This is a true classic and not dated in the way that I feared. This great work of science fiction was written in a different time and world situation, but it feels as fresh as if it was just created. Nina West, Autor: Will Patton's narration paints this classic tale as an ominous picture of the terrible possibilites of the nuclear age. The main characters of this fiction, science fiction story are Randy Bragg, . Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. We had each other, and our dogs. It is the electrifying story of an idealistic young Catholic rebel and the valiant and beautiful Protestant girl who defied her heritage to join his cause. ; Narrators. It is a good story with characters I enjoyed, and actually somewhat optimistic given the dire circumstances of a global nuclear war. New Reviews Check out our recent audiobook reviews. Incorrect spellings, words run together, capitalization problems and broken sentences litter the book. On the 06th of September whilst reading this I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. R.C. One would hope in this electronic age that a cleaned up version would be made available to those who've paid a lot of money to be able to carry a favorite around wherever Kindle roams. “ Revelations The cover art of the American First Edition from 1959. Its measured pace lets the story roll out in front of you and is a real pleasure to listen to. I imagine the reality would be more in line with John Christopher's 'Death of Grass' with a lot more brutality and sheer panic. Edoardo Ballerini, By: Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Switch between reading the Kindle book & listening to the Audible narration with, Get the Audible audiobook for the reduced price of $7.49 after you. Alas Babylon AudioBook Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank "Alas, Babylon." Gary’s a redneck living in a trailer by the swamp. Swap it for any reason. And I mean full. Rediscover one of literature’s most beloved classics, richly reissued in a pivotal new audio recording. I grew up in the shadow of the A bomb and the threat of the nuclear apocalypse but was too young to read this book when it first came out. I purchased this from an Amazon Marketplace vendor. Gekaufte Titel gehören für immer Ihnen - auch, wenn Sie Audible verlassen. Warum wollte ich also bereits im zarten Kindesalter mit aller Macht "berühmt werden"? As he tried to uncover the reasons why, Robicheaux gets too close to both Isolde's mother and her father's mistress. Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. Not knowingly, but he was good. Where does Alas, Babylon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far? They use the CONELRAD system for getting their information--horribly flawed, CONELRAD was replaced in 1963. I've heard of worse circumstances in a modern-day high school.The main lessons of the book are still useful, however. It is amazingly timely and unlike many post-apocyliptic novels it leaves you with a feeling of hope and the desire to do all you can to save our planet and civilization at its best. Then the thief came. I recommend it. Another: just because the world changes, it doesn't mean you can't change yourself for the better. Und so bekommen wir endlich Antworten auf die drängendsten Fragen unserer Zeit: War das Känguru wirklich beim Vietcong? See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Get this audiobook Free when you try Audible: Eigentlich bin ich doch mehr der gemütliche, tapsige Typ und überhaupt keine Rampensau. Loved the book, hesitated to purchase it because I thought it would be terribly dated, but I did not find that to be the case. There seems to be a current fascination with dystopian novels and movies, one that almost romanticizes a world decimated by war, famine, disease, etc. I found that I was hungry for the the next chapter to be read to me while I was driving, in fact I was sitting in my car listening as the story had captivated me. I have read reviews elsewhere that described it as having some racist and sexist elements to it - which there of course are going to be, it is set in Florida and was written in 1950s America! However now it captures it again. Another classic, alongside On the Beach by Neville Shute, dealing with the aftermath of a nuclear war. Kipling's masterpiece Kim is his final and most famous work and one of the first and greatest espionage stories ever written. I'd recommend this book to a friend of either sex. Sam Dastor, By: is it possible it is even more relevant? That said, the audiobook made compelling listening and the tale gives a great sense of the values and concerns of the late 1950s in the USA. Will Patton speaks with a very understated passion that really sucks you into this world. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Alas, Babylon Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. It is not as realistic in many as a more modern book would be, but I personally forgive that as it was a very enjoyable listen with interesting characters and settings. I found it soothing in a way, the world still turns and people carry on.
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