While the science is in my opinion solid, I question why I read this book. I guess I just fell into the mainstream "Oh you gotta read this book - It will CHANGE things!" field of thinking. If I want to worry needlessly of things that might happen I think I'll spend my time worrying about something slightly more plausible. I'll certainly not waste time on such a thoroughly boring tale as this one.
I'm trying to wean myself and learn to function without earbuds for more than ten minutes at a time. It hasn't been easy. I lose balance...
As if there's not enough propaganda in the news, this is badly written and badly conceived as well as full of platitudes and fear-mongering designed to make us all paranoid and regretful about not supporting the republican agenda. It's not well thought out. or realistic. or well written. it's crap.You want a nice collapse of civilization book - there's tons to choose from with more to offer. Pick any one of them.
This story was thought provoking and initiated many discussions about how to survive without electronics.
I was annoyed, by the volume changes in the recording. The "s's" were painfully loud and made it hard to listen. Joe Barrett was a good reader/actor and we enjoyed his performance.
This book has such an interesting premise, but oh my gosh, it was torture to sit through! The writing was just bad bad bad! Honestly, I'm not even sure what to say. I hoped something, anything would happen in this book, but nothing did. It just felt like a lecture about how bad an EMP would be, and how dependent we are on electricity, but told through characters I didn't even like. My husband and I decided to finish the book (I'm not sure why), but we sped up the book to 1.25 to get it over with. The narrator spoke so slow that sped up it sounded like normal speed.
This story drags along. I didn't complete it as result.
There is far too much irrelevant detail on public displays of affection rather than moving the story along. I understand some color is great for fiction but there is too much here. Authors need to hook their readers in from the first sentence or paragraph at minimum or lose them.
If you like sappy stories with lots of kissing and hugging and emotions, mixed with an interesting story concept, you can give it a listen. But I personally want my credit back.
A great way to understand what could happen, as our leaders ignore EMP threat and focus social services and less on protection of the USA!
The author did not do his research. While modern diesels are mostly electronic, hundreds of thousands of pieces of existing diesel construction equipment, older diesel pickups, delivery trucks, heavy trucks and diesel tractors require NO electronics to run. My 2011 kubota diesel is NOT electronic. Yet his premise is no power to run generators,dig graves,transportation of any kind, except 50 year old cars. Has he ever heard of a bicycle? His town could requisition home heating oil from community and have tens of thousands of gallons of fuel to drive generators.The worst thing is Newt Gingrich tied himself to this fantasy,( and he wanted to be president). I finally gave up this book after the execution of the looter. Apparently even though our hero was a colonel, he had no idea how to perform an execution.(guess he never watched Gunsmoke or a war movie). I could go on and on about what is wrong with this tripe, but it has already wasted too much of my time. I hope I saved somebody else the waste of time this book offers.
Although not scientifically correct in some details, this book is a fascinating read. It emphasizes the psychology of disaster and makes you examine your beliefs and motivations. A real page-turner. Can't wait to enjoy it again.
the fact that the intro is by Newt Gingrich
it hasn't but this book just feels like total propaganda
yes, he is a good narator