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Conflicted Home (The Survivalist #9)
by A. American
Published by Angery American Enterprises Inc, Podium Publishing on December 19, 2017
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic & Dystopian
Narrator: Duke Fontaine
Length: 10 hours and 49 minutes
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Review/Post Reading Time: 5 minutes
Before they can even bring an end to the DHS threat, Morgan, Sarge and the rest have to come to terms with a new enemy - or enemies. The Russians. The Chinese. The Cubans.
The Chinese hit Mac Dill Air Force base with a nuclear strike. Is there a chance of nuclear fallout?
With Russian pathfinder units and Cuban soldiers on American soil, Sarge understands they're going to need more firepower to survive, especially after the run-in with armored attack vehicles.
Sarge and Morgan will need to make a trip to get some well-needed supplies, food and guns from General Faucett. They come back with a lot of food and gear but also find some tragic fighting shortly after their arrival - with deadly results.
Conflicted Home Book Synopsis / Plot Intro
Conflicted Home starts right after book eight when Morgan wakes from being shot and then watching the triple hanging of the people that conspired to kill him.
Then, as we know, Mac Dill Air Force base was annihilated with a nuclear missile attack. That’s close enough to worry about nuclear fallout if the winds are right.
The big mission in Conflicted Home is a huge shopping trip to Eglin Air Force base. Yep, the old man’s taking the kids to the mall and they’re going to need plenty of space for the long trip back with the goodies.
It’s one thing to see someone from a distance that is suffering. But to get face to face with them gives one an entirely different perspective.Morgan Carter – Conflicted Home
Heartbreak. There’s an attack and people die. Many are injured. We lose a well-liked character in the series and it might just bring tears to your eyes.
Someone’s getting more romantically involved than we’ve seen up to this point in the series. More than one couple? Is it Sarge? Does he cry? Involved in what way? I want to tell you sooo bad but it will ruin the book for you.
No doubt that this night no one was worried about anything. For tonight, we would be carefree. I drained the bottle in my hand and got up to go find my wife. She was in a dress today and I was out of uniform. I was going to get the most out of this situation that I could. Tomorrow would have to wait.Morgan, Conflicted Home
Brian’s Overall Book Rating of Conflicted Home
I liked book nine, Conflicted Home, a little better than book eight. The author did a nice job at keeping the flow natural and the plot consistent with the rest of the series.
More happened in book nine. A short book with a single main event leaves me a little underwhelmed and Conflicted Home overcame that from what we had in book eight. Conflicted Home is almost eleven hours long so that’s a plus as well.
There wasn’t quite as much blood throwing action as I prefer but the book kept me engrossed. Oh, and this is at least my third time listening to this particular book. That’s saying something.
👍 I’m giving Conflicted Home a big ol’ fat juicy
Four and a Half Stars.
Roll Your Eyes Moments
H3: Mature Subject Matter:
Violence: Big Time.
Alcohol/drugs: A little blackberry brandy. Nice.
Book #8 Recap
Skip this section if book 8 is still fresh in your memory.
The Russians are invading? Yep. Did the Chinese nuke us? Yep. Are the Cubans on their way up from south Florida? Maybe. It sure looks like it. You’ll know for sure if you read or listen to Conflicted Home.
What were those Russians going to do with those spent nuclear fuel rods? Whatever happened to the engineers held captive by the Russians?
The community that Morgan built (Great book title, right?) is as strong and as close-knit as ever. It looks like Jess and Doc might be getting together.
Why is someone trying to poison the garden? You’ll find out in Conflicted Home, as well as who.
The power generation plant started. Now work is needed to string wire to where power it is needed. This shows a lot of promise.
There’s a new Judge in town and he’s even a prepper. That’s exactly how I’d write it if I were the author.
Tubby is dead. Long live the twinkie. Oh wait, was that politically incorrect? My bad.
Wow, Morgan was shot. Again! Dude’s like a lead magnet. Shut up, I know lead isn’t a magnetic metal. 😉 He’s alright but needed a few days of sleep – only to wake up just in time to witness a triple hanging. Life has truly rolled backwards in the apocalypse.
Conflicted Home Main Characters
- Morgan Carter
- Mel Carter (Morgan’s wife)
- LeeAnn Carter (Morgan’s 15-year old daughter)
- Taylor Carter (Morgan’s 12-year old daughter)
- Ashley Carter (Little Bit) (Morgan’s 8-year old daughter)
- Thaddeus Jones (Thad)
- Jessica Reeves (Jess)
- Mary (Jess’ friend she met at the FEMA camp)
- Fred ( Jess’ friend she met at the FEMA camp )
- Kay Temple (Former FEMA Camp Kitchen Manager and Sarge’s girlfriend)
- Danny (Morgan’s best friend)
- Bobbie (Danny’s wife)
- Linus Mitchell (Sarge) (Retired First Sargent pushed back into service)
- Ronnie (Doc) (Sarge’s crew)
- Ted (Sarge’s crew)
- Mike (Sarge’s crew)
- Captain Sheffield (Leading a local National Gaurd Unit)
- Lieutenant Livingston (Works for Captain Sheffield)
- Aric (Fred’s friend that broke the girls out of jail)
- Edie (Tyler and Brandi’s daughter)
- Jace (Tyler and Brandi’s son)
- Jamie (SP4 in the National Gaurd Unit)
- Ian (Marine with Sarge’s gang)
- Ed Perez (National Guardsman)
- Dalton (Morgan’s friend and new community member)
- Cecil (Overseeing the community garden and powerplant)
- Mitchell (Mitch) (New Judge. Also an amateur meteorologist)
- Michelle (Mitch’s wife)
Other names and mentions in Conflicted Home
- Dylan & Gena (Local homesteader friends)
- Mario & Shelly (Beekeepers at the market)
- Garrett (Mario & Shelly’s friend)
- John (Mario’s best friend)
- General Fawcett (Regular army leader over Sarge)
- Master Sergeant Faggione (Motor pool Sargent)
- Jim (Army Colonel working for General Faucett)
- Buck ( Eglin Air Force base warehouse supervisor)
- Arnold (One of the engineers held by the Russians at the Crystal River nuclear plant in book #8)
- Lieutenant Shawn Meter (Eustis PD)
- Shane Shacklefield (Eustis PD)
- Steve Donnelly (Eustis PD)
- Mitch (Eustis PD)
- Micha Revelle (Trying to become a Eustis cop turns out to be a bad guy)
- Raydon Niigata (DHS interrogator)
- Doc. Baker (Engineer)
- Scott Westfall (Engineer)
- Terry Lane (Engineer)
- Eric Beach (Engineer)
- Walner (National Guardsman, Garden security then moves into Morgan’s community)
- Alex McKinnon (Canadian stuck in Florida)
The Survivalist Series Author: A. American
Audible Narration By Duke Fontaine
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