I enjoy reading this type of book and if you are looking for a book where a guy with zero knowledge, skills or survival mindset makes it home in spite of himself then this is the book for you. Otherwise pick the 299 days series if you want realistic, One Second After or anything by JW Rawles is good.
I doubt he could be more inept,and more girly in his thinking. I am so displease with the trend in books to make The men inept with all the thought feelings and actions of girls, and the women being the macho protector of the fail and week indecisive man! It is not as strong in this story, but it definitely has that (FEEL) to it.
It was realistic, kept my attention and not preachy like other survival books.
When he finally got home.
I like this narrator, his female version of his voice leaves some to be desired but otherwise very good.
I have been a Real Estate Broker in Malibu, CA for over 30 years. I do a lot of driving and I enjoy listing to books on tape & Audio Books.
I have read many exciting and inspiring survival books. The main thread that links many such books is the development of the characters as they adapt and learn from the experience.
This book does not have that thread. The characters do not seem to learn from their mistakes. They would never survive a week in this situation. They remain as naive on day 77 as they were on day one.
The story is very unrealistic and sophomoric.
Feeding five horses in the morning, I'm listening to my audiobooks. On the tractor dispensing you know what I'm listening to my audio book. Daily brushing of each horse the audio book is running. Only time I shut it off is when I'm walking with the dogs or horses in the woods.
Good start to book but I think Kyle's masculinity is is shy. I'm a woman and in my early 20's was stuck in a blizzard for 22 hours. 15 miles from the nearest town white out conditions, freezing cold. I had more common sense then this man who supposedly had been hunting. As for the wife total idiot. As a widowed mother I learned to take my kids safety seriously. When in a old restruant early one evening a bullet whizzed by my head. I got my kids under the table. The robbers were nervous and at the time I didn't have a concealed carry permit but I do now. It takes one time having your life at risk and your children, you smarten up. So this book doesn't make me feel like it's realistic at all.
The Introduction, which deals with the actual history of the discovery of the effects on an EMP, is very interesting. However, I found the balance of the book to be trait and predictable. The characters are wooden and cast in the same mold as so many other disaster books (i.e., noble or evil). It is a rare author who can actually capture some of the reality that people would face in a wide spread disaster. In ``77 Days in September,'' the author doesn't come close to portraying a realistic scenario. A waste of my time.
The book was ok but the narration was just bad. The cadence of the rise and falls, tonality of the voice were off and made the story line more difficult to follow. Just not a great performance.
Good story, BUT I wish narrators would learn to,PAUSE when appropriate......run on sentences kill a good book. I suppose it could be the audio editors.....VERY irritating. Would be four stars otherwise.......