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Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse | [James Wesley Rawles]

Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

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.
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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.

As hordes of refugees and looters pour out of the cities, a small group of friends living in the Midwest desperately try to make their way to a safe-haven ranch in northern Idaho. The journey requires all their skill and training since communication, commerce, transportation and law enforcement have all disappeared. Once at the ranch, the group fends off vicious attacks from outsiders and then looks to join other groups that are trying to restore true Constitutional law to the country.

Patriots is a thrilling narrative depicting fictional characters using authentic survivalist techniques to endure the collapse of American civilization. Listening to this compelling, fast-paced novel could one day mean the difference between life and death.

©2009 James Wesley Rawles; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    James Perryton, TX, United States 10-18-11
    James Perryton, TX, United States 10-18-11 Member Since 2008

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Painfully ridiculous"

    I love stories about society breaking down, self-reliance, survival, etc.. This story was just laughable, though. I can only surmise that parody must have been the authors intent. I am an unapologetic gun rights advocate, but the notion that there may be real people like the characters in this book, causes me to rethink my position. The only thing worse was the narration. I kept having flashbacks of the SNL Chicago Superfans skit. "Da Bulls...Da Bears...Ditka. If this were read to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, they would beg for waterboarding.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michele Brier, WA, United States 09-20-11
    Michele Brier, WA, United States 09-20-11
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    "good, but..."

    Everyone gives One Second After a hard time for being so right-wing conservative and keeping women subserviant but Patriots is just as bad. The story itself is good but with too much information ( don't think Tom Clancey could have added more)! You can get his book "How to survive the end of the world as we know it" if you need specifics on how to do things for real, this is a novel, right? Do we really need to know wood thicknesses for door construction and how to build a dog house and a make and model description for every gun pulled or shot throughout the whole book?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Evan Honolulu, HI, United States 07-27-11
    Evan Honolulu, HI, United States 07-27-11 Member Since 2010

    Business owner , philanthropist.

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    "It almost had me and then it didn't"

    When you read a good book you like to escape to that world and wonder what would I do if I where there. Could I survive? I found myself thinking that I wouldn't even want to live. Not because the situation was so bad but because the characters where all so self righteous.

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    abrahamaku 04-12-11
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    "Interesting topic but poorly written"

    Reads more like a factual textbook rather than a novel. The author writes about specifics that the reader doesn't really care about, like the processing speed of computers that a member uses to work at home from. Or the complete caliber, make and model of each gun and weapon each charachter has. Too many specifics, slowing down the flow of the story... who cares about how many guns, and what each type of gun they have.

    too many facts, not enough feeling. Not enough action, and not enough emotion to get a real sense of what makes each charachter ticks. maybe it's just the reader of this audio book, but it's hard to get through, and i'm only in the first 2 hours. But that's my opinion.

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    Matt Pasadena, CA, United States 04-07-11
    Matt Pasadena, CA, United States 04-07-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Listen to the first 20 minutes then stop."

    Usually I'm driven by my compulsions to finish any audio book no matter how dull. This book broke that compulsion.

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    Connie Mary Esther, FL, USA 03-15-10
    Connie Mary Esther, FL, USA 03-15-10
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    "Patriots (Unabridged)"

    The story is great but the quality of the streamed audio download is poor. Often there are words skipped in the playback.

    I have not previously listened to audio books....maybe they are all this way....it is quite frustrating however.

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    emine istanbul, CA, United States 06-10-10
    emine istanbul, CA, United States 06-10-10 Member Since 2009
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    "waste of time, unrealistic, bias and prejudice."

    I couldn't even finished it at all.It s very boring and very unrealistic! think about it.The technology giant,strong and powerful USA, getting down by an economical crissis without any clue and any one to prevent its fall... the USA goes down to drain in a very short time and remain there for five years..no rules, no humanity,no nothing....is it that easy?! guns talks, everybody dies... its really very pesimistic and unrealistic and very very radically religious ...I wonder that the author really believe such a garbage...waste of time and credits

    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
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