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EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots: With a Story of Survival | [Jonathan Hollerman]

EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots: With a Story of Survival

EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots is a harrowing story of survival after the destruction of the electric grid and nearly every electronic device in the country. Jonathan Hollerman paints a vivid and disturbing picture of society falling apart after an Electromagnetic Pulse attack against our nation.
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Publisher's Summary

EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots is a harrowing story of survival after the destruction of the electric grid and nearly every electronic device in the country. Jonathan Hollerman paints a vivid and disturbing picture of society falling apart after an Electromagnetic Pulse attack against our nation.

Can you imagine a world with no phones, no TV, no internet, and no way to access your bank account? Without the electric grid, there would be no lights, no heating or air conditioning in your home, no public water, and the sewer could back up into your home. Without modern vehicles or interstate trucking, the supermarkets would quickly run out of food. Since the majority of the military is not hardened against an EMP, they would be unable to come to the aid of its citizens and maintain order. Our humanity is questioned when survival of the fittest becomes reality.

This is not only a thrilling story but offers practical, life-saving advice for an imminent threat. If you enjoyed Patriots by James Wesley Rawles or One Second After by William Forstchen, then you will enjoy this story of survival.

©2013 Jonathan Hollerman (P)2014 Jonathan Hollerman

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    reena Bywong, Australia 04-25-14
    reena Bywong, Australia 04-25-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Dont Waste a Credit"

    The summary suggested if you enjoyed 'Alas Babylon' and/or 'One Second After' you would probably enjoy this one. Sadly this is not the case. Both AB and OSF were riveting pieces of work with realistic dialogue and storyline. The characters in these situations are under some serious stress. This is something the author of EMP seemed to miss. The husband and wife relationship of the main characters was like something out of a Mills and Boon novel. I simply could not suspend my disbelief. The narrator did not do the story any favours. Sometimes the story was rushed and sometimes drawn out. There was no consistency and I found the narrators inappropriate expression irritating and distracting. Normally I can come to grips with less than magical narration but after two hours I gave up (reluctantly). Do NOT purchase this with the expectation that it is anything like 'Alas Babylon' or 'One Second After'. Both the story and the narration don't come anywhere near this standard.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Peggy PORTLAND, OR, United States 06-09-14
    Peggy PORTLAND, OR, United States 06-09-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Who are the looters?"

    If 'Christian' gets to the deserted store first, before the "looters", and packs off with thousands of dollars in goods, isn't the Christian the first looter? These characters believe they are superior... and they are not. Maybe three stars are too many?

    I've read lots of "end times" books. The best is "Alas Babylon". It doesn't bombard with product names and gun types.. and has a deep sense of humanity that this effort does not convey.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Rochester, NY, United States 04-12-14
    Jan Rochester, NY, United States 04-12-14 Member Since 2011

    Eclectic, avid listener, favorite book is the one currently in ear.

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    "Right up my line..."

    If you liked "One Second After," "Alas Babylon" or the new "Survivalist Series"... probably going to like this new EOTWAWKI. This one follows one member of a prepper group as he helps his non-prepper friends and extended family organize post an EMP... then joins his prepper group at their retreat and deals with out of control small town government. I keep thinking that writers will run out of interesting twists for this genre, but again I enjoyed his new twists. Very little swearing, no overt sex, no gratuitous violence... but some intense protective battles and emotional stress. This is a stand alone book, complete in one... at least so far. There is some sharing of favorite supplies and guns as he teaches his family, similar to "Patriots." No zombies or science fiction, just families figuring out how to stay alive and having courage to do it.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Wadsworth, OH, United States 04-27-14
    Andrew Wadsworth, OH, United States 04-27-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrible performance. Author is trying too hard"
    What could Jonathan Hollerman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The author tries hard to write an entertaining story and at the same time make the book educational. It would have been better if he just stuck to the story and not tried so hard to write a survival manual.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was horrible. His deep voice was painful to listen to as he attempted to change from character to character. It was painful to listen to and this was almost the first audio book I returned for a refund.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots?

    If I could have edited this story I would have drastically changed the main character. The main character comes across as know it all. In the scene where he gathers his coworkers and tells them he thinks the country was attacked by an EMP he starts rambling about survival skills. It was ridiculously stupid.


    Any additional comments?

