Rising from the Darkness

American Apocalypse: Book 4 EMP Post Apocalyptic Science Fiction
By: AJ Newman
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce, Sara Morsey
Series: American Apocalypse, Book 4
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (367 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Joe and his band of intrepid survivors have joined a larger group of survivalists. They are making life much better by implementing mutual-assistance groups that help protect each other and barter among themselves. 

While life is getting better, there are still threats to handle and pains to endure. The loss of a several loved members rocks the group and shakes its faith. Joe and Cobie make sure the group uses the pain to make the group stronger as they fight to rid Oregon and Northern California of gangs and slavers. 

Life is tough in the apocalypse, but this band is a tough bunch of survivors.

©2018 Anthony J Newman (P)2018 Anthony J Newman

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Finally #4!!!!!

good to have a final conclusion to Joe's life!! And how nice to know that there will be an additional book about Cole's story!!! Looking forward to more from this author and talented narrator!!!

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Don't waste your time on this one.

I enjoyed the first two books so purchasing the third seemed like a great idea. I had to stop listening when Chloe got kidnapped. I could not handle the nonsense any longer. There are so many issues with this book. Numerous mistakes in facts and details about weapons, implausible conversations between characters ie. Cole talking to his parents about his relationship with Chloe and him insisting that he had to break up with Chloe because they are moving too fast, Cole having the ability to track a cougar and a dog (Bennie) through miles and miles of thick woods and Cole hearing a single gunshot 1/2 mile away and actually finding where the shot came from.... impossible. The first two books had a bunch of mistakes and contradictions but there were too many in this book. Mr. Newman needs to fire his editor and have someone how knows a little about weapons, realistic sniper shot distances by amateur shooters, combat tactics, the fact that people do not have long winded conversations during a firefight and that government communication bunkers do not have sky lights. I could go on and on. This book was sloppy.

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Loved Joe’s Grandmas letters.

Overall I enjoyed the series with one exception. Too much killing without confirmation of who they were killing, they only assumed they were bad people then saying after the fact who they were...maybe. Shoot, ask questions later. I liked the compound they made out of shipping containers and their family life. I grew up in Medford and know the area well, my brother lives in a cabin on Dead Indian Rd. Mostly everything was as described, with a few exceptions, probably because this is fiction. This (location) was the reason I got the series. I look forward to the next series but hope there isn’t so much “shoot, ask questions later” type killing.

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I wish this wasn't the last one!

Such a great series! I would highly suggest this to everyone who likes dystopian books. there is even teen drama for those who like Hunger Games or the like.

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What happened here?

I really enjoyed the series until this book. The idea of Grandma planning ahead for SHTF and leaving that legacy to her grandson first by her Will, then in the form of letters of encouragement, secret maps and words of wisdom is something that really appealed to me as a very clever writing tool. Joe too was a very appealing character. He was likable and normal, the average guy trying to survive and help people. However somewhere in the first third of this book, the characters started to act, well, out of character. Joe went from helpful to hard without any real transition. Chloe became timid. Then not timid. Then timid again. It was weird! I had to keep backing up the book to re-listen to scenes to make sure the characters talking were actually the ones I thought were talking. The last part of the book jumped around like crazy. Joe became a father, then a grandfather in the blink of an eye. The people captured and flown away were just...gone. The resolution to this was a note from the author saying he was going to write a separate series about this-- and that's fine, but he needed to resolve what was happening here first! I'm really sad to write this review, because until this book, I really liked this series a lot!

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Terrific Trilogy

I cannot say enough how much I enjoyed this series. There was always action, sometimes, sadness, and the characters were quite humorous at times. Kevin Pierce is one of the BEST narrators and Sara Morsey did her part great as well! I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher. I voluntarily left this review.

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I always enjoy a series ender, and yet.... :)

I always enjoy a series ender, watching plots pay off and wrap up is very satisfying and if I am lucky the author gives a glimpse at what the characters lifes are like afterwards. This book does all of that AND hints at a new series in the saga just getting geared up.

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sad to see this part end

I really loved this series...I related to so much. I laughed, sometimes wanted to cry and yes I even got mad. I'm a half prepper now, but Sparks my interests even more for EMP threat. great book!!

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Joe's just as bad as the slavers

he thinks that torturing them and killing them is the right thing to do. That's not the Christian thing to do he's just as bad as they are see what happens when somebody does good too much they think they're all that and a bag of chips and then they start doing the bad things you can't trust anybody you can rest there are believer in Christ and trust in the Lord completely only the Lord Jesus has the right to tell us what to do and he would never tell us to use violence

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What the heck???

The overall storyline is good but this author was way too focused on sexual and inappropriate relationships between the characters. People, wives, daughters and descent men just don’t interact with each other like this author wrote.

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  • 08-30-20

OMG!

So glad there is another series that will tell us what happens to Cole! I just about died when he was taken! Onto Cole's Saga!