If the story would have followed less groups of people it would have been much better because more of a story would have been created and not just bits and pieces of non-sense.
Nothing like his amazing book patriots, looks like i'll have to read that one again.
How every voice he imitated sounded like a mexican girl.
The last maybe 2 hours of the book started getting interesting although I almost didn't make it. Put the book down around 7 times for being disappointed.
This book is a prequel to patriots so some of the information is helpful if you havn't read patriots yet but the only part that is useful is the Doyle's.
among the top...great plots and character development
The helo, plane, bike, boat, and horse trip for the young LT traveling from AFG to the USA.
Great depth in character variety.
Survivors...when "one day at a time" is a stretch, sometimes all you can do is survive.
Rawles' first book in this series, Patriots, is awkward...stuck between a how-to-mannual and a novel. Survivors is much smoother, an easy read with incredible character development that draws in the reader, has them begging for more, and asking...when is the next novel coming out?????
I had hoped for more from the author. The first novel, "Patriots," was a stellar performance, in my opinion. This one is definitely worth a listen, but not quite what I had expected. Even when engrossed in the book and making my way to the end looking for the big climax, the confrontation that seemed to have been preluded throughout the entire book was just left out. All in, I will listen to it again (probably several times), but it certainly won't get the "wear" of the first.
Unlike Patriots that I listen to three times, I am probably good listening to Survivors once. It is slow getting started and bounces back and forth between characters way too much. I did like the additional background information on some of the characters from the Patriots book, but some just seem to be boring background filler. Still entertaining enough for a credit.
My family was featured on National Geographic's Doomsday Preppers, and I'm an avid reader of Mr. Rawles' SurvivialBlog, so I think I can safely say we are about as perfect an audience for this book as you can get. And the information in this book is interesting, though some of it is a bit of a re-hash from Rawles' Patriots and How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It. That being said, there's enough new information in here to make it a worthwhile read. But the story and characters could be better.
Like other's have said, my biggest complaint about Mr. Rawles works are his insistance that only Christians are truly moral people. As an secular humanist/agnostic/atheist, I take a bit of offense from this. In my experience, the most moral people I know are my atheist friends and colleagues. And the statistics on crime and prison populations agree.
Nevertheless, if you can get past the occasional preachiness of his writings, the information contained within are well worth it.
Yes, good story, if you are in to the prepper thing.
No, wish I had that kind of time though.....
I had two main problems with this book.
First, the book is misrepresented as a fictional account of survival in the aftermath of a civilization ending economic crisis. Instead, it should be billed as a book about how Christian people who pray often have a better chance of survival when the stuff hits the fan.
Second, the author did not seem to finish the book. One gets the impression that various story lines were thrown together from scraps the author had on his computer with no hint or resolution or explanation at the end.
I love listening in the car on the way to work. I like history and stuff.
This was really enthralling...
It certainly did...
The attack on the gang
As the book, I guess.
A very good listen and I loved the the voice and dramatisation.
I enjoyed the book however I felt like their was too much time spent on background and not enough spent on the the story. It was like there was this huge effort to describe the characters and a deadline came up and the book had to be finished quickly.
Something other than the climax of hit and run then fly away. You have all this set up and character development then a quicky climax. Now I know how a teenage girl feels.
Dick Hill is good for these types of books however he does come across a bit arrogant which actually fits the story well.
It reads like that is the plan. We only know what happened to one set of characters.
It is not plausible to attack a large group without expecting a counter strike unless it is done with overwhelming force. It would be irresponsible to plan such an attack and bring it back to your home. I personally believe ex Military would know this. It is not plausible that a 13 year old kid would provide all the intelligence for such a mission. I did enjoy the story even though I was disappointed. This book was only half of what it should have been. I would have preferred that the art of great story telling had been more important than setting up for the next book as it appears. The authors' writing has improved over the previous book.
the fact that it was somehting that could happen someday if inflation continues and the economy keeps going the way it is.
andy because he never quit trying.
hard to choose