I wish I had read some of the reviews in more detail before buying this book, It's not really a fictional story as much as it is a tedious list of instructions on how to set-up a survivalist camp. Boring to the extreme. There should be a t-shirt given out to those who make it to the end of the book. I only have 7 hours left (out of 21), but I'm giving up.
Abundant (almost too much for it to read well) information on surviving TEOTWAWKI. Skipping over a few areas and coming back to the detailed survival manual sections when you are ready to prep that area of your life/plan might be worth considering.
The author goes on and on for hours with nothing but lists of products and facts. It is more like a technical manual than a novel. I gave up after 7 hours of listening. And, after 7 hours of listening if you asked me to describe the characters, I could not tell you a single thing about any of them other than maybe a name or two.
There were no scenes, that was part of the problem with this book.
I would have told the author to write a story, people who read prepper fiction want the story. They already have access to all the technical information from other sources.
I gave Dick Hill, the narrator, a five star review. He did the best he could with some lousy material. If you want that good story, check out S.M Stirling's "Dies the Fire", Crawford's "Lights Out" or the "Going Home" series by A. American.
The two stars I gave this are for well thought out survival details. The fact that it spent the rest of the giving the dry details of barely distinguishable characters loses the rest. I'm all for factual details, and the author can have an anti-BATF pro-Christian slant without bothering me much, but it must have a sufficiently interesting story. This is more like a checklist of what justifies option than a tale.
A different narrator. He comes across as a slowing talking native New Jerseyian and it is really annoying.
I think this book could have been better if it didn't go into every detail of a characters life before the big event.
Nothing. It is what it is. I just had to hear it for myself to fully understand what the issues are with it.
The holier-than-thou rhetoric.
Extremely rigid and has poor cadence
I understand now that it's a 'general guide' style of book, but it falls terribly short of any sort of entertainment value. If you're into this sort of novel, go for it. If you're even on the fence, don't bother. There are other books and series out there which offer both guidance and entertain without consistently jamming God down your throat.
Maybe, but not if that narrator is the one reading it. He was awful!!
His voice. he sounded like grandpa from the "Adams Family" it was nauseating.
Hard to get by the narrator
I didn't realize the date the book was written and instead just went by the reviews alone, which seemed positive.
This story is heavily gun focused. If you like that sort of thing, then you'll like the book. I, myself do not. Sure, there's an expectation of guns & violence in war scenarios, that's not my gripe. It's the attention to detail and amount of 'story time' allocated to the guns, the shooting, the ammunition, etc. It's way over the top (in my opinion)...wayyyy over the top.
The story should be the dominant theme with all else as, accessories. In this story, however. Intricate descriptions & features of guns are the dominant theme woven. The story itself was mediocre at best.
I didn't enjoy it. I wouldn't recommend it if you're looking for a strong, well told story about survival (after an economic collapse).
Liked the ideas about how to stock up. Many of the ideas are best of breed but also well outside of the budget of most preppers. Great idea to standardize on weaponry, vehicles, ammo, etc.