I picked this up on the daily deal or some other sale and decided it was worth the risk of a couple of dollars. I think any book has to be worth a couple of dollars, but even at that, this one was pretty borderline. The author provides a lot of general hints and everyday "common sense" but mostly unrealistic suggestions about things like buy bulk grain and store your bulk grain so that rodents can't get to it. Be careful with guns and sharp objects, and try not to get hurt. I had hoped for some tidbits of interesting information about water or power systems or something, but there seemed to be little of that in this book. If you just won the powerball and want to use your new found millions to buy a retreat and become the new Howard Hughes then this book might be for you. Otherwise, unless you really do not know where corn and wheat and eggs come from or that its a good idea to have as much Red Cross training as possible for emergencies, I don't think most people are going to get much of interest out of it. I just did not get a lot of real information/content out of this book.
The reader comes across like some arrogant ultra right-winger. Personally I find the tactics too conservative and too pessimistic. Sounds too much of a doomsday scenario to me.
Maybe there's no sane way to write about this topic but this guy is seriously wacko. And I just couldn't go down that road with him. I tried, but when he suggested stockpiling drums of gasoline at the homes of friends and family (in case you don't have enough to get to your secret safe hideout/bunker in Idaho) I just had to cut my losses. Creepy!!
This was like a military manual, not compelling at all, in fact I still have not finished it because I have already wasted like 2 hours of my life that I can not get back. NO MORE. In fact I deleted it off my iPhone for good measure.
For every interesting bit of survivalist advice you have to listen to 15 minutes of raving nonsense. Didn't have the patience to finish it. Would have been better if it had been a lot more technical, but for that to have happened the author would have to be a lot more intelligent.
Screenwriter, director, parent, wife, AVID reader, and Audible addict.
Although the content of the book is at times very interesting, even useful, I found the almost snobbish "if you knew what I know" tone of the author to be off-putting. Even creepy.
Very disappointed with this so called audiobook, those are hours I will never get back!
Bottom line simply a shopping list nothing more so don't expect more.
The book is interesting although the information is not feasible for most individuals. I purchased this as a part of a 5.95 sale and I don't feel terrible although I would not purchase this at full price. Too much of the advise is extremist and is impossible for the regular individual.