Commune Series

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 223 ratings

Commune Publisher's Summary

For dinosaurs, it was a big rock. For humans: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). 

When the Earth is hit by the greatest CME in recorded history (several times larger than the Carrington Event of 1859), the combined societies of the planet's most developed nations struggle to adapt to a life thrust back into the Dark Ages. 

In the United States, the military scrambles to speed the nation's recovery on multiple fronts including putting down riots, establishing relief camps, delivering medical aid, and bringing communication and travel back on line. 

Just as a real foothold is established in retaking the skies (utilizing existing commercial aircraft supplemented by military resources and ground control systems), a mysterious virus takes hold of the population, spreading globally over the very flight routes that the survivors fought so hard to rebuild. The communicability and mortality rates are devastating, leaving only small pockets of survivors scattered throughout the countryside. 

Commune: Book One is the story of one small group of survivors who must adapt to a primitive, hostile world or die. As they learn the rules of this new era, they must decide how far they're willing to go to continue living, continually asking themselves the same question daily: is survival worth the loss of humanity?

©2017 Joshua Gayou (P)2017 Joshua Gayou
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  • Book 1

    • Commune

    • Commune, Book 1
    • Written by: Joshua Gayou
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    For dinosaurs, it was a big rock. For humans: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). When the Earth is hit by the greatest CME in recorded history (several times larger than the Carrington Event of 1859), the combined societies of the planet's most developed nations struggle to adapt to a life thrust back into the Dark Ages. In the United States, the military scrambles to speed the nation's recovery on multiple fronts including putting down riots, establishing relief camps, delivering medical aid, and bringing communication and travel back on line. Just as a real foothold is established in retaking the skies (utilizing existing commercial aircraft supplemented by military resources and ground control systems), a mysterious virus takes hold of the population, spreading globally over the very flight routes that the survivors fought so hard to rebuild.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic debut!

    • By Karen on 2017-12-11
    • Commune, Book 1
    • Written by: Joshua Gayou
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 2017-10-28
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 70 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

  • Book 2

    • Commune: Book Two

    • Commune Series 2
    • Written by: Joshua Gayou
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    The survivors have come to settle in the mountains of Wyoming, fighting day in and day out to establish a home for themselves in a near-empty world. Things are good at first; scavenging is a workable, short-term solution that seems to be providing all they need. But they know that it’s only a matter of time before the food runs out. They need to scramble to find a sustainable solution before the clock stops, and for a little handful of people up in the mountains, the odds don’t seem very favorable.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The last 30 mins were the best part of the book.

    • By ann on 2018-09-22

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

  • Book 3

    • Commune: Book Three

    • Written by: Joshua Gayou
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Having been bolstered with the supplies sufficient to carry them through the winter, the survivors of the Jackson commune must now hunker down and endure the bitter Wyoming snows, while to the south, factions are beginning to form, coalescing from the ashes of the dead world. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Too slow for my liking

    • By Jacques Choquette on 2019-01-07

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

  • Book 4

    • Commune: Book Four

    • Commune Series, Book 4
    • Written by: Joshua Gayou
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    The philosopher asks: "Faced with the mutually exclusive choice between moral principle and the survival of your family, which is the correct path?" Philosophers love to pose such questions, and in the day-to-day struggle, such thinkers rarely attain to a level of relevance rivaling that of the simple hunger pang. Their careful considerations dissipate under the leveled gun. We do not feel their disapproving gaze when The Others draw near. When the world sends doom, the survivors do not hesitate. The survivors do what is necessary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Indescribably great!

    • By Leslie on 2019-05-29

    Price: CDN$ 37.53