While the science is in my opinion solid, I question why I read this book. I guess I just fell into the mainstream "Oh you gotta read this book - It will CHANGE things!" field of thinking. If I want to worry needlessly of things that might happen I think I'll spend my time worrying about something slightly more plausible. I'll certainly not waste time on such a thoroughly boring tale as this one.
I'm trying to wean myself and learn to function without earbuds for more than ten minutes at a time. It hasn't been easy. I lose balance...
As if there's not enough propaganda in the news, this is badly written and badly conceived as well as full of platitudes and fear-mongering designed to make us all paranoid and regretful about not supporting the republican agenda. It's not well thought out. or realistic. or well written. it's crap.You want a nice collapse of civilization book - there's tons to choose from with more to offer. Pick any one of them.
I had to keep listening because it was just so corn-ball and cliche. Not to give away anything, but let's say it takes a disaster to get southerners to lose weight.
I am a massage therapist and Makeup Artist from NZ. Brought up on a dairy farm in the Waikato region. My partner is an Army officer.
I have listened to this book twice in order to absorb as much detail as I could. This book has a steep learning curve for anybody who doesn't realise the reality of possible EMP attack on any part of the world. You can't ignore the likelihood that the impact of an attack like this would unfold with the catastrophic consequences described so realistically in this well written book. Your heart sinks with each day that passes as the reality sinks in that we just blindly rely on others to provide everything we need to survive. What a horror and a wake-up call....everybody should read this book.
John, the main character was the essential pivot point for the whole story. I only hope if this comes to a reality one day that there is a few "John" folk out there to take the reins.
The performance was realistic and easy to follow. I found the performance easily induced an emotional connection with the characters. I couldn't fault it.
yes I found it hard to turn off and found myself making opportunity to continue with listening for as long as I could. Certainly it helped my exercise/walking distance.
The possible scenerio was interesting, eye opening, but very difficult to follow.
yes, without so much cursing
blurred by the cussing
Loud music played behind someone so as to drown out what they are saying it what I compare this to...only this wasn't music, it was the cussing. Perhaps this book would be easier as a read, more comprehensive, but audibly the story was almost impossible to follow due to the constant cussing. The reader really got into it, so much so, that it over-shadowed what was going on. Won't rush to listen to the second half, because it was a strain to understand what was going on due to the bombardment of continuous cussing. Really would like to hear the book, minus the overkill of cuss words...way too distracting to the story. I believe a cuss word, well timed and placed can be effective...but at age 67 have never heard, in all my life, so much of it.
This story was thought provoking and initiated many discussions about how to survive without electronics.
I was annoyed, by the volume changes in the recording. The "s's" were painfully loud and made it hard to listen. Joe Barrett was a good reader/actor and we enjoyed his performance.
This book has such an interesting premise, but oh my gosh, it was torture to sit through! The writing was just bad bad bad! Honestly, I'm not even sure what to say. I hoped something, anything would happen in this book, but nothing did. It just felt like a lecture about how bad an EMP would be, and how dependent we are on electricity, but told through characters I didn't even like. My husband and I decided to finish the book (I'm not sure why), but we sped up the book to 1.25 to get it over with. The narrator spoke so slow that sped up it sounded like normal speed.
This story drags along. I didn't complete it as result.
There is far too much irrelevant detail on public displays of affection rather than moving the story along. I understand some color is great for fiction but there is too much here. Authors need to hook their readers in from the first sentence or paragraph at minimum or lose them.
If you like sappy stories with lots of kissing and hugging and emotions, mixed with an interesting story concept, you can give it a listen. But I personally want my credit back.