Franklin Horton takes us on the second stage of our quest to get home in Ashes Of The Unspeakable, book two of The Borrowed World series. We walk along with the trio of co-workers, watching and feeling every kind of adventure one could imagine in a world flushed with desperation and despair. You'll see the regret of Alice and Rebecca's decision to put their fate into the hand's of the government's FEMA camp - and their plan to escape and find their families before it's too late. If things weren't already bad enough, with no electricity, gas or fuel to be found and desperate people doing violent things - the prisons end up releasing criminals into the streets because they have no way to feed or care for them. That creates a deadly situation in Jim and Ellen's valley. People will burn. Will Jim make it home in time? Will Jim's family be able to survive those that want everything Jim had spent years building in preparation for a SHTF event just like this? Will Gary and Randi make it home to find their families safe?
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss is, in its most basic form, the story and path of how Tim Ferriss transformed his life of working more than a full-time job and earning just $40,000 a year to working four hours a week for more than that in a month while he lives the life of his dreams. Timothy Ferriss calls this the lifestyle of the “New Rich (NR)”, which he describes luxury lifestyle design. Now for someone like me, had I just been approached with a term like that without understanding the concept behind it, I would have expected it to be for late-night infomercials. Thankfully, I was exposed to the book’s reputation by many highly influential people long before I bothered reading a single synopsis or review. Otherwise, I may have never even given the book a chance. The objective of Lifestyle design, as Ferriss teaches us, is to free up time and place. Tim teaches that the New Rich leverage time and mobility to achieve an immediate lifestyle now that most of the workforce can only dream of, including the very successful.
Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk is an outdated book that I think you should read. What? The book was written back in 2018 and, for me, it still holds strong and relevant for most of the content but we're talking social media. You know, the internet. Where things update in real-time and change by the minute. How much has social media changed in twelve years? Still, the value is in the evergreen content as far as I'm concerned. But hey, don't think my review is finished here. This is just a poorly executed synopsis that gave you nothing about the book. Sorry, that's just the mood I'm in. There are close to fifteen hundred words waiting for you inside or below - depending how you're standing. ;)
The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles is a short self-help success book written back in 1910 that has influenced many successful people, including the author of Discovering the Secret, Rhonda Byrne. The classic success book speaks to gratitude in God, how to think yourself successful, not imposing your will on others while getting what you want, advancing your personality, taking efficient action and so much more.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a story and lessons of learned success by author Robert Kiyosaki based on his real father and the father of his best friend when they were growing up in Hawaii. Kiyosaki self-published in 1997 Rich Dad, Poor Dad and, eventually it was picked up by the New York Times and became a New York Times bestseller. With the help of the bestseller status, radio and TV shows, including Oprah, by the 20th Anniversary edition in 2017, Robert Kiyosaki said that 40 million copies of the book had been sold worldwide.
You remember 9/11, I'm sure. If you're old enough. Imagine that devastating attack on America all across the nation. An entire city, Nashville, completely destroyed by a flood from the attack. No fuel, gas or food to be had anywhere. Transportation has came to a screaming halt. Everyone is in a pure state of panic. The majority of people begin to run out of food almost immediately. Desperation outways rational thought and neighbors steal from neighbor. Sometimes to the point of killing. The one place everyone could feel safe just days before becomes a potential target by anyone that thinks they have food or resources. I am, of course, referring to their homes. The more they have, the more at risk they are. Now consider the danger of being hundreds of miles away from your family with little hope of getting to them alive. That is where Jim Powell and five of his coworkers are - three hundred miles from home. How will they make it to their families? Will their families remain safe and sound if they can somehow survive the trip?
Grace and Tom are safe at home. Robert and Sonyea are going to be home in minutes. This exciting and emotional time is only clouded by one thing - there's a group of highly trained and well-equipped people on their way to take everything Robert holds dear. His family, friends and farm are in the sights of Congressman Honaker who's out of options and desperate to take the farm and resources he hopes wait without a fight. He couldn't be more wrong.
Now that Grace and Tom are safely home and Conner is headed back to his own daughter, Robert is stuck back at the ranch, literally. On two separate attempts at leaving Author Bridges' compound, Robert and Sonyea took fire and had to scoot back into the safety of Arthur's perimeter and men guarding the compound. Robert just wants to get home to his family. After a lot of foot in the mouth moments, Robert realizes he needs to help his friends keep Congressman Honaker from overtaking the survival school/survivalist compound. Robert Hardwick and Sonyea Brady end up leaving on a mission and as Murphy would always have it, things don't go as planned.
The Survivalist Series starts out with one man, Morgan Carter forced to walk home after an EMP strike. His walk of 250 miles takes his through a series of challenges and he meets a few new friends along the way. The series wraps around the community Morgan built, including his family, friends, soldiers and even outsiders. The DHS is cast as an evil entity in the story and much of the fighting is between Morgan and the DHS and The military against DHS. There are raiders in cahoots with the DHS as well as many desperate and hungry people willing to kill for a meal.
It seems everyone is frantically converging on Robert Hardwick's house except Robert Hardwick. Grace and Tom are dropped via a Blackhawk on the outskirts of home. They're running into some serious obstacles. A man they've never met is riding a power-assisted bicycle over seventy miles to rescue them from... what? A drug addict and her nasty boyfriend want the place for their own and don't care who it hurts. As long as they can get high. Another group of low-lives, only armed, decide they want the place. Grace gets there somewhere in the middle and has one job - protect her family and hold their home. Grace intends to do just that. Even if she has to kill some people. It wouldn't be the first time. She's hardened now. Skilled, hardened and desperate. That's a dangerous combination.