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Publisher's Summary

We highly recommend that you listen to, Apocalypse Coming: The Tears of Ephraim: Book 1, before listening to book two as you won't understand the story line or know the characters, as book two starts where book one leaves off. 

During a joint session of Congress, two countries conspired and successfully executed a surprise nuclear attack on our nation's capital. Washington, D.C. was destroyed. The White House, the Capitol, the Supreme Court Building and the Pentagon are all burnt shells; our federal government is gone. 

Simultaneously, they detonated a 20-megaton nuclear explosion in orbit, 298 miles above the heart of Kansas, causing an electromagnetic pulse which burnt out all unprotected electronic circuits in the mainland of the United States and two-thirds of Mexico and Canada. These areas are now dark. The lights went out, water is not being pumped, most of the vehicles will not run, and aircraft fell out of the sky during mid-flight. 

Now, those that are surviving are those that prepared for emergencies and disasters. However, can they survive a time unlike any in history? 

Vince and Kim Johnson, family, friends, and some of the men Vince served with years earlier prepared the best they could for the Tribulation that was happening to our country and the world. One battle has already been fought to protect their new small community. Now they must try and survive going Into the Apocalypse. 

Warning: Contains adult language and conversations 

There are several biblical references as a few of the main characters suspect that the events happening could be the beginning of the Tribulation. But don't expect a religious or typical Christian book as some of the characters use real-world adult language commonly used by many in the military. There is the violence you would expect in an apocalyptic/end times novel, and the main character has a provocative sense of humor.

We write our books based on how the world is, not on how we wish it was or even how it should be.

©2017 William Dunaway (P)2017 William Dunaway

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Books of these books are a 5 star

these are two books I probably would have never read had they not been christ-centered. I was hooked on the first book. even my husband was wondering what I was reading lately. I told him about these books and he could not put them down either. he's also coming to the end of the second book. we are really looking forward to the 3rd book that will be coming out. you won't be disappointed in these books.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I love this series and can't wait for book three

Would you consider the audio edition of Into the Apocalypse: A Survival Novel to be better than the print version?

I bought the paperback version and I had to have the Audible version for the road. For me personally, I always like the Audible versions better if the narrator does a good job. You can hear the emotions, laughter, etc. Ben Clark does an outstanding job.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Kim in the story. She is very wise and keeps Vince in balance. Even though Vince tries to get a vote from the group, he does retain the power to veto. When he's about to make a decision that Kim knows is wrong, she doesn't hesitate to pull him aside and have a heart-to-heart talk. Kim is the leader of the women and Vince's moral conscience.

Have you listened to any of Ben Clark’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Mr. Clark is outstanding and has the talent to show a lot of emotion.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I always want to listen to a good book in one sitting, when it is possible.

Any additional comments?

I really liked book one even though you can tell that the book one Audible is not the latest edition, but this book seems to be. As much as I loved book one, book two sets a new high. I love the twists and turns and the realism.
So much of the story is taken from actual events of the last ten years or so. This story tells it how it is and doesn't hold back. The storylines really hit home and when you sit back and think about it, the story is really how it could be.
I also love the faith aspect. Vince and Kim have their beliefs but they never preach or try to instill their beliefs on others. Vince is reluctant, even though Mia is begging him to share his thoughts. As stated, I LOVE this series.

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Love where it's going. Looking forward to next one

Where does Into the Apocalypse: A Survival Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I think this series is one of the best. It's not the same story told over and over again but talks about the real world and what the real apocalypse may be like.
I love how the book gives the reasons why the Apocalypse came about.

What other book might you compare Into the Apocalypse: A Survival Novel to and why?

Book One. Book two continues from where book one left off. Due to the subject matter, it is unlike most out there.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Ben Clark?

I'm not thrilled with Ben Clark. I read the paperback along with the Audible version and Ben Clark, which I suspect is a pen name, makes a lot of mistakes. I would bet that the narrator's name is Alan Taylor, as I recognize his voice from romance novels I have listened to in the past.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Hit of the year.

