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Book 2 of the series American Apocalypse continues the heroic struggles of an unlikely band of survivors in Southern Oregon. Joe Harp, the leader, was an overweight auto mechanic without any special survival skills. He had never been in the military but did know how to hunt, fish, and camp. He also had some notes his Grandma left him plus some survival books and supplies his Grandpa left him in an old cabin in the woods. Cobie Simms worked as a clerk at an outdoors store. She was working hard to survive before the SHTF while raising her daughter alone. Joe and Cobie team up to fight the evil around them and make life better for those in their small group. Cobie has been abducted in Book 1, and now Joe has to find her and bring her back to her back to him and her daughter. Many perils from gangs, starving neighbors, and disease still have to be dealt with, as Joe leads his people through the apocalypse.  

Could you survive an apocalypse? Do you have military or special survival skills? Joe does not. If Joe can survive by using common sense, survival manuals, and good luck so can you.

©2018 Anthony J Newman (P)2018 Anthony J Newman

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Still a good series

My favorite character is Grandma hands down. I wish more of her letters and bits of biting wit and wisdom were in this book as it was with the first. I've recommended this series to a couple of friends I know would enjoy it. This book felt a bit more rushed and honestly Joe isn't running into enough struggles where he needs to really plot his strategy out or make a hard moral decision.

I'd imagine TEOTWAWKI wouldn't be so cut and dry... some times you can't see what "hat" they wear. Sometimes it's a grey hat. Joe seems to know who the "bad guys" are - convenient. buuutttt what about the "thug" who feel as if they have no choice? They aren't survivors, they attach themselves to the biggest kid in the school yard to keep their family safe or fed? Or the "good guy" being morally stuck between a no win situation? Why are there no, and I mean no, shell shocked kids, teens, adults?

In this scenario many would flee to the hills, even city people with no clue how to survive. Just knowing most of their kids, mothers, fathers, friends, other relatives didn't survive would send most people staring at nothing and rocking in a corner. If a preteen... or any normie person with no prior training had to shoot someone, nausea, unreasonable fear, night sweats, nightmares, phobias would present itself.

so all that said, for entertainment value and some light tips this is a great series. I think AJ Newman did a great job on that score and anyone who loves guns will enjoy this. If you want more realism to mentally prepare for the true hell TEOTWAWKI would be, along with grounding wit like grandma gives, and practical survivor tips for those who don't have any prepper haven with hidden caches, or any library full of prepper knowledge... this is much lighter reading.

AJ Newman, if you are reading this review please don't think I am disparaging your work and knowledge. I would pay full price to read a book of yours. I would love for you to consider the deeper meaning behind all that was lost for the survivors and a closer connection to the charecters by making them vulnerable, ugly, weary, scared, triumphant, proud. I want to feel what they feel.
thank you.

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Great story

I only wish the books were longer. Please come out with the third Audio book already. Loved it. Cant wait to see how everythig pans out. Love the suspense.

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Apocalyptic Soap Opera

The series is a bit of a romance/survival finding love at the end of the world kinda story. Interesting but some parts just seem too far fetched and unrealistic even in this genre. It was decent but I’m done at book 2. No regrets reading this. But I’d rather move on to something else.

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preparing

true preppers know silver has far more uses than money I enjoyed the book thanks

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great book

great book looking forward to the next one. great hero is Joe!! next one please

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Solid story

Hard to not like this book. Great characters plenty of action. Sometimes predictable but it is a good story.
Joe picks up right where he left off in the last book and tries to put life back together by grow in the community.

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AJ does it again

Another hit in the series, really like how the characters are developing. Looking forward to next novel.

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Nice one

As we get to know these families, the reader will care more and more about each of them as they struggle, on many levels, in the new world reality.

From an addiction/mental health RN and non-apocalyptic perspective, it is striking the diminished psychological effects this group exhibits. This author causes me to pause and ponder if some of the PTSD we see in soldiers has more to do with the "normal" they return to, then the trauma they have endured. When working with Vets who suffer with addiction and PTSD I find myself sharing with them, the hope they can heal, because when things go south in our country, they will be the heroes we will need to survive.

Thank you dear author, for stirring these thoughts and I look forward to reading more.

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Great series

Highly recommend series... Love the characters and the storyline. The best of the best. The reader is top notch as always.. Please continue to create such wonderful and entertaining stories.

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Great book

I like all of this authors books.The characters are really well done and sympathetic. I lookforward to reading more.