The wonderful character and scene descriptions reminiscent of James Lee Burke
There is no one quite like Will to bring the narrative alive
Chillingly realistic. Having grown up "under the mushroom cloud" backdrop of the cold war, this was really possible.
Too bad Mr. Frank has passed away. I would have loved more from him.
Perhaps this book resonates a little more deeply with those of us in the generation that learned to duck and cover in school, but I found this book to be tremendously satisfying. If the bombs had dropped, this is how I would have wanted it to be. Death and destruction are inevitable, but deliverance is won inch by inch through human endeavor, courage, ingenuity, and compassion.
No idea. I don't like to read. I am a good listener.
The story was based on an actual city in my home state of Florida, Mount Dora. I enjoyed the remarks of the time concerning Miami and local happennings. I also learned how Orlando International Airport has the code of MCO.
The main character.
No. I love end-of-times movies. I did laugh about the remarks about Miami and how bad the traffic was in Orlando, back in the 50s. (You should see how bad traffic is now in Orlando!)
Good listen. I enjoyed "reading" this classic.
yes - good book, even with its content out of date.. tells it like it was when the book was written
Randy's last meeting with his brother, Mark
I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.
I enjoyed the narrator even though the occasional smacking of the lips was off putting. The story is one that we've all heard before but was well written. The apocolypse in a small town and how they survive and turn to old ways is always interesting. The reason that this one stood out was only because of it's historical context. Shock! A woman is president!
Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.
I remember reading this book in college, when it and I were new.
I have read every doomsday book and survivalist book since then, I think. This is the best of the lot.
The performance was, I thought, excellent. It enhanced the story.
Comparables are few, but "On The Beach" would be similar.
One of my favorites, because I love post-apocalyptic stories and this one tells it without the grim depressed feeling so many others have.
The characters in the story are courageous, real and flawed. Not predictable.
No. Not that intense that you couldn't stop for the night. But I never lacked interest in what would happen next.
One of the best post-apocalyptic stories I've read. Nice to have one without zombies. Good cast of well-drawn characters. A very human story that loses nothing over the decades since it was written. And Will Patton's narration is perfect. This one goes on my list of books that get a second and maybe a third listen. Highly recommended.
I loved this audio book! It combined a really interesting idea - nuclear war, with great characters and a love story! Also, the narration is great!