Any additional comments?

I've noticed how some criticize the Carmen story. I just don't think they get it. They either want to read about "blood and guts" all of the time or its bitterness from those that can't find a happy relationship and they blame everyone but themselves.
I would love to meet the real Kim. She is Vince's stability in life and the love between Kim and Vince is amazing.
I feel sorry for those that just don't get it. Why do people have to be so self-righteous and bitter?

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  • Pamela
  • Harrisonville
  • 11-30-17

WOW! Outstanding and answers lots of questions.

Would you listen to Into the Apocalypse: A Survival Novel again? Why?

Without a doubt. This is a book I can listen to over and over. Book two answers a lot of questions about book one and the authors really hit their groove. Being only the second book that they have written, I honestly believe that the Dunaway's have raised the bar on storytelling. I cried, I laughed, and I worried. The authors write where you really care about the characters.

What other book might you compare Into the Apocalypse: A Survival Novel to and why?

It's hard to compare. The storytelling is a lot like the early series of the "Going Home" series but the Dunaway's write their stories based on how the world really is. I think "The Tears of Ephraim Series" is unique and I can't wait until book three is released.

What about Ben Clark’s performance did you like?

He is outstanding, just as he was in book one. He's really in touch with the characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wanted to but at fifteen hours I just couldn't, even though I wanted to.

Any additional comments?

William and Cindy Dunaway make an outstanding team. The stories are based on real people in the Dunaway's life (As explained by Cindy Dunaway at the end of book one. My thoughts go with the family of the actual Kevin Ridings(Red). I am so sorry for your loss. Red sounded like an outstanding person and someone I would want in my corner. To the Dunaway's: I know it had to be heartbreaking.

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  • ron
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  • 02-26-18

retired military kicking butt!

book was well performed. it has allot of quoting religion from a guy in love with a hot young woman other than his wife. uses allot of drugs to reduce his pains. and kills those who need it. this book really hammers the far left! I enjoyed how his characters aline with our prior government including that criminal lady that ran for president and her actions. I hope there is a next book in series.

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What's good about this book...

What's good about this book...is nearly overshadowed by two things that are almost too much...almost.

First, there is the writing and performance. Both are sophomoric and stiff, with the same poor writing, directing and reading happening over and over and over. I'm not kidding when I say that No One talks the way some of this dialog was written.

My number one problem with the writing is the nearly constant inappropriate use of the words "Also" or "As well" in place of the word "too".

For example; In a real life situation, we'd expect a person who was among those complimenting a good meal to say..."I thought it was great, too.", not "I thought it was very good, Also", or "I, as well, thought it was very good". No one talks like this and it constantly takes your attention away from the story, and makes you focus on the writers and reader, and not in a good way.

The other problem I had with both books is the nearly obsessive story line involving Carmen. It's as though these writers are trying to justify some real life things they went thru by returning to this same quasi-love triangle sub-plot over and over and over. It was true overkill and could have been handled just as effectively without revisiting the whole "novel concept" in its entirety 10 or 15 times. It was too much.

Having said all that, The story, the philosophy and the lessons to be learned from this story were worth it for me. I liked the characters as people and feel it was realistic and likely to happen someday. I learned from and enjoyed this book despite its very obvious flaws.

I hope you do, Also. Um, I mean As well. Um I mean.. I hope you enjoy it too.


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Terrible. More a religious love story than anythin

very disappointing. not a survival story but a religious Love Story. terrible. sorry I wasted my time

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Old man's fantasy

Author repeats things in the story too much. At times its almost like a broken record. Parts seem to be written as some fantasy of an older man with a medicore looking wife who dreams of getting involved with a hot younger woman with the approval of his wife. Yes Kim loves and trusts you both... how many times do you need to repeat that in the book?

Story would be much better if the ramblings and repetitions were cut out. Some parts are extremely unrealistic. Also no one talks in real life like the characters do in this book.

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