The preaching about the dangers of relying on technology gets a little old. If it had been straight-up post-apocalyptic thriller, it would have been f..Show More »ine; throwing in a couple of comments about how dependent we had been on technology would have been OK, too, but the book really beats it into you. Still, I could hardly turn the audio off on this one. If you are interested in similar themes (minus the preaching), try Lucifer's Hammer (huge meteorite) or The Stand (flu pandemic).
I don't know what happened and why they didn't use Joe Barrett, the narrator from One Second After--but this narration was terrible. I thought that Ba..Show More »rrett did a great job with the first book. What a let down. I am giving up after just a few chapters of struggling with the voices. To me the southern accents were particularly intolerable. Impossible to check this before download by listening to the sample because the only thing you hear is the BBC voice which sounds good. It's all down hill after that. What a shame.
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 th..Show More »e 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. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If you found this review helpful please indicate so. Thank You.