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.
Very Interesting view on how things could very well change for life as we know it in the blink of an eye. Loved the book. Definately something to make you think.
A fantasy geek through and through, I enjoy listening to books as I do house/yard work and during the drives to and from any destination.
Wow. I just finished listening to the audiobook on the way into work. I should have finished it last night, but got a little bit upset at a couple of the chapters and needed to "put it down", as it were.
Knowing this is possible... knowing that people in our government know that it is possible and do not move to protect us...
This is an absolute "must read". It is haunting, disturbing, empowering description of what will happen if an EMP is ever discharged over the US.
I have to admit, that I have been distracted today, trying to figure out what I would do and how I would keep myself alive.
Adventurous, like new ideas, inventions, and visions of the future.
Yes. It's an eye opener
Dies the Fire. End of civilization as we know it.
If you read only one post-apocalyptic novel, this should be the one. There are other good novels out there, books like "Alas, Babylon" or "The Earth Abides," but this one captures the horror and hope of human existence in the hours, days and months after the lights go out better than any other book I've read.