Will Patton brings this book to life. The beauty of the town, the people who come together to help each other was very moving.
I love Patton as the narrator. This book read would not have the same impact without Patton and his passion.
Loved the book.
Me? ....... Capable of many moods, and enjoying a vast range of literature. Incapable of uploading a picture and realized none of the Avatars are ......appropriate. That pretty much "tells" it all.
Great read! Best book in this End Times category for me. My husband and I listened to this together and we live 60 miles from Tampa and 115 miles from Orlando so it really made us think . This actually is a book that everyone should either read or listen to. The writing is great. He makes you feel like you are right there in the picture all the time. He also gets you to understand the characters and their feelings. That isn't easy to do unless you are a great writer. This book stays with you. Glad that it is great fiction and not true facts. Hurray for Pat Frank. Will read anything he decides to write. He is like John D MacDonald on steroids and I LOVE John D. I highly recommend this audiobook. Buy it and I guarantee you will get knots in your tummy and sit on the edge of your seat!
Say something about yourself!
The only good thing I can say about this book is regarding Will Patytton performance.
the book is forgetable, but Patton performance, as always is worth the listen.
Relevant, engrossing, informative
I enjoyed "witnessing" the adaptations of the community of characters from a life of modern conveniences to resourcefulness and frugal use of natural resources.
Probably the doctor
Not in an emotional way. The book was more moving intellectually--causing me to think and ponder.
It's easy to imagine several scenarios in our current political climate that could lead to our having to adjust to a post-apocalyptic world like the characters in Alas, Babylon. This book does a good job of immersing you into that world and showing you several possible outcomes. While the characters aren't really the main point of the book, I did find them to be real and relatable enough that I stayed engaged throughout the story. As a side note, I never felt that the book was dark, dismal, or depressing and remained hopeful in the midst of social upheaval.
lost in words
wake up notice. When you read this book you can't help but think about what would you do to survive and do you start now or wait till it is too late.
When Randy told Ben Franklin how it is to be a man.
Great character differentiation in voices.
Yes. Alas, I could not.
Do not let the publication date deter you. This book could have been written yesterday except for some very minor details (no Internet mentioned, tube radios, etc.). A great listen.
yes. teaches about starting over to survive disaster.`
not at this time, am not finished with it yet.
I have recommended this book to others, loaned out copies, and had copies stolen. All to the good, for the messages (and there are many) are for everyone.
I wasn't too certain this would be an enjoyable experience because Will Patton's voice is much different from the voice that plays inside my head when reading the paperback, however...it was easy to adjust to Mr. Patton's style. He gave different inflections to some parts of the novel than I would have, but nonetheless very pleasing.
I was born in the midst of the Cold War and have never known a day without the threat of global annihilation. The only sensible thing to do in an untenable situation is to learn and prepare as much as is humanly possible. Vital to any survival situation is the presence of "hope". This is the story of a group of people with the drive and courage to make the best of what life and geopolitics handed them. This is a story of hope...and a *must* for every emotional toolbox.
Other than the absence of computers and cell phones this story could be written today and be just as meaningful. Great characters, great story stands the test of time.