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.
Most boring book via audible I've listened too. I punted mid way through. not even 14 hours in a tractor fertilizing corn could make this interesting.
A terrific read/listen. Sooner or later a collapse of this country is coming and this is one scenario. Gets the attention immediately and well thought out. My only complaint is the author spent way too much time in detailing all the guns/ammo/accessories and the details in improvising weapons, To me (who isn't into guns) this was more of a distraction from the story that is otherwise very thought provoking.
The story starts off a little slow and has a few story breakouts that I am not sure are needed. However I really liked the story and it made me realize that I am no where close to being prepared.
Was expecting a novel, not a Survivalist manifesto
avoid unless you need a primer on survival
Dedicated Audible reader - love the average apocalyptic dystopian horror story!
This audio book failed on several fronts.The first being the narration. The narrator sounded so monotone and uninteresting, I thought I was listening to someone reading his shopping list. On top of narration, the author does NO character development. He just throws a bunch of people together and starts trying to make them interesting. Which they aren't. This book concept had great potential but was such a let down. I couldn't even finish this book - which is very very rare for me. Pass on this one.
say a story would have helped a lot.
No chance with this book.
the ones between the first and last chapters.
According to the book, all one needs to survive a social collapse is guns, more guns, lots of bullets, guns, explosives and a bible. I do not regularly provide feedbacks for the books I read, but this one is so bad, that I feel obliged to worn you away. There is hardly any story. Instead there are hours dedicated to reciting long lists of very specific and useless information on characters owning specific models of guns, together with precise number and kind of ammunition, number and capacity of clips, weight and type of the bullets, followed by the exact content of backpacks, or cars, down to the number of paperclips. I would rather read a phone book then this.
other than a bit over the top religious rhetoric, I really enjoyed the book. would definitely recommend it to others.
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