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One Second After Audiobook

One Second After

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Publisher's Summary

In a small North Carolina town, one man struggles to save his family after America loses a war that will send it back to the Dark Ages.

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, literally within one second.

This book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future and our end.

©2009 William R. Forstchen; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[An] entertaining apocalyptic thriller....fans of such classics as Alas, Babylon and On the Beach will have a good time as Forstchen tackles the obvious and some not-so-obvious questions the apocalypse tends to raise." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Joe F 01-13-16
    Joe F 01-13-16
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    "I have mixed feelings"

    I liked a lot of the realism that went into the plot. That was great. What I was not fond of was the constant "my god...just a few days ago we were..." It really hurt the story IMO. By the third time I was ready for it to stop.l, but no, it was repeated all throughout the book. It really felt like a doomsday prepper's warning to all and less like a story. I get that it's the point of the book but it was too phoned in. The reader could put the pieces together on their own. He just had to back off a bit.

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    oheo Port Townsend, Wa. 01-12-16
    oheo Port Townsend, Wa. 01-12-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Worth knowing and seriously thinking about"
    Would you try another book from William R. Forstchen and/or Joe Barrett?

    This topic is worth serious consideration. There are important details in this book that should be discussed by every world citizen. Unfortunately the dialog and character development are very poor. The book was difficult to listen to.


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    Jerolyn 01-11-16
    Jerolyn 01-11-16
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    "Terrified..."
    If you could sum up One Second After in three words, what would they be?

    It's a must read by EVERYONE!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Absolutely. I was wondering if I would be strong enough to survive the next dilemma.


    What about Joe Barrett’s performance did you like?

    He made it all very real to me.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I lost a lot of sleep over it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    momcher 01-11-16
    momcher 01-11-16 Member Since 2015

    Roadreader

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    "One Second After I regretted buying this book"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    War Buffs


    What was most disappointing about William R. Forstchen’s story?

    The idea of the story is interesting. The writing of this book is really poor. The dialogue is non believable and almost laughable. The characters do not act like people would in an emergency situation. In an early scene when the main character realizes that something bad has happened, he goes to the local gas station/food mart and stocks up on not food or water for the kids but cigarettes then lectures the owner on not taking money since it will be worthless in the new world order then proceeds to the pay the owner in you guessed it- cash. I have no idea how this could possibly be a best seller. This book is boring and feels like it was written by a high school student.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Joe Barrett’s performances?

    No.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from One Second After?

    I would like to know who edited this book in the first place. Yikes.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm beginning to wonder if I read the same book by the people who gave this book four stars.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kate 01-10-16
    kate 01-10-16
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    "Really Good; Very Interesting"

    I was captivated by the story. It's very disturbing, but much like I would imagine what it would be like if we lost power. The story and narration are both excellent.

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    covert 01-10-16
    covert 01-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "no no no"

    didn't enjoy this at all. almost didn't want to finish it. there are far better survival end of the world books. not that this book sucked, just very slow very basic story or plain compared to other books

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    Rea 01-09-16
    Rea 01-09-16
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    "Brand new to Audible 🤓😎"

    I just finished my 1st book on Audible and it was a wonderful way to experience this book! (I also have a printed copy of One Second After).
    My favorite part was the narration. It is so well done and very consistent that it was a joy to listen to.
    I would recommend this book to anyone (over the age of 13 that is), and I hope I enjoy my next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Something to Think About"

    Story setting takes place in my family's hometown; on the edge of your seat, chilling; gets you thinking about how vulnerable we are.

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    Michael Lazzarini 01-08-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Powerful and frightening"

    This book is intimidating. To think about this scenario playing out in the United States is nothing short of frightening. The author does a fabulous job of describing the American lifestyle following this magnitude of catastrophe. His story is realistic because of what has already played out over and over in history.

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    Nick 01-08-16
    Nick 01-08-16
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    "Great book"

    Very emotional, realistic, and enveloping story. I would frequently lose myself in the very real possibility of this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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