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Survive the Aftermath

Small Town EMP, Book 2
Narrated by: Maxwell Zener
Series: Small Town EMP, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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The New World Order is at hand. 

Civilization has crumbled since the EMP thrust humanity back into the Stone Age, and dangerous factions now scavenge for scarce resources in this terrifying new world. 

Austin Merryman wonders what the future holds for his teenage daughter, and if the madness surrounding them is even worth surviving. For now, the group is safe in his brother’s prepper house nestled in the Rockies. But the calm can’t last forever. With 16 people crammed together in the tiny mountain home, tensions are bound to erupt. It doesn’t help that his brother’s lazy friend gets twisted pleasure from stirring up animosity, pitting brother against brother and daughter against father as battle lines are drawn. 

But decisions about who stays and who goes are ripped from their hands as information on the USB drive lays bare pieces of the NWO’s plans. Austin realizes the horrifying truth of why he’s in their sights, as well as the danger he’s brought down on those he loves most. When tragedy again strikes the small group, it will be up to Austin to make the hard choices necessary to ensure their survival. 

Until a dying man utters the single word that changes everything....

This novel contains violence and scenes with referenced substance abuse.

©2019 Relay Publishing (P)2019 Relay Publishing

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Blows book 1 away

This feels more like a post-apocalyptic story should, The NWO is doing what I believe it would, ruthlessly. The family, while prepped is making plans, Well, then, it all goes to hell,

Hail Nimrod

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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What does it take to survive?

I had a good time with this book. After listening to the first book in the series, I was pretty eager to see what would happen next to Austin, Savannah and the rest of the group. This is a series that needs to be read in order since it is a continuation of the same overall story arc with each book building on the previous installment. I thought that this was a very well done installment.

This book had a bit of a different feel. The shock of the EMP has passed and the group has made it to a place that should be safe so their focus has shifted to learning to live together and be self-sufficient. This is a big group and they don't necessarily blend together easily so just living together is going to take a lot of work. It was really quite interesting to hear the plans they were making on how to survive and sustain such a large group.

There was some excitement to keep things interesting as well. Most of the action occurred later in this book but I enjoyed the lead-up. It sometimes seems that this group just cannot catch a break. They have to try to figure out if the data they hold could make a difference and stop the group responsible for the EMP and they have to fight to stay safe. It seems like there is one challenge after another.

Maxwell Zener did a great job with this book. I think that he stayed really consistent with the character voices that he used in the two books in the series. This series has a really large cast of characters and I love how varied and unique each voice was. I thought that he added a lot of excitement and emotion into the reading.

I would recommend this book to fans of apocalypse stories. This was a very enjoyable addition to the series with a nice balance of action and emotional scenes. I look forward to reading more of this exciting series.

I received a review copy of this audiobook from the author/narrator via Audiobook Boom and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great listen!

Survive the Aftermath is a post-apocalyptic thriller about a group of characters trying to survive the aftermath of an EMP attack. I found Grace Hamilton's writing to be descriptive but not overly. The plot and the characters were well-developed. The suspense is great, injected with great timing. Overall, this audiobook is a nonstop thrill, with many twists and turns that will have you wholly absorbed. I look forward to the third book in this series.

I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Oh My

Wow this book has kept me hanging all the way through and now I'm really hanging... until the next one in the series! Great book, great characters lots of suspense and action and even one you wanna hit. lol Narration was amazing and sucked me right in. Can't wait for the next in the series!

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Book 2

I just finished the first two books in this series by grace Hamilton and overall I liked and enjoyed the story. The characters were easy to connect with, all except one that is Wendell or Wendy as he’s called in the story which actually I don’t think he comes in til book two is extremely obnoxious and can’t wait until he is killed off or moves on. There was few instances that were lil irritating like how Amanda who is supposed to be ex military seems a little incompetent yet it never crossed her mind in the beginning as to what was happening when the power on everything goes out including the plane she was flying until Austin points it out to her. And how she magically shows up every time to save Austin’s life. But that all aside i really did enjoy the book just be prepared to jump right into the next book in the series as each one leaves you with cliffhanger that you must read the next to find out what happens next. Lol it finishes up just enough of the story only to propel you into the next plot right as it ends. I was given this audiobook in exchange for honest and fair review and I look forward to finally finding out what’s on the damn usb drive in book 3 . Here’s hoping lol

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  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 11-18-19

They survive irregardless!

Austin and Amanda catch up with Savannah and the group of Revivalists; aka Mormons. They make a detour to Austin’s brother Enis’s home tucked away in the Rockies. The eighteen Mormons are not eager to travel the remaining miles to Utah given the violence they have seen already. Staying at Enis’s large farmhouse presents its own set of problems; i.e., overcrowding, housing, food, water, and ammunition. The USB drive regains focus as Nash tries to decode and interpret the contents. Within the USB drive exists a whole new conspiracy, along with trouble for the Merryman clan. The N.W.O. is making its play for control of the country now in turmoil. How the Merryman’s fit into this conspiracy is yet to be revealed. Plenty of twists and turns to come. My only complaint is the stupid things people do and yet continue to survive. I think they would have all died if not for Amanda. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Second Book

I happen to enjoy Post-Apocalyptic books that are due to EMP rather than virus induced zombies and this series is no exception. I enjoy the characters but you need to listen or read book 1 Survive the Chaos first to get to know them well. Look forward to next book to find out if the Doc opens the files on thumb drive and where they end up. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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terrible writer

cannot write better then an eighth grade level. Worth it if the two books were cheaper by about half.