• 77 Days in September

  • By: Ray Gorham
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Series: Kyle Tait, Book 1
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-13-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sunny Day Audiobooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (659 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

On a Friday afternoon before Labor Day, Americans are getting ready for the holiday weekend, completely unaware of a long-planned terrorist plot about to be launched against the country. Kyle Tait is settling in for his flight home to Montana when a single nuclear bomb is detonated 300 miles above the heart of America. The blast, an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP), destroys every electrical device in the country, and results in the crippling of the power grid, the shutting down of modern communications, and bringing to a halt most forms of transportation.
Kyle narrowly escapes when his airplane crashes on take-off, only to find himself stranded 2,000 miles from home in a country that has been forced, from a technological standpoint, back to the 19th century. Confused, hurt, scared, and alone, Kyle must make his way across a hostile continent to a family he's not even sure has survived the effects of the attack. As Kyle forges his way home, his frightened family faces their own struggles for survival in a community trying to halt its slow spiral into chaos and anarchy.
77 Days in September follows Kyle and his wife, Jennifer, as they are stretched past their breaking point, but find in their devotion to each other the strength to persevere.
What is an EMP?
An EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) is a magnetic pulse that overwhelms, and thus destroys, all electronic devices exposed to it. It is the most serious threat faced by a technologically advanced society. An EMP can be human caused, through the detonation of a nuclear bomb high above the atmosphere, or natural, through a severe geo-magnetic storm. In multiple reports prepared for Congress, scientists predict the complete destruction of modern American society and question our ability to ever recover if we are the target of an EMP attack. Further, some predict the death toll in America in the aftermath of such an event to be in excess of 200 million.
About the author: Ray Gorham lives in the small farming community of Shepherd, Montana with his wife and five children. He runs his log-home business by day and writes in the evenings, on weekends, and whenever the weather keeps him inside.
©2011 Ray Gorham (P)2012 Sunny Day Audiobooks
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jan on 06-19-13

Depends on what you want

So if you are looking for your first "end of US as we know it" read... and want a PG-13 rather than an R rated read. I think "One Second After," "Alas Babylon" or "Jakarta Pandemic" trumps "77 Days." If you are looking for incredible writing "The Road" has them all beat. If you enjoyed the above books, this is similar with a non-prepper family being separated during an EMP. It follows both the family at home and the husband as he treks home. They both make dumb mistakes and you aren't going to learn much from their experiences... unless, of course, you don't have a clue what an EMP is... But this book does have some different twists and perspectives. I enjoyed it and it was well worth the credit. However, If you are a prepper looking for something like "Patriots" or enjoyed "Lucifer's Hammer" you probably won't like this at all. And if you want zombies or a supernatural twist like Stephen Kings "The Stand" you will really be disappointed.

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4 out of 5 stars
By steve on 01-11-13

Great book

What made the experience of listening to 77 Days in September the most enjoyable?

If you're looking for prepper tips with a story behind it, this is not the book you're looking for.
That being said, this book is a great story. Its main focus is the travel of one very dedicated average man trying to get home to his family across the U.S. The writer did a very good job with dialog. He wrote in such a way that listening to what was happening made it easy for your imagination to take hold and visualize the story.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Margaret Boulton on 08-01-15

Good story but....

Any additional comments?

The reader spoiled this book. He needed to pause between changes in people and scenes. His voice was pleasant enough .

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Ria on 08-03-14

Good book. But awful reader

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

As much as i liked the book, The reader was just awful. It made listening very hard work.

What didn’t you like about Joseph Morton’s performance?

Everything. It sounded as though he had never seen the book before. If he run out of breath during a sentence ( which was most of the time ) he would just try to continue. It made the book very ragged.

Could you see 77 Days in September being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

I don't know. I don't go to the cinema or have a TV

Any additional comments?

I wont buy any more books with this reader

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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