United States | Member Since 2014
I appreciated the idea of how things could be in a very controlling and closed society in an apocalyptic scenario; however, this particular book ends too abruptly. I felt like I fell off of a cliff with no resolution, I really hate stories that end like this, it would not be so bad if there was a sequel but have not seen one. The author had an alternate motive, to prove a point, but I was not able to buy into it even in a fiction kind of way.
I listened to this book 4 times, not because of its hellish, ruthless, and so primitive survival ways after a major catastrophe like an electrical magnetic pulse (EMP), but because it really made me think about my own life and how we would survive thrown back into the dark ages. I bring so many life experiences to this scenario (Retired Army Major, advanced nurse, gardener/farmer, mother, wife, and friend), but I cannot imagine living in a world without electricity, fresh water, law and order, medications or a dang grocery store. I was so drawn to listening to this book so many times because I did not want to miss anything; I wanted to imagine myself (and my family and friends) in this world so that I could see where we need to make changes in our current lives to make them more simple, meaningful and capable of surviving any type of catastrophe even if it is for a few month or years. We have come so far with regards to technology, where is the breaking point and what will it take and is it worth the fight to start over or just survive?
I have tried to listen to this book 3 times and have talked to many others about it; I can’t get past the first or second chapter......too much talk and not enough action for me. I really have to use my brain at work and when communicating with my 5 kids, I just want to escape when I listen, this book does not provide that escape for me....this book is not for me, at least not right now.
I like the real-life or potential real-life "correct" medical plot combined with a little bit of fiction.
I really like a love story with a plot, a good story line and the ability to feel like I am right there in the story. So far, this is my favorite of the Highlanders series by Karen Marie Moning.
I do not know who is more brilliant, JD Robb or Kristen Eriksen; JD Robb created real-life characters and Kristen Eriksen brings them to life.
Mind stealing and sweet. I could not wait to to get the ipod back into my hands and ears to listen......lost a few pounds walking as that what I do when I listen>>>>>
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