It's important to understand why our society is so fragile and how quickly it could crumble.
He brings the main character alive
No, there were times I needed to sit back and either reflect on what had happened in the story, wonder how similar/different a scene would have played out where I live in a similar circumstance, or because of the graphic nature of some of the scenes described.
A must read, not because it will transition into a classic but because people need to be informed.
Not only is this book a good read and a real page turner, it may very well be one of the most important books you will ever read.
William R. Forstchen has performed a great service for his countrymen, in writing this book.
Thank you Mr. Forstchen.
This is a powerful book, superbly written and narrated! It will prove why we are not as secure as we think we are in the United States and it will make us reconsider the future we 'think' we have. I do not believe this was written just to scare people, but to make people consider new actions we should be taking to protect our future and our families. Well done, Mr. Forstchen, well done indeed!!!
Esther F. Watts
One can only hope and pray to never experience this situation. Perhaps if enough people read this, and take some precautions, the outcome would be better.
It's a glimpse into what may happen if our country was hit by an EMP. Scary to say the least, as it is a total possibility considering all the "friends" we have around the globe.
The author is clearly a fundamentalist christian, which would be okay if he hadn't repeatedly postulate anyone who wasn't was a part of the problem - instead of a part of the solution.
Come down off his high horse, for one thing. The book is just wrong on so many levels it's not a quick and easy question to answer.
His performance was a lot better than the author's writing.
All of the above.
I couldn't finish the book. I gave up. It's time to listen to Alas Babylon! and Lucifer's Hammer again. I don't usually write public reviews but just had to warn others not to waste their time and money on this junk.
I would not actively seek out a book from either.
I don't personally care for the writing style of the author. Kudos to him though, because many many people do.
I like the narrator just fine except for his rendition of southern female voices. No bueno.
I don't know. This story just didn't click with me. I would prefer a book where the protagonist was an equal party fitting in after a disaster instead of the automatic leader.
Too many situations were contrived where it came off more as a preaching moment from the author and it distracted from the story.
Work on your female voices. I would have had an easier time with the mother-in-law's voice "as is" if it was portrayed in the story as the father-in-law living as a transexual. Because that's what the voice sounded like to me.
You don't have to live in fear of any crazy conspiracy to think it's a good idea to become a bit more self-sufficient and ready to sustain your family through a disaster.
I would recommend Going Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 1 to anyone looking for a better EMP-based story. One Second After definitely gave a few more things to think about, but as a story, I found the other book much more to my liking.
Interesting different idea. Do not like the writing, it was like if it was following a checklist of topics to compare if we wouldn't have energy.
Narrator was to dramatic for no liking.