Adventurous, like new ideas, inventions, and visions of the future.
Yes. It's an eye opener
Dies the Fire. End of civilization as we know it.
If you read only one post-apocalyptic novel, this should be the one. There are other good novels out there, books like "Alas, Babylon" or "The Earth Abides," but this one captures the horror and hope of human existence in the hours, days and months after the lights go out better than any other book I've read.
I have close to 300 books in my library, and have listened to every one... I have boxes of books on c.d. stacked in the closet, and am a complete audio junkie. So when I say this is the best it has to be something special. It's thought provoking, and educational. It's scary to think about how right on this scenario would be in the event of an emp on U.S. soul. Not only is this entertaining, but I think its a must read for every American.
hold on tho your seat as you hear the horrors of our beautiful country hit by nuclear weapons. You will feel the starvation, the thirst, and the helplessness of the living during this diaster. We should be ready for this but our country is not.
The plot and concept are great, very interesting and thought provoking. I liked the small town setting which allowed the reader to easily grasp the consequences of the war. The setting also allowed some character development. Unfortunately, the book was let down because the author had endowed (burdened?) the characters with awful, unthinking, conservative political and social views. I guess these views reflect those of the author given the connections he must have given who wrote the foreword. The views and attitudes of the characters also made them pretty stereotyped which is a shame because I think the author could easily have developed more rounded, variable and realistic characters.
Anything that doesn't suffer from right-wing politics.
Disappointment for the reasons set out above.
The premise of the story is informative at its base. This is NOT a book for people who wish to learn anything about EMP, it is simply a story about what might happen to a society after that event. I also object to presupposition in the book that the society in question acted appropriately and in a manor that embodies any ideal of what one would hope to see in a crisis. It is the typical authoritarian - live under government edict - response to a disaster, if anything this book should serve more as a warning of what government officials might do in the case of disaster, never mind the disaster itself.
I didn't read the print version, so I have no idea how to compare them
The victory of the townspeople as they defended their homes
No, I haven't listened to one of his performances before.
Yes, I was captivated from beginning to end
This book was very realistic and gut wrenching. It was easy to put myself into the story and gave me a lot to ponder. What would I do in that situation and how would I care for my family?
Read it faster. Write it for an adult. The idea of the story was excellent, but poorly put together. It was so bad I turned it off less than 1/2 way through.
Not really, as I was already aware of the risk. I think if it was re-written better and without all of the propaganda-like opinions of the author, it could be informative to someone that has not been exposed to the topic.
47 year old woman
Streotypical American rubbish. Why would humans facing the end be at war with each other? look what happens all over disasters bring out the best in people. Just another paranoid dissapointing end of the world book.
Should be recommended for teenage boys.
The narrator was terrible. Would have been fine if he had just narrated but the voices especially those of the women: making them all pathetic and whiney.
No I would have seen it a 100 times already.
Great idea, good beginning unfortunately high-jacked by cannibalism and mayhem and other ridiculousness.
One of the saddest and depressing books I've ever read, yet I'm glad I read it and thank the author for writing it. This book illustrates some of Americas most vulnerable weaknesses, both militarily and psychologically and our lack of preparedness for such a likely attack.
Read, learn, prepare and pray it never happens...