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Summary

A nation under attack. A community in darkness. Chaos erupts.

Miles Arrington, a daring American, mounts a courageous revolt to free his hometown, Camdenton, Missouri, from the occupation of a foreign threat after a strategic attack wipes out the West and East Coast. With millions dead, the country in darkness, and the 12 states of the Midwest in conflict, Miles joins forces with a former survival expert to start a revolution that will save their home.

The battle for survival has begun....

Chaos Erupts is book one in Outlaws of the Midwest, a gripping EMP apocalyptic thriller following survivors as they fight to stay alive. This action-packed EMP disaster series will keep you listening long into the night.

©2020 Jack Hunt (P)2020 Jack Hunt

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Chaotic Glory! I LOVED IT!

I received this book via a promo code and this is my honest voluntary review. (Thanks Jack!)

Recently finished a post-apocalyptic audiobook by Grace Hamilton and decided to start on the several Jack Hunt titles in my audible collection and after this book I promptly added the rest of his books, which I credit to the excellent world building.
It got me right in the SHTF prepper feels and the multiple character POV's kept the action coming.

America is facing it's darkest hour, citizens are blindsided by an invasion after strategic attack wipes out the west and east coast. The PLA strikes immediately after Nuclear bombings on their Allies in Canada and London, leaving families and young men like Miles and August to navigate this new world as lives are lost, militias rise, friendships are tested, and the enemy gains an even stronger foothold.

The background and interplay of politics between surviving patriotic Americans who want to fight the invaders and those turncoat collaborators felt so authentic when you think how communities dealt with invading German troops in France etc. Each camp has its own complex motivations and you are as shocked as the characters by the cunning brutality of the invaders and gruesome horrors man is capable of inflicting during conflict which is why the guerrilla style propaganda war of The Hunter is so effective.

If I had to describe this book as an on screen equivalent its like the 2010 Australian movie Tomorrow, when the war began meets Jericho with some Robin Hood action thrown in, which was perfectly brought to life by the awesome narration of Chris Montiero.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-11-20

Too unbelievable

For this type of book I can appreciate believable scenes and a decent story line. Picturing a single man taking on groups of armed Chinese with a bow is too much for me.

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  • RJ
  • 18-10-20

Acceptance and survival!

We’ve been here before, the premise that Russia attacks the United States from the west and China from the east. EMP’s follow as the coup de grâce, and the United States is left in chaos and terror. Three years into the war, civilian survivors are becoming tired of running, hiding, and fighting. Mental exhaustion, despair, and panic settle in. Self-preservation can cause unexpected and unusual behavior in people. People who were your friends suddenly become your enemy. This first volume of the series revolves around such behavior. The war is not going well, people are giving up, trading their freedom for sustenance and comfort. History can and will repeat itself. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-10-20

Fight back!

Take back America! Chaos Erupts is the first book in a 'fun' new survival series by the prolific Jack Hunt. This time around Mr. Hunt invited us to an America that has been invaded, and treats us to a story about young Miles Arrington as he joins in the fight to retake the country. Like most of Mr. Hunt's work, the book features a solid cast pop characters and an enjoyable storyline. I consider Mr. Hunt's books to be the literary version of a popcorn flick. Relaxing, mindless fun. And I mean that in a good way. They are a fun break from reality. The only real complaint I have is that the actual initial invasion and the early days are basically recapped rather than experience. I think the actual invasion would have been a really fun story to witness first hand, but I really I am just nitpicking, lol. I think this is the first time I've heard Chris Monteiro's narration and have to say he delivered a solid performance. I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Maly C
  • 18-10-20

Wait

Can not wait for the next book to see what happens. leaves you hanging as to what is next and hoping that everything turns out well for the militia. Great book from the author and great narration.

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  • 12-12-21

I wanted to like it…

Interesting premise. Storyline is a bit weak though. The dialogue drones on and makes one say, “get on with the story already”. The dude reading this is horrendous and his multiple voices are cringey. Glad this one was free from audible.

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  • Sean McFadden
  • 08-11-21

Jumpy

Tried to get into it, but it jumped around too much. Also, the beginning seemed to gloss over so much potential story that I would have liked to hear. I don’t want to give parts of the book away, but this book could have gone so much deeper into great plot lines. Unfortunately, the combination of jumping back and forth and not enough detail was a game ender for me. Narration was well done.

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  • Leah Brock
  • 16-03-21

An Invasion/Occupation Thriller

Jack Hunt begins his 'Outlaws of the Midwest' series during a coordinated attack by the Chinese and Russians on US soil. As fighting breaks out, the coup de grace is released--an EMP that leaves the rest of the country in the dark. But Americans won't go down easily. Young Miles' militia-leader father, gathers his group and heads to war. Miles comes of age while fierce fighting is still taking place and joins fellow militia members in the West. He returns home years later to find his small Missouri town under Chinese control, Hellfire by Miles' hand rains down on occupiers and collaborators alike.

I love Hunt's action scenes. He ramps up tension and suspense to a nail-biting level. Yes, some of the sequences are a bit over-the-top, single-handed action-hero fare, but Hunt has a great ability to suspend my disbelief and put me right into the front seat, delivering a masterful viscerally thrilling experience. If you're looking for signature Hunt action, this does not disappoint.

Hunt's characters are diverse and add complexity to the overall story. He's not afraid to write a character as despicable and irredeemable. While these types of characters make me squirmy inside with dislike, I can't deny they make the story more interesting. I don't think it's spoiler-y to say that not all of Hunt's characters can be trusted.

The setting and plot are completely plausible. This type of attack seems true-to-life given our current global environment. The idea of control over destruction by the invaders comes through in Hunt's telling of the story.

Chris Monteiro gives the listener a great performance with his narration. His delivery, especially of dialogue, feels natural. It brings an added immediacy to the story.

Highly recommended.

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  • Shanna Tidwell
  • 02-02-21

Great series

Love everything by Jack Hunt.
This is no exception!
Miles & Gunner are like everyday guys who live like they are superheroes. Al of the side characters were great too. Would love to to know more about Snow. I think he was the most fascinating character of all.
Chris Monreiro did an amazing job narrating this series!
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  • Shawna
  • 15-12-20

Great!

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

I did have to listen to this on 1.3x speed as I found the narration was a bit slow but the narrator was actually really good other than that. He had a great, relaxing voice. I was able to listen to this during work and do not have any complaints other than the speed.

The storyline was really good. I was not sure how I would like the genre as I haven't liked books like this in the past but I was pleased and pleasantly surprised. The characters were ok but I felt they could have been a bit more fleshed out. Overall, it was a great book and I felt reeled in right away.

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  • Joseph
  • 13-11-20

Very Interesting Premise...

To be honest, this was hard to listen to. The beginning was slow and, the narrator was hard to get used to but, after more than a few chapters into the audiobook it began to get really interesting.

Overall it is a really good story though some parts were predictable and some parts were just too far fetched. Having said that, I'm glad that I bought the audiobook and listened to it.

If you like this review, as well as, the audiobook's description than by all means buy a copy and enjoy it for yourself.

This is my honest opinion and review of this audiobook.