It was interesting and gave me something to think about. Of course, it's depressing because how can you possibly prepare for any catastrophe of that scale. It's nice for wealthy people with a voice to preach what we should do better (i.e. the prologue), but maybe instead of preaching they should be securing the funding to overhaul our infrastructure.
I liked the characters and the structure of the book. The narrator was a little dry, but it fit the tone of the book. Overall it was worth the listen.
Great story in a town I knew well.
The reality of vulnerability to an EMP ought to give us all pause.
Certainly a bit excessive in the collapse of all society's restraint though. Americans solve problems and become creative, not just desperate & barbarian in 30 days.
Real world people would have gotten communication, electricity and transportation working far quicker, along with bartering between communities.
The most poignant part is the medical supply & food supply being so vastly complicated and fragile! Terrible how we just trust big food and big drug to be there for us.
Last thought: massive disease and infection are truly just one calamity away. He really handled that well.
Very believable story very well presented. I'm not a survivalist but this book makes a strong case for all of us to become prepared for what's to come.
The storyline was good and the characters predictable - it does make you think what we might have to endure in a crisis - kind of a depressing read
South Jersey Guy
Gripping story. Scary and plausible scenario. Makes one start to think about preping. Great narration as well.