• Erupting Trouble

  • EMP Catastrophe, Book 1
  • By: Grace Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Matthew E. Berry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Erupting Trouble

By: Grace Hamilton
Narrated by: Matthew E. Berry
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Publisher's Summary

When the lights go out in America, this separated family must battle to survive...

Matthew Riley wants to believe that people will come together in times of great struggle, but as panic and chaos set in after a massive EMP event, he has to face the fact that the only people he can trust are his family. His ailing father, David, an Army vet, has the skills the Riley family needs to survive in the dark new world, but with no medication for his heart condition on hand, keeping him alive may be an impossible task as they journey home from what was supposed to be a simple day trip.

She’ll keep her daughter safe and reunite her family...

Kathleen doesn’t share her husband’s optimistic view of humanity. When the power goes out during a visit to her brother in prison, she and her teenage daughter will need to find their way out and start the long journey back to Galena, IL, in the hope they can reunite with the rest of their family.

They’ll defend their home...

With the rest of the Riley family gone, it’s up to Ruth and her grandson, Patton, to keep their newly renovated hotel safe for the family they know is coming their way. But food is running low and some see an elderly woman and a pre-teen boy as easy pickings.

In a broken civilization the only way to survive is strength in numbers. One family is determined to work together in this new world, but will they be able to defend themselves against desperate survivors?

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Uninspired and incomplete

This story is like all the others in this genre. It's a tired, old plot with underdeveloped, mostly unlikable characters and no real substance to the storey. Worst of all, it's unfinished.

Matthew E. Berry performs well enough, but there's no way I can recommend a book that is incomplete.

Note: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Lame

Sorry this isn’t a post-apocalyptic story. Writer should probably be writing romance novels cause that how it felt listening to this one and the narrator didn’t help the feeling at all.
I have over 500 audible post apocalyptic books on my phone and this is by far the worst I’ve heard.

Sorry.

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Very slow

I won’t be buying anymore of this series. Only two characters had any common sense, and author made one hour narrative last 8 hours.

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Well-written & Suspenseful

Erupting Trouble is a fantastic start to the EMP Catastrophe series. The plot is fully developed, engaging, exciting with non-stop action and suspense. The world-building and writing are descriptive; it was easy to imagine the scenes and the characters. Grace Hamilton never fails to impress, taking an innovative and unique approach to the EMP genre. Her characters are well-developed and felt authentic with diverse personalities, reacting realistically to the situations they find themselves in. The storyline centers around the Riley family and their fight for survival while facing many hardships in a deadly post EMP world with a collapsed social order. The family has to overcome numerous dangerous challenges, obstacles, separation, sinister intentions, and lack of amenities and conveniences of the past.

Matthew E. Berry did an amazing job of bringing Hamilton's words to life. Through his narration, he captures the nuances of the characters' personalities and the excitement of the scenes. Overall, Erupting Trouble was an exciting listen, one I'll recommend to the fans of the genre.

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painfully accurate

very well written and detailed. The breakdown of the "what" that leads to a dystopian moving society left so much room for further volumes to explain the "how" behind it happening.

solid character development and no character was left out...even old Jade was developed enough where we need to see more of her and learn more about her

the narrator was really amazing, love his style and pace. first time hearing him and hoping that he is worked with further in this series.

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What is the world coming to?

Really good book. It keeps you attention the entire story. Definitely will make want to to read the next book.

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Great EMP Catastrophe Story

This was my first experience with Grace Hamilton's work, and I enjoyed it a lot. The book started out slow, but once it grabbed my attention, I was enthralled. I stayed listening to the audiobook until late in the night. The characters were just a regular family thrown into a nightmarish situation, and I can't wait to pick up the next book in the series. Matthew E Berry's narration was good and kept my attention. I requested this audiobook from Audiobooks Unleashed and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Irritatingly bad.

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Good story but characters could be better

They all seem to be very nieve of how things would be in this situation. You will have to do bad things to protect those you love and what you have.

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Great story!

I really enjoyed this book. The narrator did a good job. I am excited for more.

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  • Ostfeld
  • 09-24-21

The beast within !!!

Grace Hamilton with her beautiful pronunciations of words is showing us how human beings are no different then animals if not much worst, in fact we are wolf in sheep’s skin ( humans and animals are born eat drink make babies and die ) but animals only kills what they need ‘ no more, no less , while humans will do anything to use each other and get as much as possible without a care ‘ !
This creation is written beautifully and timely perfectly as a prophecy which seems like have started showing its face.
Matthew E. Berry perfectly narrated this audiobook like they were made for each other.
Excellent and very worrisome beginning for an awesome series as it seems to be going.

My absolutely
recommendation
For this audiobook !

Oded Ostfeld.