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

Interesting take on dystopian novel

I thought that this book was an interesting and somewhat unique take on the dystopian novel. In so many books the protagonist has to finally give in to the need to protect themselves by becoming as violent as those around them. This book instead shows how the Amish, who do not believe in violence, choose to manage in a violent and suffering world. (I should probably mention that they do not emerge unscathed.) I thought that the book did a really good job of describing the Amish way of life and the reader was perfect for the role. I happen to live in an area with a strong Amish presence, which is part of what attracted me to the book, and I was not disappointed!

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- Angelbis

Book Details

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