- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 13 hours and 21 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
- Audible.com Release Date: March 17, 2009
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001WYVAJ8
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This book has me rethinking my reluctance to own firearms and I’m looking at survival websites for freeze dried foods. You can never be too careful!
Okay, I am momentarily depressed, but I’m better for the knowledge...I think. I hold North Korea responsible for bringing EMP (electromagnetic pulse) to the forefront of my life. EMP is what happens when a nuclear bomb is detonated high in the atmosphere...and that dirty little “Rocket man” from North Korea has threaten just that. But it’s not just EMP, our electric GRID is vulnerable to a cyber-attack ...no news here, but those cyber attacks are happening everyday, evidenced by the recent attack on Equifax, where half of our population in the United States had their personal data stolen.
Plain and simple, if we have an EMP attack, or there is a cyber attack on our GRID everything stops...the electric goes out, water and fuel can’t be pumped, no ATM’s... You know, kind of like Puerto Rico. With an EMP, cars and everything electronic stop working too, but here’s the difference...it only takes ONE nuclear blast, 25 miles or more above Kansas for the effect of an EMP to take our entire nation back to the 1800’s. That’s a fact. The only good thing about an EMP, is there is no fall-out.
This book, “One Second After” is not a fairytale novel, it is a novel about the experience of people in a small town in North Carolina when the power goes out. It is a book that’s has been talked about on the floor of the United States Congress. High ranking government people and nine scientists in the know have stated, “It’s not if, but when this happens.” Our government does not have a emergency preparedness plan for a disaster of this magnitude. Think about it, what if something like what has happened to Puerto Rico happened nationwide? We’re going to be on our own.
I read this book, because I wanted to know what would happen if any major catastrophe happened here in the United States. I wanted to know what would happen to people, how they would behave, I wanted pointers on how people survived, how we would overcome something bad like this. Well, I found out and it’s grim.
This was the most emotionally difficult book I have ever read. I finished it in two days, just to be rid of it. I found it ironic, that as I read the book, I watched news reports of the suffering in Puerto Rico and the only difference was, the Puerto Rican’s have the United States coming to their aide.
I’m not going to say that everyone should read this book, because I think some people wouldn’t be able to take it, but I needed to read it, because I’m the kind of person, that wants to feel I have some control in our chaotic world, even though I may be sadly mistaken.
I took notes on the pages as I read this book...things I didn’t know. At times I cried and those that know me, know I don’t cry easy. I cried, because what I was reading was too real and fit in with what I knew to be true. Yes, this novel left me numb, saddened, but also more determined to be as prepared as I can to protect my family, neighbors and friends. We all need a plan.