This was a great premise... and could have been truly science fiction (ala The Martian) if he went into the science of the issue- and the science of how to fix it - or how to adapt. Unfortunately, this writer is in no way talented enough to handle his premise.
The writer wanted to write a fictional story about a serious threat in order to spread awareness. In doing so, the writer referenced a lot of real life events to create imagery instead of creating his own. There was a lot of, "it was like something out of a movie," or "images flashed of an old WWII documentary." I understand that this is a real threat and the author wanted to use real life examples but there was entirely too many. Right now, this story is still a work of fiction and should have used fictional imagery with some more subtle references to real life events.
On the other hand, this book did a great job of explaining the reality of why so many people would die just because the power went out. In other post apocalyptic stories, people just are already dead with little to no explication. In One Second After, we see that electricity is a large provider for things like medication and communication. Instead of just one large catastrophic event followed by survival, there are waves of death and struggle with the helplessness of preventing them.
Ultimately, it's worth reading. I just raised my expectations a little too high.
Age 30, love history. Mostly war stuff.
This book is great because it is a story that could absolutely come true. Also well written, a great story and great narrator.
The fact that it sounds very plausible
no, it was over 11 hours
you should have hired the same narrator for the "One Year After" book. The "performer" you got to do it was abysmal. Don't listen to the next book. Read it.
knowledge is power. this book sucks you into a very possible event. Forcing you to look at the sickening truth of how fragile our country, life, and security really is.
Due to current events in this world we live, I've recently begun looking into more preservation techniques should something catastrophic happen in the U.S.
During my research, I came across a video discussing what the aftermath if an EMP burst entails. As a gamer, I had some prior knowledge on the subject as most shooters nowadays have some type of EMP based weapon and it always deals with knocking out electronics. So I did some more research and someone suggested this book.
Needless to say, this book is brilliantly scary and well written as well as well narrated. I truly fill this story lays out exactly what would happen in the aftermath of an EMP based attack. Its not a matter of if it could happen but when? This technology is real and we the people are not prepared. I wont go on a rant but this book is just great. I shed some tears, my heart rate escalated, its good. Buy it.
Apocalyptic but hardly Science Fiction. A chilling look at human nature, and a glimpse at what we know happens during disasters - a complete breakdown of society. Unfortunately, it will have to happen, on a grander scale than Katrina, before we ever lift our heads from Facebook to notice.
This could be interesting if every chapter wasn't a dig at global warming, hippies, the need for massive amounts of guns and the need to kill.