This novella by NewYork Times bestselling author William R. Forstchen imagines a horrifying scenario where, in the course of one day, the terrorist group ISIS carries out massacres in schools and on highways across the United States. With a surprisingly small but well-organized and ruthless force, the nightmarish devastation brings America to a state of near paralysis.
Bob Petersen arrives with his daughter at the middle school in Maine where he teaches, expecting another regular day but worried about what recent ominous news reports might portend. Suddenly his school - along with many others across the United States - is under attack. Gunmen burst in, slaughtering children and adults alike.
From the ISIS leader in Syria to the murderous rampages throughout the States, Day of Wrath reveals with chilling effect how national panic and paralyzing terror can bring a mighty country to a near standstill. Petersen's fight to save lives and stop the merciless gunmen provides edge-of-your-seat drama. This provocative work should stimulate an intense national debate.
©2014 William R. Forstchen (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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"Conservative Rant, but important"
What little story that is presented is plausible and so very scary. Fortstchen's career started off with some fantasy/paranormal books that never got past paperback. I first heard of him, when he co wrote some historical fiction with Newt Gingrich. I read ONE SECOND AFTER shortly after it came out. It was okay, but I have not understood why it has become so popular. It was certainly Forstchen's break out book. So much so, that WF takes credit for all the prepper books that followed. WF says he hated writing this book. I disagree. I believe he needed to get this rant off his chest. What he hated was the suspected backlash.
This is a political book, with lots of telling and little story. We are told about the importance of owning guns, even M16's. We are told that Texans are superior to the soft liberals on the East Coast and their anti gun laws. For some reason, WF dinks Quakers. It is good to be a Boy Scout. Actors have too many award shows (I whole heartily agree with that one.) WF really hates political correctness. The main character is the bread winner, his little wife stays at home and he does not change diapers. Oh, and the media is put down because they don't show dead bodies and rape on TV.
Since WF uses this book to lecture about his politics, I feel that gives me the right to say a few things. I too have had problems with political correctness, but I know it is there for a reason. WF complains that you can not call a Muslim a raghead without being called a racist. I remember the sixties, when blacks could not date whites, unmarried women were the scum of the earth, divorce was illegal, etc.. I don't want to go back to those days. He complains and whines about being called a racist. Well, WF it is the same the other way around. I was a conservative for years, listened to Rush Limbaugh, was a ditto head. My liberal friends thought I was closed minded. Then one day on facebook, I mentioned that in a civilized country everyone should have health care. Next thing you know, I am an idiot, communist, gay and should move to Europe. When I mentioned that no one needs a military style rifle, the shit it the fan. In one breath I was told that gun owners are calm good citizens and than in the next breath I was told they were going to meet me at the door with their gun and teach me a lesson. I was in the boy scouts in the seventies, but my kids who grew up in the 90's were involved in sports. These days you can not do both, as sports takes up all your time. I have nothing against scouts, but today it is a place for those, who can't play sports. Even before it was popular I complained about the media. They are 90% liberal and think their shit don't stink, but if my kid gets raped, I don't want the world watching it on TV. I could go on and on, but if I did I would have to charge you.
One more thing. WF says the brown skinned jihads hide out in small towns, opposed to large cities, in order to not be noticed. I live in small town and like most small towns it is 95% white. Brown people stick out like a sore thumb. Recently I took a trip to Boston and was amazed at all the beautiful people of different skin tones. In large cities, brown skin people fit right in.
WF hated writing this for the backlash and I hated doing this review because of the backlash.
"Oh My Goodness..."
William R, Forstchen wrote "One Second After," one of my favorite "awareness" books... it strongly affected me and many others. The cover and title of "Day of Wrath" kinda turned me off and I really didn't want to spend a credit for a 4 hour book... but I bought it anyway. I read it a week ago and needed that long to be able to write about it... didn't sleep well the night after I read it... and still pondering it.
It is timely, believable, horrifying and I want to send a copy to not just mine, but every senator and congressman. Forstchen said he didn't want to write it, that it was the hardest thing he has ever been challenged to write... but he felt obligated to open our eyes to the risks we face from foreign terrorists.
