One Second After

One Second After

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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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 on a real weapon—the electromagnetic 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. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe, and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future and our end.
Publisher: [S.l.]: Blackstone Audio, 2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781483057729
Characteristics: 1online resource (1 sound file (13hr., 18min., 32sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Barrett, Joe

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Jan 05, 2018

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Jan 01, 2018

I gave it 3 stars only because of the realism. This portrayed disaster is one few (me) consider. After reading this I don't see how one can prepare on an individual basis. I'd prefer not to live long in this situation. However, I cannot understand those who live in 'prone' areas, like Seattle, not being ready/prepared for a quake. If you live in tornado country you generally have a plan; living in the desert - always carry extra water. Going to mountains during snow - one prepares.
The quake areas are unpredictable & imminent, you know it's going to happen sooner or later. If you don't have some sort of plan & just assume others will take care of you....dream on. This possibility has been in the news for years, if you've ignored it, I'd say you are a fool.

7Liberty7 Oct 21, 2014

It's as bad as a horror story! Kinda knocks you back into reality.

schwartzees Aug 24, 2012

I thought the pemise beind it was compelling, and we should realize how dependant we all are to our electronic existance

Mar 23, 2012

This book really makes you start to think about how prepared you would be if a large disaster hit and help didn't come right away.

Although a story and topic to think about I must admit that I found at times I had troubles with the writing and the "american" style of the way the characters reacted in the story.

Oct 17, 2011

Unrealistic and has a serious conservative slant to it. I couldn't get past the lack of realism though.

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