• Resurgent

  • Book Nine in The Borrowed World Series
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (713 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The fog of indecision has passed.
The struggle with guilt is over and the path forward is clear.
The Jim Powell who fought his way home in the days immediately after the disaster - who left a trail of blood and bodies across the state of Virginia - is back.

For a year now, Jim Powell has wrestled with his personal demons. As he watched people around him suffer and die, he harbored a secret guilt. He'd once wished for an event like the one America was now experiencing, dreaming of the great reset that would purge the nation of those who'd gone soft and weak.

As he discovered this past year, it was not only the weak that died, though. There was always collateral damage. Even the most prepared could die through random chance and bad luck. Each time a friend or loved one was lost, Jim felt a deep shame. Had his desire for a reset brought death and misery to his community? Had he manifested this?

Even if he couldn't accept blame for the state of the entire nation, there were other events that he was directly responsible for. He was prone to violent overreaction when he felt his freedom was being threatened. Unfortunately, his overreactions often made him and his family a target, such as when he destroyed a local power plant. In the aftermath, the government labeled him an insurgent and many in the community turned against him.

Hoping to keep his family safe, Jim faked his death and went into a period of self-exile. Traveling the mountains with his friend Lloyd, Jim got his head together. Now, he has a plan.

There will be no more living in the shadows and keeping a low profile. It's time to root out the people who threaten his family and attempt to turn his neighbors against him. This time he won't retaliate with words. Instead, he'll become the plague that scours his enemies from the face of the earth. He understands now that this is ultimately who he is and there is no option but to embrace it.

©2021 Franklin Horton (P)2021 Franklin Horton

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  • 12-13-21

Another chapter of Jim’s story

It’s a solid continuation of Jim’s story. When I first started listening to it I thought perhaps I missed a book as it referred to the mad mick. I even went back to the previous book and looked for mad mick’s part. Turns out the crossover is in the mad micks storyline in book Ultraviolent. Feeling like I missed something I got that book and listened to it first, feeling like I missed a part of the story. I don’t follow the mad mick series. It helped to listen to Ultraviolent first though if you’re not interested in that series and can overlook missing some details about a past event that is occasionally referenced I’d skip it.

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What a great series!

Franklin and Kevin knock another one out of the park. I can't wait to see what happens next.

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Loved

I loved this book by Franklin Horton. I also loved the characters. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. I would recommend this book and all of this Franklin’s books. I listened to this book on audiobook.

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Real people with faults

I enjoy ready other series and coming back to this series. I grew up in this area. It's always interesting to see it from another's point of view. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Jim is not always an endearing character, but he is perhaps what is necessary for the present world he lives in. A soft civilization that has been conditioned to look to the government and technology for all its needs is what Appalachia had become. Jim, is perhaps what it needs to transition thru the darker times to be able to survive. I'm not making a political judgment, but if you have not lived in and around Appalachia with bad jobs bad drugs and no hope, then perhaps you don't know what it once was and now is. This series gives a perspective on what could be and is imo generally honest in its representation. It's dramatic of course but it's a good story. That's why we read.

The narration is excellent as usual and I recommend the book and the series as a whole.

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Best Author

Franklin is one of the best authors in this type of book. He does a great job with making you hate the characters he wants you to. I have yet to be disappointed with any of his books.

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believable and relatable

Franklin Horton has proved once again he's a master of the post-apocalypse genre. having followed the entire series I'm not disappointed at the realism and believability of the situations that come up for the characters as they search their way to find out who it is that's working against them in town so they can preemptively protect their family in the valley from future threats.
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  • 06-28-22

Each time it comes out I remember why it's so good

Outstanding series and even better characters. It's so nice to not get frustrated at characters who constantly let the bad guys go, just to make another attempt on them later. Taking the initiative is an important thing authors leave out in order to create drama. Horton proves its unneccesary.

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awsome series

Absolutely love this series and the Mad Mick series. I suggest to any who have an interest in this style of book to read or listen . Awsome!!!!

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I absolutely love this book series along with the Mad Mick series. My husband and I are completely hooked!

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Excellent!

Great story, great narration, and a wonderful way to clean house! Just plug in your earbuds, turn on your Audible, and clean away while becoming immersed in another world!