    I was more disappointed in the authors opinions and suggestions of survival and equipment during the story. I have served in Military Special Operations, currently work on a SWAT team and own my own firearms training business. The opinions expressed by the author concerning gas impingement weapons is false and he is spreading the myth that there is something wrong with gas impingement weapons like the standard AR15. Additionally he discusses the use of his "sniper rifle" and clearly does not have any reputable training in that skill set. At the end of the day I would rather have the author write a survival manual and detail his opinions more clearly or write a good book and not try to express his uneducated opinions.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    GreenAdam 04-24-14
    GreenAdam 04-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Very good, but with annoyances"

    Overall, I found this book enjoyable and will likely buy the sequel (mentioned at the end of the presentation). There were, however, a few quirky aspects of the writing that kept nagging at me the whole time...

    The dialogue in this book reminds me of an episode of "Leave it to Beaver". The story is set in the current time - people just don't talk that way! It's like the conversations from a book written in 1950 got mixed in with this story. "Gosh, son, that would be swell". I'm fine with leaving out the profanity is the author isn't comfortable with it, but it has to be believable. Large groups of people don't spontaneously break into "Amazing Grace" (yes, that really happens).

    I also think the author must have an advertising deal with several companies who sell equipment to preppers, because he has a maddening habit of providing WAY too much detail about tactical equipment and firearms. As an example, I might ask my father to hand me the pistol. To be more precise, I might ask for the Ruger pistol. In this book, a character would ask for the "Ruger P-89DC semi-automatic 9 mm with a ProFab enlarged dot tritium night sight in a MavCo crossdraw holster with reinforced stitching". A simple flashlight becomes a "LightWorks D-13 LED flashlight with the optional K224-3C nylon webbed belt loop in desert camo".

    Having said that, I think the story was well thought out and fun. The main characters are likable (other than their dialogue) and the EOTWAWKI storyline seems plausible and scary. This book is great at getting you to think about how you would react in the same situation - I've found myself laying awake at night imagining how I would protect my family if something similar happened at that very moment. There is plenty of action to keep the story moving quickly, but enough time is taken to discuss the specific way this group is planning survive long term. There were very few logical flaws that jumped out at me, which surprised me once I noticed the quirks above.

    The narration wasn't great. Most voices are OK, but a few are so 'overdone' that they verge on being cartoon-like.

    Despite all this, I'm glad I bought the book. Recommended.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Brooke Louisville, KY, United States 04-25-14
    Brooke Louisville, KY, United States 04-25-14

    Choose Joy!

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    "Absolutely wonderful!"

    Excellent book! I would give it more than five stars if it were possible. Can't wait for the second one to come out.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Clara 07-01-14
    Clara 07-01-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Very good security info"
    Would you consider the audio edition of EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots to be better than the print version?

    Great book! I learned a lot about how to set up security during a crisis. Security will be a top priority if we have a national emergency. The book also tell of various options for equipment/food.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the pre orginization before the SHTF.


    Which character – as performed by Kent Clark – was your favorite?

    Shawn, Mr. Andrews,


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I told you so!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Get ready. it's just around the corner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pen Name 06-24-14
    Pen Name 06-24-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Prpeeprs who are "good guys'' but also ''looters"?"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The interactions with the various different characters seemed very unnatural to me. I still cant wrap my mind around the main character being on one hand a morally upright and honest person and then in the next situation the head looter at the local dug store and grocery store? I also could not grasp the idea of bringing your pregnant wife along during potential life or death situations as a member of the ''security'' team? Worst of all is the showdown at the end of the book. I'm all for the good guys saving the day but the way the survival group interacted with the evil rich town leader was just lame. I wanted to like this book, I really did, but there was just to much nonsense to ignore.I will say in the beginning description of the effects of the EMP were interesting for about 5 min but as soon as the main character then went into ''survival mode'' and decided to start loading shopping carts with the first run of items he looted from the grocery store and then decided he and his pregnant wife would then push the carts through the snow for a few days to mom and dads house the story line left train tracks.


    Did EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots inspire you to do anything?

    If an emp goes of get some good bikes or even better yet a couple of good horses.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Herb N. Charleston, SC USA 05-28-14
    Herb N. Charleston, SC USA 05-28-14 Member Since 2001
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    "Good enough to listen to"

    This book is the author's first and is a good effort, you can tell that he learned a lot about writing and I look forward to more in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Macon Surprise, AZ, United States 04-24-14
    Macon Surprise, AZ, United States 04-24-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Good book but performance left a lot to be desired"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes because of the catastrophic results of an EMP.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No favorite.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator read this book almost in monotone.


    Do you think EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes! What happens to the town and does society ever recover?


    Any additional comments?

    One critique of the author. If you shake your head you are saying no and if you nod you are saying yes. I believe he caught his error at the end of the book but never corrected it earlier.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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