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Founders Audiobook

Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

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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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    Gregory Brooklyn, NY, United States 10-18-12
    Gregory Brooklyn, NY, United States 10-18-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "My last book of that author"

    I think I've got a tap in to the whole "survivalist" mentality and don't like it at all. This last book is more of a missianik teaching then any survival suggestions. I think that was the purpose behind the book. Was sorry to WAST a credit. Worst of the trilogy.

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    Greg 10-18-12
    Greg 10-18-12
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    "Enjoyable but be sure to listen to Patriots first."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not a bad story, it kept my interest. There were a few parts I felt as though dragged on.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would not not have gone into some of the great detail of the characters faith. It seemed off topic after a while. I worried that rest of the story would go off topic as the first few chapters did, but luckily this wasn't the case.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Don't want to spoil it. I enjoyed the journey of the 2 main charters.


    Was Founders worth the listening time?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    The deep background into the faith of the characters will detract from the story for many listeners in the early chapters. It really was a little too much detail, for instance, to know that a Catholic couple doesn't have children because they practice the rhythm method of birth control. It seemed to be an unnecessary justification. I would recommend Patriots over this first. Infact I think I'm going to re-listen to Patriots. But if you are like me and can't get enough of this story, you will be entertained by Founders.

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    Sandi 10-17-12
    Sandi 10-17-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Book"
    If you could sum up Founders in three words, what would they be?

    Devastating, Surreal, Prepping


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They all did a good job.


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

    Prepare


    Any additional comments?

    I think that James Rawles writes very good books about what is going to happen if Obama gets into office again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    debra Pittsfield, NH, United States 10-15-12
    debra Pittsfield, NH, United States 10-15-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Too much Brand Details and WAY TOO MUCH RELIGION"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I guess the storyline was good but the brand names for everything just showed that the author was hell-bent on showing that he was well versed in names for everything instead of just saying "gun" he named all of them with what type of ammo they took.....who the heck cares. Not me.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    was ok


    What three words best describe Phil Gigante’s voice?

    The reader was ok...shoukd leave out trying to do a female voice. It took away from it bigtime.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I would cause the story line was good and Im sure hollywood would make sure that the religious in your face stuff was out as well as the brand names for everything prepper LOL


    Any additional comments?

    I would pass on this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    justin OWATONNA, MN, United States 10-15-12
    justin OWATONNA, MN, United States 10-15-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved Patriots but please dont waste your credits"
    What disappointed you about Founders?

    Its feels like JWR wrote this book in 5 days, i swear 50%-75% is a recap from surviors and patriots so that was very frustrating. I kept thinking that it was going to get better, it had to get better but it didnt. The ending has horrible, it almost worth getting this book just to listen to how horrible this series ened. Please dont waste your hard earned money on this garbage. I loved patriots, thought survivors was pretty enjoyable but this is just garbage. Dont say your not warned.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Phil Gigante?

    yes


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    Jared Karshner 10-12-12
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    "Better than what I expected!"
    Would you listen to Founders again? Why?

    This is a great story. I agree I could have done without most of the overly religious parts, but it was part of the story. I don't think it was as distracting as some have stated. I really enjoyed this book.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was not as good as the past two books. Dick Hill did a much better job for these books. Once you get over that and he stops speak in his women's voice it is not bad.


    Any additional comments?

    In summary if you have invested the time with the first two books you will want to listen to this one too. It is definitely worth it. It gives you just enough additional items to really finish up the story.

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    James 10-10-12
    James 10-10-12
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    "Good start..."

    It starts out well but has a weak finish. Provide listener with food for thought and gives Americans plenty of reason to prepare.

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    Kuglar1 Northeast GA 10-10-12
    Kuglar1 Northeast GA 10-10-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Refreshing story about real people"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    After a steady diet stories about CIA agents, Navy SEALS, etc all with superhuman skills and lots of money, this is a plausible story populated with real people. Lots of details-vehicles, weapons, military, and faith mixed into a story that kept me listening. I look forward to listening to Patriots and Survivors-especially since Dick Hill is the narrator. He did a great job with the W.E.B. Griffin books.


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    ric WHITE LAKE, WI, United States 10-10-12
    ric WHITE LAKE, WI, United States 10-10-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Way too Preachy"
    What disappointed you about Founders?

    The whole you mus be a Christian to be a good person theme. So far not one person is a good guy and not a Christian.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    He isn't bad, he tried to change his voice and keep it the same for each person he plays.


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

    Disappointment, I know James is a Christian but damn, people do not open a conversation with are you a Christian. Be realistic and consider people of other faiths as good too.


    Any additional comments?

    Stop trying to make money off your concept of how to survive and deal with the end of the world. James got lucky with his web site and fame and is now capitalizing on it. If he does write another book, try to tone down the Christian is the only way to be mindset and consider all people, hell have a native that believe in the old ways as a hero or someone or group besides your own.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lemuel Chapel Hill, NC, United States 10-09-12
    Lemuel Chapel Hill, NC, United States 10-09-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Overtly religious and political"
    What disappointed you about Founders?

    I normally like post apocalyptic fiction but I just couldn't get past the first chapter of this book. I don't object to authors injecting their political and religious beliefs in their work but Rawls does it to the point of distraction. From glorifying the Latin mass to the condescending tone toward all things associated with modern banking, the author comes across as a wing-nut.

    I suspect that those who agree with Mr. Rawls politics and religious views will find the book enjoyable. If the book weren't so political and religious it would probably have been an interesting read. I have since read that this is the third in a series and the first two got better reviews.


    What could James Wesley, Rawles have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Back off the politics and religion and just tell the story. Label the book as Christian fiction so the reader won't be surprised at the content.


    What didn’t you like about Phil Gigante’s performance?

    He didn't have much to work with. Given that he probably did the best he could but the performance was over the top trying to inject drama where there wasn't any.


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

    Disappointment. The subject of economic and social collapse could have been really interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    Make sure that you read all the reviews both here and at amazon to see if this book is for you.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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