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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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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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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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Quality violence

The writer was good but did not have enough experience with Manly post apocalyptic event experiences close but no cigar the person that read Was pretty good hope to hear from both at another time once they upped their game!!!

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Horrible writing.

How did this get published? The writing is horrible. There is no substance. It’s like a trophy wife house wife decided she’d write an EMP apocalypse book. Truly a waste of time & money.

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Erupting Trouble; Overall a great story.

Erupting Trouble (EMP Catastrophe Book One) is overall a great story and listen. There are times I wanted to bash my head because the characters did stupid things repeatedly, but under stress, we'd probably all do the same stupid things. The overarching plot divided between the main family comes together nicely. The narration overall was good but there were some words mispronounced over and over that I could not wrap my head around such as male, apocalypse, and many more I can't remember now. Still a great narration though. Would read it again!

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Very good read/listen

Erupting Trouble
By, Grace Hamilton
Narrated By, Matthew E. Berry

I very much enjoyed this book by Grace Hamilton. The story really brings you in and holds onto you.

I found the story to be very intriguing and interesting and as I am being honest a bit terrifying knowing an event similar to this could very well happen. The characters go through a very good Arc of coming into themselves and growing into survivor's and coming to terms with their limits and what they have to do. In the story you can see many different facets of humanity at play between the goodness of people, the wickedness, and just plain selfishness.

The narrator Matthew E. Berry does a very good job of bringing you along this thrilling ride with his tones, ability to give each character their own personalities and voices.

I did find the story to be a little bit of a slow start with the build up at times but also the characters seem to jump to very specific conclusions rather quickly about what might of happened and why they are in this type of predicament. I did like how the last chapter was as well but now I am left hanging onto "WhAt HaPpEnS nExT?!?!?"

I suppose I will have to get the next one to find out.

In My Opinion this is definitely worth a listen to or read. As this was my introduction to this author I look forward to more from them in my future reads.

I give this book 4 E-Bombs out of 5

Until Next Time,
-Teo

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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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  • 09-24-21

Leave no enemies behind!

We’ve been here before, for some reason an EMP strikes some area{s} of the globe shutting down power and electronics. As people begin to realize what happened, panic, violence, and chaos escalate. How people react, how they treat their fellow man, and how family, friends, and neighbors are affected by the disaster is what follows. What we hope for is that the author delivers something exciting, different, or unique for our ears, eyes, and emotions. Grace Hamilton has always met or exceeded my expectation. I admire her talent and imagination, always looking forward to her next volume. This first book in a new series chronicles a family split apart by distance, struggling with the hardships put in their path until they can reunite. David and his son Matthew were camping and bonding. David’s wife Ruth and Matthew’s son Patton were back home in Chicago, while Matthew’s wife Kathleen and daughter Allison were visiting Kathleen’s brother Max in prison. David and Matt had the worst experiences. They met and befriended a teenage girl Jade, inviting her to travel with them not knowing she was a bit psychotic. That didn’t turn out well. Matt began the camping trip naïve, and argumentative with his father. The long journey towards home changed much of that, opening his eyes to the world around him and producing a new appreciation for his father. Kathleen and Allison, deciding to ride bicycles, were on their way home. Max, who was serving less time after making a deal with the prosecution, was having issues unrelated to the EMP. Unfortunately, the reader occasionally encounters misinformation within the text due to simple oversight or a lack of fact-checking by the author, and/or a lack of internal fact-checking by the publisher. I think most times it’s a minor issue for the story but it does throw the reader who notices it. In this case; After the EMP struck, people were looking at their phones saying they had no signal, or couldn’t reach anyone when in reality, the phones shouldn’t have even powered on. It may be semantics, but it didn’t sound right. Military novels are much more susceptible due to the number of acronyms, nomenclatures, and weapons. This opening story is interesting, the characters authentic and likable. I enjoyed the tale and look forward to the next volume. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Good Read

I enjoyed the audiobook. Narrator was easy to listen to and. The story drug out some...maybe due to being part of a series but I was entertained and would recommend.

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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.

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Oded Ostfeld.