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Imagine a world without modern comforts, where lawlessness prevails and the only means of survival are your own wits. That's what you'll find in /"prepper,/" or /"PAW/" (post-apocalyptic world) fiction. Once only the topic of dystopian & horror fiction, these survivalist stories are going mainstream - with fictional catastrophes ripped from today's headlines, including: pandemic, EMP attacks, and the collapse of the economy.

The future may look bleak, but not for the characters in these stories; they've been training and stocking up for the collapse long before the big moment. Grab your go-bags and jump into the thrilling wasteland of prepper fiction with these new releases and genre essentials.

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  • Going Home: A Novel: The Survivalist Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5345)
    Performance
    (4938)
    Story
    (4934)

    If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

    Drew (@drewsant) says: "Fun book can't wait for more!"
  • The End: A Post Apocalyptic Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By G. Michael Hopf
    • Narrated By Joseph Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (588)
    Performance
    (530)
    Story
    (539)

    For Gordon Van Zandt, life was one of duty and loyalty to his country, so when 9/11 happened he dropped out of college and joined the Marine Corps. This youthful idealism soon vanished, one fateful day in a war torn city in Iraq. Ten years later, he is still struggling with the ghosts of his past, but must now face a new reality thrust upon him and his family.

    North America, Europe, and the Far East have all suffered a devastating Super-EMP attack that has caused catastrophic damage

    Jan says: "So Dissapointed"
  • American Exit Strategy: The Economic Collapse Chronicles, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mark Goodwin
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1191)
    Performance
    (1108)
    Story
    (1108)

    Liberty minded individuals and those who believe in the Constitution will find this near future dystopian novel to be right up their alley. Those who are looking to be more informed about the potential threats to America's financial stability will learn what to watch for and how to prepare themselves for an economic collapse. America is on the cusp of financial annihilation. Matt and Karen Bair face the challenges of Main Street during a full scale financial meltdown. Government borrowing and monetary creation have reached their limits.

    Walsh says: "One of the best survival novels of all time"
  • Grid Down Reality Bites: Volume 1 Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Sara Freeman, Bruce Hemming
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (157)

    Two young men, Mark and Eric, struggle desperately trying to make it to their retreat in Northern California. Their truck is dead from an EMP. They have to walk 200 miles. Will they make it passed the gangs and the utter confusion of a powerless society? George and his son Junior, are set up in a retreat in Northern Wisconsin. Everything is going along great until disaster strikes. One mistake leaves his 18-year-old son to survive alone.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Book- Not so great Narrator"
  • Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By D. Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (346)
    Performance
    (323)
    Story
    (321)

    This first book of the Holding Their Own series, A Story of Survival, is set in the year 2015, when the world is burdened by the second Great Depression. The United States, already weakened by internal strife, becomes the target of an international terror plot. A series of attacks results in thousands of casualties and disables the country's core infrastructure. The combination of economic hardship and the staggering blow of the terror attacks results in a collapse of the government.

    Amazon Customer says: "Worst Narrator Ever!!!"
  • Holding Their Own VII: Phoenix Star

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By Lee Alan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (130)

    Forced into exile while his friends strive to clear his name, Bishop and his family encounter the best and worst mankind has to offer while they travel the badlands. The human animal is trying to regroup, striving to fill the vacuum in leadership left after the collapse and form productive societies. But it's not easy. The lack of basic necessities has weakened the resolve of many, allowing age-old tendencies to cloud the minds of men. Those that do step up and take the helm of governance may have alternative motives and hidden agendas.

