Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States, literally within one second.
This book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future and our end.
©2009 William R. Forstchen; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"[An] entertaining apocalyptic thriller....fans of such classics as Alas, Babylon and On the Beach will have a good time as Forstchen tackles the obvious and some not-so-obvious questions the apocalypse tends to raise." (Publishers Weekly)
Wow, I've heard about the threat of an EMP before, but this books brings it to life. This book makes real the struggle after an EMP event, rather than the distant possibility and statistics that I had considered before.
Awesome book. Second time listening. Truly fascinating because it could actually happen! E.M.P. Attack is the single greatest threat to our highly advanced country. Beware and be aware America!!!
While this book is fiction, it creates a scenario that is possible. And, in doing so, it identifies many things necessary to prepare in advance that will help survival rates and comfort should we ever encounter this or other disasters that are possible.
It took me a bit to get into this story, but once the plot started thickening, it became a pretty gripping look at a possible disaster scenario that the West currently feels pretty immune to.
Totally superficial annoyance: having two characters in the same family with the names "Jen" and "Jennifer".. Just unnecessary confusion for the listener in the early stages of the book.
I've listened to this book a few times now and have enjoyed it each time.
This last time was even more impactful as some of the struggles the main character goes through have struck close to home for me. I actually found my heart feeling for him.
Even the narration was excellent for this book.
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