I first read Alas Babylon when I was in 7th grade and loved it then. I am now 32 and it is as good as or better than I remember.
This book is the book that really piqued my interest in post apocalyptic fiction and in the years following my first reading of this story I have read as much as I possibly could have.
The narration is perfect.
Great narration, great story, this book still works today and I can recommend it.
The story doesn't drag, none of the bloviation some tales in this genre have.
It keeps a steady entertaining pace.
A day without sunshine is like, well, night.
An outstanding book for its time. It was easy to deal with the technology differences back in the 1950s, but I have never been a big fan of the societal morays of that time. The narration is very good and there is plenty of action. Overall, not a bad listen.
Very entertaining and interesting. It really makes you think what would happen in the event of nuclear war or another devastation.
Sorry I didn't read in early 1960's when I was a teenager! Yet probably Better now that I am 67?
This was required reading in high school, and I decided to listen to it again as an adult. If anything, the story is more compelling from the perspective of a grown-up instead of a student. There were numerous political situations in the 1950s and 1960s that could have led to the scenario vividly described in this book actually happening. The author helps you feel the characters' fears and conquests. A great book.
great reader and story Thankyou for the nice evening. . out kids listened and were interested too!
Thought it was a solid story and a very good performance by the narrator. Definitely makes you think about the world we inhabit and how delicate it is.
Loved this book! The story seemed so real and timely that I kept wondering how someone in 1959 could write it without dating itslef. Absolutely a classic! A must read!