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The United States may have just come to an end in this exciting post-apocalyptic, dystopian thriller about several electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks all at once. Not only has the electrical grid come crashing down, but all other critical infrastructures of the country have ceased to exist, leaving the country a vast wasteland, where only the ruthless and resourceful survive. Jim Burkett is stuck on a business trip when it all happens, and he must battle prison breaks, food riots, criminal gangs, looters, cannibals, terrorist sleeper cells, nuclear fallout, and total anarchy in his quest to get home to his family. Will he make it?

©2016 Cal Wilson (P)2017 Cal Wilson

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Story good....voice not good.

The story was good, but the narration was very irritating. Could not wait until it was done so I didn't have to listen to him anymore!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Waste Of A Credit

The story was poorly written. The main character who supposedly was a prepper didn't realize for several days in the story that an EMP had occurred! The characters were just like the story...Weak! There were several interactions that were totally unrealistic and the human responses lacked any basis in actual human nature/psychology. It was a difficult book to finish, but I am not a quiter. I have a feeling that the author has little experience in firearms, survival, or human nature in emergency situations. Look elsewhere for adventure and a good story!

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  • breanna
  • pueblo, CO, United States
  • 06-15-17

a bit hope yet times

I found the whole copper wire and Transformer juice a little unrealistic. while I can see both having value to one extent or another, I can't imagine large amounts of people chopping down power poles to get wire and mineral oil so quickly after the EMP. who is finding such great value in Copper but they're willing to barter away food and other things immediately after an EMP? I just can't see it. even gold and silver might have limited value immediately following a collapse. it would take time for a barter slash gold and silver type of economy to develop. it takes a lot of effort to chop down a powerpole, I just can't see people doing that.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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E.M.P. Bombs

Absolutely the worst narrative ever! Hard to tell if the book is any good. Hate to bad mouth anyone, but really bad.



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Horrible

The worst prepper fiction I've listened to, and the narration made it cringe worthy. Listened to the end in case it got better. It didn't!

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Awkward dialogue & narration

Finally it's over!...I almost didn't finish the book. The flow off the story is awkward. The narration and dialogue are often awkward...childlike. The "Hero" is below average...making stupid mistakes over and over. Even in the end after multiple ambushes he fails to keep his weapons readily available nor does he know if they're even loaded.

Kudos to the forward...the author is better at non-fiction.

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  • Sandy
  • Baker City, OR, United States
  • 04-20-17

TOO PREACHY!

The story is OK, but too preachy. I expected a story. What I got was a sermon couched as a story.The narrator is overly dramatic. "They were victims of an" -- dramatic pause -- "EMP!" Yeah, we get it, EMP is very bad. After an EMP people will revert to their native state - most of whom are animals. We should prep for an EMP. Give it a rest and tell the story already!

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fantastic read

I asolutely loved this book. It was a great story, but it brought up a lot of different things that can very well happen in an EMP.

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Good information at the beginning.

Good information at the beginning
, the story was very choppy. the characters keep putting them selves in bad positions. not at all the way a prepper would act.

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  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 12-12-17

Decent, but lacking intensity.

We follow Jim, a long time prepper, as the EMP hits stranding him in Charleston, South Carolina during a company seminar. The big problem I have with Jim is that as a long time prepper he has no inkling that an EMP has struck and is just as confused as everyone else in the beginning. Seems to me a prepper would be well aware of the results of an EMP and recognize it pretty quickly. The story basically chronicles Jim as he travels back to his home in Knoxville, Tennessee. There are a few decent folks he comes across, but the majority are far from decent, some downright crazy; “Clownigula” was pretty wild. The crowd that surrounded Jim and friends, which turned into a mob was a bit terrifying knowing that this type of behavior was indeed probable. The writing is good, the story interesting, although in a simpler or more basic manner. There is a follow-up book, but I don’t believe it has been released yet.