Once upon an Apocalypse

  • by Jeff Motes
  • Narrated by Holly Henrichs, Michael Stadler
  • 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Authors note
Authors note
This is an audio performance of the original second person narrative version of this book. It is told from a second person point of view for each chapter's main character. Take note of which character leads the chapter title. It may take some adjustment to get the hang of this format, but if you do, I don't think you will be disappointed. If you don't think you would like a second person narrative, I suggest you pass on this book and look for the revised version which is written as a first person narrative.
The day was like any other day - until it became "The Day". At 4:05 p.m., the United States was attacked with an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) weapon. A 20 mega-ton nuclear warhead was detonated high in the atmosphere above Kansas, blanketing most of the contiguous United States and parts of Canada and Mexico with an electro-magnetic pulse that damaged nearly all microprocessors and electronic controls beyond repair. Nearly every system that depends on computers and electronics has ceased to work. The electrical grid goes down. The water system goes down. The sewer system goes down. The phone system goes down. The cellular system goes down. Cars stop. Tractors stop. Radio and TV stations go dark. The Internet is no more. No more ambulance services. No more emergency services. No more government services. No more 911. In the twinkle of an eye, America is sent back deep into the 19th century.
Jill Barnes, a single mom, finds herself stranded on the side of Interstate 485 near Birmingham, Alabama. Jack Chance, a bank vice president, is stranded on Interstate 85 near Montgomery, Alabama. John Carter, a contractor, finds himself stranded near Leeds, Alabama. Each must travel home to Clarke County in rural southwest Alabama. Follow them as they each make their decisions and journey home while the fabric of American society is torn asunder and criminals run amok. The story is exciting and enlightening, compelling and fast moving, infuriating and redemptive, heart-rending and heart-warming. Keep some tissue close, just in case.

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Disappointing

I was excited by the summary as it sounded similar to "one second after" except without the syrupy heavy handed patriot propoganda. What you get here is what I think of as a "Christians in action" novel... The story is constantly interrupted when the characters suddenly stop and pray to Jesus... .. Almost as bad, the author packs in as many "in jesus's jame" and holy roller references as he can.
At the moment, I'm about 1/3 through the book.. The protagonists have met up with some kind of church group... When one of those characters loudly proclaimed "PRAISE JESUS!"

I've had enough.. And I want my credit back. I'm pretty surprised that the books editor didn't warn the author that the heavy religious tone would alienate and annoy non christian readers... Anyhow.. The storyline DOES have potential because the EMP attack is a real fear.. And plays in with current events.. Its just disappointing that the author couldnt leave God out of it.
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- Dale "Long haul trucker, nerd, and scifi fan."

Honk if you love Jesus…

A lot of praying going on... I think we thanked our Lord Jesus at least a half a dozen times in the first two chapters – before I gave up, and returned the book to audible.
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- brock harmon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-23-2015
  • Publisher: Pine City Press