The book brings nightmare visions of what could happen to America... A wake-up call for all
The narration is excellent.... Joe Barrett brings the characters to life....
Excellent book. This is the first time I have listened to this author. I loved the book. It really makes you think. Well written with lovable characters.
This book is one of the best books I've have ever experienced. Deeply disturbing, wonderful plot. You'll laugh, you'll cry, but most of all you will sit and go crazy and remain utterly disturbed.
This is by far the most chilling and scary book I've listened to thus far. There is not one slow spot in this book. You will be changed in your view of national security and the need for a plan to deal with large scale disasters.
The narration was amazing and added tone of drama to an already dramatic story....well done
This story is chilling because it is not farfetched at all. With today's headlines of North Korea threatening nuclear war, the muslim fanatics of Iran looking for nukes, and Al Qaeda, it is very worrisome that it would be possible to take down the US with only one nuke. It makes you want to stock up on canned goods, and survivillist gear that before you would think only kooks might want to do.
A very sad story too. Brought me to tears several times because of what happens to some of the characters. As the story went I was worried I would be left hanging, but it comes to a satisfying conclusion.
I hope this story is not prophetic....
This novel had me on the verge of tears on several occasions as the characters struggled to survive in a world that was drastically changed forever. The science here is accurate, and, I think the events that begin to take place one second after, the good and the bad are most likely pretty accurate as well. A disaster of the magnitude described here will no doubt bring out the very best in many people, as well as the very worst in many. If this book does not make you really think, if it does not make you ask yourself some hard questions, then you need to listen to it again, and pay closer attention to the humanity and to the inhumane found in this story. The narrator did an excellent job, and the author really nailed this one. This is now amoung my top 5 favorite books.
An absolutely compelling listen. Forstchen's world is insistent.
I though this book was a great read. Obviously not a cheerful subject, but very good storytelling. While, I cannot speak to the accuracy of the technology described, but it is far less contrived than that found in many other books. Multiply the Katrina disaster times a thousand and the disaster here becomes very believable.
Anyone who found anything political in this book was either hunting for it or extremely sensitive.