Already have twice!
I think The Overton Window by Glenn Beck, both books grabbed my attention and my emotions in much the same way. It is difficult for a fiction book to capture me emotionally and drag me into the story but both of these books did exactly that.
A masculine rendition. I really enjoy listening to his voice specifically, I also enjoy listening to a man read a book when the central character in the story line is male.
Yes and I nearly did.
Less meaningless internal dialog. More action.
Bad character development, bad writing, story was 90% inner dialog that was terribly written. I'm not American and got tired very quickly of the meaningless empty patriotic and religious overtones permeating this story. But I could have easily over looked this if the story was actually good, but it's so bad it's almost a parody.I have been a member of audible on and off for 5+ years, and am currently a Platinum Member. This is the worst book I have so far downloaded.
performance was adequate.
What made this story extra special was the combination of speaker, great story and chilling reality of the horror that would happen.
I was listening to this at my 2nd job at a local gas station, and almost lost it at the break-in scene where the one of their dog's goes all heroic. Very intense and too real.
Laughed and didn't cry but definitely choked up.
I recommend this read to everyone.
The "we are Americans" sermon got real old after the 3rd or 4th iteration.
I will not be reading additional titles by this author.
The narrator did a fabulous job.
I felt I needed to listen to find out the possible cascade of events following such a nuclear event to educate myself. It was not easy, as life after such an event would be altered dramatically forever. It was frightening, even horrific, but knowledge is power, and forewarned is forearmed.
Jenny, because I am a grandmother also and related to her character most.
No, but he was quite good.
The forward and afterward were extremely informative.The real possibility of and repercussions of such a nuclear event altered my perspective regarding my priorities for the near future. I will definitely become better prepared.
This was a solid post-apocalyptic story that kept me entertained without requiring much. However, the author is heavy handed with the preachy, political rhetoric. Clearly, the protagonist is who the author dreams himself to be: big, macho, military man with all of the answers. How glad we all can be a strong man like him was there to save the day. If you can dismiss this silliness, it is worth a listen.
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WOW, WHAT A BOOK IF A EMP ATTACK EVER HAPPENS YOU BETTER BE READY.I DONT KNOW IF YOU CAN GET READY FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT,YOU BETTER START.THIS BOOK WILL OPEN YOUR EYES.I LIVE ABOUT ONE HOUR FROM THE AREA IN THIS BOOK SO IT REALLY HITS HOME.I THINK JOE BARRETT DID A GREAT JOB,HE MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR THEIR AND ITS YOUR FAMILY. JOHN IN THE BOOK IS A STAND UP GUY HE IS THE GUY YOU WANT TO LIVE BESIDE!!!
WOW. Compelling story about what could be. Keeps me up at night. Makes me want to buy lots of dry beans, excellent camping/survival gear and have an exit plan (so I can head to the hills). I also have been thinking a lot since finishing this story about making better health decisions (want to stay FAR away from diabetes and heart disease!)...
Did not enjoy the narrator's voice at all... reminded me of "deep thoughts by Jack Handy" I kept waiting for the punchline.
The descriptions of the reality of the situation put you in the characters shoes along with the voices the narrator used
In some ways it reminded me of the hunger games in that it explored a future that returns us to our past of primitive means
Sergeant Washington was performed with the right accent and intonation for that character
America will never be the same again
I have not read the print version, so I can not say one way or the other.
The Stand - The collapse of society due to a virus and the struggle to survive afterwards.
Patriots - America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse and the trials of a group of small friends trying to survive.
John Matherson - Following his losses and struggles to keep what he has together while trying to defend the town, he grows into a leader.
It frightened me. Even though some of it may be exaggerated, most of it is plausible and shows how we are not ready for something like this.