• The Day after Oblivion

  • By: Tim Washburn
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (197 ratings)

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The Day after Oblivion

By: Tim Washburn
Narrated by: Joe Barrett
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Publisher's Summary

And so it begins....

In the United States, the Department of Defense and the NSA computer networks have been hacked. A nuclear-armed CIA drone has lost all flight control. North Korea...Iran...Russia...and soon the gates of Hell will open.

Defcon 1 - Full Scale Nuclear War

Humanity's most terrifying nightmare has become reality. Bombs are detonated, missiles are launched, counterstrikes are ordered, and within minutes, untold thousands of megatons have left countless millions dead or dying. Devastation of biblical proportions has fallen over the land...and the USA has been hit the hardest.

Now the survivors are on their own....

The death toll is incalculable. Following the devastation, there is no law, no power, no communication. But there are survivors. And now the real battle begins, on the ground, hand to hand, person to person. Can those who remain survive long enough to rebuild a world...or will it just take a little longer for them to die?

©2018 Tim Washburn (P)2018 Tantor

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Typical cookie cutter story

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This book was average. Nothing truly imaginative. The typical, bad thing happens and the majority of the world goes mad max almost overnight. I could of use a little more character development or story. Overall, average.

Would you be willing to try another book from Tim Washburn? Why or why not?

I would give Washburn another try. His writing style is excellent and flows well and is easy to listen too.

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TERRIBLE

The narration is the worse I've heard; couldn't begin to say if I like the story.

I think some bad guys did some bad stuff to some good people, but OMG the narration is BAD so I can't say for sure, sorry.

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Just okay

it was decently interesting in the beginning, but I eventually got bored with it. by the time I finished it I didn't really care what I was listening to.

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Good storyline, Passing by resources

Decent storyline and great narrator. My only issue was that in a new limited resource world, repeatedly the characters left valuable resources (weapons, fuel etc) without thoughts of collecting or stashing for future use.

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So so post apocalyptic read

It flows ok is about the best thing I can say.

With 4 competing storylines hard to develop any character or group to a point that you might actually care about their outcome.

All trials are handled easily enough and no real suspense or drama is raised.

Throw in more than a few logic lapses and you end up with a throwaway novel only good to kill some hours on a long drive

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Almost quit twice, turned out not bad.

The beginning of this book almost had me quit it. The scenario and unfolding of the nuclear attack is dubious, the military terminology and procedure incorrect in multiple ways, (some of this was the narrators fault in how he read certain things line coordinates, azimuthal, and abbreviations) and spends too much time on non-central characters.

However, the main characters as they travel across nuked America grabbed me just enough to finish. Also a could portion of the book is around central and western Oklahoma where I am from, and so that kept me slightly hooked.

Not bad, not great.

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After the bombs fly, everyone's a jerk

So why one star? The characters are flat and one-dimensional. Every single person that the groups of people meet is out to kill, rape and rob them. If you see someone approaching, you better run, because with only one or two exceptions, they will always attack your party. Not that they will succeed, because all the protagonists are dead-shot killers. And who would be surprised? They have names like Gage, Tanner, Zane, etc., you know, cowboy names. While the names are different, they are all the same person - self-reliant, taciturn, ill-tempered, quick on the trigger and generally the type of people who have you rooting for the bad guys by the second act. The bad guys are also one-dimensional, with almost no dialog that isn't related to stealing your stuff or bartering for your women. It takes all of two or three days for American civilization to fall to levels that appear to be a cross between a slasher film and bad porn. The narrator has a voice that probably appeals to some folk, but it drives me crazy. If you're wondering why, if I hated the book so much, I read it all the way through, it's like this. I was stuck on an island (yes, literally) with no cell service and only this book on my phone (compliments of my adult son - an unintentional prank). I should have swam for the mainland.

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Where is the follow up?

Great concept. But it ends open ended. More emphasis should have been placed on the event than on the individual stories

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Nuclear war

I thought it was a good storyline it had multiple characters going through hard times

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meh

Unnecessarily sexist in its male saviors of incapable women and teens. overuse of the word "shuffling" to describe people's movements. Narrator's accents were terrible.