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Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse | [James Wesley, Rawles]

Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

It’s the near future, and thanks to a perfect storm of reckless banking practices, hyperinflation, a stock market gone mad, and the negligence of our elected officials, the entire social, political, and economic infrastructure of America has collapsed. Chaos reigns in the streets, medical treatment is no longer available, and a silent coup has placed a dangerous group of men at the helm of a false government. America’s fate is in the hands of those few individuals who have the survival skills, the faith, and the forethought to return this country to the state its founding fathers intended.
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Publisher's Summary

It’s the near future, and thanks to a perfect storm of reckless banking practices, hyperinflation, a stock market gone mad, and the negligence of our elected officials, the entire social, political, and economic infrastructure of America has collapsed. Chaos reigns in the streets, medical treatment is no longer available, and a silent coup has placed a dangerous group of men at the helm of a false government.

America’s fate is in the hands of those few individuals who have the survival skills, the faith, and the forethought to return this country to the state its founding fathers intended.

©2012 James Wesley, Rawles (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Phil edelestein, IL, United States 10-28-13
    Phil edelestein, IL, United States 10-28-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Not Rawles best work - somewhat short"

    I like J W Rawles stuff - I know it's not exactly great literature but I enjoy it.

    This book recycles some of his other stuff and doesn't really flow in with much new stuff. It's a bit all over the place. If you've read either of his other books this one is only so so.

    There is a bit of good Christian witness in.

    Not a bad book but not very good either.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Afchicky 12-20-12
    Afchicky 12-20-12
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    "really?"

    I am a religious person, born again christian who has alot of the same views on a coming collapse as mister Rawles... however, that being said. this is without a doubt the worst book i have ever listened to/read. i have noticed in this post apocalypse/emp/societal colapse/zombie genre, some of the authors are using the books to play out their own little fantasies about what a bad ass they wish they had been in real life, kinda got that impression from Rawles in his first book where the lead protagonist is some super bad ass soldier (oh wait he's a accounting analyst before the crunch? yet he tells a former force recon marine "good job that's how a recon should be done" no kidding geek boy, that's what he was TRAINED TO DO... like a pencil pushing computer geek would have a clue to be able to say good job).... how believeble is that. go on your little security patrol trips with your "group" all you want, if your a computer geek, TSHTF doesnt make you rambo all of a sudden... back to founders, the story on this is absolutely incredibly indescribably horrible, almost to the point of painful, i had read all the bad reviews but told myself that many of them had to do with the religon and alot of people probably are not christians that read it so that is how i explained it away.
    Big mistake.... please read the reviews, even if you are a fan of Rawles, wait till his next book. maybe it will be better, don't waste your money!
    i would honestly like to have an open line of communication with mister Rawles as some of the things he mentions in his book and seems to endorse are pretty much directly against the christian faith to the point i wonder if he really is a christian or just playing one for the sales?
    And no i am not talking about the action and violence i am no pacifist, in fact this book was sorely lacking on the action side.
    And as far as the religion goes, it was well sprinkled in Patriots and Survivors. but DRENCHED in Founders. i feel more books should be written like Patriots putting a positive light on christians since society in general tends to beat us up on a regular basis, but come on Rawles, if you want to write a book on your view and studies of differing religious doctrine, please do so, i may even read it, as i enjoy studying many different views. but just spouting random thoughts and excerpts from your own studies and trying to form a story that fits around them does not a good book make. Based on your charecters in the books interaction with each, other one has to wonder if you have ever even met and listened to people before. people dont talk that way! period..... and oh ya by the way not everyone with a tattoo is a gang banging criminal rapist......... and not only super pious uber religious people will survive the collapse to be "the good guys" so when it comes don't just randomly shoot people who arent carrying a King James please...
    P.S mister Rawles..... write a book detailing the keen brothers adventure from Patriots..... but do better than you did with this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Spokane, WA, United States 10-13-12
    Dave Spokane, WA, United States 10-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Patriots was his best work"

    Although I'd still read future works from this author, I felt that he copied and pasted much of his story from his first books. I was really put off by this, as well as the narrator's voice. 3 of Rawle's previous books have the same narrator, it's a shame that he switched on the final one.

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    Ryan Houston, TX, United States 04-22-15
    Ryan Houston, TX, United States 04-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "I love the other books, but this one is a waste"

    All of the other reviews are correct. Very little new content here. Bummer because the first two books were great.

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    gregory 03-24-15
    gregory 03-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great book"

    loved the book can't wait to get into the next one. hope you all enjoy the book too.

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    Greg Barthol 02-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "choppy & over prostlitizing"

    most of the individual story-lines were simple but good. effective hints/suggestions of survival choices sprinkled throughout. However, the overall composit was disjointed in that the story not only shifted in characters & geographic locations but in time as well.
    overt prostlitizing ....could have been better presented as more subtle seed planting than in your face

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    JAMIE 12-06-14
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    "religious propaganda promoting ethnocentrism"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This is a terrible book, religious propaganda plus long long long detailed descriptions that add nothing to the story line. Ughh


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    Perry Menifee, CA, United States 02-17-14
    Perry Menifee, CA, United States 02-17-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A Capstone for the Rawles' Patriot series...."

    A very solid conclusion for the Patriot series. Rawles is a Prepper and blogger and he teaches as he tells his story.

    He relies very much on world history to build his story. Consequently, his stories are plausible and motivating.

    Highly recommended.

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    Herb N. Charleston, SC USA 01-26-14
    Herb N. Charleston, SC USA 01-26-14 Member Since 2001
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    "The story continues"

    The story begun in Patriots continues in this parallel book. The story tracks alongside, filling in gaps and expanding on the information provided in Patriots. I thoroughly enjoyed the information provided, the narrative and the tale. Listened to the story twice, then bought the written book.

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    Mike Baiao 10-23-13
    Mike Baiao 10-23-13
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    "Excellent, just like the novel."
    What made the experience of listening to Founders the most enjoyable?

    The performance was excellent with great sound quality.


    What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

    He has a good steady voice, a true professional.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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