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Patriots Audiobook

Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

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Publisher's Summary

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 heartwell, NE, United States 06-21-15
    James heartwell, NE, United States 06-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    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.

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    Dan 06-09-15
    Dan 06-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "*rubs temples"

    I'll make this short...find another book to read, this one is awful and the writer needs to find a different line of work.

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    Nella Mountain City, TN, United States 06-08-15
    Nella Mountain City, TN, United States 06-08-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Wow, could this happen?"
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    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.

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    George 06-05-15
    George 06-05-15
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    "horrible! "

    this was the worst book I have ever listened to! couldn't even finish it

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    Jason Osborn 06-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Really makes you realize you are not ready"

    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.

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    David Costello 05-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredibly boring"
    What disappointed you about Patriots?

    Was expecting a novel, not a Survivalist manifesto


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Wesley Rawles again?

    no


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    very monotone


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

    sheer boredom


    Any additional comments?

    avoid unless you need a primer on survival

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    James D. Hurless Nashville, TN 05-11-15
    James D. Hurless Nashville, TN 05-11-15 Member Since 2016

    Dedicated Audible reader - love the average apocalyptic dystopian horror story!

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    "Save your money...."
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    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.

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    Akos 05-04-15
    Akos 05-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A book for religious gun nuts. No IQ required"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    say a story would have helped a lot.


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

    No chance with this book.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Patriots?

    the ones between the first and last chapters.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Roberta 05-01-15
    Roberta 05-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "To technical to be a clean novel"

    An attempt to write a militia survival manual with a plot, overall not bad but not overly good

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    David Raiman San Jose, CA USA 05-01-15
    David Raiman San Jose, CA USA 05-01-15
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    "well written and well performed"

    other than a bit over the top religious rhetoric, I really enjoyed the book. would definitely recommend it to others.

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