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Solar Storm

Survival EMP, Book 1
By: Rob Lopez
Narrated by: Joseph Morton
Series: Survival EMP Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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Summary

When disaster strikes, a family must fight to reunite.

The biggest solar storm in recorded history will hit Earth, and the resulting EMP pulse will fry electricity grids and disable fragile electronics. Transmission wires will melt, transformers will explode, modern vehicles and aircraft will cease to work. In less than a minute, the world will be taken back two centuries. 

Lauren Nolan is in New York on a business trip when the blackout hits and the transportation system grinds to a halt. Trapped in the panic that envelops the metropolis, she has find a way to get back to her two children, 500 miles away in North Carolina. Unable to get word to them, and with society collapsing around her, she faces a long and harrowing journey on foot. Her husband is serving overseas, and it looks like she might never see him again. 

Sergeant Rick Nolan is in Syria on a covert-ops mission against ISIS. When the solar storm wipes out his communications and his air cover, he and his small team find themselves on the same level as the enemy that surrounds them. Caught in a desperate fight for survival and forced to run, one thought is uppermost in their mind: How are they going to get home? 

©2017 Robert Lopez (P)2017 Robert Lopez

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Great read but disappointing rushed ending.

Such a great read but all cam to a sudden and abrupt end. Typical male writer forgetting all the emotion invested and following through. The whole story was about a father and a mother getting home to their children which is one of the reasons you read. to get to that point and then you dont get it, it's a huge let down. The reader is excited to see what dad says to his son and to see their relationship come back together after hearing si much about how it had broken down but instead it is skipped. so much potential there for the beat chapter in the book to just be missed out completely. Why set all that up explaining how the boy had felt detached from his dad and all the layers to that relationship for it not to be followed through at the end. same with his wife, all the layers put into how they had drifted apart so you are excited for the reunion and tinsee the bridges rebuilt but the while thing is just dropped. massive disappointment at the end. also I used to love this guy that does the voice over but in this book I felt he didn't portray emotional talking very well. she read it like it was matter if fact rather than actually take on that emotion in his voice not to mention failing to put the emotive pauses in those areas. Would have given 5 stars if the ending hadn't been so disappointing.

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gripping story

brilliant. listened to it whatever I was doing and wherever I drove! couldn't put it down.

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  • RJ
  • 12-12-17

To those who have and have not.

The story rotates through several sub-plots of survivors dealing with the apocalypse in different ways. In this tale we study the Nolan family as they deal with the worst solar storm in history. Rick the father and soldier in Syria struggling to make his way home, Lauren the wife of Rick stranded in New York at a seminar and left at home to provide for the children, 12 yr. old Josh the young boy who sees much too much and is growing up much too fast, 7 yr. old Lizzy Josh’s sister, and grandma who is taking care of the kids while Lauren is gone as best she can. Although we have no zombies to deal with we do have the ever present ruffians who always surface in a crisis. There seems to be basically two types of people, those who are only trying to protect their own and what they have and then those who don’t have enough and will take what you have. This is the common theme that runs through this genre of books. The writing is well done, the characters well developed and likable especially Josh. There is a follow-up book Solar Winter, but I don’t believe it has been released yet.

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  • D Sawyer Macknet
  • 04-11-17

Very good book

Very good story and characters. It was slow through parts at the beginning and too fast at the ending. Overall one of the best Post EMP books.

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  • Sue
  • 08-01-18

Beginning good, midway ok, end disappointing

Beginning description of how an EMP or solar flare would destroy various specific items very good and the only explanation I have heard of exactly what could happen. Beginning also not just another military story, but very thought provoking. Beginning very promising for a good story.

Mid way - mother's attempts to get home and joining with another woman and her young son ok, then devolved into unpleasant storyline.

End - very disappointing, not a prepper story, just icky. Kept listening hoping it would get better as the beginning was so promising, but it did not.

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  • Murphy
  • 19-03-20

Rush to cram every thing intro one book

good start on this triple storyline ---but had to rush to fit all three line into a neat all threads tucked in ending where dad adn mom are home and kids are happy and the bad guy is eliminated.....

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  • Trent Jones
  • 23-04-19

great book!

I really enjoyed this book! it had great details and an amazing story. it also seemed well researched. I look forward to the next one!

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  • PBB
  • 17-01-19

Not complete

I only was able to download 2 chapters. I'm new to Audible and have spent way too much time trying to get the rest of the book. I don't know if I'll be back.

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  • kcchiefsgal
  • 20-08-19

Foul language unnecessary

I usually enjoy what I call "doomsday scenario novels" however the totally unnecessary foul language in this one and taking the Lord's name in vain turned me completely off and I quit listening and deleted it from my audible. I will make sure to only get Christian audio books from now on.

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