The highly anticipated follow-up to William R. Forstchen's New York Times best-sellers, One Second After and One Year After, The Final Day immerses listeners once more in the story of our nation's struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out all electricity and plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and terror.
After defeating the designs of the alleged federal government, John Matherson and his community have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order that existed prior to the EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) attack. Then the government announces that it is ceding large portions of the country to China and Mexico. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what's left of the US Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states.
The man sent to confront John is General Bob Scales, John's old commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days. Will General Scales follow orders, or might he be the crucial turning point in the quest for an America that is again united? As the dubious Federal government increasingly curtails liberty and trades away sovereignty, it might just get exactly what it fears: revolution.
©2017 William R. Forstchen (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Ok, so Joe Barrett did an awesome job narrating the first book and I was hesitant about buying the second book but did and once I started listening the narrator became secondary. I pretty much felt the same way about this book. The book is so good and the narrator does a good job, it's not his fault he's not Joe!!
For anyone who doesn't know the series, this is the third book and probably would not make a whole lot of sense with out listening to the other two books in order beforehand.
About the book: WOW!!! This book is really good, it picks up right where the last one left off. The story continues with the hardships and the discoveries of older computers that had been stored away and were off line and off the electric grid when the EMPs went off. I'm talking old machines with the standard 14" screens. But the new powers that be don't like this and there is a final confrontation that makes you sit back and think that Yes, I can see this happening. Scary. The end is kind of melancholy but good.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
The After trilogy is complete and it ends as well as possible. The Final Day has some real surprises. The novels should be listened to in order.
The first novel in the series, One Second After, was narrated flawlessly by Joe Barrett. One Year After was narrated poorly by Bronson Pinchot using a fake southern accent. This novel is narrated again by Bronson Pinchot but without the fake southern accent. Pinchot is still not nearly as good as Barrett, but he does an excellent job.
I very highly recommend the After trilogy.
I read the first novel in this series based on a scary NPR piece about the potential risk that faces our power grid from EMP and what could happen and was unable to put it down... As was also true for the second installment, I could not stop myself from finishing this book. Thankfully with whisper I was able to sync up and keep on with it while working. Finishing it in a marathon read.
Stunning. A truly great story, superb performance and breathtaking experience as a whole. If you have not read the first novel you really should start there. I suggest, on and autumn or winter Friday night following work and call in Monday, because once you start you won't stop.
This is an eye opener work of fiction witch has all the terrible consequence of real world potential for actually happening. But be warned, it will rend your heart in two over and over again while the fate of your favorite characters play out.
I enjoyed listening to all three books. The story held my interest and I could hardly wait for this book to be released. You should make a movie from the three.
If you liked "One Second After" and "One Year After", "The Last Day" is a must to listen and/or read. It was the perfect ending to the series. Bronson, the narrator of "One Year After" is back and better then ever. His narration brings this story to life. Looking forward to listening to and reading all three books again soon.
First and formost I am a huge fan of One Second After, and was so excited when One Year came out but the narrator change made it so hard to enjoy. So when The Final Day came out on Audible I bought it and gave it a try.
Sorry to say I could not get past chapter 1 . For me there was no life to the characters, no passion no real way to discern between them. My suggestion try another narrator and I
Will buy them both again and try them.
Your stories are awesome but you need
Someone to deliver them that does not sound like a parent who has read the same tired story to his children over And over again.
it was a good story to finish it. the main grip I have is that the narrator performance of this book was not as good as the last one. he did not use same voice for characters and sometime it was hard to discern who was talking bc characters sounded same. other than that I enjoyed to book. it shows the struggle of trying to be loyal to what seems as a legitimate govt and standing for the US Constitution. it shows the struggles good men have to go through to keep honor and integrity in a messed up situation. and though this story in the trilogy is over the author can always continue the story in this universe by going through how the USA goes to reclaim the rest of the USA from the foreign powers still occupying parts of it.
This is a joke of a book, couldn't get more than 2 hours in. *mild spoilers* Seriously they're scared of getting hit by another emp? No one even thinks to bring up the fact that almost all of their technology comes from things that survived the first emp? Oh, except for the ancient Apple computer they found. You know, the one that they're planning on using to hack into the remnants of the U.S. government with. I didn't get far into the book, but I really hope the Chinese don't figure out it only takes an Apple computer from the 80s to hack the ANR!
"My first audible"
The story became intense as the characteristics of each character unfold.
I never like reading, as I found myself tiring of reading and imaging as the same time.
I picked this story as my first audible. And hell no! My imagination ran wild !
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