Summary

Sixteen-year-old Luke was trapped in Chicago when the lights went out and civilization began to unravel. Determined to get home to his family, Luke begins a 1,000-mile odyssey that will show him the depths of human depravity while also giving him a chance at redemption. In an abandoned house in Missouri, Luke makes a discovery that changes the way he acts and feels, as the suffering of another forces him to fight yet again. Luke is already haunted by what he has seen, and he fears what is yet to come as he takes on a partner in his travels. This is not a romance tale or a zombie story or a book about the end of the world. The world will still be here after civilization falls. This is a story about a boy who becomes a man in the most trying of times, and this story is filled with the violence of those lawless times.
Look for Home Fires Burning, book two of the Walking in the Rain saga, just released exclusively on Amazon.
©2015 William Allen (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Ryan on 10-01-16

Bitter Disappointment

I love PA fiction. I really do. This book, however, was poorly written and the story is not good. I listened to both the first and second book (my usual policy) and I finally gave up. The writer is clearly young and seems to be writing fantasy scenarios. It's like his alter ego. The protagonist is 16 and has no attachment to the real world at all. He is 16 but has the skill set of Rambo. He is the ultimate predator. Kills at will and doesn't break a sweat. He knows everything about survival. There is little about his backstory to justify it other than his dad taught him. He was also a master scientist which is where the book starts (he was at an International Science Fair) and an excellent football player. A master of Judo, weapons, science, survival, history, and diplomacy...all at 16. Women swoon (literally) at him, adults ask for his advice and follow it mindlessly. He saves a 14 year old girl from rapists and makes an attempt to be modest and not have a romantic interest in her. This lasts all of chapter before they become official. He proceeds to call her "Babe" and "Sweetheart" and say very cliched things like "Don't worry baby...I'll come back for you". In book 2, our superhuman 16 year old saves a group of cheerleaders...Anyway you get the drift. This should be marketed as a fantasy diary .

The narrator deserves his own special review for just how poorly he did. Our southern superhero teen protagonist has an alternating accent between super country bumpkin and New England yankee (clearly where the narrator is from). I literally will make sure never to listen to this narrator again in anything he does. It's just that bad.

Anyway, you've been warned!

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5 out of 5 stars
By KS on 30-07-18

Unique Perspective

I love this book! The main character Luke, while young, is so completely meshed out that I feel like I know him. I can relate to him in many ways, in his thinking and protection of others. He really is one of my favorite characters out of the thousands of books I’ve read. Every time I listen to this book I am hooked again, on the edge of my seat, need to finish it that day type of hooked. This post-Apocalyptic book is non-stop action with a plot that is so well thought out that it’s not easily predictable. If you like fast paced, “shtf” scenarios, you have to check out Walking in the Rain!

Pat Young is the perfect narrator for this book. His voice is what I’d expect from Luke, but the other characters are portrayed excellently as well. I truly enjoy listening to his performance. I highly recommend this Audible.

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