The EMP Lodge Series

Books 4-6
Narrated by: Andrew Tell
Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
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Dark Destruction

In this new dark world, responsibility for others is a heavy burden.

Megan Wolford is used to handling her own problems, so being part of a makeshift family, and all the responsibilities that come with it, is a new experience. She’ll do anything to help protect her newfound love Wyatt and the lodge group, but sometimes events are out of her control.... 

When a leak in a nearby dam threatens to flood the land they’ve fought so hard to keep, Megan and her group will have to make a difficult choice to stay or leave. Stopping the flood will require all their resourcefulness, prepper ingenuity, and effort - but leaving it will mean the blood lost protecting it was for nothing.

As Wyatt reveals the true hidden value of the lodge, they’ll be forced to dig in and build a set of flood defenses to divert the incoming torrent. But with the leak growing larger everyday, the survival of the group is anything but guaranteed, and little do they know, a force more malevolent than Mother Nature is behind the deteriorating dam....

Dark Redemption

In a brutal world, sometimes forgiving yourself is the hardest part of survival....

Megan Wolford knows surviving this new post-EMP world means facing ever-changing threats. It has been months since Wyatt’s brother Jack was killed, and his newborn son shows signs of an illness no one at the lodge can cure. Megan blames herself for Jack’s death, so when the opportunity to help his son, Jack Jr., arrives in the form of a wounded US soldier guarding a mysterious box, she’ll do anything to redeem herself. The soldier is desperate to deliver the package to the National Recovery Unit, and Megan agrees to take on the mission in exchange for medical care for Jack Jr.

There’s just one problem: Mark Doyle, a ruthless former special ops soldier who would rather die than see the world return to what it.

Dark Revival

When lives are at stake, you can’t always rely on others. There are some things you have to do yourself.

Rushing back from the NRU, Megan, Wyatt, and their party arrive to find anything but a warm welcome. Their home has been compromised by rogue soldier Neil Spraggat and a small army of men who are using the lodge as a base for a deadly operation. To make matters worse, during the takeover of the lodge, Megan’s daughter Caitlin and Wyatt’s mother Rosie were forced to hide in the root cellar to avoid capture.

The remaining members of the lodge reconvene at an old hunting cabin to hatch a rescue plan, knowing time is of the essence. With limited resources and manpower, they must face a highly trained, elite military force.

With the lives of her beloved daughter and newfound family hanging in the balance, Megan will only be able to rely on herself as the final step in America’s demise begins.

©2018 Relay Publishing (P)2018 Relay Publishing
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Not a bad story, but often unrealistic

Not a bad book series, decent plot and storyline. That said, many of The story lines especially those dealing with military knowledge we're just not very believable. for instance, you have an ex-military doctor who they make out to be this tactical bad ass, While the ex-seal it would seem from the story has less tactical skills and knowledge than the good doctor. Your average military doctor has just slightly better military training than any other civilian doctor.
The idea of patching a leaking dam with mud or even concrete on the outside while it continues to leak is absurd. A more likely solution would have been to make a patch of plastic or tarp and put it on waterside of the damn and let the pressure hold it in place.
Next, making cob Bricks and packing bricks for miles to make a wall seems a bit fool hardy when you've got lots of trees there that they could have cut down and packed the cob around the trees. Another aspect I take issue with on these books, is the author's obvious bias about types of weapons and their use. Notice how only the bad guys have, assault style weapons. Not even the ex-military good guys seem to have AR-15 or AK-47 rifles. Even when they conquered the bad guys, they often did not take weapons and ammo off the Dead for their own use. Also, the author mentioned US military personnel armed with AK-47s? B*******. Another related aspect is how they keep being unarmed when in this environment a person would be foolhardy to ever be unarmed. Or even under armed as in the incident where she went after the kidnapper of her child armed with only a single shot children's 22 rifle.

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A Story I Swear I've Listened To Before!

