• EMP Catastrophe: The Complete Series

  • By: Grace Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Matthew E. Berry
  • Length: 24 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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EMP Catastrophe: The Complete Series

By: Grace Hamilton
Narrated by: Matthew E. Berry
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Publisher's Summary

The lights are out for good....

The Riley family is preparing to start a new life as owners of the River Rock Hotel in Galena, IL, when the lights go out and the world plunges into chaos. Matthew Riley wants to believe that people will come together to overcome the challenge, but as panic sets in after the massive EMP event, he has to face the harsh truth that the only people he can trust are his family.

His ailing father, David, has the skills the Riley family needs to survive in the dark new world, but with no medication for his heart condition on hand, his health is failing. Matthew’s wife, Kathleen, doesn’t share his optimism, but she will do what it takes to keep the family together and defend the hotel from the violent survivors who want to take it for their own.

As resources grow scarcer, family is the only bond that can be counted on. But those bonds are strained and frayed as the tensions of the new world begin to pull them apart. In a broken civilization, the only way to survive is strength in numbers. How can one family and their allies survive when the world has turned upside down?

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Matthew and Kathleen are entitled, ignorant idiot

UPDATE 2:
MATTHEW CONTINUES TO BE THE STUPIDEST PERSON THAT COULD EVER EXIST ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. Why in a million years anyone would ever write a character like him continues to blow my mind. I can't even listen to half of the parts of the book that he's engaged in because he's literally so dumb and flies from the seat of his pants all the time without thinking creating massive issues both in relationships and in people getting injured because he's impossible to deal with and things that he knows everything. why would anybody write a character like Matthew? I've had to skip through multiple parts just to prevent myself and my blood pressure from going up because he's so stupid...

REVIEW 1: I can't believe how stupid the author made these people. they are so entitled and ignorant and I would have shot them myself if I had to be in their group. so freaking stupid it's hard to listen to...

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So frustrating

This is a story about a family of idiots who constantly make bad decisions. Maybe the author was trying to write this in the perspective of people not knowing how to survive but even if that’s the case it’s frustrating. The lack of gun knowledge from the author was the nail on the head to stop listening for me. Clips, a Glock with external safety, and multiple repetitive shots from a double barrel shotgun. You will learn zero prepping and survival techniques from this series unless you take found the opposite of almost everything into consideration.

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Snowflakes in the apocalypse

Matthew and Kathleen are a couple of idiots …. If a lion were chasing them - they would probably stop to try and reason with it. I think my eye balls are permanently stuck in the back of my head after all the sympathetic dribble these folks spewed. Too bad David and Jade were not in charge. They would have taken care of business.
Jade was a badass they kept trying to convert.

2/3rds through. Hope I can finish this silly sap.

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the Best EMP Catastrophe series

I loved this series. It was very hard to put down. I have to reread/listen to the last book and find out where Max was during the last battle. Better yet, I'll start the whole series again. I also like that it is just 3 books.

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Wow

What can I say other than in my opinion this is worth your time and to be in your library

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excellent

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! After listening to this story,. I totally enjoyed reading this book. It’s well written and the characters were uniquely fantastic. I would suggest this book to my friends that like this sort of genera. this was a good book. The narration was great.

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Couldn't finish!

Maybe because I am a country girl I found these characters totally ignorant and unbelievable! if you know nothing of life or preparedness maybe you could relate.

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narrator is terrible

Mathew is far from the typical Alpha male and in a real situation would have died by the third day
terrible all around

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Waste of time

Most of the books I have read at least are correct on word pronunciation is correct and the author understands how to use the things that they write about. Not so in this book. It was pure torture to listen to this book. I bought it so I listened to it. What a waste of time. The main theme of this book is how the people feels, all it does is make you understand is what a wimp the characters were. No way would people like that survive much less thrive in a post apocalyptic world. Stupid book

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This trilogy is about a family after an EMP.

This trilogy covers the beginning, the how and where of each character in the beginning, how they made it home and finally dealing with living in the new world they must survive.
What I liked about this book was they were normal people with normal problems out doing normal things when the world they lived in. They had to overcome normal things like how to feed themselves, travel, and coming in contact with other people. Some were good, some were not but due to the various locations the family found themselves in, each had their own life and death situations. This was not about people who were prepared for an EMP, this was about a family that learned how to live and survive.
I really enjoyed the narrator as the story came to life.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • caroline wright
  • 05-28-22

Interesting take on the genre

Okay yes like some of the other reviewers I did want to shake Matthew and I struggled a bit with some of the story lines but overall this was a refreshing take on this genre and there were some very interesting characters. I would have liked to have known more about the why but that didn't fit within the story parameters so get it.
The narrator suited the story.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review

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  • Octavia
  • 06-02-22

Realistic Characters with Gripping Storylines

It is a luxury to have box sets especially when you can get the audible narration for the set. I very much enjoyed this series and was glad not to have to wait for the next episode to come out!

The family that was the main focus of the series, were all strong and full of ideas and opinions that didn’t always coincide with that of other members of the family. This led to arguments as different family members had different priorities. The arguments were so realistic that they made me feel slightly uncomfortable! Despite these arguments, the family held together because of their love for one another.

It was good to read of an apocalyptic event where there were signs of people from the local area working together in a proactive way, putting their own skills and knowledge at the disposal of others. There were obvious dangers from people in the community who had always been takers rather than givers who were freer to pursue their selfish ends once law and order had broken down.

The audible narration was very good. Matthew E Berry read clearly and at a steady pace. A highly recommended box set.