This was my first fiction audiobook ever heard and really enjoyed it. If you enjoy science and social issues, you will like this book.
Avid history and fiction/non-fiction fan.
A possible future? Mr. Forstchen's tale of the United States after a nuclear EMP is haunting and disturbing. It becomes immediately apparent to anyone who reads this work, that they are nowhere near prepared for the world depicted. This book makes a great case for missile defense research and for bigger defense intelligence spending. Everyone should read this book, for their family's sake.
This book brings to life a real and urgent threat to America's security. America was asleep when Pearl Harbor was hit and America is asleep again. This time it will be the entire US that receives the blow. Send this book to your congressman today.
Listener of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Intrigue (not romance), Historical Fiction and very eclectic in her literary wanderings.
Well researched and well written, I was captivated by this novel, it's characters and the realism in which our world without technology might be played out. Ignore the forward by Newt G. it's boring and over the top.
The reader was OK. His females voices were manly but he did have a distinct voice for the lead character.
The story remains cover to cover a good listen with something happening all the time. Well balanced in good moments and sad ones.
This book could have been enjoyable if it had ANY imagination to it. Instead the author choses to paint a picture of the absolute worst case possible scenario. Absolutely everything that can go wrong does go wrong. It's not a poorly written book, but it's not a smart book. Ultimately this is a fear mongering book that hopes to drum up support for better protection against an EMP attack by scaring its readers with an unrealistic attack scenario. Might not have been so bad if Forstchen didn't beat the reader over the head with the message every 20 pages. As a work of fiction it's just not particularly clever, and I was happy when it was finally over.
this was one of the most remarkable books I have read/listened to in a long time. Excellent story line and very beleivable concept. We should all take the concerns describe as a lesson to what could happen if things continue as they are. Must read!!!
This book is a masterpiece but I wouldn't recommend it to just anyone. It truly is gut wrenching and emotional. I think this might be the scariest book I have ever read so people that are prone to get anxiety attacks should probably steer clear of this one, but it is so original and believable that it definitely deserves five stars. I was listening to it while driving through a small village in Iceland, I stopped at a gas station and suddenly the electricity went of the village and the brakes of my car got stuck at the same time, needless to say I got quite a spook. I wasn't quite sure it I should get this book but when I saw it was from Blackstone Audio I decided to give it a try and they delivered as usual.
I was scared to death listening to this book on how the US is so unprotected and then when the news reported a North Korean ship heading to Hawii it made this book all to real. A great read and a better listen to book. Highly recomment