Informative, possible, likely
The actuality of people turning on each other.
Are you prepared?
Really enjoyed and learned a lot from the scenarios presented.
fictional and rather optimistic, but none the less appropriate for our times. sadly this is the best outcome. odds of this happening from the Sun alone are huge, let alone nepharious actors in the world. do your research. this very likely will happen in the next 40yrs.
I would like to say that I really "enjoyed" this book but I don't feel that "enjoyed" is an appropriate word. I found this book to be very eye opening of the real possible threat that stands against us as country as a whole and individuals ourselves. It's very thought provoking and I have been telling all of my friends, that will listen, about it since I started reading it. Do yourself a favor and take the time to read/listen to this book. Can't wait to start the next one.
Let me preface this review by stating that I think the premise of this book is important for all of us to be aware. The threat of an EMP sounds like it is real, and very scary. That being said, I believe that this is still a work of fiction, and taking that into consideration, along with the genre of the book, it really falls short in comparison to other "dooms day" novels. The protagonist is not particularly likeable. At one point he glares at a nurse that he has been lusting after himself, because he believes her offer to stitch up his hand is made because she is turned on that he just executed someone. Because that is what turns women on you know, watching people get shot to death. Gross. He is not a hero, he is not a gentleman, frequently cowardly and self important, yet somehow the governing townspeople keep looking to him for advice and leadership. Why? He's a history teacher. There is zero action in this book. The entire book is old men talking. So much talking. They talk about the action that is happening around them, but they don't actually participate in the action. As the reader I'm thinking "let's go see what that is about! take me over there! where the action is happening! stop talking... let's go!" But alas, we only get to hear a series of old men discuss what is going on around them. Maybe they're not old, I don't know, because there are no descriptions of characters, with the exception of the hot nurse with questionable morals. The only thing I have to go on is the performance of the reader who is clearly geriatric and has a slightly condescending tone. Not a fan.
If you want to find out about the threat of an EMP research it on the internet, skip this book. I'm mad I wasted a credit.
I absolutely loved this book!! It is a harsh reality of what could happen to this. country one day, tears, giggles and so many heart felt emotions run through this book. I recommend it to everyone
Realistic. Pertinent. A post-apocalyptic novel that isn't far-fetched. This guy knows his audience - adult males, most likely married with children, with an interest in survival or prepping. So many SHTF stories out there have some obnoxious or unrealistic elements. I found nothing distracting or annoying about this story. Beautifully written.
As a history teacher & father of two, of course I'm going to connect to John.
Favorite...nay, memorable. It's hard to chose. The initial nursing home visit, Ben & Elizabeth delivering the news, reading to Jennifer. All etched in my mind forever.
Shaking Ben's hand. What a move. What a tough thing to do.
I did twice and will again. To relive the "experience" and attendant joy I get from this well written book.
The real possibility of it happening and the details of what transpire are so realistic and possible. It really is a wake up call.
He is outstanding and I wish he was on One year after. He really had the voice, timing, skill in one second that helped make it so realistically captivating. The best...
Yes. Several. I will have to come back to this one later.
Bought one year after today and will download in 1 hour. Very anxious. So far from preview I miss Joe Barrett a lot....worried.