Dr. Chip - Former Military Officer - love Sci-Fi & Thrillers!
Excellent book with a scary possible scenario! I can only hope some military and government officials have taken heed to the vulnerabilities.
The idea for the book is a good one. What would happen if we lost electricity in all its forms, suddenly and without notice.
Unfortunately, as the author notes, this novel was written by someone with a political purpose in mind, rather than a literary one.
What results is a polemic, with unidimentional , bloodless characters, barely concealed right wing politics and a very stilted and xenophobic vision of the world. Sort of a Tom Clancy without the writing skills. The action scenes are trite, the relationships more suitable for Mayberry than a novel, and a cast of characters so predictable that the end of the book comes as a relief, rather than a surprise. Imagine an apocalyptic novel written by a 1880s school marm, and you won't be far from the mark.
I should have been warned when I head the introduction by none other than Newt Gingrich.
I tried to like this book, I really did. It was a good idea for a novel, and at least some decent research went into it.
I have no idea how it made it to print without being heavily edited, or ghosted to make it more readable.
Give this one a pass, your time and money will be better spent elsewhere.
I liked a lot of the realism that went into the plot. That was great. What I was not fond of was the constant "my god...just a few days ago we were..." It really hurt the story IMO. By the third time I was ready for it to stop.l, but no, it was repeated all throughout the book. It really felt like a doomsday prepper's warning to all and less like a story. I get that it's the point of the book but it was too phoned in. The reader could put the pieces together on their own. He just had to back off a bit.
This topic is worth serious consideration. There are important details in this book that should be discussed by every world citizen. Unfortunately the dialog and character development are very poor. The book was difficult to listen to.
It's a must read by EVERYONE!
Absolutely. I was wondering if I would be strong enough to survive the next dilemma.
He made it all very real to me.
Yes, I lost a lot of sleep over it.
The idea of the story is interesting. The writing of this book is really poor. The dialogue is non believable and almost laughable. The characters do not act like people would in an emergency situation. In an early scene when the main character realizes that something bad has happened, he goes to the local gas station/food mart and stocks up on not food or water for the kids but cigarettes then lectures the owner on not taking money since it will be worthless in the new world order then proceeds to the pay the owner in you guessed it- cash. I have no idea how this could possibly be a best seller. This book is boring and feels like it was written by a high school student.
I would like to know who edited this book in the first place. Yikes.
I'm beginning to wonder if I read the same book by the people who gave this book four stars.
I was captivated by the story. It's very disturbing, but much like I would imagine what it would be like if we lost power. The story and narration are both excellent.
didn't enjoy this at all. almost didn't want to finish it. there are far better survival end of the world books. not that this book sucked, just very slow very basic story or plain compared to other books
I just finished my 1st book on Audible and it was a wonderful way to experience this book! (I also have a printed copy of One Second After).
My favorite part was the narration. It is so well done and very consistent that it was a joy to listen to.
I would recommend this book to anyone (over the age of 13 that is), and I hope I enjoy my next book.