Wow! What an excellent book! If I hadn't known this was written in 1959, I would've thought it was new! The first of the "SHTF" books, way before its time, this is a novel about what happens to a small area of Florida after the Russians drop nuclear bombs all over the US. (They take out our prez & congress, so this can't be totally, bad, right? LOL! AND - see what I mean that this could be about today? Russians/Putin are/is acting like they did back during the Soviet days. Like anyone ever thought they had really changed.)
Truly - read this book! It is so interesting & such a good story. Don't be worried that this is some political novel, or written in a documentary style, or all about moralizing, or anything. It's a great story with appealing characters & even some rather fun/innovative ways to deal with being cut off from the rest of civilization.
I was frustrated that they didn't figure out a way to use a bike to charge the batteries. Duh! Even Gilligan did this. Heehee. In all seriousness, the bike method is very doable & not difficult, & was the one thing I think the author overlooked that would've helped his characters (I'm writing this as if they are real! That says much about this book, too, I believe) ...but then again, that was good for the story.
GET THIS BOOK! IT'S FABULOUS!
Wasn't sure I was going to like this. It did start a looker slow, but the longer I listened the morning I got pulled in. Good character development.
While the book was written in 1959, it scared the tar out of me considering the times we live in. Spurred me into action and I've been storing away my own iron rations.
Any book that can effect your real life, even though you know it's fiction is a work of art.
I enjoyed the story but thought it could have spent more time in the details. I kept wanting more and felt that certain aspecta were rushed.
Will Patton is an excellent narrator.
Easy to overlook naïveté of 50 year old science and just enjoy the story. Reality of a true nuclear event would never allow such new beginnings. THE ROAD is a darker and truer prediction of a post nuclear world. I'll listen to anything Will Patton narrates.
all aspects of this audio book are superb. will patton s silky voice, and distinct characterizations bring these people to life for me. I have read numerous "endtimes" books, some preachy, some political, some zombie...ick...Alas Babylon is the best by a mile.