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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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    Carey Fletcher 01-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow!"

    if you have a heart string to tug this book takes every opportunity to pull lt. l felt like Rocky after going 12 rounds with Apollo Creed. This book beat the hell out of me and left me exhausted but still standing. I loved it.

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    Sheryl Oermann 01-07-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Thought provoking to say the least"

    Our family owns some land. We raise some of our own food and buy dehydrated food as well. After reading this book, we need to do so much more! At least I have an idea of the direction we need to take for our wellbeing and for our extended family.
    Looking at the chaos that is beginning to take place in the US and the world, perhaps we should take this information seriously!
    The book itself was heart wrenching and almost caught myself crying at work. It's a must read!

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    Dan 01-06-16
    Dan 01-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "So real that it scared me"

    I usually write about world devastation books that they are generally good reads but never really believable. the characters are usually not the kind you can feel for and the story overall is kind of far fetched. This is NOT that kind of book. I was floored with the realism, the ease of which I found myself drawn in. If you can get through this book without cheers, tears and a few dreadful thoughts, then you aren't human.

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    Niels Eichhorn 01-05-16
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    "One second after ... Scary.... Very scary"

    Riveting listening.... The prospect terrifying! The story quite believable - I could not put the player down until the end.

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    Michael 01-05-16
    Michael 01-05-16
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    "Very good"

    Good audio book, very good subject. It actually is very scary. The book kept me riveted waiting for the next challenge. Highly recommended.

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    T. Baker 01-05-16
    T. Baker 01-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting Lecture/story,"

    The author is obviously very concerned about the real threat of an EMP attack and the lack of mitigation efforts by the country's leadership. At times he drifts into long description of the horrors of such an event rather than expanding the plot. Perhaps this was the only feasible way to cover such a huge national disaster or he provides the detail in his second book. I would have preferred more story than lecture, but this is a must read book.

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    brie utah 01-04-16
    brie utah 01-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Help"

    I have literally never listened to a more boring book about the apocalypse in my life. The narrator was too old, in my opinion. I felt like I was listening to my grandpa tell me a story before bed - literally, because I could never stay awake listening. Most think this book is amazing, but the narration was not for me.

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    Roger 01-04-16
    Roger 01-04-16 Member Since 2017

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Excellent Book, Must read"
    Where does One Second After rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    By far, this is one of those books you know years from now people will reference and question why no one listened when we had the chance. Today we fund and allow terrorist nations to seek nuclear arms knowing threats like the one in this book are real but go ignored. My only hope is America wakes up to the threat EMP poses and events in this book are not realized


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    Kenly M Noel 01-04-16
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    "A must read!"

    If you have any interest in or simply question the importance of preparing for your family's survival in a disaster, you must read this book.

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    Tool Guy 01-03-16
    Tool Guy 01-03-16
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    "Boring - oh so slow."
    What disappointed you about One Second After?

    Slow. I listened to the entire book at 2X speed. Way too much character development and no technology.


    What does Joe Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Joe is an excellent narrator. His characters were done so well. Too bad he has such poor material to deal with.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, it was a waste of time.


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