This story captivated as well as scared me and made me think about what my family and I would - could - do I this situation. Wow. I binge listened for 8 hours straight. The story starts off reeeeally slow though - it took me a few tries to get into it, but so worth it once I got past the first couple chapters. But thinking back on it now, the slowness does help you feel what life was like before The Day, and the contrast is meaningful.
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I enjoyed bith the story and the performance. It really makes you appreciate what we have today.
I only wish I could find more books on Audible by this author. The story kept my attention and made me think about life and what we truly value.
If you will be upset by the way people of color were treated and spoken of in the 1950s south, this book isn't for you. Otherwise it's a very interesting look at how things could have been if the unthinkable happened.
I would suggest this book to anyone! It was very informative, realistic, and very thought provoking. Preparing for these sorts of disasters are just another form of insurance, what is the life of yourself and your family worth? Some of the information is a little dated since it was written in the late 50s, but oddly so much of it is still so valid and timely.
The narrator was superb. The character development and depth was superb. If anything I would have sat through 10 more hours of this story.
I listen to nearly anything Will Patton performs and I seldom disappointed, but there is always that chance. Pat Frank's writing style is simple, clear, honest, and exciting, all at once. I'll be looking for more audio books from this pair!
I like books that have interesting characters and easy to follow plots. For example, Cormoran Strike, is a great character for me.
Although a little dated, it is an excellent story about what happens when normal life support is cut off. I had a little taste of this last year when I lost power for six days during a snow storm. The first day it's fin and after that, each day becomes more difficult. My one complaint about the book was how easily each crisis was handled. It perhaps could have been renamed "father knows best-post atom bomb"