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Deep End

Supernova EMP Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Matt Weight
Series: Supernova EMP Series, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins

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They’ll either find salvation or face damnation.

Screams of agony. Cries of terror. The sounds of a dying civilization echo all around Josh Standing as he navigates the aftermath of this new post-apocalyptic world. All traces of modern advancements have been wiped away by the supernova EMP when he washes ashore on the Georgia coast. Alone.

And when a psychotic gang takes Josh prisoner, he’s torn between grief and gratitude that his daughter isn’t discovered nearby. Josh swore long ago to serve and protect, and he desperately wants to help the other prisoners, but his daughter needs him, too. If she’s still alive.

Circumstances are only slightly better for Josh’s wife Maxine and their cancer-stricken son as they settle at the family farm in West Virginia. There, they discover Maxine’s beloved mother has been heavily effected with the aftereffects of the supernova, and her battle-hardened father is struggling to keep the family together. Even worse, a local militia is targeting the farm for its resources, which causes further dissension in the family over how to handle the attacks.

When the dust from the firefights settle, the choice between duty and family will be the difference in who is left standing. Prepper survivalist author Grace Hamilton invites you to step into a post-apocalyptic, EMP-ravaged world filled with strong, resourceful characters, survivalist knowledge, and edge-of-your seat action.

Note: This novel contains violence.

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  • generaladjuster
  • 24-06-2020

terrible

cannot believe amazon published this group of short stories masquerading as a novel with an even worse narrator.

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  • Leah Brock
  • 24-08-2020

Second Book in Post-Supernova Survival Series

'Deep End' continues Grace Hamilton's 'Supernova EMP' series. I received this book courtesy of a free review copy that I requested. I am now writing a voluntary opinion of it. This second book of the series picks up immediately after the cliffhanger from Book 1. Maxine and Storm have made it to her parents' ranch in West Virginia, where they must fight those that would take what they have. Josh, Tally and Poppet have crashed the lifeboat from the Seahawk and become separated from each other. Josh and Poppet are captured by a sadistic group of criminals, while Tally escapes that fate and joins up with Henry. Will they all make it to reunite in West Virginia? I find the supernova's effects on people to be intriguing. Josh is trying to puzzle out what's happened and is given a few tantalizing clues. Will anyone be able to explain it and will they be able to reverse it? The book has a lot of post-apocalyptic action and violence. Hamilton adds a good amount of tension and suspense into the story. The reader will stay riveted until the end. I enjoy Hamilton's handling of the characters. The Stalling family are real and relatable. Some of the situations they're in are fairly implausible, but I'm OK with it if the characters learn and grow from the experience. There is a pet peeve in this book that drives me crazy. There is a cliffhanger. The book ends in the middle of a scene; no semblance of completion at all. I don't mind having a few thematic threads continuing to the next book, but there should definitely be a satisfactory ending to each installment. Narration by Matt Weight is good. Sometimes his cadence seems odd but his interpretation of dialogue is a highlight. Recommended.

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  • J.Brock
  • 19-07-2020

Wanted to Like It

I really wanted to like this book and the narrator. Unfortunately, the story is very convoluted. There are too many things going on at once and it is very hard to keep up with all the drama. I couldn't keep up with the characters or what was even going on. And this in the midst of the after effects of a supernova, which seems would be the most dramatic of all happenings. Between cancer treatments, and other such happenings before the actual disaster, keeping up is nearly impossible. And unfortunately the narrator doesn't help at all. His voice, inflections, and attempted accents only hinder. This just makes it even harder to pay attention and actually focus on the story. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • RJ
  • 15-07-2020

Blame it on the Supernova! The dance of love!

