking their furniture, most appliances, kids toys, etc., etc., etc.   If you only took your camping type stuff and preps (with other folks helping load and unload it) I imagine it would expedite the process considerably.  By mutual agreement with Sarge, Morg and the gang also started prepping the bugout in advance of their actual departure.   The timing was rather convenient to their necessary movement, but it is a fictional story.  I'm also guessing the trailer was pretty big.
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 8:13:01 PM EDT
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Read all three and AA  and left us hanging on for anther one. The fourth is coming out next late spring
Link Posted: 11/29/2013 8:34:27 PM EDT
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Read all three and AA  and left us hanging on for anther one. The fourth is coming out next late spring
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Forsaking Home in April.
Link Posted: 2/10/2014 12:14:10 PM EDT
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I finished Gome Home back around Christmas. I will continue the series. I really liked the first one, but I am glad I am not carrying his pack...geeze that thing must be heavy!

Call me odd, but I actually think it was neat to see a NON-military trained individual actually have a good head on his shoulders. Much more believeable than JWR Patriots "letter of introduction" crap about being trained by their buddy. I like how he threw in professional 'Military' and non-survivalist main characters.

As for the gear...I like to read...."he pulled out his Glock 19 and checked his three 15 round mags loaded with hollow points" much better than "he grabbed his 9mm pistol and clips".  A little detail doesn't hurt.....finding out the shipping weight, cost, tax percentage, recycleable shipping materials, sliver content, and hinge designs on a lunchbox is less than appealling; which he does often enough in the book.

I think it was a believeable book and put it at about 8 stars out of 10. We shall see what Surviving Home has for me.
Link Posted: 2/10/2014 2:28:32 PM EDT
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Forsaking Home in April.
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Originally Posted By Mak:
Originally Posted By kepuak:
Read all three and AA  and left us hanging on for anther one. The fourth is coming out next late spring


Forsaking Home in April.


Now June
Link Posted: 2/10/2014 6:40:36 PM EDT
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Now June
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Originally Posted By Mak:
Originally Posted By kepuak:
Read all three and AA  and left us hanging on for anther one. The fourth is coming out next late spring


Forsaking Home in April.


Now June


Bummer
Link Posted: 2/10/2014 7:04:15 PM EDT
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I read "Going Home" and "Surviving Home" and enjoyed both.  I will continue with series.
Link Posted: 2/14/2014 1:05:02 PM EDT
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I have read & enjoyed the first 3 books.
My brother knows the author & that
GHB is in his car everywhere he goes.
And it has all of the gear mentioned in the
book in it. I/you can tell that the author owns
the gear & knows how to use all of it.

I can't wait for the 4th book.

Later!

John
Link Posted: 3/4/2014 4:34:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Mak] [#24]
Forsaking Home is available for preorder for your kindle on Amazon.com.
Link Posted: 3/4/2014 5:00:01 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mak:
Forsaking Home is available for preorder for your kindle on Amazon.com.
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Thanks for the heads up.  Preorder placed.
Link Posted: 3/17/2014 4:48:32 PM EDT
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I just finished Surviving Home. Good sequal. It helps to have read the first one for some minor detail references, but I suppose it isn't required. Read this one much faster and easier than the first, but maybe that is just me.

Some of the stuff is kinda out there (gas available for trade at the gas station... after a few weeks that stuff would be gone to generators)......some of it is very believable (attacks on the home front). It is a much more....graphic....than the first. I hope that didn't spoil anything.....

Ready for Escaping Home....
Link Posted: 4/7/2014 8:19:51 AM EDT
[#27]
Finishing "escaping home" ... Probably today. Going to be a long wait until the next one is released in June.
Link Posted: 6/10/2014 3:13:13 AM EDT
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2 weeks until Forsaking Home is out. It's been a long wait...
Link Posted: 6/21/2014 2:48:23 PM EDT
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I read Going Home after reading this thread.  It's by means a classic post apocalyptic novel.  That being said, it was readable.  Most of my complaints fall in line w/ what others have said.  For example, the main character has everything you could ever need in his back pack, including a grill.  Also, a lot of dialogue was extremely cliche.  Worst of all was how the main guy becomes John Rambo when the SHTF w/ no military training - you simply don't do much of what he did (especially fighting scenes) w/o experience.  

I'd give it a 3/5.  I may download the sequel - it sounds better.
Link Posted: 6/23/2014 2:52:00 PM EDT
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Picked up Going Home and Escaping Home at the gun show last weekend....ordered Surviving Home today online.

Have only read Going and will read the next 2 in order after my online order arrives.

Liked the book a lot....liked the characters and action.

Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Link Posted: 6/23/2014 3:28:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/23/2014 3:31:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sgthoskins:
Looks like Forsaking home is out tomorrow.

http://www.amazon.com/Forsaking-Home-The-Survivalist-Series-ebook/dp/B00H87S3BG

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yep, going to Barnes & Noble on my lunch break to get it.  i'll probably be done with it by Wednesday lol
Link Posted: 6/24/2014 12:48:39 PM EDT
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I finished Going Home in a long night read a thon.  I couldn't put it down.  I have camped all over the Ocala National Forrest and recognized some of the places he has mentioned.
Also been on the Swanee River once, so the images in my head were vivid.

Looking forward to reading  Surviving Home.  

I highly recommend this, it's a good read.
Link Posted: 6/24/2014 2:04:29 PM EDT
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Forsaking Home, got mine delivered to my Kindle.
Link Posted: 6/27/2014 5:37:27 PM EDT
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Finished it this morning. It was just as good as the first 3.

Sorta wished they focused more on the DHS camp mission vs. every detail of every meal, but it was still awesome.
Link Posted: 6/27/2014 6:19:36 PM EDT
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Being found with a boat load of free time as of late, thanks to my former company and I parting ways,

I read all four in 5 or 6 days.  I think the door was left pretty wide open for another installment .

At least that what I tell myself.  

Like what happens to the interrogator from the camp?

The other camps were being hit at the same time, they couldn't all be taken so easily right?

How about Orlando as a major population center that obviously turned into hell  on earth?

And are they just going to let the people out to roam around and mess things up?  

How about going after the people who put the plans in place to start the whole event in the first place?

Like I said, I liked the books and would like to see more.
Link Posted: 6/27/2014 8:25:17 PM EDT
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I now have all 4 books.....starting number 3
Link Posted: 6/27/2014 8:52:00 PM EDT
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A. American is my senior officer.

Sad that book 4 seems to wrap it up.
Link Posted: 6/27/2014 10:44:27 PM EDT
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Finished it this morning. It was just as good as the first 3.

Sorta wished they focused more on the DHS camp mission vs. every detail of every meal, but it was still awesome.
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I agree.
Link Posted: 7/17/2014 5:49:45 AM EDT
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A. American is my senior officer.

Sad that book 4 seems to wrap it up.
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4 isn't the end. He has 1 more to come out.
Link Posted: 7/17/2014 1:31:25 PM EDT
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4 isn't the end. He has 1 more to come out.
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Originally Posted By TurboniumOxide:
A. American is my senior officer.

Sad that book 4 seems to wrap it up.


4 isn't the end. He has 1 more to come out.


Where did you see that?  I was disappointed with the fourth book.

I did read on his site that he is in talks with a production company for a movie and they are going to raise money by crowd source funding like in the Lights Out thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsKUh7eLCIw
Link Posted: 7/19/2014 8:16:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mak:


Where did you see that?  I was disappointed with the fourth book.

I did read on his site that he is in talks with a production company for a movie and they are going to raise money by crowd source funding like in the Lights Out thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsKUh7eLCIw
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Originally Posted By TurboniumOxide:
A. American is my senior officer.

Sad that book 4 seems to wrap it up.


4 isn't the end. He has 1 more to come out.


Where did you see that?  I was disappointed with the fourth book.

I did read on his site that he is in talks with a production company for a movie and they are going to raise money by crowd source funding like in the Lights Out thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsKUh7eLCIw


When/If he gets book five...it would make for a pretty good TV series....each book for one season.
Link Posted: 11/2/2014 12:11:23 PM EDT
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Resurrecting Home is available for preorder at Amazon.com with a December 31st release date.
Link Posted: 12/9/2014 1:44:07 AM EDT
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Thanks. Pre-order in.
Link Posted: 12/25/2014 9:46:28 PM EDT
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Thanks. Pre-order in.
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Originally Posted By Mak:
Resurrecting Home is available for preorder at Amazon.com with a December 31st release date.


Thanks. Pre-order in.

Few more days.
Link Posted: 12/29/2014 4:43:22 PM EDT
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Finished Escaping home in 3 days. Quick and easy read.

Not as graphic as book 2, but then again, they didn't really do anything other than move.

Ready for the 4th, and need to pick up the 5th that is coming out??
Link Posted: 12/30/2014 10:14:08 AM EDT
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Resurrecting Home

Wonder if it will still be released on December 31st?
Link Posted: 12/30/2014 11:23:36 AM EDT
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Resurrecting Home

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Just got my shipping text from Amazon.
Link Posted: 12/30/2014 5:44:58 PM EDT
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Just got my shipping text from Amazon.
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Resurrecting Home

Wonder if it will still be released on December 31st?


Just got my shipping text from Amazon.


Paperback or Kindle version?
Link Posted: 12/30/2014 5:53:41 PM EDT
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Resurrecting Home

Wonder if it will still be released on December 31st?


Just got my shipping text from Amazon.


Paperback or Kindle version?


Paper back shipped out today. Saying delivery tomorrow.
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