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Adrift

The Scourge, Book 2
Written by: Tom Abrahams
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
Series: The Scourge, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Binge listen. Keep the lights on. Lock your doors.

A mutating plague has killed two thirds of the world's population. Society has collapsed. And Mike Crenshaw is adrift.

From the world of The Traveler Series comes a new cast of characters, new obstacles, and the same devastating, world-altering virus which plunges society into the depth of a dystopian hell.

Adrift begins six months after The Scourge takes hold. And while the spread of the disease is no longer and immediate threat, those who survived are left in a world without infrastructure, without laws, and without protection. They must fend for themselves in a Darwinian landscape fraught with danger.

At the same time, a government lab is working to harness The Scourge, to make it into something the military can control and unleash upon its enemies.

It's a nightmarish addition to a story that will keep you up at night with the lights on and the doors locked.

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Always entertaining

Tom Abrahams is always an entertaining read, however I do not understand his obsession with grammar. I see it again and again in his novels. Why are all characters so concerned with infinitives and dangling participles? What started as an amusing tic is turning into an annoying distraction.

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  • Brian
  • 2020-05-21

Finished It In Two Days

Tom Abrahams did it again - and this time he added a freaking shark attack. Are you kidding me? In a post-apocalyptic book? I mean it's not Sharknado... but still, what a surprise. Adrift is the second book in The Scourge series - taking us to the start of the apocalyptic event that spurs the Traveler series (and it's uber famous Marcus Battle). The Scourge series allows us to view the apocalypse from those who weren't as prepared to face it as Battle may have been. I think as I read more and more books from Abrahams I find myself borrowing the Kindle Unlimited version just so that I can highlight lines that I like or ones that made me laugh. There was a hilarious line about Battle in this one that made me pause because I was laughing so hard. I ended up highlighting a bunch of lines in this one. I wanted to write what Adrift was about, but honestly just read the book. If you enjoyed Unprepared you're definitely going to enjoy Adrift. And if you enjoyed the Traveler or especially if you enjoyed the Alt Apocalypse books - you're going to enjoy the Scourge series. Instead of a full review where I go into the book - I wanted to take the time to chat about the things that I thought Abrahams was trying to show in Adrift. One was the toll that the apocalypse would take on different people. He showed what it did to Mike (I believe there was a line about how it took the world ending for Mike to start living). He also showed what it did to people who couldn't handle it (and the arc around this was super interesting but if I say any more it will give a major plot point away). He showed how quickly gangs and those who were unprepared would come and threaten the lives of the ones who did prepare. I think he also wanted to show different aspects of human interaction (the scene with the paint stir sticks... oh man, I did not see that coming). And finally, he wanted to show how the Texas we know from Battle's stories in The Traveler actually became Texas. He spent more time on this than I expected and he really sparked some of the memory of the Traveler books - so much so that I want to go back to the first one to remember exactly what Texas looked like in that series (I remember it over the 8-book series, but not like the back of my hand). One last thing... Shotguns? Heh, if you've read any of the Traveler books and are reading this - there's a nice easter egg in it related to shotguns. Overall, I thought that Adrift was a fantastic book that I could not put down (two straight nights where I stayed up later than I should have). Abrahams asserts himself as one of the best Post-Apocalyptic authors with Adrift and I can't wait to see where Mike and team end up in Grounded.

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  • Mg.
  • 2020-07-08

Excellent

Great reading especially during the covid pandemic...I know how they feel living in a world they do not know.

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  • Alex
  • 2020-06-20

A must read

Between the amazing story line and smooth narration this is a can't miss! From the opening chapter to final seconds will keep your heartbeat going!

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  • Linda
  • 2020-05-31

Great story

The book continues on from book 1 The Unprepared. I enjoyed it very much. It was never dull and I found easy to listen to.

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  • Fred
  • 2020-05-29

Oh My

Tom’s doing it again. Listen to this series on Audible is very satisfying! I’m going back to listen to the Traveler Series again just to get back on track. This has some parallel stories. Keep them coming Tom!

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  • Andrew Stephens
  • 2020-05-22

Knocks it out of the park!

Tom Abrahams does it again! This book ties in some characters from the Marcus Battle series as well as some new ones that just makes this the start of what I’m sure will be another fantastic series of books, we’ve all come to know and love.

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  • jill
  • 2020-05-21

Just a must to read

In corona times this book serie is a must to read. Tom.a write so u cant put the book down. Good carakters bilding. .its from the start of the apocalyptic event that the Traveler series were we know Marcus Battle from. like always tom makes you drawn into the story.And whit kevin pearce reading it cant go wrong.

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  • Mike
  • 2020-07-29

Good story

The rising of the "hero" from zero in this series is really good. I appreciate the association with reality as the vast majority of people today are not preppers nor have combat experience like in the series with Marcus Battle. The adaptation of the characters in this story and the increased ability to protect themselves with limited resources is impressive. I feel it could definitely happen given the circumstances and proper mindset. The references to the other series in this one is really cool. I appreciate it. I also appreciate the mention of the narrator and the humor associated with it. Great stuff.

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  • Sue
  • 2020-07-10

couldn't finish with 2 hours 23 minutes to go

boring and silly. Lots of silly male macho stuff. I know how to act and not like this. Maybe young adults who don't know any better would like it. No tidbits about prepping Not going to get the 3rd in the series

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-08-11

Great Book

I really enjoy hearing about the area I live in. I have really related to all of the Central Florida references. Now they are headed to my original home. Texas

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