What do you do when the whole world... stops? When an electromagnetic pulse hits the earth and everything stops working, nothing will ever be the same. No TV, no internet, no cell phones, not even a stinking working car. Who would have thought this could happen in the USA? To outsiders, Andrea Patterson has the American dream house and family. But when the unthinkable happens, the dream looks more like a nightmare - one from which she and her family may not wake up alive. Lexie Martin's homesteading family has never been cool like Andrea's, but they've been prepping for disaster for years. For them, the world didn't stop; it just slowed down. The one thing they didn't prepare for? A desperate school bus driver who will stop at nothing to get what they've got.
Sarah Weaver, friend of Andrea and Lexie, lives on the top floor of a ten-story apartment building. When things went black, she thought it could be romantic, like in the time of Jane Austen. She was wrong. Has the world collapsed forever? Who will survive when technology fails? Told in journal-style prose by three 16 year old girls, Pulse takes listeners into a chilling possible future for Americans while hitting right in the gut with frightening detail. Andrea, Lexie and Sarah bare heart and soul as they share what they encounter after the pulse. As even the U.S. government is concerned about the possibility of a catastrophic EMP, this book is not only timely but compelling.
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Glad I listened to the end
Yes - glad I listened to it even though it is written toward the teenage audience. Even still, I learned some surprising things about how such an event would most likely unfold on civilization and the brutal day-by-day of trying to cope to such a sudden change. BUT - if you are a liberal, atheist, or a new-age type, this is not your book.
The encounter with the Catholic Priest at the church cemetery.
The first teenage girl's story is believable and almost disgustingly realistic. The author researched his subjects extremely well.
To get rid of the unessential "stuff" that has somehow collected in my house, in my life, and in my heart. I am motivated to prepare my heart first, then do little things that could ease the pain if such an event did leave us in the dark for a very, very long time. Must stay grounded in love for other people, but don't be a fool.
Listen to this story if you are a prepper or just interested in a realistic apocalyptic twist...just be ready for the irritating teen-age girl diatribes.
- MTB DC
hoping this never happens in my lifetime