The author is clearly a fundamentalist christian, which would be okay if he hadn't repeatedly postulate anyone who wasn't was a part of the problem - instead of a part of the solution.
Come down off his high horse, for one thing. The book is just wrong on so many levels it's not a quick and easy question to answer.
His performance was a lot better than the author's writing.
All of the above.
I couldn't finish the book. I gave up. It's time to listen to Alas Babylon! and Lucifer's Hammer again. I don't usually write public reviews but just had to warn others not to waste their time and money on this junk.
I would not actively seek out a book from either.
I don't personally care for the writing style of the author. Kudos to him though, because many many people do.
I like the narrator just fine except for his rendition of southern female voices. No bueno.
I don't know. This story just didn't click with me. I would prefer a book where the protagonist was an equal party fitting in after a disaster instead of the automatic leader.
Too many situations were contrived where it came off more as a preaching moment from the author and it distracted from the story.
Work on your female voices. I would have had an easier time with the mother-in-law's voice "as is" if it was portrayed in the story as the father-in-law living as a transexual. Because that's what the voice sounded like to me.
You don't have to live in fear of any crazy conspiracy to think it's a good idea to become a bit more self-sufficient and ready to sustain your family through a disaster.
I would recommend Going Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 1 to anyone looking for a better EMP-based story. One Second After definitely gave a few more things to think about, but as a story, I found the other book much more to my liking.
Interesting different idea. Do not like the writing, it was like if it was following a checklist of topics to compare if we wouldn't have energy.
Narrator was to dramatic for no liking.
EYE OPENING EXPERIENCE !!
This book will scare you to your core. Be prepared to worry.
Important information for the world we live in. Immensely thought-provoking. A very real scenario infused in a fictional story.
It showcases the whole spectrum of humanity, from base demonically driven animalistic behavior to the Divine and heroic potential in mankind. A wake-up call.
Long haul Expeditor that loves listening to books and make the miles fly by.
The story had a nice flow and I can see something like this happening in real life, it drew me into the story so much that I didn't want to put the "book down". I listened to it nonstop from the moment I started it.
One of the things that stuck out for me was the fact that no one is exempt from things going bad. It shows that no matter how rich or poor you are if an EPM hits the US everyone will be equalized.
Yes and I did I listened to it nonstop and will listen to it again it is that good.
In a society were we are rely so heavily on technology this story shows just what can happen if an EPM strike happens. As each chapter unfolded in the story I could clearly see something happening like that in real life. From a community trying to close itself off from the roaming bands of mobs to the outbreak of simple diseases with no medicine to prevent them or stop a simple infection even so far as people becoming cannibals to survive.
This book is a well thought out view of what if. It was researched and the probability factor struck home with me. So I would tell a friend to read it. Most already have.
All the characters are well developed. However, the mother in law Jenn or the Sergeant. They both are strong in their own right, but have a underlying softness to them.
I think there were parts that made me sad. It looked realistically and accurately at a what a dying off would look like. It also goes into some of the lengths people would / could go to survive.
I have an interest in the topic so i didn't have a problem with its predictability. By about 75% of the way through, they have made their point, and things dragged on a little. Made you really wonder how vulnerable we are.
I thought the concept for this book was really interesting and the first few chapters set the story up well. Unfortunate the book then descends into big slabs of conversation about things that could happen and things that might happen. Basically people sitting around talking so that the author can somehow insert his research into the book. It became very boring, so many missed opportunities to actually explore those scenarios. Here is a great example of how the author needs to 'show don't tell'. The references to movies throughout also irked me, the author would describe a scene and then compare it to a movie scene. Completely unnecessary. There were about 10 instances of this and the author should have just trusted that the readers would understand what he was trying to convey through his description alone which most of the time was sufficient. The movie references were unnecessary and tiresome. I also thought the climax scene could have been much more exciting, but lost of it takes place in a passive voice and skipping over the action. Only thing that kept me going was the narrators great performance, but I feel someone else could do a better job with this very intriguing concept.