The Day the World Went Nuclear

  • by Bill O'Reilly
  • Narrated by Robert Petkoff
  • 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe, but in the Pacific, American soldiers face an enemy who will not surrender despite a massive and mounting death toll. Meanwhile, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. Newly inaugurated president Harry Truman faces the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon.
Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing the Rising Sun, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the decision to use the atom bomb and the end of World War II in the Pacific.


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Copy / paste of Killing the Rising Sun

What made the experience of listening to The Day the World Went Nuclear the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed this book, but is copied 90% from Killing the Rising Sun book by Mr. O'Reilly. I recommend it with that caveat.

What did you like best about this story?

Additional detail regarding the Nuclear age

Which character – as performed by Robert Petkoff – was your favorite?

Gen McArthur

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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- Warren

too much like Killing the Rising Sun.....4 STARS~

PLOT: the dropping of the bombs on Japan and the aftermath.

I expected more *aftermath* of the world after the dropping of the two bombs on Japan. That is not what I got. This is more of a condensed version of Killing the Rising Sun. It gave an overview of Truman and the dropping of the bombs. and an overview of the people who helped drop it. I still enjoyed the book. but I will give it 4 STARS for not much new material.
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- Molly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-20-2017
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio