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American Exit Strategy: The Economic Collapse Chronicles, Volume 1 | [Mark Goodwin]

American Exit Strategy: The Economic Collapse Chronicles, Volume 1

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.
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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. When funds are no longer available for government programs, widespread civil unrest erupts across the country. Matt and Karen are forced to move to a more remote location and their level of preparedness is revealed as being much less adequate than they believed prior to the crisis.

Meanwhile, Paul Randall, a third party presidential candidate arises to push back against the welfare and warfare spending that have bankrupted our country. While he has gained expansive acceptance, the fight has just begun. Paul Randall proposes a plan to mitigate the coming hyper-inflationary collapse which is a mathematical certainty. His plan is known as The American Exit Strategy.

American Exit Strategy uses survival fiction to take an in-depth look at the real life politics and economics behind the issues that are likely to trigger a currency collapse or financial meltdown in the near future.

American Exit Strategy is a work of fiction…until it becomes history.

©2013 Mark Goodwin (P)2013 Mark Goodwin

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    Gregory T. Wallace Downsville, Louisiana United States 05-29-14
    Gregory T. Wallace Downsville, Louisiana United States 05-29-14 Member Since 2004

    I love me some audiobooks

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    "Almost Prophetic!!"
    Would you listen to American Exit Strategy again? Why?

    Yes. As a matter of fact I'm on my second listen. Some of the chapters of this book seem ripped from the headlines... of our near future!


    What other book might you compare American Exit Strategy to and why?

    "Patriots" and "One Second After" come to mind, with a little A. American thrown in.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Everything. Scott Brick or Joe Barrett would have been sooooooo much better.


    Who was the most memorable character of American Exit Strategy and why?

    Al Mohammad. Is anyone not going to know the author was describing the high an lofty BHO??


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very plausible scenario for the collapse of the USA. The story was hindered by the narration but not such that I couldn't connect with it. This isn't an in-depth survivalist guide but you will learn a lot from this book.

    This book will make lefties cry and exhibit signs of road-rage.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Radfors 07-28-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Get ready for some bible scriptures."
    What disappointed you about American Exit Strategy?

    Didn't get very far through the book since I got very tired of all the bible quoting and political agenda pushing. If you think Obama care is going to cause an apocalypse, are Christian, and get really excited about 2nd amendment issues you'll love this. Otherwise, you may not.


    Has American Exit Strategy turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Will not be getting the rest of the books.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Did not.


    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    J. Stewart 07-27-14
    J. Stewart 07-27-14 Member Since 2009
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    "What a disappointment"
    Would you try another book from Mark Goodwin and/or Kevin Pierce?

    No. The path ends here.


    What was most disappointing about Mark Goodwin’s story?

    The author preaches his political and religious views, wastes time with direct reads of long Bible passages, and uses the character dialog to self promote his Web site a podcasts.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The basic story is passable, although the prepping information is rudimentary at best. Mostly, the smug self promotion along with a condescending espousing of his political and religious views make the book wearisome.


    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    MagOireachtaigh Hudson, WI USA 05-03-14
    MagOireachtaigh Hudson, WI USA 05-03-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Too much of a political and religious agenda"
    What disappointed you about American Exit Strategy?

    I like apocalypse and TEOTWAWKI books but in this one the story is made second to promoting a political and religious agenda. I stopped listening to it after about an hour and won't finish it. Very disappointing. It's ok for an author to let their politics and religious beliefs become apparent in a story but here the story is used as a vehicle to get up on a soap box. Its bunk. Get off your soap box and just tell a good story.


    What was most disappointing about Mark Goodwin’s story?

    See above.


    What three words best describe Kevin Pierce’s voice?

    Voice was fine.


    What character would you cut from American Exit Strategy?

    Paul Rand


    Any additional comments?

    Fail.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Leisa Sutton Mikado, MI 07-10-14
    Leisa Sutton Mikado, MI 07-10-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Give me a break!"
    Has American Exit Strategy turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, there have been fantastic books in this genre and i'm certain there are many more. This will not be one of them. Preaching from the pages of a survivalist novel.... didn't make it through chapter one.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment....


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Barry 03-30-14
    Barry 03-30-14
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    "Excellent!"
    Where does American Exit Strategy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    one of the best!


    What other book might you compare American Exit Strategy to and why?

    Nothing compares in how well the scenarios thought out


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Pierce – was your favorite?

    Matt


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    America beware


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the movie!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Fred Newville, PA, United States 03-23-14
    Fred Newville, PA, United States 03-23-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome! Await audible versions"

    I look for 3 things in prepper fiction 1 - disaster plot development, 2 - interesting character development and 3 - prepper hints and ideas. This story was, as a first effort, surprisingly good at all three and I anxiously await the rest of the story! The constructive criticism - contractions are normal for conversations! The narrator improved as the story progressed so I will allow for that as a positive as well.

    Bravo Mr. Goodwin!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alan 04-05-14
    Alan 04-05-14

    Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.

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    "Fantastic story."

    I truly enjoyed this book, the story line and the charaters where well formed through out the story line. It was really nice not to hear all the vulgar language and I really enjoyed how the Constitution and the first ten amendments being the Bill of Rights were expressed in a Bibllical manner. HIGHLY recommend this book and the second book you will NOT be disappointed Christian or no it's very well written and well perofrmed.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    anthony Danville, KY, United States 01-04-14
    anthony Danville, KY, United States 01-04-14 Member Since 2010

    Stride

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    "Liberals beware!"

    Excellent book! Mr Goodwin has a great handle,on where this country is heading.This is fiction,could very easily be nonfiction very soon.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    John OWATONNA, MN, United States 01-20-14
    John OWATONNA, MN, United States 01-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    Where does American Exit Strategy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    So far all the books I have listened to are in the "Post Apocalyptic Survival" fiction. This is also the genre I've been reading over the last 3 years. As far as listening to a story, this was read flat and sometimes was like being read a field manual. As I paid attention, and like the information provided, I listened closely and found his reading manner appropriate.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paul Randal- the President,


    What about Kevin Pierce’s performance did you like?

    His clear pronunciation.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Maybe a little scary, being so probable..


    Any additional comments?

    I like this story, the style somewhat reminded me of James Wesley Rawles series..I consume books of the genre, but spit out the stories filled with gratuitous violence. I consider them as something of a guide to prepare for the things to come...(?)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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