Sorry I didn't read in early 1960's when I was a teenager! Yet probably Better now that I am 67?
This was required reading in high school, and I decided to listen to it again as an adult. If anything, the story is more compelling from the perspective of a grown-up instead of a student. There were numerous political situations in the 1950s and 1960s that could have led to the scenario vividly described in this book actually happening. The author helps you feel the characters' fears and conquests. A great book.
great reader and story Thankyou for the nice evening. . out kids listened and were interested too!
Thought it was a solid story and a very good performance by the narrator. Definitely makes you think about the world we inhabit and how delicate it is.
Loved this book! The story seemed so real and timely that I kept wondering how someone in 1959 could write it without dating itslef. Absolutely a classic! A must read!
This story captivated as well as scared me and made me think about what my family and I would - could - do I this situation. Wow. I binge listened for 8 hours straight. The story starts off reeeeally slow though - it took me a few tries to get into it, but so worth it once I got past the first couple chapters. But thinking back on it now, the slowness does help you feel what life was like before The Day, and the contrast is meaningful.
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I enjoyed bith the story and the performance. It really makes you appreciate what we have today.
I only wish I could find more books on Audible by this author. The story kept my attention and made me think about life and what we truly value.
If you will be upset by the way people of color were treated and spoken of in the 1950s south, this book isn't for you. Otherwise it's a very interesting look at how things could have been if the unthinkable happened.