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Catherine Laing

BOUNTIFUL, UT, US
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  • After the Fall

  • Jason's Tale
  • By: David E. Nees
  • Narrated by: Gabriel Zacchai
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

In a world without power, Jason must fight for survival as he heads to the wilds of the Appalachian Mountains. In this story, ably narrated by Gabriel Zacchai, an electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States shuts down all power, communications and transportation. With no food deliveries, and no vehicles working, society begins to unravel. Starvation and death begin to reign and panic leads to violence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • To the Author

  • By Brad on 01-05-17

i'd want to be with Jason after an EMP attack!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Where does After the Fall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's hard to rank, as this is a new genre for me. I found it credible and fascinating in the preparedness and self-sufficiency details.

What was one of the most memorable moments of After the Fall?

How the "family" was able to defend itself in a pitched battle with a roving marauder gang/ army.

Which character – as performed by Gabriel Zacchai – was your favorite?

Jason. It's hard to separate out the Zacchai's performance from the portrait of Jason drawn by the author.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was impressed with the author's knowledge of self-defense skills, combined with his understanding of character development and sensitivity to relationship issues. I found it an unusual combination and one that made the book much more interesting to me.

Any additional comments?

I would read another book by this author, even though it is a bit scary to contemplate such drastic and far-reaching scenarios hitting us in such a seemingly simple event, a power outage. I really enjoyed the book, and listening to it on audible.