    Michael E. Cunningham says: "Spellbound"
  • The Perseid Collapse: The Perseid Collapse, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By John David Farrell
    Overall
    (807)
    Performance
    (734)
    Story
    (740)

    2019. Six years after the Jakarta Pandemic “decimated” the world's population; life is back to normal for the Fletchers and most Americans. The United States stands at the brink of a complete domestic and international resurgence, with stories of confidence and prosperity dominating the headlines. Appearances can be deceiving. An undercurrent of paranoia and fear still runs strong below the surface; the collective angst spawned by 28 million American deaths forever stamped into population's psyche.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "A REGULAR SH@T SHOW"
  • Half Past Midnight

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jeff Brackett
    • Narrated By Corey M. Snow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (254)

    The Doomsday Clock gauges the threat of nuclear war. Currently, the clock is set at six minutes before midnight. What happens after the hands reach midnight? Survivalist Leeland Dawcett finds out when he and his family are plunged into the nightmare of their country returned to a third-world state. No phones. No computers. No television. At first, Leeland thinks basic survival is the answer. Until he crosses the path of the wrong guy…Someone who wants to do more than just survive...

    Teresa says: "Excellent book about Surviving an Apocalypse"
  • Objects of Wrath

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sean T. Smith
    • Narrated By Gabriel Vaughan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (232)

    After the bombs rain down, the entire world is an open wound; it is in those bleeding years that William Fox becomes a man. William flees with his family to Magnolia, a farm in Tennessee, while America descends into madness, anarchy, and death. With the aid of elite Special Forces units, Magnolia emerges as beacon of hope and stability. But evil is hungry and relentless. A new threat stalks the Earth. To save his people, and perhaps all of humanity, William must be more than a lethal soldier; he must become a hero.

    MDY says: "A new series to listen to!"
  • Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bill Quick
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (131)

    Three terrorist attacks are launched from freighters against the United States. Only one fully succeeds, but in the blink of an eye all of the country west of the Rocky Mountains is transformed into the technological equivalent of the 18th century - no electricity, no computers, no electronics of anykind, or any of the amenities of modern life that depend on them. This is the story of ordinary and extraordinary people, high and low, who struggle to survive in a mortally wounded nation, as America's enemies within and without circle for the kill.

    Jan says: "An Equal Opportunity Political Disaster"
  • 299 Days: The Preparation, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Glen Tate
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1109)
    Performance
    (1037)
    Story
    (1031)

    299 Days: The Preparation, the first audiobook in the 299 Days series, depicts the inner struggles Grant must face as he exists in a social system he recognizes as unsustainable and on the verge of collapse, but one in which he has built his life around. What begins as a return to his roots, self-sufficiency and independence, becomes a full blown move to prepare for what may come.

    Jan says: "Planted Reviews - be careful with your purchase..."
  • We're Alive: A Story of Survival, the Third Season

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Kc Wayland
    • Narrated By full cast
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (299)

    The tower has fallen. Survivors are scattered, scrambling to find safety and each other. The rest of the world comes into view as the threats continue to evolve. Elements of strength and hope start to emerge - but at what cost? We’re Alive: Season 3 features 12 chapters packing performances and sound effects that rival movies and prove that modern audio drama is undead and well. Join our survivors as they band together, struggle to fortify a safe haven, and discover that zombies are far from the worst thing in a postapocalyptic world .

    Johannes says: "One of a kind!"
  • EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots: With a Story of Survival

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jonathan Hollerman
    • Narrated By Kent Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (788)
    Performance
    (721)
    Story
    (716)

    EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots is a harrowing story of survival after the destruction of the electric grid and nearly every electronic device in the country. Jonathan Hollerman paints a vivid and disturbing picture of society falling apart after an Electromagnetic Pulse attack against our nation.

    Jan says: "Right up my line..."
  • How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques and Technologies for Uncertain Things

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Wesley Rawles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (879)
    Performance
    (647)
    Story
    (628)

    James Wesley Rawles, founder of survivalblog.com, shares with you everything you need to know to be ready for the worst. The book includes information on proper food storage and sanitation, gardening and livestock basics, investment strategies to protect your assets, medical advice, communication techniques, home security, and how to get "outta Dodge" when, in the parlance of the movement, "the shit hits the fan".

    skyrat says: "Unsurprising"
  • Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By James Wesley Rawles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (2371)
    Story
    (2382)

    America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

    Allison says: "Thought provoking for preppers"
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