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Publisher's Summary

An unputdownable EMP thriller with a brilliant twist!

Best-selling EMP thriller author James Hunt, author of Surviving the Collapse and Static, which have collectively accumulated 200+ five-star reviews come together in this audio set for the first time!

Surviving the Collapse: A Tale of Survival in a Powerless World

What happens when all means of transportation and communication suddenly vanish? What happens when you can't call for help? What happens when the only person you can rely on is yourself? Captain Kate Hillman is about to discover those answers after an EMP sends New York City, and it's nine million residents, back into the stone age. 

Static: An EMP Thriller

The thin thread holding the civilized world together has been severed. Millions of citizens have been thrust into the unknown, breeding fear into the minds and souls of those seeking to survive. Wren Burton, an architect from Chicago, has been engulfed by the chaotic aftermath of an EMP blast. Her family is injured. The enemy is unknown. And help is nowhere to be found.

©2017 DBS Publishing LLC (P)2017 DBS Publishing LLC

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Truly A Fictional Story...No Value For Preppers

First off, I know that this is supposed to be a fictional apocalyptic adventure, but between the inaccuracies regarding people's physical abilities, firearms handling and function, the internal dialogue of the main character, plus the author's obvious obsession with injuries and blood, leads me to believe that most readers would be better off elsewhere. As an example, the main character was a female that was supposedly hiking through the apocalypse with a 60 lbs. backpack...Anyone who has experience with hiking, survival training knows this is absurd! There were too many other parts of the stories that were painful to listen to...I wanted to quit many times before finishing the book, but I am not a quiter! The final main character had too much inner dialogue that bordered on being a headcase and I may need to seek counseling after hearing her ramblings over and over.
If you are looking for a totally unrealistic post-apocalyptic adventure then I hope this fits your needs? If you are looking for a realistic post-apocalyptic adventure that is based upon actual hands-on experience in survival, firearms, close quarters combat, tactical operations, etc...Look elsewhere!

29 of 33 people found this review helpful

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Not the best of the genre

The Perils of Pauline with plot holes. I like getting the boxed sets as there are many hours for a regular or reduce price. This one bit me on the, well you get the idea. At one point I realized that I had previously purchased the second of the set and at that point stopped listening. My bad. There were a couple of surprises but overall, in spite of the stupid mistakes the characters made, one knows how things will work out. No suspense and other than how fools can survive, it was predictable, plot holes not withstanding.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Are you kidding me??

I am not sure where to begin. I am normally a huge fan of this type of book.
Both of the stories have an amazing disregard for anything approaching reality. The need for consultation in the areas of weaponry , weather and general survivability is breathtaking.. However, if you have a blind need for a heroin that is put on a pedestal for absolutely no reason other than she's hard-headed and gets people killed then I guess this is for you...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Don't waste your money<br />

main character is ridiculous not believable
longest 25 hour book series I've ever listened too

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Don't east your time

Save your money poor plot forced myself to listen to about 3/4 because I was driving and needed the distraction

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  • Tko
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  • 12-18-17

I couldn't listen anymore - IT'S THAT BAD!

OMG ! I can't believe how bad this book is! I read some of the reviews saying that it was bad, but I thought that it can't be that bad so I purchased it. it's that bad.

I tried to tell myself that it would make it better movie to explain away how bad it was.

I tried to rationalize to myself how inconsistent it was, how so many things we're left unexplained. but I cannot explain why they would be so unrealistic in everything that was described in this book.

I was excited to be able to read a book with this type of situation-- from an urban standpoint and from a female standpoint. but this book just isn't it. it's just horribly written!!
it doesn't seem that bad in the beginning but by the time I got to chapter 10 I couldn't bear anymore. purchase at your own risk!
thank God audible gives a return policy. I'm about to contact audible now and ask for return of credit.

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  • thomas
  • fort madison, IA, United States
  • 11-30-17

men and father's are optional.

As a guy, a father, and husband myself the book made me feel all the things that my wife make me feel when I am being inadequate in he eyes. This book is for mother who love the idea of an EMP hitting the United States. Though I can't imagine there are too many mothers out there who want to see the world turned upside down and their kids put in harms way. If your father this book is not for you, if you're a guy who's just trying to do the best for those he loves this book is not for you. the book was well written but had a lot of impractical scenario like single mothers taking on hordes of bad guys with one weapon and that never runs out of bullets, or when it does the threat has just passed. I think the author must have been getting over a divorce and is taking out frustrations in this book. all and all read at your own risk just know that there's a lot of man bashing here.

10 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Drab and lumbering story

I gave up after about 4 hours... this book may develop into something good, but I couldn’t wait for it. What could have been an amazing engaging storyline was dull and slow. The main character is poorly developed and weak. The bad guys are unexplained and not an active part of the story so far... so I gave up.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Good

The books were great. Good story line with lots of surprises. I wanted it to go on.

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Characters that are not likeable...

What would have made Lights Out Super Boxset: EMP Survival in a Powerless World better?

The author tries hard to focus more on the characters than on survival and in the end, he fails to deliver on both. In the first series, the protagonists are completely clueless except for one character - who, in reality, seems like he only read things out of a book. The main characters are also, not likable. I hate to say it but the pilots story seems completely unrealistic. In the second book, I HATED the main character. Anyway, if you're looking for a survivalist type story, this ISN'T IT. If you want to hear a story about characters that have ZERO humor (the interactions are all so serious its fatiguing), and almost nothing about them that makes you empathize for them - then this is your book.

Would you ever listen to anything by James Hunt again?

No.

Did Tia Rider Soresen and MIkela Drew do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes. The readings were done well.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The reading performances were very well done. If it wasn't for that, I would not have finished.