On a Friday afternoon before Labor Day, Americans are getting ready for the holiday weekend, completely unaware of a long-planned terrorist plot about to be launched against the country. Kyle Tait is settling in for his flight home to Montana when a single nuclear bomb is detonated 300 miles above the heart of America. The blast, an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP), destroys every electrical device in the country, and results in the crippling of the power grid, the shutting down of modern communications, and bringing to a halt most forms of transportation.
Kyle narrowly escapes when his airplane crashes on take-off, only to find himself stranded 2,000 miles from home in a country that has been forced, from a technological standpoint, back to the 19th century. Confused, hurt, scared, and alone, Kyle must make his way across a hostile continent to a family he's not even sure has survived the effects of the attack. As Kyle forges his way home, his frightened family faces their own struggles for survival in a community trying to halt its slow spiral into chaos and anarchy.
77 Days in September follows Kyle and his wife, Jennifer, as they are stretched past their breaking point, but find in their devotion to each other the strength to persevere.
What is an EMP?
An EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) is a magnetic pulse that overwhelms, and thus destroys, all electronic devices exposed to it. It is the most serious threat faced by a technologically advanced society. An EMP can be human caused, through the detonation of a nuclear bomb high above the atmosphere, or natural, through a severe geo-magnetic storm. In multiple reports prepared for Congress, scientists predict the complete destruction of modern American society and question our ability to ever recover if we are the target of an EMP attack. Further, some predict the death toll in America in the aftermath of such an event to be in excess of 200 million.
About the author: Ray Gorham lives in the small farming community of Shepherd, Montana with his wife and five children. He runs his log-home business by day and writes in the evenings, on weekends, and whenever the weather keeps him inside.
©2011 Ray Gorham (P)2012 Sunny Day Audiobooks
the only thing positive about this book was the narration. Narrator did excellent job between voices. now for the book. i read a few previous reviews and should have listeed to them. for a TEOTWAWKI it was unrealistic especially if you have ever read or listened to anyother book. the main characters should have been dead from mistakes in first couple of chapters. i will not buy second book
This was well done, but I wanted to hear other people's stories too. What happened in other cities.
I appreciated that the couple stayed faithful to each other.
Terrorists detonate a nuclear bomb in the atmosphere above the United States bringing down the grid, the majority of electronics and automobiles via EMP. While the story starts out as your typical grid down EMP tale, it is anything but. The main characters are not preppers, or retired Special Forces, or active military, or law enforcement. These are just regular people dealing with extraordinary circumstances. On second thought, after venturing further into the story I find our protagonist, Kyle Tait is quite the wimp, having little to no backbone. Quite disappointing! Kyle survives an airline crash near Houston, Texas and for the remainder of the volume must journey home to Deer Creek, Montana 2,000 miles distant. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Kyle’s wife and children are facing their own bundle of chaos. The wife, Jennifer must face this disaster on her own, not quite knowing exactly what to do, while continuing to care for their three children. I believe Jennifer had a much harder go of it than our boy Kyle.
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.
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