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.
I read like a madwoman all my life but now I have bad eyes. Thank goodness for audio books
Holocaust of nuclear war in the 1950's. They say we were very close to this in the Bay of Pigs. Good narration and interesting story. Some of the facts seem to be gleaned from the Japanese after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I am glad the cold war is over and this will not happen but what if it did? This book is a good story about that. Old time SiFi is worth listening to if you are into the end of the world and after the end genre. I happen to love this type of thing.
yes, because it was a realistic portrayal of how surviving neighborhoods would band together to survive. It also dealt with the problems you would have after a nuclear war. You were cheering on the survivors
pulling on the knowledge of old timers. Like when the preacher told them why there was no fish during the heat
not compelling enough to do in one sitting. But definitely over the weekend
I was a few hours into this book before I realized it was written over 50 years ago. It reads like modern day!
Alas, Babylon was a really interesting listen/read. Pat Frank did a good job keeping his character's voices straight and getting the accents right. The story seemed realistic (despite being dated it still felt plausible) and moved along at a great pace. There were several times I was riveted and could not stop listening because I had to find out what happened next. Good story and well performed.
here's where the optional review that has to be at least 20words goes I guess. The boor was great but Audible has a real UI problem with this review submittal process.