Okay, so keep in mind that when this was written, "Negro" was the correct and even legal term. If you're not prepared for a world of segregated water fountains, then the depictions of everyone who isn't a white man will seem outmoded and offensive. That said, it was extremely progressive for its day.
Warning out of the way, this is what One Second After and all the JW Rawles trash wishes it could be. On par with The Postman, and with as little deus ex machina as possible. Short on moralizing soliloquy, which is refreshing in an apocalypse book. Not quite 5 stars, as it does still rely on some ex machina saves and the way women and Negro characters are written is a bit hackey, but if you're used to pulp fiction you'll be quite comfortable.
Well performed. Will Patton has sort of a Mid-Atlantic cut to his voice that brings to mind the movies of the day, and his tone generally conveys the grim tension of living in Florida with no refrigration or medicine quite well.
Just finished this audible classic. I recall it was suggested reading in middle school but never got to it. Amazing how timely it was then and now.....any day could be THE DAY. Are you ready?
This is a book written in the 1950s about the end of the poor via nuclear annihilation, that truly does not seem to age. I was engaged from beginning to end.
Will Patton again transported me on a new adventure, best book narrator in my opinion and the reason I got this amazing book. This story was disturbing because of the possible reality of it happening, yet encouraging that the incredible characters struggled on, survived, overcame racial barriers and even found love. Well written and thought provoking. Now excuse me while I go shopping for doomsday supplies....
All of it. It is well written, well produced and thought provoking. It is just all around great!
By far an amazing classic! Do yourself a favor and savor this one!
I love this book so much that I bought it in hardcover! it was difficult to find. Will Patton was an excellent choice for the narration. I have listened to this book several times and love it every time.
I read this book as a child and it frightened me . I listen to it as an adult and I realize that the world has changed. It's still a great book . Will Patton does an incredible job as the narrator.
this book was in my wish list for over a year before I decided to try it..
I was pleasantly surprised and Will Patton did a fantastic job.
I wont try to tell you about the story that's what the description is for.
the story might be a little dated , but it is still relevant considering the current state of the world " I looking at you ISIS"
I tell you what , it certainly got me to thinking as to how I should maybe start preparing for ... well you know.. anything
anyway all this to say ... book....good