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One Second After

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Joe Barrett

13 Hours 18 Minutes

Blackstone Audiobooks

July 2009

Audio Book Summary

A post-apocalyptic thriller of the after effects in the United States after a terrifying terrorist attack using electromagnetic pulse weapons.

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.

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  • Sharon Gilbert

    The premise of book was fascinating yet terrifying . The narration was so realistic that you were completely drawn to the characters and action. A must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Great book

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  • Kyle H.

    Very scary concept, and believable events. I too believe an emp would render America back to the stone age.

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  • John B

    Good read /listen. The very real premese is why I still own a 1964 Scout 4x4, unaffected by EMP. :)

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  • Stev Wills

    Better than I thought it would be. A good read/listen.

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  • Chris Gamble

    An enjoyable and thought provoking read. I am about to start the sequel!

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  • paul didonato

    Great book! Makes you think. Scary and thought provoking

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  • hayley french

    an extremely well thought out book that looks at the realities of an EMP attack. very thought provoking

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  • Terry Sandusky

    One of the best reads I've had all year!???????? very provocative . Once started couldn't stop!!

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  • Nitwit

    Great book. The author knows how to keep you interested and the narrator really delivers. Throughout the book I found myself wondering how I would do in such a dire situation.

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