We pick up at the cliffhanger from the close of the prior volume when Josh was evicted from the Seahawk. This story from Grace Hamilton feels different to me. I’m unsure whether it is the antagonist, the inclusion of the children, the violence, or the effect of the supernova. I had recently written a review on another author who I felt had included more violence in the story than I thought usual for her. I wonder if this is an upcoming trend or I am just imagining this. In either case, the story is unique and interesting, the characters authentic and likable. The only problem I had with Josh was his willingness to stay to help instead of leaving to find his daughter. Although being an ex-police officer, I thought this out of character for him. I have to know how this turns out for the survivors of the supernova. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • CyberCowboy
  • 13-07-2020

It wasn't finished

I enjoyed the book, though there were a few plot points I thought were silly this very much felt like a summer blockbuster movie, which you ignore those silly points just to get swept to a new world. However, this book does something I absolutely hate in that it doesn't come to some sort of conclusion but ends on a cliff-hanger to sell the next book in the series. Don't do that. Cliffhangers for chapters are good, but if you don't leave the characters in a place that's at least 'stable' while you write the next book, I as a reader feel cheated. Stories are supposed to end not just stop. I received a copy of this book at my request in exchange for a fair review.

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  • Maly C
  • 12-07-2020

NO!!

OMG! This is the best book out of the series so far! I am left hanging as there is no audible for the next book yet! I love the characters! I have to see what happens! narration was great. I am committed to finishing this series!

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  • Sara B
  • 10-07-2020

Intense & Action-packed

Deep End, the second edition in the Supernova EMP Series, picks up right where the first book ends. The story is well-plotted, well-written, and engaging with enough action and intensity to keep you on the edge of the seat. The post-apocalyptic world Grace Hamilton has created has dark elements and is quite gripping. The storyline centers around the Standing family, as they face many hurdles while trying to reach safety at a family-owned farm in West Virginia. The characters are phenomenally developed and realistic, making them relatable. The series is, fascinating and I can't wait to find out what's next. An outstanding performance by Matt Weight, he captures the nuances of the characters and the intensity of the scenes, literally breathing life into the story. Overall, Deep End is a very entertaining listen with loads of action, one I'll recommend. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • D M Reynolds
  • 09-07-2020

More tales of inhumanity

Ms Hamilton continues to innovate on the theme of mans inhumanity to man in this second installment. The number of ways in which her characters do evil is second only to the likely reality. Craziness, selfishness, and the ties of family motivate characters that are vibrantly real. Of course, like most books in her EMP series, there is significant overlap in events and themes. It’s really best to read the books in order. It’s also best to understand what you’re going to get: character studies against a common plot and themes. Oh, and some promotion of “traditional” family values around Huns, prepares, sex before marriage and the like. Overall, another engaging installment! I received this audiobook for free in exchange for a review.

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  • willee
  • 08-07-2020

Book 2

I love any EMP books with good narration. Enjoy the characters of Josh and Maxine and their children Tally and Storm and all the action they need to survive and reunite. Cannot wait for book 3 to find out about Storm. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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  • The-Scarlet-Finch
  • 08-09-2020

Quick draw, fast paced and a hella of a journey.

I received this book via a promo code and this is my voluntary review. I read Dark End as the ebook of this EMP-apocalypse scenario and have now decided to concentrate my journey through the rest of the series as audiobooks because Matt Weights narrative performance is as awesome as the world building. If you enjoyed Jericho the TV show, you will LOVE this series. The world has been screwed up by a supernova that wiped out all technology as we know it and has affected large portions of the population by turning them into violent crazies. The Standings are our family of protagonists in this post-apocalyptic scenario as they struggle to reconnect at Maxine's family farm. In this installment, Donald, Storm and Maxine deal with the threats to the farm from the new powers in Pictford, trying to hide her sick mother from Dale and his henchmen. Tally is travelling with fellow survivors Henry and Green, taking the risk out on the open roads trying to avoid Trace Parker and his minions while her father Josh, battles for his freedom and tries to do a little good for the kids Trace is holding hostage outside Savannah. A medical crisis forces Maxine to seek help from an old enemy to steal a doctor to help her son and the discovery that Maria is still alive, puts Josh and his reunion with his kids in peril as Dale Craggen mounts his forces. Ends on a cliff hanger, but I am still hooked to this series.

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  • Mia Harper
  • 06-07-2020

Action packed sequel

I enjoyed this book, it was non stop action with a gripping plot, and the characters are believable. I was on the edge of my seat, routing for MC Josh as he fought to keep his family together and get them to safety, but maxine irritated me as she seemed to be more concerned about her own personal drama than the reality of the situation around her, The narration was good, and I can't wait for the next book to find out what's next for Josh and his family.