• Breakdown: An EMP Survival Thriller

  • The EMP Terror Series, Book 1
  • By: J. R. Tate
  • Narrated by: Scott Ellis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Breakdown: An EMP Survival Thriller

By: J. R. Tate
Narrated by: Scott Ellis
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Publisher's summary

A situation of this magnitude had always been talked about - but could it ever really happen?

Jake Shepherd is piloting a flight to Seattle when out of the blue, his aircraft falls from the sky. The power-grid across the United States crashes, leaving all computerized machines crippled, sending the country into a disastrous tailspin.

Alice Shepherd is working the emergency room when hundreds of injured people pour in needing help. With no electricity, resources are limited - once the back up generators fail, the hospital will not be able to handle the influx of patients being brought in, guaranteeing that all hell will break loose.

Everyone is speculating and panicking. No one knows what really happened. The only thing everyone can agree on is their simple, convenient, technological world is gone. Everyone is left to fight - kill or be killed. Survive or die.

©2017 J. R. Tate (P)2017 Rusty Bucket Publishing

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Not a fan sadly..

I really LOVE EMP stories, I think my audio library is more then 50 percent - emp kind of stories. and there are some really good ones out there on this site. Sadly, this is not one of them.
This story just seemed to unreal, and the characters I could not bond with at all. I don't know how to put it into words but there were so many uncharacteristic things that came from the characters.
Example 1, the main female character works in the emergency room. She just finds out her husbands plane crashes, instead of freaking out in trying to figure out what to do next or get in contact with him, she goes back to work. Hello? Who does that? The next thing you know she's running all over the emergency room talking about elevators and power going out, and it is cool as a cucumber and forgetting all about her husband. She is somehow the hero of the day in the emergency room.
Example 2 what was with the very long elevator talk? And coming from upper management of the hospital I know for a fact that generators were always checked on- always. And usually have 48 hours of life in them.
Example 3. the main character is running around looking for gas to put in the generator. She goes to a gas station and gets a gas can. Bennett decides to siphon gas out of a car to Fill the generators. 5 gallons of gas is not going to do any good for a hospital that runs on generators. Even worse she siphons gas from the gas tank of cars. Anybody that knows anything about cars knows that is impossible. There is a lever in the gas tank so siphoning gas isn't possible. Or most people would be running around stealing peoples gas. The only way to do this is to puncture a whole in the gas tank under the car.

and do not get me started on the plain crash and how that all played out.

sadly, I could not finish the book. That rarely happens with me.

The narrator. on the other hand, is the reason I think I got so far into the story and kept listening. I've heard him in other books and yes he was better, but I won't count this one against him and I would listen to him again.

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