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.
The long lecture on the economic collapse would have been somewhat more tolerable if this guy had even the smallest clue how the economy works. Fox News/Tea Party nonsense.
I purchased this book as a part of an audible 5.95 sale. I feel cheated. The characters are all carbon copies of one another and the book is unrealistic and silly. If you are a far far far right wing extremist who would look forward to the world ending then you will LOVE this book. For the rest of us don't waste your money or credits.
This was both an enlightening/educational book as well as entertaining. As I am aware of the insurmountable debt our government has placed on the backs of the American people, this book brought to light the possibilities of a collapse in our society. A collapse that could very well become a reality once the tipping point is reached. This book will definitely leave you thinking in a whole new light. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and due to the action, I feel it would make an outstanding movie.
Apparently only Christians are smart enough to survive and every single person who is not a Christian is a sexually perverted marauder/ looter. That is when the story is moving forward at all, mostly it's just a meticulous list of gear. By the way is there anything that "the group" has need of. I guess it's nice to have everything. Given the preachy stance of the book it should be listed in the religious section.
I gave it one star because I couldn't give it less. I'd not recommend this book to anyone.