Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.
It scares the heck out of you at first, because this COULD happen! It helped me decide to "prep" for the future unknowns and with our governmnet as it is our future is bleak. I enjoyed the book and I know you will too.
I have never written a review for any of the many books I have read and/or listened to, but I couldn't wait to write one for this book. I have read a couple negative reviews for this book and I just don't understand how people can say that it is a conservative rant. I completely disagree and wonder if they even finished the book. This book was read by every extended member of my family and most of my friends now because of the extreme plausibility and realistic situation. I found this book to be a good wake-up call and informative in terms of what to expect and the value of bullets over money. I now own 2 copies of the paperback to loan out to people and an audio copy from Audible and I will always recommend this book for an eye opener.
It is worth the credit.
I have listened to this story a couple of times now - it's very enjoyable. It makes you think about just how vunrable we are...
This book is an eye opener, a glimpse into the world the second after disaster strikes. I am writing this review a few days after the horrible earth quake in Japan and I see the story written in this book playing out in real life, I enjoyed the book and the message it conveys is one of the most important I have listened to in a long time. This is one book that can mean a difference to you and your family, it is more than entertainment, you will do yourself a huge favor if you read this book.
I saw several of the reviews of this book that were quite unfair; this is a very well put together novel - it is interesting, well-paced and, through its details, reveals that the author did a lot of thinking about the implications of the realities of the United States after such an event. I found that the characters were not only interesting and believable, but that Fostchen has a Vince Flynn-like quality of making his characters extremely convincing through the universality of the observations they make and the life experiences they relate during the course of the story. The author did a magnificent job of revealing the full measure of the suffering such an attack would engender as well as the descent of modern man back into a crueler world of meager existence. I also think he got the time-lines right all down the line when it comes to the various waves of epidemics, food shortages and medically-dependent deaths that will result from an EMP attack. Definitely a thought-provoking read!
Loved this book. Its interesting and thought provoking. The reader is fantastic. I've read some of the negative reviews - I honestyly think they were listening to something other than this book. It is brilliant.
This book scared the devil out of me. I only hope our government is paying as good attention to this book as the bad guys are. I don't know how America could survive. A must read for all!
I only listened to this because I'm in a book group, and members of the group decided to read this. It was an awful book. I got all the way through, but was laughing toward the end at the terrible writing and ridiculous injections of patriotic phrases and songs. Although I love most apocalyptic fiction, I just could not stomach this. The good guys were very, very good (and oh-so "American"!) and the bad guys (while still Americans, supposedly), were horrible. In fact, the leader of the bad guys was Satan. I believe the author really meant that this character was Satan himself. Anyway, people were being executed for stealing food, but the main character (who had been ordering these executions) lied to try to get insulin for his daughter, thus denying it for someone else. There were so many inconsistencies in the characters' values, it was pathetic. You might like this if you like Fox News and the sort of garbage spewed by that "news" organization, and if you don't mind bad writing. A Foreward was written by Newt Gingrich, so that should tell you something (and is what kept me from reading this until now).