• America Offline: Zero Day

  • America Offline, Book 1
  • By: William H. Weber
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (366 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

During the largest winter storm in a 100 years, America is hit with a multi-pronged cyberattack that destroys the power grid, crippling the country at the worst possible moment. Like millions of others, Nate Bauer and his pregnant wife Amy are bracing for the coming storm, when the lights go out.

For years, living in the shadow of a nuclear power plant had been a source of employment and security for their tiny community. Except, hidden deep within the malignant code are instructions that could push the plant into meltdown.

Trapped between fire and ice, and with the country collapsing around them, Nate and his family are about to face the toughest decision of their lives.

America Offline: Zero Day is a nail-biting, post-apocalyptic ride, perfect for fans of EMP and survival fiction.

©2020 William H. Weber (P)2020 William H. Weber

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Story line is senseless

Finished it but story line is not believable. Doubt you can be in a radioactive area for as long as the Main Character is, regardless how many iodine pills you pop, and survive unscathed. And the set up for the bad guys is ridiculous. But then for the survivors to be bussed from a rural town into a main city in the midst of an apocalypse as a survival option is insane. Won’t be getting the next in this series.

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Great Action & Suspense

America Offline is a thrilling post-apocalyptic story with a gripping plot. The severity of a cyberattack with the precise timing and during a relentless winter storm sets off a domino effect of one catastrophe after another. The loss of resources and the magnitude of the attack has a crumbling impact on the fabric of society, thus resulting in a total collapse.

The build-up of intensity is terrific, with a high degree of unpredictability and action. The characters are phenomenally developed, ordinary, and authentic; both their interaction and the dialog are natural. The storyline is engaging, centering around, Nate Bauer, a prepper and his wife Amy, who happens to be pregnant, and their survival as the world they know crumble around them. Despite being a prepper, Nate finds himself challenged, dealing with uncertainty in his plans, and a situation that is going fast out of control.

Gary Tiedemann does an outstanding job with the narration, injecting the emotions and intensity found in the pages, bringing the story to life. The series is intriguing with a different take on this genre, one I highly recommend. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Absolutely horrible in every way.

Corny, predictable, unbelievable. The narrator is a sleep aide for insomniacs.
Really?! A pet wolf? Was this a children’s book? And for such a short book, he sure did skip over very important parts that a good writer could’ve capitalized on. It was a major struggle from the beginning to slog through this dribble. Thank God it’s over.
Needless to say, I won’t be torturing myself any further with this dumb fairytale. I don’t understand all the positive reviews. People are indeed getting dumber everyday. You have been warned. That is all.

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too much coproach copaganda and less "survivalist"

China attacks the power grid thru Joe Biden memes and this author bootlicks too much copaganda worship. I get tired of the copaganda. they are coward thieves not hero's. I wish people would be something other then a x coproach or an x 'spedial' education forces operator. plus if this author was not trying so hard to boot lick the two characters could have gotten there in a day instead of me spending an entire day listening to churnovyyyh(rushian) and the story plot to every movie for the last 25yrs. I kinda wish I had got another history book...

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Hard book to finish

I’ve read/listened to a few post apocalyptic books. This might be my least favorite. Computer hacking is an interesting way for society to crash, however EMP and plague have made for better books so far.

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But the version of books 1 & 2 already combined

Good book overall. I would have rated higher, but I just found that you could buy a version that already has combined books 1 & 2 of this 3-book series.

That was frustrating and I’m more annoyed at Audible for not suggesting that in the first place when I was about to purchase.

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Narrator Really Made This Book Fantastic

I must say that I really loved this narrator. He did and excellent job with all the voices and carried the differences ranges of emotion well. The book was really good. I have a weird fascination with post-apocalyptic genre books, and this one was pretty good. People weren’t all crazy and shooting each other every chance they got like in most of these books. It felt very realistic in that manner. Parts of it felt like something I would never come across in my lifetime even if we did have a full grid shutdown, but that didn’t lessen the fun of listening to the book and didn’t even seem all that far fetched.

I enjoyed the book and have already purchased the next book in the series because I really want to know what happens to this little family. I received this book for free from Audiobook Boom at my request.

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A great entry into the apocalyptic event world

I enjoy the apocalyptic genre as a whole.
This book through a couple of twists in that I really enjoyed,
Performance was done well.
I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review

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Simply enjoyable

A book that captures more than just a hard time but A touch of humanity

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A glimpse of a what if situation.

This had my constant attention the narration had me visualizing the whole experience as it unfolded. Looking forward to the next two books! Definitely recommend a listen.

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  • Rayc
  • 09-05-20

Great post apoc by a master

1st rate post apoc by a master of his craft.
A real pleasure to read a well crafted story in this genre.
Highly recommended

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