If you like stories about planning for the worst and then having to survive and deal with the collapse of society, then this story is for you. Be warned, the author goes off on a few rants especially when describing equipment and procedures for preparedness. I would summarize this book as a guide for getting ready for and living through the collapse of civilization wrapped in a story that personalizes it and allows the author to use the characters to exercise various survival scenarios (fighting off hostiles, setting up camp, foraging, handling medical crises, etc. Although a few parts dragged, especially while the author ran lists of supplies, etc. I actually enjoyed the story. I may even use this book as a reference for camping or should I decide to purchase firearms and equipment.
While some of the material may be of value the book is terrible. I own guns, support peoples rights to have guns but don't want to spend my credits listening to a person who sounds like an overblown windbag go into why he does not need a license to deal guns. The same goes for overlong speaches about obtaining parts to convert weapons to full auto or even how to stabalize gas. It is annoyingly overspecific and not even in a what that would lend itself to survival (do I need to know specific brands and manufactures).
If you really, really, really like guns (as in more than your wife) and want to listen to someone loving describe them in painfully excrutiating detail this is the book for you.
I read and listen to books constantly. This is, far and away, the worst example of propaganda disguised as fiction I have yet encountered. Obviously, this was written by an amateur with an agenda along the lines of the Posse Comitatus or other lunatic fringe group.
For the love of the written and spoken word, save your credits. You will want to pierce your ears with a fork less than one hour into this "book".
Absolutely awful. Where do I find the refund button......Don't waste your time or your money. Get something else. Just stay away from this one....
This book is more like a guideline or a instructional novel on survivalism. Parts of this book I enjoyed which is why I slogged through it, all the planning and some of the theories of what causes the collapse seem pretty good. The parts that disturb me are the crazy tea bag stuff like communist cannibals, raping UN troops and just some of the behaviors of people. Their was also the 45 minute rant on why you dont need a license to drive that just hurt my head. The book basically just ends with a tea bagger wet dream, which really disapoints me. I did enjoy the characters in the book and the planning stuff on electricity production and food production. So in closing I have listened to worst.
I usually like to read survivalist fiction, but this book was soo boring it almost put me to sleep. They go way to in depth on minor details like what tent they use and where they got it. If you are looking for good entertainment look elsewhere. If you are looking for something to copy to set up our own survival stocks, then go a head and listen to copy what they do. I was really looking forward to listening to this too bad its slow and boring.
This book is poorly written. Part novel and part shopping list. The novel part is entertaining in a Red Dawn sort of way. The shopping list part is just silly.
I like the concept of this book and was really looking forward to the story. The minutia, however, really bogged the story down. I embrace the idea of preparedness and the survival mindset and was hoping this book would be entertaining as well as informative. It was a bit too informative and every minute detail of everyone's equipment slowed the story to a crawl time and time again. The characters were underdeveloped and pretty one demensional as well. I think the concept of this book has a lot of potnetial, it just wasn't realized in this one.
Great detail.Lots of moral character and good people. Will make you stop and think.
I am from michigan, and guns are popular here, but this goes a little far, The story is ok, a little strong on religion. Reads like a guide book with a story. Marginally worth your time and credit.