I really enjoyed this entire book.
The narrator was enjoyable to listen to. The narrator would raise his voice or whisper to go along with the tone of the passage. This was good, but frustrating when the narrator would whisper and I could not understand what he was saying because it was so quiet.
The narrator would change his voice for different characters in an impressive way also.
The book itself was fantastic. I would rate the delivery just one notch below the best quality because of the difficulty that I had with hearing what the narrator was saying while whispering.
Yes. I listened to it in many small sessions though and enjoyed every one.
I'm surprised that a reader with the reputation of Dick Hill would take on a project like this. Good narrator but crappy material. If you're a prepper buy a paper copy. It's a manual, not a story.
There are two or possibly three types of readers or listeners for books about disaster scenarios. I'm an ordinary guy who enjoys apocalyptic stories where your average Joe tries to make his way through very challenging circumstances. This isn't written by your average Joe and neither are the characters created by Mr. Rawles in any way average. It's not written for normal people. It's a manual for people who will take care of number 1 in hard times and are willing to kill to do just that.
That's where I get off the bus. Some of the gun toting anti-government types in this book are portrayed as Christian! The Bible teaches followers of Christ to pray for and obey the government of the land in which they live and the example of Jesus was to lay down his life for others, not blow them to Hell.
I woke up this morning to see on the news a pseudo military fruitcake murdering police in New Brunswick and that was the final straw that has me deciding not to continue with this book. I'm maybe one sixth of the way through and it's far enough to know that this is a poor investment of my time. I believe I'll learn from Jesus rather than J.W. Rawles.
Yes, the book outlined a very possible event and outcome. More people need to get prepared, whether it be for job loss, weather event, economic collapse, solar storm, EMP, or zombies. Our grandparents were prepared but as things became more convenient we became more dependent on a very fragile on demand supply chain.
It's detail, sometimes it was almost too much detail but not often. I will have to buy the hard copy of the book and a pack of highlighters.
I don't believe so.
It made me think. There are thousands of possibilities but I got several very good ideas from this book.
It's worth a read/listen.
Yes, i might, it has TONS of useful information and tips in actual survival situations involving a societal collapse.
I like TK best.
Great for this type of book, he performed shootout/action scenes like a true professional, adding suspense and rapidity to his voice. it was a pleasure to listen to. very engrossing.
Yes and no. one its long, so that would be absurd, but the story flows well enough that it could keep your attention probably the entire time.
This book is perfect for what it was intended to be. The applaud the author, it has all the right buzz words and references that people of the liberty/constitutional movement will appreciate and relate too. almost like inside jokes, the author does a brilliant job of marrying practical knowledge, fanatical patriot themes, and a thoroughly enjoyable story. With plot twists and character development, fantastic action scenes and a wealth of practical knowledge this book is A+ it's everything it should be and the writer should be extremely proud of it. check this out if you enjoy subjects of economics, survival, weaponry, tactics, sovereignty, liberty, patriotism, objectivity, constitutionalism, conservatism .. you will love it.
The detail in the story was great, I've never read a book so well researched.
When the M1 Ambrams tank was described it felt like you where sitting inside of it looking around.
Sorry Dick Hill, but you almost ruined the story for me. I don't like to listen to a story about a bunch of people, and they all sound like they are from Upstate New York. Just like I wouldn't like to listen to a story and everyone in it sounded like they where Surfer Chicks - I almost stoped listening and returned the book.
I'll try anything from Rawles now. I'm hooked
Being able to become a part of the lives of the characters was very easy and fun to do.
There is never a dull moment in the book, something is always going on st all times.
I can't pick just one since each one is good in there own respects. Each person bring different areas of experience to the table.
I wish i could have but life get in the way of that, I found myself sitting in my car once I reacted my destination in order to finish the chapter.
i spent a majority of the book hoping the shallow and overwhelmingly unlikable characters die. it's scary knowing that people like rawles really live in america today. the basis behind this fictional collapse is not economically credible.
I figure there's only room for improvement in the genre.
The main problem with this book is that simple things were injected into the story without enhancing the story. Instead of just stating that the tvs went out and the radio was the new entertainment, he'd proceed to list the frequencies, all of them, that he found stations on. It becomes a long list, and for what point; and it doesn't stop there, any time he can give an example or a list, it's a long one.
All I could think of was that he must have been paid by the word.
Dick Hill makes the best out of an overly technical novel. If you are interseted in the specifications of weapons, how to fortify a house, specifications of a protected water supply, then this book is for you. I found the book more like a technical manual than a coherent story of societies collapse and a group of people surviving. The book is made up of individuals long winded stories of the equipment people had cached for the future.
Very good book! When action in this book picks up, it's really good. There is a lot of detail to get through though.
I enjoy his voice inflection and the way that he is able to showcase the characters.