Rawles is a talented writer and story teller, weaving a wonderful tale. If one pays attention there is a lot of practical preparedness information woven through the whole novel!
Patriots is another great novel by Rawles, essentially a book of other people dealing with the same
The romance between Laine and his bride was very engaging and touching.
Survivors is the perfect complement to Rawles' first novel. The book is exceptionally well written, the storyline is extremely well developed and unfortunately very plausible. As always Dick Hill manages to bring each character to life. I enjoyed every minute of listening.
I’m looking forward to the next Rawles novel.
no, I followed founders through the fist two books. the first one was so bad it was amusing kinda like a B horror movie, but after reading the second one I am starting to see that the author takes himself way to serious and has taken platitudes and cliches added a dash of Fobbit war stories and calls it a novel. I love TEOTWAWKI books, they can be a good adventure and a lot of fun, as I said earlier this guy is way to serious and is cramming his ideas (most of which are someone else good ideas, mixed in with some really bad ones that I assume he must of made up working in the TOC during his much touted military experience overseas.)
A. American has a pretty entertaining series out 'the survivalist series." way more about storytelling than a would be survival guide disguised as a story.
This book wasn't any of dick hills fault... he just read it and tried as hard as he could to give the story some legs to keep it moving.
Not a lot. Like I said the first book had that " so corny its kinda good factor" this one was just too over the top to even have that going for it.
The first book "the patriots" in one of its first action scenes had our heroes ambushing a pair of leftist collage kids that had a wagon of human body parts in it and copies of socialist books, just in case you didn't know that they were #1 cannibals and #2 commies. If you buy this book get ready for more of the same, except they really ring the bell for " anyone in government is only there to kill you and rob you." Oh, and Mexican gangs are going to raid north and kill everything in their path. I would say "strap in, this is going to get rough." But this book never gains enough speed to warrant and safety precautions.
Yes. Overall I think they are on the right track, the first book in the series was great, this one was lackluster. There was still a lot of details but they jumped around countless times. If you were not paying very close attention you easily got lost.
Focus, focus on a couple groups of characters and stay on a consistent timeline. This book jumped around A LOT.
Narrator did fine.
It's still worth a listen/read but the first book it is not.
While this is a backend story to Patriots, you don't need to listen to Patriots before this book - Rawles says this at the start of the book.
Dick Hill did a much better job reading the book, no lame New York accents.
Great story. The author makes the implausible seem quite reasonable. As always, he teaches as he goes and provides rich detail on why and how to prepare.
Love the series, anxiously awaiting the next volume.
There are a lot of christian undertones in the novel, but you don't doubt the good men and women of faith. If you're a liberal, you'll probably hate it. If your a republican, you might not like it as you should. Federalists and libertarians, will love the book.
I'm "reading" the novels backward in order, and it doesn't seem to matter. It's a great series so far, can't wait to read the first book.
Eclectic, avid listener, favorite book is the one currently in ear.
If you liked "Patriots" for the "prepper" information, this has less... although every weapon and bullet, car and computer appearing in the book has model numbers, sizes and evaluations. If you liked it for the story, this book has a stronger story line than "Patriots"... although you do have to suspend your disbelief constantly and listen closely to follow the tangents.. If you didn't like Patriots... you won't like this. Both books are stand alone... so you don't have to read them in order. There is quite a bit of gun violence, politics and religion, very little rough language or sex. Let me summarize the books message for you... buy bullets, guns, precious metals and seeds before the crisis. During the crisis keep your gun clean, stick together and don't be afraid to shoot first. I personally learned more from and enjoyed "Alas Babylon," "One Second After" and "Jakarta Pandemic" better.
Not quite as good as the first book, but you still need that notepad sitting next to you while you listen. I strongly recommend this book as well.
Its not a bad book overall. My main gripe is the necessity of the "born again christian" idealogy pushing. I mean no offense to those who are born again but, in some cases, this comes across as the fundamentalism that we are apparently so against in other religious forms and countries. Extremism in any form seems to disregard other persons rights.
I look forward to reading his other book. i have already read Patriots. In both cases my comment above. Less on the religious stuff.
very good Narrator.
The plot was good, narration was good and the tech parts were well explained.
I didnt love the book but it was worth purchasing.