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Legion of Despair Audiobook

Legion of Despair: Book Three in The Borrowed World Series

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Publisher's Summary

In his best-selling novels, The Borrowed World and Ashes of the Unspeakable, Franklin Horton showed us a nation facing societal collapse from a coordinated ISIS attack on the American infrastructure. Most of the country is without power, communication, and fuel. As a result of the attack, a group of business travelers in Virginia found themselves among the millions stranded on the highways with no idea how they would be getting home.

In this third installment, Legion of Despair, the country is teetering on the brink of anarchy. While one of the stranded travelers, Jim Powell, made it home and is working to establish a safe, sustainable enclave for his family, his co-workers Gary and Alice are not faring as well. After spending hundreds of painful miles dreaming of his reunion with his family, Gary arrives home only to find his family under attack. Now he must face the painful decision as to whether his family's plan to bug-in is viable or whether they may need greater numbers and a better location to survive in this collapsing nation.

While Gary's homecoming is bittersweet, he has at least found his way into the arms of his family. His co-worker, Alice, has awakened on the cold, concrete floor of a basement in Bluefield, Virginia. She is bound and chained to a support column. She doesn't know if she will ever see her son or husband again. All she knows for certain is that the man in front of her has already brutally killed her friend, Rebecca, and unless she finds a way out, he will kill her, too.

©2016 Franklin Horton (P)2016 Franklin Horton

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
    Springfield, MO, United States
    30/05/17
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    "IT'S A SELFISH WORLD"

    A HOUSE COULD BE REBUILT, A FAMILY COULD NOT
    I have touted Horton's talent in several reviews and refer to him as the go to apocalypse (without zombies) writer. This is a good book and is better than the best of others, but I will admit I did not enjoy this book as much as the first two. Part of that is because the main character is Gary, not Jim. Gary is just not as interesting. It also took a long time for me to get invested in this story. The action scenes, just did not seem as intense as in the first two books. It is still worth four stars and I will continue the series.

    THE TRAIL LED TO THE PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
    Horton is political, but no where near as strong as other authors in this field. His political tidbits are few and far between, but they are still there. In previous books, he has belittled those who live in trailer houses. In this book, the trouble makers come from Public Housing and apartments. We are told that all moped drivers are people who lost their license, due to DUI's. Maybe true, I don't know. I found it ironic that we are told only druggies, break into buildings and steal. We are told this as Gary is using a stolen key to break into a building and steal a government owned box truck. In the process, they tare the place up when they steal a fork lift they don't know how to operate. I find this a constant in these books, it is always awful when others break into houses, steal cars, steal food, steal gas, but when the main character does these things, that is Okie Dokie.

    Pierce
    Pierce has an authoritative voice which demands respect. He is the king of these type of books, because he is the best..

    55 of 64 people found this review helpful
  • bernie glasgow
    24/01/17
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    "fantastic, informative, insightful. great job"

    I've read the entire series plus locker nine. no loose ends. great choice in the narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Doug Crutcher
    19/01/17
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    "A dynamic storyline continues and leaves you ready"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Legion of Despair to be better than the print version?

    I can not judge as I do not read books, never have . I know some folks are avid readers some even voracious! I am in my 50s a TV addict since childhood. I have become an Audible addict in the last two years and have bought around 50 books so far. What I can tell
    you is I love being in the moment when the action happens and when the narrator nails that most climatic point in the story. I enjoy being able to jump in my Tahoe and Bugging out of Reality for even a lunch break.


    What other book might you compare Legion of Despair to and why?

    Devil Dog by Boyd Craven III, great characters driven to great lengths of heartache pain and despair trying to reach that ever elusive point refuge in the SHTF storm.


    What does Kevin Pierce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Kevin is great at bringing the characters to life for you, he gives them their personality as the author has created it. I find his voice realistic and not computerish sounding, and you can certainly feel his care for the story line,not just another lets read and get this shit over with.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absofreakinlutley !!


    Any additional comments?

    I listen on the way to work, during lunch break, on the way to appointments, in between times with my grand kids, and before bed! You see I'm listening! You authors out there are wonderful, I try to be fare on my reviews and I apologize if I go over board about narrators
    but I only listen, so it is important as Hell that you choose the right narrator , I now Kevin can't do them all and I am trying to be more open to others, but I will be quite frank with ya'll
    yes I am a damn red neck Texan! If I can not bare the Voice, Then your book will not be my Choice! Its simple I only listen. Thank you to all authors it takes guts to set down and create
    stories from thin air and place them for the world to judge, to love, to hate, and even to praise.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bonnie
    10/01/17
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    "As good as the first two"

    A great continuation of the first two. I'm hoping there's a fourth. I recommend the series!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jay
    3/01/17
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    "always better in a group"

    a true testament to having like minded people working together. be sure to find friends and have a plan. preparing now might save you in the future.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • K. C. Swindell
    Texas
    28/12/16
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    "Can believe it's over"

    Listen while I am working, helps the day go by.
    All 3 stories are a great look into Real World situation.

    I have seen comments about the narrator- Kevin Pierce. I like him, he didn't try to "fake " a woman's voice, which drives me nuts and turns me off to a story. Most men fail at that and try to sound like "Sally".
    I enjoyed the read it to me style.

    also, Added to my GHB .. :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • jorge
    24/12/16
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    "Great story."

    I'm enjoying this series a lot, can't wait till the next book to come out. Love Kevin Pierce work as a narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mitchell
    17/12/16
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    "Much, Much Better"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Some things. He is still a little "catalogy" for my taste but the storytelling is getting much better.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Franklin Horton? Why or why not?

    Absolutely. His writing skills are getting better each book. If he can just stay away from the catalog style of descriptions we will be set. I cant wait for Book 4, which is going into editing this month.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Pierce – was your favorite?

    It would be a toss up between Gary or Lloyd.


    Do you think Legion of Despair needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes. I know he is already writing one and I can't wait to read it.


    Any additional comments?

    Horton's writing style and storytelling is getting much better as the series continues. If he keeps improving like this by book 5 he should be rocking.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Georgia, USA
    10/04/16
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    "Another great book from Franklin Horton"
    What made the experience of listening to Legion of Despair the most enjoyable?

    Kevin Pierce is a great narrator. He captures the characters and brings them to life.


    Any additional comments?

    Franklin Horton is a great writer and I always look forward to his new releases. Actually, his books are the only ones I have listened to more than once. This book does not disappoint. The story remains off the standard story line for this genre and provides the reader with fresh scenes not typical of the other books/stories in the apocalypse scenarios.

    I highly recommend reading the entire series. As you read a series you always take a chance on the stories quality dropping off after a while. I have not found this to happen with Horton's books and can't wait for his next installment.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • richard mcgrath
    7/04/16
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    "Wow !!!"

    This book delivers from the start. I was not disappointed at all. Just when you think your safe, the book adds a twist that you don't see coming. Excellent work Franklin and wonderful job narrating Kevin.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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  • Brian Watts
    19/01/17
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    "Great story"

    A story well worth listingto, It has the finess and quality to portray the type of person we all would like to be placed in the same circumstances.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sarah
    12/08/16
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    "awesome as expected. but . . . . "

    now I got to wait for next book to see what happened to Alice! I don't enjoy the recap at the start but that's cos I read them all back to back so didn't need it but I guess I will now I gotta wait. the narrator needs to be careful not to use the same voice he did for women to then use on the hero min character making him sound puny. loved the book and the characters! ! eagerly await book 4.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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