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Barrow Road [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth L. Jones
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Gas rationing, trucker strikes, and food shortages have brought economic collapse to the country, including the port city of Mobile, Alabama. As society starts to break down into violence and chaos, Anna and Timothy McLennan and their four children must flee their home and head to the safety of the family homestead on Barrow Road.

As the power fails and martial law is declared, they must scramble to assemble the family in a remote corner of Choctaw County, Alabama and prepare to adapt for a struggle that is only just beginning.

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Barrow Road was originally written as a short story for my family.  However, it took on a life of its own, and became my first published novella.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

About the Author

Elizabeth L. Jones lives in the sprawling southern city of Mobile, Alabama with her husband, Mark, and four of their six children. She is a part time Veterinary Technician, the founder and director of a non-profit exotic animal rescue, and a volunteer at her local sheriff's office. She doesn't have much spare time. This is her first work of fiction, having previously written a compilation of the Wooley Family History in Mobile.

Product Details

  • File Size: 238 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,751 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too short, too many characters September 29, 2013
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I liked the book, however, there were too many characters for the length of the book. Trying to remember who someone is takes away from the enjoyment of reading. The family did run into some problems getting to the homestead, but they seemed luckier than the situation would been in reality. These were very engaging people who would have made good friends and neighbors. Had it been a longer book, it would have been better. The author has a way with a story and I hope there is another book because I want to see what happens to these people.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Leaving Mobile, AL, for a greener pasture.... September 13, 2013
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The Mc Clennan family decides it is time to take their family to the country for safety. Climate extremes in the US, Russia and throughout Europe created the beginning of a world wide economic downturn.

This family had been preparing for a disaster of sorts for years. Family members were trained in survival skills as well as weapons. They were also adept in gardening and basic medicine skills. A couple of them also held their amateur radio licenses which would prove most helpful when the phone system deteriorated. They had family located on Barrow Road in the country and plans were in effect for this type of scenario.

This is the not your typical SHTF book. I think of it as being more of the extended family gathering at the beginning of this huge problem.

So, am guessing there is a second part which will be more in depth as things get more insane in society.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Enjoyable Southern Tale of Survival September 14, 2013
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I enjoyed this story of family unity during trying times as an extended family gathers at the old home place to weather the repercussions of a life altering disaster. My only complaint was the supporting cast gets "shot" at the reader so fast I still couldn't keep straight who was who at the end of the story. Hopefully the author will write another episode in this story and we can follow their further adventures. The author definitely knows the territory and I loved the touches of Southern charm.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok November 28, 2013
By Larry
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this item in the author's list of books is good with respect to imagination/story line, however I was disconcerted with the abrupt swaps several times from third person narrative to first person narrative then back to third person narrative.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining September 22, 2013
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Like the premise for the plot. However, there were far too many characters to keep straight. It made it difficult to truly emerge yourself in the storyline.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good July 15, 2014
By Betty D
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm so afraid this is exactly what this country is headed for. If only I had a barrow road homestead.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The Waltons at Armageddon May 25, 2014
By Judith
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Too sweet. Too trite. I didn't want to stck around when the guys with guns arrived. And Great Danes as guard dogs??? Couldn't finish it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short but worth reading April 24, 2014
By Brian J
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Like all the similar self-published books I have read, this one threw me out of the story with occasional spelling and grammatical errors. Otherwise it was an interesting and entertaining read, an enjoyable diversion for the evening.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good!!
A good read. The book was very descriptive in describing the shutdown on society. There where too many characters to keep up with. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Passion1kiss
1.0 out of 5 stars Needs proofreading
Too many characters to keep track of, too many errors. Needs someone to proof it. Spell check is not enough. Very weak ending.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Great book that shows the importance of family and the need for a community to survive in a SHHTF situation.
Published 8 months ago by Russell Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story
Good and interesting book. Could have gone further, but fun to read. I would have liked more details. It was entertaining and enjoyable.
Published 10 months ago by L. Harper
5.0 out of 5 stars Barrow Road
Elizabeth L. Jones has proven to be an accomplished author, both in developing a really good story and in character development.
Published 11 months ago by Kenneth C. Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Good, well written and vedry believable story. Characters could be the people next door and their actions/reactions are right on.
Published 13 months ago by Harold
5.0 out of 5 stars Good easy read
A few typos but all together a good read. Nice to read a survivalist story that centers on a family working together.
Published 13 months ago by Anisa L Lignell
5.0 out of 5 stars Country roads will lead you home.
This book will show you, quite quickly, how that house in the country, at the end of a long, dirt road, can be your saving grace to protect your family.
Published 13 months ago by obnursiepoo
2.0 out of 5 stars Barrow Road
For me the book was just so so. It had a lot of potential but none of it materialized. Sorry.
Published 14 months ago by Carla S. Underwood
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More About the Author

Elizabeth Jones is a writer who pretends to function as a contributing member of society by working as a Veterinary Technician. She and her husband, Bull, have six children, ranging in ages from eleven to twenty-five.

She has always harbored a strange fascination with snakes and lizards, which led to the formation of Chaos and Critters, Mobile's only exotic pet rescue. At any given time she can find herself surrounded by geckos, dragons, pythons, and the like. She has a tarantula by her bed, and it doesn't bother her at all.

While she has always written as a hobby, she never considered publishing until dared to by her husband. As it turns out, she's discovered she has a knack for it.

When not writing, helping with middle school homework, cleaning up dog poop or wrangling snakes, she can usually be found with a book in her hand, ignoring the chaos around her.

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