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The Tears of Ephraim Audiobook

The Tears of Ephraim: Apocalypse Coming, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Part of the west coast is recovering from a series of devastating earthquakes. This caused a record drop in the stock market, and due to a national debt of twenty trillion dollars, the value of the dollar is on the edge of collapsing.

At the same time, after a civil rights organization is hijacked, riots start breaking out across the country, which could lead to a new civil war.

Our enemies see our weakness and know it's time to take their place as world leaders. However, they must neutralize the American command structure first. Two countries have come up with a way and have set everything into motion to do just that.

Vince and Kim Johnson live on a farm forty-miles to the southeast of Kansas City, Missouri. After serving seventeen years in the Army, due to an injury, Vince had to take a medical retirement. Now, all he thinks he must fight is cabin fever. Little does he know that a chain of events is about to take place that will test all his training and skills.

He must also learn how to balance two types of love from two different women and not let temptation consume him. Both must band together with family, inexperienced friends, plus four of the men Vince served with years earlier, to prepare for and try to survive a time unlike any in our history.

This is an Apocalyptic Survival Novel that those from the far-left and some religious fundamentalists don't want you to read.

The left attacks it as it shows how their policies could push us into the final Apocalypse.

The fundamentalists attack because it uses real world language and tells a story about facing temptation and jealousy, which they don’t approve of.

It also encourages all of us to check things out for ourselves. Both know when we do, they start losing their ability to manipulate the truth.

Finally, it shows why all of us should prepare for the unexpected, emergencies and even disasters, as there may not always be some government agency to come to our rescue.

©2016 William Dunaway (P)2017 William Dunaway

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    Pamela 03-17-17
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    "Outstanding and realistic"

    I am a bit of a Prepper myself and the story gave me some ideas that I have never thought of. Outstanding story and can't wait for book two to be released. The conversations among the characters are realistic. The story is touching, romantic, and even scary at times and goes along with what's been on the news the last couple of years. The book is a great listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    RJ Cottage Grove, MN, United States 03-17-17
    RJ Cottage Grove, MN, United States 03-17-17 Member Since 2009

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    "Great entry into the series."

    Several earthquakes on the West Coast caused stress and volatility in the population and the stock market. With the U.S. debt reaching twenty trillion and the U.S. dollar on shaky ground, the U.S. couldn’t stand much more stress. Our enemies saw this as an opportunity. Iran and Russia developed a plan to take advantage of the situation, which unfortunately worked like a charm. Thus begins the tribulation with an attack on Washington and a massive EMP. The focus of the story is on the Johnson family, Vince and Kim who live outside of Kansas City, Missouri. In an opportune exchange Vince is contacted by one of his old war buddies. His old friend and the other three buddies are invited to Vince’s farm for the duration. The story continues with the Johnson crew consolidating supplies, acquiring whatever additional supplies and ammunition they could find, and fortifying the homestead. One of Vince’s sons is a deputy sheriff who is home with Vince, the second son is on the other side of the coin escaping from prison due to an airplane crash into its midst. Additional stories of survival appear throughout and there are a few sub plots which add to the tension or compassion. This is a great entry into the series; with wonderful characters, excellent writing and a fine narrator. I look forward to more from this author and this series.

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    heather 05-16-17
    heather 05-16-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Great EMP Book!!!"

    Good story, keeping me interested, characters well thought out. The book had several bad guys. Looking forward to book 2

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    R.Bishop Moose Lake, MN, US 04-25-17
    R.Bishop Moose Lake, MN, US 04-25-17 Member Since 2014

    I have experienced adventures and objectives others have only read about. Perhaps one day my story can be told? Until then, I will listen!

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    "A Worthwhile Journey Into The Apocalypse"

    Overall an entertaining story with a few different plots. The characters were believable and easy to follow. The narrator did a great job of keeping the story alive. The narrator also pronounced
    everything correctly! I look forward to the next book!

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    robert 04-17-17
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    Good story, detail and read. unlike some recent books just throwing out average stories

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    nana 03-07-17
    nana 03-07-17
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    "Great story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Tears of Ephraim to be better than the print version?

    They are the same. The audible was really good. The narrator did a great job.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was full of twists and helped give me some ideas on preparing.


    What about Ben Clark’s performance did you like?

    He made it realistic.


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

    Definitely


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the book!!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tips from Tess 03-01-17
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    "An Interesting look ahead"
    If you could sum up The Tears of Ephraim in three words, what would they be?

    Haunting, gritty, down to earth


    What other book might you compare The Tears of Ephraim to and why?

    This is the first of this genre that I have read, so I don't have any similar books to compare it to. However I will be looking for book two when it's available.


    Which character – as performed by Ben Clark – was your favorite?

    The main character, Vince. Ben narrated the book in a very realistic manner that made me feel I was listening to someone sharing their thoughts, rather than just reading from the printed page.


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

    Yes, even though it wasn't possible to listen in one sitting due to the length of the book, I listened for longer periods of time than I would normally because the story was interesting and narrated in a down to earth way by Ben Clark.


    Any additional comments?

    The story and narration were a good match and came across very effectively. Well done!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Lou Smiley 04-15-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Not my cup of tea."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    As far as a good listed, the book would have had to have been written differently I guess. In an intense situation, people would say, "come on we've got get out of here" Not, come on we have got to get out of here. That was a constant frustration for the for most of the book.


    Has The Tears of Ephraim turned you off from other books in this genre?

    NO


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Ben Clark?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The book took a cheep turn for me when 3 of the characters develop an emotional threesome. A friend confesses to having sexual thoughts and a deep love for her husband. The husband confesses to having the same thoughts for his wife's friend. The wife , bless her heart, totally understands and is so happy they are all willing to acknowledge the facts. . Wife has no worries that the two confessed emotional lovers will never go to far. Really, I decided I wasn't interested in the development of this scenario. I am returning the book. I'm not a prude, This was so out of place in the story as to make it a needless distraction.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    L. 04-25-17
    L. 04-25-17
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    "Good read"

    I enjoyed the book. Especially Paul's journey since I'm familiar with the landscape as an Okie. I could have done without the love triangle of Vince. It was sort of slow and unexcited at times compared to the numerous other SHTF fiction I've listened to.

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    Michael 06-01-17
    Michael 06-01-17 Member Since 2013
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    "It's a lot more religious then I expected"

    Overall this was a good story. The spirituality aspects of the book were a bit overwhelming at times. Although I agree with a lot of the ideas, the concepts are very one-sided. That being said, I would still recommend this book. Just for the fact that the situation the characters are in is a possibility......I very big possibility. The vision the authors have about how the American people would react, I believe, this is spot on.

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