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Escaping Home – Audiobook ReviewEscaping Home (The Survivalist, #3) four-half-stars
ISBN: 0142181293
by A. American
Series: The Survivalist Series,
Published by Penguin Audio, Plume on October 30, 2013
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic & Dystopian
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Duke Fontaine
Pages: 352
Length: 8 hours and 41 minutes
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In Escaping Home, Morgan survives a 250-mile walk home in book one only to bug-out in book three. That sits just fine for me because there's action in movement.

Escaping Home is loaded with action both good and bad. Morgan, with the help of Thad, Danny and even Sarge, begin moving things to their new home.

Jess is stuck in the FEMA camp, basically as a prisoner. She makes a few friends in the camp but is having a tough time conforming and making some powerful enemies.

Review/Post Reading Time: 4 minutes

Escaping Home is book three in The Survivalist Series and the fast-paced action-packed story doesn’t disappoint as it adheres to that high level of excellence we heard in the first two audiobooks, Going Home & Surviving Home.

Morgan, Danny, Thad and Sarge all begin to realize that they have huge targets on their backs and if they want to survive, they are going to need to bugout.

If they wait too long, they’ll have to leave under fire, probably running out the back door, with nothing but what they’re wearing. If they leave now, at least they can take some things with them and go somewhere with a plan at least.

Brian’s Overall Audiobook Rating

Another well deserved Four ½ stars. Just keep going – this series maintains a high level of energy and excitement throughout and you won’t want it to end.

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Escaping Home: A Novel (The Survivalist Series) Storyline

Morgan: As the title implies, Escaping Home it is time to bugout. Morgan, Danny and their families must abandon their homes and find a more defensible and isolated place to live. Thad and Jeff move as well.

The DHS is making things very dangerous for those not willing to conform and Morgan has to decide to move before they are forced to evacuate empty-handed. At least now they can keep some of the provisions and preps. Will it be enough?

Sarge (Linus): Sarge, Doc, Ted and Mike are right there with Morgan every step of the way. They know what they’re going to have to do, they’re just not certain when, how and where that will take place. But they are getting ready to fight the big fight.

Jessica: Jess is in the FEMA camp. Jess desperately wants out of the camp being run by a corrupt DHS, turning it into essentially a forced labor camp.

Jessica makes a couple of good friends in the FEMA camp that become regular characters in the rest of The Survivalist Series.

Mature Subject Matter:

Violence: Absolutely, a ton of violence.
Profanity: Yes a lot of profanity.
Sex: Yes, one of the characters are rapped and another almost is.
Alcohol/drugs: A little drinking, not too bad.

Escaping Home Main Characters

*Spellings may be wrong, I’m going by audiobook only.

  • 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’ new friend in the FEMA camp)
  • Fred (Jess’ new friend in the FEMA camp)
  • Danny (Morgan’s best friend)
  • Bobbie (Danny’s wife)
  • Jeff Collins (Motorcycle drifter that becomes Morgan’s friend)
  • Mark (Town Deputy Sheriff now in the FEMA camp)
  • Linus Mitchell (Sarge)
  • Ronnie (Doc) (Sarge’s crew)
  • Ted (Sarge’s crew)
  • Mike (Sarge’s crew)
  • Captain Sheffield (Leading a local National Gaurd Unit)
  • Lieutenant Bob Hines (Works for Captain Sheffield)
  • Ian (Adopted Marine working comms for the National Gaurd Unit)
  • Shane (In the National Gaurd Unit)
  • Vance (Morgan’s friend in the National Gaurd)

Other names and mentions in book three, Escaping Home

  • Kay Temple (FEMA Camp Kitchen Manager)
  • Reggie (Morgan’s friend – shot dead)
  • Mark Reeves (Jess’s brother)
  • Howard (Morgan’s neighbor – dies from suicide)
  • JoAnn Singer (Nasty FEMA team leader)
  • Donna (Lady in FEMA camp)
  • Chloe (Donna’s daughter in FEMA camp)
  • Maggie (Lady in FEMA camp)
  • Chase Fuller (Local father with sick daughter)
  • Amy Fuller (Chase’s wife)
  • Elizabeth Fuller (Chase and Amy’s sick daughter)
  • Chris Fuller (Chase and Amy’s son)
  • Calvin Long (Local group of Patriots)
  • Shane Long (Calvin’s son)
  • Danial (Patriot with Calvin)
  • Omar (Escapee from the FEMA camp)
  • Dustin Talent (Local group of Patriots)
  • Cody Graves (Local group of Patriots)
  • Aric (Fred’s friend on the scavaging crew)
  • José (Attemped rapist on the scavaging crew)

Escaping Home Author: A. American

About A. American

Angery American

A. American is short for Angery American, which I’m sure is a pseudonym. Especially since his real name is Chris Weatherman.

He's an electrician by trade and has authored ten books for the Going Home series, sixteen published books in all. He lives in Florida by the Ocala National Forest. Sounds familiar.

A. American has been prepping for a couple of decades and speaks fluent survival talk. That can mean only one thing. He’s one of us – a gear nut. What? You’re not? Anyway, that explains much of the books seemingly “how to” and “what to carry” lessons scattered throughout the book.

Chris (A. American) actually has a teenage daughter nicknamed 'Little Bit'. Pretty cool, right?

Escaping Home Constructive Criticism

As with all ten books in The Survivalist Series, Escaping Home is a fantastic book and story. About the only beef I can come up with for book three is the pitiful overall audiobook length. At only 8 hours and 41 minutes, it’s a tough decision to trade a full credit for a two or three day listen (For me anyway).

Worth is not just gaged within the product but also in the value given to the customer.

Brian D. Hawkins – Almost Famous Quote

Escaping Home Audible Narration By Duke Fontaine

About Duke Fontaine

Duke Fontaine

Duke Fontaine seems to work exclusively with A. American and he is fantastic at bringing the character's personalities and uniqueness alive. Duke Fontaine knows the story and the individual personalities and makes the story better for it. You're not sitting back thinking, "Wait, was that Thad or Sarge?". Duke knows his stuff.

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Rating Report
Overall: four-half-stars
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Brian Hawkins

I'm a blogger, avid reader and daily audiobook listener. This is my second book review website and I'm excited to see how well it works out for the Audiobooks I consume.

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