Lightning Fall

  • by Bill Quick
  • Narrated by Johnny Heller
  • 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Three terrorist attacks are launched from freighters against the United States. Only one fully succeeds, but in the blink of an eye all of the country west of the Rocky Mountains is transformed into the technological equivalent of the 18th century - no electricity, no computers, no electronics of anykind, or any of the amenities of modern life that depend on them. This is the story of ordinary and extraordinary people, high and low, who struggle to survive in a mortally wounded nation, as America's enemies within and without circle for the kill.
A Latino gangbanger becomes mayor of a devastated Los Angeles; a gay survivalist fights for his life in San Francisco; an ordinary Indiana housewife and her three children struggle to keep their lives together in a crashing economy; a shrimp fisherman in Louisiana watches a mushroom cloud rise over New Orleans; the admiral in charge of the military defense of the nation faces a storm of enemies from every corner of the compass; and the president of the United States and the Speaker of the House of Representatives battle for supremacy as the lives of 60 million Americans hang in the balance.
Lightning Fall tells a story of terror, tragedy, and triumph that you will never forget.


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An Equal Opportunity Political Disaster

Not really sure what Bill Quick intended to say in his painful, over-reaching 18 hour novel, which will require an equally long follow-up novel to tie up the loose ends. The message I got was he thinks Hillary Clinton is an idiot and would be a bad president. The EMP over California and nuclear bomb in New Orleans, politics in Washington, race riots, news blackouts, confiscating gold, new currency, no food, invading Mexican troops, Chinese plots and Islamic militants are just the tip of the iceberg. He jumps from character to character, location to location in a way that kept me from bonding with anyone... he also has multiple shady characters which use a great deal of profanity and share liberally their bigotry. If I was a Woman, Black, Hispanic, Democrat, Mormon, Politician, Serviceman... pretty much anyone... I would be offended by this book. The main characters which are the few positively portrayed include a gay male prepper, a teenage genius, a Tea Party and Republican secret group with plot to overthrow president and the inventor of solar panel paint. I am just grateful its over and have no desire to find out what happens.
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- Jan

I Liked It Mostly

Would you listen to Lightning Fall again? Why?

Not likely, but if there were a few follow up titles I might.

Would you recommend Lightning Fall to your friends? Why or why not?

Before I say I'll preface with my opinion. The story is more or less believable. There are a few issues I had with the way the US Armed forces weren't deployed to the West coast as soon as possible. And why was California the only West Coast state that mattered, besides theUtah segiment? Of course, it's possible that Mr. Quick had more of a story here and it got edited too much. Hard to say. There were other things that he had done some excellent research with such as the survival training and supplies. And the political stuff was... interesting? I'll leave it at that because it depends on what you think is best in terms of government. It could be either liberal or conservative and that's a matter of personal opinion. Nevertheless, I liked the political back stage infighting scenes. They were mostly believable. The Carter to Clinton part was a bit much, but I got it. I'd have preferred a different pair of characters in this fiction work but that's just me. Last, I did like the reader. I think it was the 1st of his efforts. I thought he did fine. He has a relaxing timber to his voice and I thought the imperative voice he used was good. The character voices were okay, not great but passing grades for them too. All that being said? I give my recommendation but keeping the afore mentioned issues in mind.

Have you listened to any of Johnny Heller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Here comes the Rock! Just when you need him the most!!!

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- steve

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-06-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.