The story begins on opening day of the NFL season, when bullets begin to rain down upon the upper deck of a packed football stadium. A panic stampede ensues, leading to mass casualties. The alleged sniper is found holding a smoking assault rifle, and is killed by a police marksman. One week later, Congress bans the private possession of all semi-automatic assault rifles. Gun owners are given one week to turn in their semi-automatic rifles, or face a five year mandatory sentence.
I enjoyed the story, but the audio quality was subpar. Some parts sounded like they were recorded in a bathroom and during some moments of silence I thought I heard crickets in the background. If you can get past the adio quality it's an entertaining story and worth a listen.
Months after a super-EMP attack devastated the United States, the country is now unrecognizable. Major cities are run by gangs, survivors are dying of starvation and the government is falling victim to lawlessness. Those who were prepared for the end find that they weren't really prepared at all. While some seek vengeance for their losses, others are determined to restore the nation. Gordon, Samantha, Sebastian, Barone, Connor and Pablo are all on different paths, but they are all in search of a home away from chaos.
The new narrator threw me off. His reading works great for some characters, but after the last two books I have a hard time with the Marine officers having a less commanding voice. Still a great book.
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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.
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.
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