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  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,055

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

Missed opportunity

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-17

What disappointed you about One Second After?

The concept of the story was interesting and has a lot of potential. However, the characters were not believable and the author seemed more focused on preaching about how we were ill-prepared for an EMP disaster rather than letting the story develop and letting the story covey the message. I had a really hard time getting behind any one character and cheering them on. John the main character was sanctimonious and I felt the reactions of many of the characters not consistent with similar stories, historical disasters, or with my experience dealing with people. Over all a missed opportunity to tell a good story.

  • Freedom (TM)

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,263

In a world of conflicted loyalties, rapidly diminishing human power, and the possibility that anyone can be a spy, what's at stake is nothing less than human freedom's last hope to survive the technology revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow - a must read

  • By James on 07-11-10

great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-15

Awesome sorry. I loved it. Must read. just enough action and technology with some unexpected hero's.