EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots : EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots

  • by Jonathan Hollerman
  • Narrated by Kent Clark
  • Series: EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots
  • 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots is a harrowing story of survival after the destruction of the electric grid and nearly every electronic device in the country. Jonathan Hollerman paints a vivid and disturbing picture of society falling apart after an Electromagnetic Pulse attack against our nation.
Can you imagine a world with no phones, no TV, no internet, and no way to access your bank account? Without the electric grid, there would be no lights, no heating or air conditioning in your home, no public water, and the sewer could back up into your home. Without modern vehicles or interstate trucking, the supermarkets would quickly run out of food. Since the majority of the military is not hardened against an EMP, they would be unable to come to the aid of its citizens and maintain order. Our humanity is questioned when survival of the fittest becomes reality.
This is not only a thrilling story but offers practical, life-saving advice for an imminent threat. If you enjoyed Patriots by James Wesley Rawles or One Second After by William Forstchen, then you will enjoy this story of survival.


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Dont Waste a Credit

The summary suggested if you enjoyed 'Alas Babylon' and/or 'One Second After' you would probably enjoy this one. Sadly this is not the case. Both AB and OSF were riveting pieces of work with realistic dialogue and storyline. The characters in these situations are under some serious stress. This is something the author of EMP seemed to miss. The husband and wife relationship of the main characters was like something out of a Mills and Boon novel. I simply could not suspend my disbelief. The narrator did not do the story any favours. Sometimes the story was rushed and sometimes drawn out. There was no consistency and I found the narrators inappropriate expression irritating and distracting. Normally I can come to grips with less than magical narration but after two hours I gave up (reluctantly). Do NOT purchase this with the expectation that it is anything like 'Alas Babylon' or 'One Second After'. Both the story and the narration don't come anywhere near this standard.
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- reena

Very good, but with annoyances

Overall, I found this book enjoyable and will likely buy the sequel (mentioned at the end of the presentation). There were, however, a few quirky aspects of the writing that kept nagging at me the whole time...

The dialogue in this book reminds me of an episode of "Leave it to Beaver". The story is set in the current time - people just don't talk that way! It's like the conversations from a book written in 1950 got mixed in with this story. "Gosh, son, that would be swell". I'm fine with leaving out the profanity is the author isn't comfortable with it, but it has to be believable. Large groups of people don't spontaneously break into "Amazing Grace" (yes, that really happens).

I also think the author must have an advertising deal with several companies who sell equipment to preppers, because he has a maddening habit of providing WAY too much detail about tactical equipment and firearms. As an example, I might ask my father to hand me the pistol. To be more precise, I might ask for the Ruger pistol. In this book, a character would ask for the "Ruger P-89DC semi-automatic 9 mm with a ProFab enlarged dot tritium night sight in a MavCo crossdraw holster with reinforced stitching". A simple flashlight becomes a "LightWorks D-13 LED flashlight with the optional K224-3C nylon webbed belt loop in desert camo".

Having said that, I think the story was well thought out and fun. The main characters are likable (other than their dialogue) and the EOTWAWKI storyline seems plausible and scary. This book is great at getting you to think about how you would react in the same situation - I've found myself laying awake at night imagining how I would protect my family if something similar happened at that very moment. There is plenty of action to keep the story moving quickly, but enough time is taken to discuss the specific way this group is planning survive long term. There were very few logical flaws that jumped out at me, which surprised me once I noticed the quirks above.

The narration wasn't great. Most voices are OK, but a few are so 'overdone' that they verge on being cartoon-like.

Despite all this, I'm glad I bought the book. Recommended.
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- GreenAdam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-25-2014
  • Publisher: Jonathan Hollerman