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First Journey: After the Shut Down Paperback – 7 Dec 2012

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  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (7 Dec 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478262532
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478262534
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,737,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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W. R. Flynn was born in Hibbing, Minnesota, one of seven children of a civil engineer at an open pit taconite mine. He was later raised in a rough neighborhood near Oakland, California, a few blocks from Foothill Boulevard. When Flynn was in his 20s, he pulled his way out of poverty by working his way through college as a steelworker in Seattle, Washington. He earned a BA in history from the University of Washington at the age of 28 and a masters degree in education from Western Washington University at age 32. Enjoying an interesting and colorful life, he travelled throughout much of the communist world during the 1980s including a one month experience working on a farm in Cuba. Since the 1990s, Flynn has travelled to Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Ireland, Canada, Mexico and Singapore with his wife and children. Retired from a career in law enforcement, he now spends his time writing books and raising his family.

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Format: Paperback
Chances are you are reading this review having read the previous 2 books like I did, despite the first negative review I bought it on the strength of the first two.

I thought the author linked in well with what happened in the previous books (it had been a while since I read them so it was good the way he weaved it slight refreshers now and again), I have come to trust the author that he can make the characters and the world around them come alive and I was not disappointed.

Yes...the story is slow but seeing the stories place in the overall series so far I can forgive that, I for one will be buying the next in the series.....please not to long Mr Author!!

Phil UK
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great 3rd book in the series! 29 Jan 2013
By obnursiepoo - Published on
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Nice to see that not every colony will be killers and murderers in what I fear, is our near future. The strength of those who venture out to search is what will make survivors. Clapper is amongst these, even though he paid with his life for the continuation of the colony.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Corbett reaches out and overcomes a paralyzing fear. 10 Jan 2013
By Eitenne the Reader - Published on
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Third installment in a series started with "Shut Down" the latest tale tells the story of reaching out to other survivors.

Exploring that post survival normalcy is the second part of the theme.

The book is somewhat metaphysical in it explores overcoming a limiting fear of the unknown, and a return to core values driven moralities. There are losses and real issues to that Corbett-folk need to learn to deal with.

Good read - a bit lighter tones that "Shut Down" or "Buck" yet a fun read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good read 27 Mar 2013
By C. Smith - Published on
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I have read all three book in the series ( I hope there are more on the way ) and have enjoyed them all. Where the first two books take place right after the crash this one takes place four years later where the population has moved away from cities or died.
This book is more about long term survival and working together than about defending against the bad guys who are only there to take what you have in every sense.

As someone who grew up in Corbett it is fun to read about places I know and I have even recognized a few last names in the books of people who actually live in the area.

Suggestion for the author: there are three additional ways to get into Corbett that are not in the book....Alex Barr Rd near Latourell Falls up to Haines Rd, Palmer Mill Rd near Bridal Veil up to Brower Rd both on Larch Mountain and Bull Run Rd NE of Sandy across the Sandy river and up to the Trout Creek area.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
First Journey 10 Mar 2013
By Jane - Published on
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Another great book by W.R. Flynn! Waiting for the next part of this great adventure. Can't wait to see where he will take us!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Read ... 7 July 2013
By mgentry - Published on
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When all seems lost it is nice to see something good happen - a very good continuation of this series. You will enjoy this book but it helps to have read the first two - then it will all make sense. I highly recommend reading this book. Enjoy!
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