All the way through this series, I was certain that I've heard not only the story before, but the characters too. I double checked all of the books I've read and listened to, but I could not find any previous experience with this series or author. So, I can only attribute this feeling to the possibility that the story and characters are either recycled or it's just that unremarkable? As for the author's dislike of firearms and lack of knowledge regarding the terminology and usage of them gets tiresome. The first 4 books were alright, but the last 2 made me wish the bad guys would just wipe the main characters out! I was thinking about calling the storyline fanciful, but that would be inaccurate...Delusional fits better in regards to the interactions between the different groups and human nature. Final comments, pistols and semiautomatic military style rifles use magazines not clips as misstated in the story, clips can be used to load magazines, and the US military does not use AKs as standard issue. I cannot recommend this book to any survival/post-apocalyptic genre fans, unless they are open to inaccuracies and absurd situations.

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About as bad of a series as I have ever heard

The story is absolutely horrible. I am certain if anyone from the Special Operations field ever hears how badly the author has written their skillset, they would blow gasket! No Navy SEAL would ever have such a crappy set of skills as to totally botch everything they embark upon. avoid this book at all costs!

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  • 09-28-19

Family by bond!

The box set contains books four through six in the series, including, Dark Destruction, Dark Redemption, and Dark Revival. I cannot believe how stupid some people are. Or maybe it’s the author that would put something so stupid in the story and expect us to swallow it. Three grown men with guns catch a man in the act of attempting to blow up the dam. They chase him off, shoot him in the leg, and then go back to their lodge to discuss it. What!?! If they don’t go after that guy to question and/or eliminate him then perhaps they don’t deserve to survive. It would be nature weeding out the incompetent. lol…I know it’s a story, but it truly feels frustrating when a reader encounters these things. Grr… Our intrepid survivors continue to work on their lodge, the longhouse, and the surrounding area to increase their survivability. On a brighter note, three chickens are found! On an uglier note, there are Russians afoot. Why are they here and what are they up to? The amount of survivor and/or prepper information shared throughout the story is amazing. The amount of comradery and affection shared between survivors is heart-warming. Megan has some serious self-persecution issues; she goes throughout the story feeling responsible for every event while believing every death is her fault. It is surprising that the poor woman survives each episode without some sort of mental breakdown. Little JJ, Jack and Willow’s baby, is one such episode. The Russians have been maneuvering stealthily with their intentions still undisclosed. Their account will be revealed in book six. I enjoyed the story quite a bit. The volumes were full of useful information and the characters were wonderful, simply wonderful. Highly recommended, especially if you can get the box sets. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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little reality in this book, chic wannabe love

this book reflects what a woman thinks a man should be in a hostile environment. little connection to reality. an ex navy seal who does no recon I a situation where there might be 5 or 50 enemies. really? a 22 cal rifle single shot bolt action effective against a bigger group of bad people with battle rifles? really? ex military not collecting dead enemy weapons? navy seal with weapon runs away from conflict because stranger looking for drugs, has a gun also? so stupid. no reality in this book at all. waste of money. if you buy it, return it. better yet, author, please meet some soldiers, learn some weapons and realize humans don't behave this way.

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The EMP Lodge Series

I absolutely loved this series and am sad to see it end.This is the last three books.
Book 4 Dark Destruction:
We find the lodge dwellers with a dam dilemma.If they blow it up,it may save the lodge and dyke,but no one knows for sure.Megan ,of course,blames herself for every thing that goes wrong.
bk 5 Dark Redemption:
This book is all about Megans blaming herself for deaths of friends that really she had no part in.Well,maybe a part,but not directly.We are running through pharmacies and fighting bandits for medicine for Willows sick baby.
Dk Revival
It all comes together.We lose more friends,but find that life goes on.
Andrew Tell is an amazing narrator.He can do both men and womens voices superbly.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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loved it!

I wish there were more in the series. narrator was amazing!! Megan is my girl :)

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great book

great story line, definitely recommend this book. kept my attention the whole time. narrator did a great job.

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The EMP LOodge Series

This book brings the first book full circle. The whole EMP series is so well written to where I was fully invested in the characters and what happened with each and every one. I cried, held my breath ,sat non the edge of my seat. and even smiled. This was an awesome series. Way to go Grace Hamilton and Andrew Tell!

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Awesome series

Great story. Nice to have a good story about strong women and better to have had it told from a woman’s perspective.