Can it really happen? Watch Future Weapon if you doubt the reality of an EMP. Will it happen? Lets hope that the idea of an EMP attack remains fiction. I do not believe (see the recent East Coast of the US power outage) that the events portrayed in this work of fiction are exaggerated. Be it an EMP attack, large scale natural disaster, pandemic, etc. the outcome is well portrayed by Mr. Forstchen. Political views aside, give this book a read.
If you have ever gone through a hurricane or other disaster that left you with no electricity, you will have a small inkling as to what it would be like if this actually happened. Very good book and well worth the read.
"Old Fart Ex Tex"
We know that our antagonist are currently testing the missiles capable of delivering this type of weapon. We are told that acquiring a nuclear device is most likely possible. So this scenario is entirely possible if not probable. On the other hand our antagonist can just wait a few years for a catastrophic collapse of our infrastructure.
I think it was a well-written story, and I really liked the man who narrated - his voice was easy to listen to.
The story itself is quite sad and pretty nasty in some spots, and I cried at least four times listening to it. Can't help myself, though, I'm always attracted to "end of the world" type stories, even though they're all miserable :)
I rarely read fiction books, as there's just too much 'real life' information to learn out there that I would rather educate myself on. However, this book really hits on so many things, in a very realistic manner, that could happen following a catastrophic event where help is not coming anytime soon. It will make you think 'what if' and realize how quickly everything could change overnight.
I was compltely blown away by this book! It's not the first I have read about EMPs but it's by far the best. It was so scary that it makes me want to start stockpiling food and medical supplies!! The characters are extremly likable and some of the scenes will break your heart, especially if you or a family member are in the military.
I listen to books to be entertained... my favorite genre is a "Legal Thriller" I have actually been a member since 2001. Love my books!
My husband forced me to listen to this. He had read the book and since I can't read books any more he insisted that I spend one of my precious credits to listen to this. I am so glad that he did. Although a work of fiction...I was left terrified. I cried while listening to a great deal of the book. I felt the book was well worth it and thank my husband for making me listen...I finished it in two days. I hope that the powers that be are taking some steps so that this never happens to us.
This was a great read (listen) and provided some thought provoking "what if" type discussion points to consider. Though I think the actual effects of EMP on all electronics wouldn't be as complete as this book portrays I can see why the author wrote it the way he did. Definitely a must read for those interested in the effects of EMP and the study of how humans react in stressful and austere situations.