When the English Fall

  • by David Williams
  • Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer
  • 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a catastrophic solar storm brings about the collapse of modern civilization, an Amish community in Pennsylvania is caught up in the devastating aftermath. Once-bright skies are now dark. Planes have plummeted to the ground. The systems of modern life have crumbled. With their stocked larders and stores of supplies, the Amish are unaffected at first. But as the English (the Amish name for all non-Amish people) become more and more desperate, they begin to invade Amish farms, taking whatever they want and unleashing unthinkable violence on the peaceable community. Seen through the diary of an Amish farmer named Jacob as he tries to protect his family and his way of life, When the English Fall examines the idea of peace in the face of deadly chaos: Should members of a nonviolent society defy their beliefs and take up arms to defend themselves? And if they don't, can they survive?

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worth a read for fans of alternate apoc fiction

A good length, I found it interesting. I suspect things would have progressed much more rapidly in real life as far as bad English preying on the simple folk.
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- Deb C

Excellent writing and believable story. Perfect narration!

I was very interested in finding out how the nonviolent would respond to violence. I'm the hands of a lesser author, this could have been a typical shoot-em-up. Good guy destroys bad guy. Or vice versa. It wasn't your tweenagers post apocalyptic novel.
I usually listen to books at 2x speed, the speed at which I read. I listened to this narration in normal speed, enjoying the nuances of the accent. All the character voices were done beautifully.
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- Calinurseguy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2017
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books