Portland, OR, United States | Member Since 2011
A highly entertaining post apocalyptic story. Starts a bit slow, but I think that is due to the narrative style. Give it a chance and it will grab you. It will make you laugh, think and even cry (yes, I admit I did during one part). Very few books are as full of conflicting emotions as those of Hig but you'll grow to root for his growth and cheer for him as he matures. For you in the Prepper Community, this rates up there with Alas Babylon and is easier to listen to and understand than Patriots. I highly recommend this book and hope for more from the author. Maybe a sequel with the arrival of the ... but then I'd be spoiling it!
I read the kindle version of this book (and series) and loved it. The Audible version is horrible! Daniel Dorse comes across as a monotone, expressionless robot. I could not even finish the book! I love the Wick series and Michael Bunker's writings but the choice of this narrator was a BIG mistake. I have listened to hundreds of books as I travel the nation's highways AND have done narration for short stories, videos, and commercials since 1975. I know about good voices and reaching an audience. This "narrator" will turn people off an otherwise GREAT book.
Please buy and enjoy the book. It IS worth it. Don't get this audible version until they get a different voice.
If you are part of the growing Prepper lifestyle, this book is a must for your library. Using actual prepping in a fictional situation, Mr. Rawles shows how to and why you should be preparing for just one of many scenarios that could happen. If you read the newspaper or watch/listen to the news, this book will frighten you with its uncanny accuracy. Originally written in the 90's, with new additions a few years later, the correlation to today's world is incredible. Give yourself a chance to survive and read/listen to this book.
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