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!
I can't imagine who would enjoy it in this format.
N/A - I'd read it years ago
I only got audible because this old book was no longer available in print. I knew it was dated. That said, the narrator's voice was so annoying, I could hardly listen. He made every character sound like some racist, sexist dream of the 1950s, only more so (and I lived through that decade). If this is an example of audible books, I will never listen to another. I have no idea who would enjoy it.
The actual book captured some of the fears of the early atomic age. Unfortunately, this narrative did not.
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.