I found this book to be a very good description of what could happen and how to deal with it if it does.
Exploring the world one book at a time.
I loved this book. I couldn't stop listening to it. The characters grow on you with each chapter, the storyline realistic, and an ending i was satisfied with.
Married mother of three teenagers, back to work after 15 years at home - when I read a lot. Now I am the assistant to the Mayor of Omaha and work at least 60 hours a week, and on top of what I have to do at home - no more books. This lets me listen to the classics, the latest, whatever I want. I can learn or escape. I have always love audio books, but now I NEED them.
Actaully I can assure you I would - I already have. I have read the actual book and loaned it to several others, I have bought and listened to it in the car. Everytime I read/listen to it I stock up on more food and shoes.
The characters facing a new reality and adapting.
As all of my reviews will indicate, if I notice the narrator at all - it is not a good thing. I didn't notice him at all - and that is how it shouild be. It is all about the story, and that was well told.
Are you prepared???? or maybe What if?????
I loved the narrator.
I had nightmares for three days!! Like watching a train wreck but you can't look away!
Several moments made me well up but the dog moment was particularly touching.
So, I Read This Book Today . . .
One Second After may not really be the "best book I have ever read" for it's literary merit. Yes, it is well written, well scripted, and realistic in tone and writing style. What makes it the "best" is how REAL it is. America is, as is readily admitted by our government and military, NOT ready for an EMP. And should the blast actually occur, I can absolutely see exactly the outcome as envisioned by Forstchen. A total breakdown of everything that we, today, take as being the human condition.
This book should be REQUIRED reading for every single person in this country. Once it happens ---
It's too late.
This is a must read for anyone that loves the post acopalyptic. It is well written and well read, but the story is clearly inspired by "Alas, Babylon" from 1959, I would actually go as far as to call it a modernized re-write of "Alas, Babylon". Follows exactly the same plot, setting and characters are too similar to be coincidental even the introduction is the same. Only the weapon that causes it differs.... Read it anyway! I would have given it 5 stars if the story had been original
The story line is amazing. Many times I sat in my car in the garage listening to the story. Cliff hanger. A little for everyone - blood, guts, love story, & thriller. Great info for preppers too.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook, your thought process is bound to be a bit different after finishing this story.
The human element of the story, how beliefs and ideals change as the story progresses. Survival drives this author's theme and changes how the characters act and think as the story progresses.
What would you do?
This is an eye opening experience. We all have an idea of what might happen in this scenario. This book does a great job of making you understand the nuances of such a disaster. If you saw the movie Red Dawn and thought "That could happen." This is a modern version of that same feeling.
I just finished this one. It's an excellent example of how much of the razor's edge modern civilization lives on. The story doesn't get into the heavy day to day details so much as covers a broad range of logistical and emotional situations one would face in the total collapse of modern tech. More than once I got a little choked up in the very personal experiences of it's main characters.
It's a tough, but I think necessary read for anyone who thinks emergency preparedness is not just for mid-westerners and doomsday fanatics.