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 teach disaster preparedness for a living and was extremely impressed with the details revealing the thin veneer of society we live in and how quickly that can crack and shatter.
First and foremost, I must say that the narration of this book was absolutely amazing! It was very hard for me to stop listening and found myself up many late nights. Even though the story in this book has not happened as of yet but the thought of it made me think for weeks on end about how my government will protect us from an EMP attack. Get ready to be entertaining and enlighten.
This book really opened my eyes to the treat of a future war. I recommend anyone to read it. I will read it again very soon.
Very interesting look at a very serious and possible future.
Very touching at times as well.
Powerful story and wonderfully written.
Joe Barrett's Narration is one of the best I've heard and I've listened to hundreds. I will definitely look for other books that he narrates.
And, of course, thanks to William Forstchen for a well written story.
This novel might fall under the genre of science fiction or thriller, but it may be best suited to horror. Most books require a certain suspension of disbelief for events to unfold within the story. What made One Second After so realistically frightful for me was that none was required for me to imagine such a scenario taking place. I won't give any of the storyline away, but shock, fear, sadness, anger and hope were all emotions I experienced while listening to the audio version. This book illustrates our vulnerabilities on a national and local level. And it shows our best qualities, and our very worst qualities as a people. Highly recommended listen or read, but you might lose some sleep afterwards.