This is a very conservative (eg right wing) version of a disaster. I'm pretty liberal and it didn't keep me from enjoying the story overall.
The plot was pretty straightforward. But the story moved along well and the characters were interesting.
I liked the imagery of the area (descriptions of the communities/mountains/etc). The characters were pretty well developed, but seemed almost caricatures.
It's worth a credit.
One Second After was recommended by some fiends and they did not steer me wrong. Gives much food for thought in a concise story. If you haven't read/listened already, please do so today. You'll be glad you did. If you have more time (and $$) the 299 days series also gives a lot of insights.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook and learned a great deal about society's response to disaster.
The author seems to be more interested in getting his point across than telling a good story. And it could have been a really good story; if not for the author's need to walk the reader through the obvious meaning and ramifications.
Hokey and poorly written. No nuance and so clearly a right wing bent it was hard to take seriously.
I tried to battle through this book, but just couldn't do it. I tapped out with two hours to go. I found it to be both boring and amateur. The story has a great premise, but the author fails miserably in delivering the message in an entertaining fashion. His main character was all over the place with little time spent with his family during a tragedy of great proportions. I was really disappointed.