Not an entertaining read, rather a difficult "awareness" read. Oh my goodness...
"Another awesome book!"
If you enjoyed "One Second After" this is another one to add to your list to read! Scary as hell to think both of these scenarios could happen. An eye opener to what could happen in the future.
William Forstchen has me captivated reading his books, thank you for the great writings!!!
"Scary. Gut wrenching. Heart Breaking."
This has always been a worry of mine. This story captured precisely what worried me. At first I stopped listening. I couldn't take it. After a few days I picked it back up. It should be a must read for all parents.
"Frighteningly Realistic, Where America is . . ."
As attacks begin in America's schools simultaneously across the nation, like an well orchestrated dance, Bob Peterson, a middle school teacher arrives at the school where he teaches and his daughter, Wendy attends . . . soon afterward, the assailants begin their murderous assault on their school . . . like sheep to the slaughter, administrators and teachers begin herding children together, following their mindless terrorist training instructions in their "gun free" zone, giving the shooters mass targets . . . keeping all children locked inside the school . . . all but one teacher . . . who has dared to defy political correctness, dared to THINK, dared to push his own daughter out of a window and scream "RUN!" . . . Every single American, regardless of political party or affiliation needs to listen to Day of Wrath . . . ISIS is here . . . in America . . . Evil is real . . . and escalating . . . and if you believe for one second that Islam is a religion of peace, you really need to get your head examined . . .
"Be Thankful This Book Is Short"
This audiobook was hard to listen to. The narrator, sound quality, writing and plot were all superb, however, this is a relentlessly dark, morbid and plausible story. The satanic death cult of islam is described for what it is by this book, but that's only half of the message. The other half is the outright impotent cowards we have controlling every branch of our government, media and academics. The United States has created the best enemies money can buy while its citizens are lied to and distracted by politicians and the media conglomerates, and their rights are systematically removed by far leftist judges. This is widely understood but rarely delivered in such a persuasive manner as with this book.
If you have small children then you might want to think twice before listening. I'm not saying to bypass this book, just perhaps buying the actual book and reading it may be better. I imagine you would be able to pull away, or cautiously proceed at your own pace versus having the narrator thrust you forward, masterfully but without remorse, like being on a roller coaster from hell. This story builds a tempo quickly and doesn't let up until the very last word. It is brutal, heart wrenching, terrifying and realistic. It's made all the more so because you can actually imagine this story happening.
Ironically there's lots to say about this relatively short audiobook. I applaud the author for having the courage to write it. Yes, courage. It seems rare to find anyone who will honestly represent islam for what it is. If that offends you then ask why there aren't any islamic leaders that will speak out against the terrorist within its faith. Oh, I forgot, islam is a religion of peace.
"The author does warn you, you will not like this."
The performance was great, the story was , what i would consider, very accurate. It was also disturbing as to how accurate the author describes our society and government. This is a must listen, for everyone, no matter your listening preferences.
"Blew me away!"
The preview peeked my interest but I was hesitant. But after reading the reviews I had to buy this book. I'm glad I did!
Don't be fooled by how short this book is. This book was beyond frightening! The author and narrator brought a very real possibility into light, my emotions went from anger to elation to sorrow back to anger. I was actually crying at the end from sorrow and anger. God fearing Americans should know that their Constitution is the supreme law of the land! Maybe the time has come to be defiant!
"***NEEDS TO BE READ BY EVERY AMERICAN!!!"
This book depicts the horrors of every American's worst nightmare... Although disturbing, it is a warning bell to all who have forgotten our vulnerable state!! For the sake of your family, please read this book and heed it's warning...
Devise a plan with your loved ones and prepare your heart for the attack that has been promised by ISIS for years! Thank you William Forstchen for mustering up the heart to write about the realities we are so deaf and blind to! You are a hero in your own right!!!
"He did it again!"
The book was a major eye opener into how our lives can change drastically in hours and a reminder of how precious life is.
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