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Rising from the Darkness

American Apocalypse: Book 4 EMP Post Apocalyptic Science Fiction
By: AJ Newman
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce, Sara Morsey
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (278 ratings)
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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!!!!!<br />

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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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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Must Read for Every Prepper

Listened to all four books in as many days. Loved it and looking forward to more from AJ Newman

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Great story

I really enjoyed this series it’s been a great listen and good overall fax please keep up the new series I don’t quite right and I love your work take the time to listen to this it’s a great story

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surprise ending

I really enjoyed this series it kept me on my toes and makes me wonder how I would fair at TEOTWAWKI. With my kids and family spread out across the country I was saddened by what happens in this book but also realize if this were real there would not be too many happy endings.
must read / listen to series.

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  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
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Wonderful conclusion to a great series!

Joe and company have been successful in their recruitment drive for the Mountain Men. Whether Joe wanted it or not, he has become quite the well-respected leader not only among his people but the larger group of Mountain Men as well. The slave trade has been a booming business since the bombs fell, and the eradication of this threat has been the primary mission of the Mountain Men. There are other ills such as drug manufacturing, oppression, kidnapping, and thievery to deal with as well, but slavery gets people’s blood boiling. Not all of Joe’s original group survive the day-to-day fighting and mayhem, but each survivor must deal with the pain and loss in their own way and carry on. Grandma’s letters to Joe were a wonderful addition to the story. Chloe’s coming of age trials were also a passionate, yet frustrating at times, tale of maturity. Cobie’s inner strength, determination, and passion was heart-warming and brought a smile to my face many times. As I mentioned previously, Kevin Pierce and Sara Morsey did an outstanding job of bringing the characters to life. All-in-all a great series, and an enthusiastic recommendation.

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great

one of the best in the series. can't wait till next.
I'll buy the books

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Good book

Good book, but the last few chapters go way to fast. Wish there was one more book in this series.