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E.M.P.: The End of the Grid as We Know It Audiobook

E.M.P.: The End of the Grid as We Know It: All at Once, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The United States may have just come to an end in this exciting post-apocalyptic, dystopian thriller about several electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks all at once. Not only has the electrical grid come crashing down, but all other critical infrastructures of the country have ceased to exist, leaving the country a vast wasteland, where only the ruthless and resourceful survive. Jim Burkett is stuck on a business trip when it all happens, and he must battle prison breaks, food riots, criminal gangs, looters, cannibals, terrorist sleeper cells, nuclear fallout, and total anarchy in his quest to get home to his family. Will he make it?

©2016 Cal Wilson (P)2017 Cal Wilson

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    Becki Rosane 04-30-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Story good....voice not good."

    The story was good, but the narration was very irritating. Could not wait until it was done so I didn't have to listen to him anymore!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    breanna pueblo, CO, United States 06-15-17
    breanna pueblo, CO, United States 06-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "bad narrator, basic retread story"

    the narrator had awkward pauses and odd emphasis points, it was distracting how bad he was. The story seems like a very basic retread of the "going home" series by a. American with some twists. Go try that series instead, much more entertaining.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    R.Bishop Moose Lake, MN, US 04-19-17
    R.Bishop Moose Lake, MN, US 04-19-17 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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    "Waste Of A Credit "

    The story was poorly written. The main character who supposedly was a prepper didn't realize for several days in the story that an EMP had occurred! The characters were just like the story...Weak! There were several interactions that were totally unrealistic and the human responses lacked any basis in actual human nature/psychology. It was a difficult book to finish, but I am not a quiter. I have a feeling that the author has little experience in firearms, survival, or human nature in emergency situations. Look elsewhere for adventure and a good story!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kevan 05-10-17
    Kevan 05-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "E.M.P. Bombs"

    Absolutely the worst narrative ever! Hard to tell if the book is any good. Hate to bad mouth anyone, but really bad.



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    Amazon Customer 05-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Horrible"

    The worst prepper fiction I've listened to, and the narration made it cringe worthy. Listened to the end in case it got better. It didn't!

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    robert 05-04-17
    robert 05-04-17
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    "Awkward dialogue & narration"

    Finally it's over!...I almost didn't finish the book. The flow off the story is awkward. The narration and dialogue are often awkward...childlike. The "Hero" is below average...making stupid mistakes over and over. Even in the end after multiple ambushes he fails to keep his weapons readily available nor does he know if they're even loaded.

    Kudos to the forward...the author is better at non-fiction.

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    Sandy Baker City, OR, United States 04-20-17
    Sandy Baker City, OR, United States 04-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "TOO PREACHY!"

    The story is OK, but too preachy. I expected a story. What I got was a sermon couched as a story.The narrator is overly dramatic. "They were victims of an" -- dramatic pause -- "EMP!" Yeah, we get it, EMP is very bad. After an EMP people will revert to their native state - most of whom are animals. We should prep for an EMP. Give it a rest and tell the story already!

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    "12 year old writes book"

    Although there is some good technical information in the foreword, this reads like a 12 year old girl wrote it. the narration is also very painful, hard to finish.

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    "Really really really awful"

    I read a lot, and I will say this may be the worst book I have ever read. If I had a dollar for every he says the lead characters named Jim I would be a millionaire. The writing style is just awful.

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    Nila 07-14-17
    Nila 07-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book a Must Read"
    If you could sum up E.M.P.: The End of the Grid as We Know It in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, Intense and Informative.

    Not my typical read however I am very glad that I did. The characters and story line were both so well written, I felt as if I was making the journey right beside them. I must say all though fictional it did teach me some things I was not aware of and learning something new is always a plus. I highly recommend E.M.P. I am hoping this is a start to a series because I am excited to see where the characters go next.


    What does Charles Hayward bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Charles brings out the intensity of the characters and scenes that place you right in the middle of the action.


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

    YES


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