great story and really gets you thinking. you start to really see how dependent we are on all our modern technologies.
If a disaster of national proportion were to happen I can't imagine how badly I would want to get a copy of this book. Even more important, this book is a good guide in preparing for the worst.
The book will probably make you do your own research, because it is that convincing. I thought it was well read, and the characters are good. I'll probably buy the sequel.
I read this & still loved listening to it again, and again. emotional and thought provoking
I can see this happening and in the not to distant future. to many people are sheep and being led by the wolves to the slaughter. something to ask yourself is am I ready do I have anything that will help?
It has been said that science fiction is often about the future we want to avoid. This book is like that, but it could be the future of the next second right now!
Well done audio presentation compelling dramatization and very believable.
I wouldn't consider myself a hardcore "preper" but I do spend time now and then wondering what might be. What threats does our country face? How do I protect my family from them and what can I do personally to enable me and my family to survive.
I've read other apocalyptic stories but this one is the most credible or realistic. I appreciate the way in which Forstchen weaves in the geopolitical landscape that too many other authors leave out. In a catastrophic event people in this country would turn to neighbors and communities for aid and support and far fewer would become the "lone wolf" acting to save themselves or a few family members as many other stories relate.
Looking at the community impact and exploring how a character fits into that larger whole is one of the key elements that makes this book valuable to me.
The author lays out the likely effects of an EMP attack in a calm methodical way and then the events of the story spin out from there.
John for trying to handle the details of reconstructing basic services while also wrestling with the larger ethical and societal issues at the same time.
This book really makes you think about all the things you take for granted. Not just electricity and computers, but what they allow you do to. For example the ability to communicate over long distance, access to medicine and hygene. I'm not as pessimistic as the author about society collapsing but most of the story rings true.