I had no clue this wonderful book was written in the late 50's.
After finding out the novel was written before the Beatles even made it big in the world. The book seemed more innocent. Even the last line of the book showed a simpler time
The Marriage of Randy and Liv
I really liked this book. For a fictional tale I found myself trying to plan what I should be doing in my life to make it if things changed in the blink of an eye. I liked the characters and could relate to hire they felt.
An older version of one second after
It was good story but having already listened to on second after I found it lacking I did not realize until the end that it was written in 1959 seems like not matter what era you live in since the invention of the H-bomb we will always live in fear at lest subconsciously of the day
This book sat in my wish list forever! I kept thinking a book about a nuclear holocaust was far from my usual read - and I expected it to be bleak at best! This was really a good book!
Though made up of the nightmares of our childhood - it really makes you think....all the things you never consider.....
The characters were excellent; the main character morphs from the story's beginning throughout the disastrous aftermath as he copes with the many changes that happen with circumstances and the people and the larger community. I found that these were characters I cared about - and not all writers can pull this off.
I kept talking about this to family and friends.....parts that really struck me - at least one or two have plans to read this!
Finally, the narration was excellent - really well done - the story takes place in FL and the well placed relaxed tone and accent were perfect. The narration contributed to the story and good rating!!
A well spent credit!
Listen to books since I can't sit still to read. Prefer Sci-Fi, Post Apocalyptic/Dystopian, Bus./Self Help, Ed., YA & Mystery.
It helped to wiki the book & place it in time & location. Glad I stumbled upon this one. A great dystopian read.
I started listening to Audible 2001 and listened to over 1000 books. I traveled many years and listened while I was on the road.
Although the topic was built around tragedy, I feel that an event such as this could possibly occurs in the future. The characters were very believable, the situation in a small town could very well unfold as it need in the story. I've never listen to Pat Frank's books, but will watch for more in the future. Will Patton did a very good job of narrating.
Avid listener, former reader. Especially enjoys Audiobooks on long road trips. They help us to stay alert and minimizes arguments.
I first read this in 1960 as a young teen. Throughout the following years I reread my tattered paperback copy and was overjoyed to see it on audible.
Hearing it again brought so many fond memories it was as though I had encountered a long lost friend.