Yes with a warning of how many characters and how the book jumped back and forth between them.
Kept me interested
ok, ok, ok.
This is two books in one. The jumping back and forth between characters made it difficult to keep up with the continuing story line of each scenario. By the time he would get back to the first story, (after telling two more), it was difficult to remember everything that had happen to that group of people.
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.
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.
I got to enjoy it as both a fictional work and as subject matter which is important (and timely) to me. I really enjoy the narration by Dick Hill.
No real high spots for me, but absolutely no low spots either...just a nice steady pace throughout.
Yes, Dick Hill also narrated Patriots which was also written by James Wesley, Rawles. I really enjoyed both books (as read by Mr. Hill). In fact, I was a little sad when I listened to Founders (also by Rawles) and Mr. Hill wasn't narrating it.
Quest for home after the crunch.
I would recommend any of the books by James Wesley, Rawles. I very much appreciate the need and necessity for Christian faith and moral compass that is illustrated in his books.
No. I understand why he wanted to write this book. It makes total sense. It just wasnt my cup of tea. I preferred patriots.
It was good. I love how he name drops. He tells you everything down to the name brand of the equipment being used. I really like that.
I personally think it should have stopped with patriots. This book was ok but the next book, founders, was going too far. Its like he is running out of fresh material so hes writing the same stuff.