The Journey Home : Once Upon an Apocalypse

  • by Jeff Motes
  • Narrated by Holly Henrichs, Michael Stadler
  • Series: Once Upon an Apocalypse
  • 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Authors note
Authors note
This is an audio performance of the original second person narrative version of this book. It is told from a second person point of view for each chapter's main character. Take note of which character leads the chapter title. It may take some adjustment to get the hang of this format, but if you do, I don't think you will be disappointed. If you don't think you would like a second person narrative, I suggest you pass on this book and look for the revised version which is written as a first person narrative.
The day was like any other day - until it became "The Day". At 4:05 p.m., the United States was attacked with an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) weapon. A 20 mega-ton nuclear warhead was detonated high in the atmosphere above Kansas, blanketing most of the contiguous United States and parts of Canada and Mexico with an electro-magnetic pulse that damaged nearly all microprocessors and electronic controls beyond repair. Nearly every system that depends on computers and electronics has ceased to work. The electrical grid goes down. The water system goes down. The sewer system goes down. The phone system goes down. The cellular system goes down. Cars stop. Tractors stop. Radio and TV stations go dark. The Internet is no more. No more ambulance services. No more emergency services. No more government services. No more 911. In the twinkle of an eye, America is sent back deep into the 19th century.
Jill Barnes, a single mom, finds herself stranded on the side of Interstate 485 near Birmingham, Alabama. Jack Chance, a bank vice president, is stranded on Interstate 85 near Montgomery, Alabama. John Carter, a contractor, finds himself stranded near Leeds, Alabama. Each must travel home to Clarke County in rural southwest Alabama. Follow them as they each make their decisions and journey home while the fabric of American society is torn asunder and criminals run amok. The story is exciting and enlightening, compelling and fast moving, infuriating and redemptive, heart-rending and heart-warming. Keep some tissue close, just in case.


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Customer Reviews

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Not very good

2 to 3 weeks to go 200 miles don't think was written by gun nuts boring.
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- peter

God & Guns

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Only a different author could improve this tosh

Has The Journey Home put you off other books in this genre?

No just this series

What three words best describe Holly Henrichs and Michael Stadler ’s performance?

decent ...given the material they had to work with

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Journey Home?

All of them!

Any additional comments?

Demonstrates a level of writing sophistication I've not seen since my 5 year old wrote on my kitchen wall with a crayon. Written (and I use that term loosely} in the 2nd person !!!!! Suitable only for Trump supporters an the under 10's

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- b.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-12-2015
  • Publisher: Pine City Press