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Escaping Home

(The Survivalist #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  3,060 ratings  ·  127 reviews
When society ceases to exist, who can you trust?
After the collapse of the nation’s power grid, America is under martial law—and safety is an illusion. As violence erupts around him, Morgan Carter faces one of his most difficult decisions yet: whether to stay and defend his home, or move to a more isolated area, away from the prying eyes of the government. He and his fa
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 30th 2013 by Plume
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Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Escaping Home is the third book in this series. I would not recommend jumping into this series without having read the first two books, Going Home and Surviving Home. Not reading these books in chronological order will have you missing the character development and close relationship to Jess, Sarge, Morgan, his family, and the others. I feel like this his a very important part of this series... the characters. Otherwise this is just another series about people trying to survive but the author ma ...more
Joe Orozco
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
It’d been a couple years since I’d finished reading the second book in this series. I went back, reread the first and second, found them to be the five stars I’d originally assigned them, and was very much looking forward to the third continuing the momentum. It was a good book, but it felt more like a transitional piece than a full story. To me, it did not seem as though the main objectives were accomplished, and in my opinion, every book in a series ought to be able to stand on its own merits. ...more
Tracey Mccall

Brilliant writing well defined storyline, each character brings the story to life. The interaction between the characters is brilliant. Fast paced from beginning to end
Nov 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopian
So although I loved this book, it wasn't my favourite so far. There were a few things that really irritated me about this book, and honestly? They were all perpetrated by the same person. Mel. Morgan and his kids are such awesome characters, but his wife is just an annoying, spoiled woman. I mean, the kids are somewhat spoiled too, but it's to be expected to some extent, they're children! Mel whined and whined and whined about staying in a home where it was obvious that her entire family was not ...more
Joseph Santiago
Mar 31, 2018 rated it liked it
This survivalist series was a bit annoying as it based most of conspiratorial plot on the government getting people dependant on the state. After people needed welfare, food stamps, assistance in any form they were somehow not as worthy to freedom and would blindly comply with the government. This political philosophy is wrong in my eyes, but there are some that believe this. This is just a story and I enjoy the DHS jokes. The book has spelling errors and is not a mainstream published book. I li ...more
William M.
Feb 20, 2018 rated it liked it
I've been on an apocalyptic / prepper kick lately and really enjoyed the first two books in this series. However, the story this time was not as engaging and very little seemed to get resolved. However, the characters and situations still feel realistic and consistent and I'm going to give the fourth book a try. I'm hoping the author has mapped out a larger picture for the rest of the series and not just randomly constructed interesting scenes together. Escaping Home is worthy of a mild recommen ...more
Apr 25, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 because it ends before a big showdown, but I can't wait to see what happens next! ...more
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The story continues as Jess sees the horrors of the FEMA internment camp and Morgan and Thad begin to link up with other like minded individuals.
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Quick easy read via e-book / library. This (the third book in this series) was weaker than the first two installments. Definitely dont spend real money on these.
Stephanie Cowan
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Things have gotten a bit more desperate, food and safety wise, for Morgan and his family and friends. They also are having a harder time figuring out who they can trust.
The women are a little more central to this installment of the series. They girls are learning to shoot better. And we catch up again with Jess. Her situation is much more desperate. She also is having a very difficult time knowing who to trust.
This book shows a lot of how people react to difficult situations. Sometimes in the
Christine Marshall
I listened to this book as part of a series on audible, I cannot give enough words to tell you how much i just love this series! It is so real, and yet, compelling, it really makes you think, this is by far the best series i have ever come across, that really notes the way things could happen and got me into reading this kind of genre... it really is something to think about and gives me a lot of pause the way people are beginning to panic about our new national emergency... this stuff doesn't s ...more
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
this is book 3 in the Going Home series and the only one I've read. I think that the first 2 books would have offered a lot of background about how the characters got to their current situation. You can kind of figure out what has happened by what is happening now. Its interesting to note that their are people out there who are prepping for this kind of thing. I would definitely like to read the rest of the series if I can get it for free. ...more
Ruth Ann
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
With the cliffhanger of Surviving Home, there is no choice but to read Escaping Home.
The troubles of the surviving groups continue, but the cohesiveness of Morgan's group with Sarge's is comforting.
The females get weapons and situational awareness training.
Some goodreads reviewers complain about Morgan's wife, Mel. I don't see her as an unrealistic character.
Jedi Hawk
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book #1 is mainly about how he gets home. Book #2 is mainly how he and his family survive his neighborhood. This book is mainly about how he, his family, and his friends survive away from houses, neighborhoods, and most other people. Also includes battles with the DHS, and other roaming people who want what he has.
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Series

Just finished book 3. Great story and characters. There is a ton of knowledge in these books, forpreparation of hard times and for those that's just curious. I like how the story ends with each book, it finishes the book without big cliff hangers. Now, on to book 4.
Great plot. Moves fast. Some characters are a bit hard to relate to; don't seem to be "real" or believable. Yet, they don't take away from the story line. I kept wondering what would happen next, sometimes to the point that I had to stay up into the wee morning hours to finish the book. ...more
Tod Lube
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book,

This series gives the reader a bit of insight into one senario to what could happed afrer ab EMP. The struggles of ordinary people, thrust into an extrodinary predicamentm
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the genre and the writing is getting better, still needs more proofreading and I wish he developed the female characters more. He is doing great with Jess & Fred and improving with his wife and daughters but that is an area he still needs to work on.
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Linus is out of control

I am absolutely loving this series. Being raised by a marine of the Korean era, I so get Sgt. Mitchell. I think my favorite line has got to be where he tells Scheffield "let me guess, you fed him and now you can't get rid of him ". That is so my dad.
Lisa Thomasson
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Each book in this series just keeps getting better and better it’s so detailed without getting bogged down and the action keeps you turning pages late into the night, can’t wait to start the next one
As usual leaves you hanging wondering what happens to jess and Fred and Mary and also what Morgan and sarge and company do!
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a good story. It is an easy quick read.
Jim McDowell
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Book 3 of a series.
Easy fun reading, the pages just roll by.
And in the process you learn a little about prepping.
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
some aspects of the book are a little extreme, but very much enjoying this series.
Diane R
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read

The characters are all so easy to connect with - I'm hooked!! Can't read these books fast enough, need to know what happens next
Vickii Bendit
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The reader slowly becomes emotionally attached to this family. More hardships cause them to leave, but even then they find hardships and the depravity of man shows up.
Lowell Moore
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another dystopian in this series.

Worth the time and effort if you are ready for
The next book in this series. It is a good series
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed the characters of this book and the story line. I disliked at the end of the book when it became predictable.
Bryan Nodine
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read

This book like the first 2 kept me engaged and wanting more. I can't wait to read the remainder of the series
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story

This was a great continuation of the Going Home story and I’m excites for the next book. Thank you A. American for painting a great picture!
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