I have listened and have not checked the written book.
John seemed to be the most level headed among all the characters.
This book certainly points out what may become a reality.
Read this book, it is a must!
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This is not what I would consider an "enjoyable book." It was written as the type of book thar grips you , and carries you through an all too frightening story. You are personally involved because you are told right from the beginning (by a current highly respected individual in Washington, ) of the very real possibility that this type of catastrophic event is currently being studied, and planned to perfection by organized enemies of our country. Therefore , the story is packed with dreadful possibilities which would be expected to happen in such a situation. Once the calamities begin to occur , the story naturally spires into the very frightening situation which feels highly probable in causing an unbearable way for the death of our society to unfold.
I can only compare the story to the TV show called "Jericho" . I usually do not read this type of book, due to the frightening experiences , that I tend to relive. However I cannot ignore a book such as this one when it begins by being validated by a well respected official from our government.
Could our country endure an event which would change everything in the world as we now experience it?
Riveting and unforgettable....
Perhaps but I think the main thing is that it makes you want to go and read up,on EMP.
This book simplistic as it is, is thought provoking. It doesn't say too much about humanity and how we could quickly just degrade into a feudal system in a few weeks. What is this promoting? I wonder...is it typical American fear , republican style and 'there be Dragons' anti everyone else American. Or illuminating something real. So plausible scenario or scare mongering?
Great performance, great story depth, only gripe is it felt like someone "ripped out" a few chapters, or the editor told him it was getting too long winded (though it didn't feel that way). I would be loving the story, and then a several month gap happened, while briefly caught up to speed.
Married with 4 children. Love listening to the books. I have a variety of interests in titles.
Scary enough to be true with the way things are going. I'm continuing to work on my food storage. Very sad story of what could be.
I would say this is a good book to get you thinking about what could happen if we didn't have all of our luxuries. I think the story flowed pretty well and left me with a sense of fear of not being able to make it in a world without power. There is so much thought put into how people would die off that I really started to wonder if I would survive or not.
It's a great read, I'd recommend.
Been a better writer. The story was predictable and formulaic, and most of the characters were two-dimensional.
Not bad, but not a particularly original entry into post-apocalyptic fiction. Worth the money but not something that caught my imagination the way Alas, Bablyon does.
Yes because it is something people should think about as it could happen, if not an EMP it could be a solar burst.
Lights Out is a book which is based on the same situation
Okay, I was more interested in the story line and didn't pay that much attention to Joe. (Sorry(
the end of the world as we know it
Too many stereotypes, shallow characterization and a sadly predictable narrative.
Others will certainly like this book, just not me