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

Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

America is in the thrall of a full-scale socioeconomic breakdown. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation destroys the value of the dollar, and the population, unprepared for hardship, panics. Practically overnight, the high technology infrastructure and chains of supply collapse and wholesale rioting and looting grip every city. Law enforcement, transportation, electricity, fuel, and medical supplies are all in the past now, as the country staggers beneath its own weight.
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Publisher's Summary

America is in the thrall of a full-scale socioeconomic breakdown. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation destroys the value of the dollar, and the population, unprepared for hardship, panics. Practically overnight, the high-technology infrastructure and chains of supply collapse, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every city. Law enforcement, transportation, electricity, fuel, and medical supplies are all in the past now, as the country staggers beneath its own weight. Lawless bands of killers roam the countryside, leaving devastation in their wake and now that the government is gone, the Constitution is at stake. Who will carry on?

In this chaotic and dangerous environment, a few families and individuals, bound together by their faith, skills, and foresight, must struggle not only to survive day by day but defend themselves against a new and vicious predator - their fellow man.

Survivors is a shockingly realistic and lightening fast thriller about the coming implosion of America as we know it. Renowned survivalist expert James Wesley, Rawles has packed this story with the cold hard facts about how to stay alive in the face of mass riots, starvation, and anarchy. His expertise lends unforgettable, authentic detail to this season's most chilling novel. Listeners will not only be entralled, they will learn invaluable lessons on how to survive the coming collapse.

©2011 James Wesley Rawles (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    WKSwanson God's Country 10-14-11
    WKSwanson God's Country 10-14-11 Member Since 2010
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    "A hard look at a real possibility"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, definitely, but it's not for those who imagine that civilization and social stability come from government.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Survivors?

    The confrontation with the prissy, upper-class woman on the sailboat who hates guns, but just had her life saved by a guy who knows how to use one, and did.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the best of his that I have heard.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The cop in England who befriends the main character out of simple Christian charity.


    Any additional comments?

    For me, Survivors was a very interesting read, even if it wasn't Hemingway or Faulkner.
    Rawles may not be exactly right about future events, but if things do go South socio-economically in a big way, his scenarios would likely not be too far off the mark. The story is believable in many respects, and the author is at his best when describing scenes of a tactical/military nature. It is obvious that he has done his homework in this regard, and lots of it. As for Christianity in the novel, some might view it as too strong, but I would wager that in an apocalyptic event, all of the chic atheists and pagans out there would find that their ersatz morality was as dust in a windstorm. Rawles is something of a cross between the admonition of George Washington, si vis pacem, para bellum (If you wish for peace, prepare for war), and John Adams refrain that,

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Frankston South, Australia 11-18-11
    Ian Frankston South, Australia 11-18-11 Member Since 2010

    Movie loving Brit living Down Under. Anything 'end of the world' themed usually gets my attention, but The Stand has yet to be beat.

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    The key to surviving this post financial implosion world is to be a Christian and find other Christians. Do that, and you should be ok, though you'll have to defend yourself against many heathens. Oh, and buy silver and gold. There you go; saved you a download.

    Drivel.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    "Interesting and somewhat informative story."

    A good story that holds your interest. it also provides some decent ideas regarding preparing for disaster or collapse.

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    Jaron McMullin 03-31-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Relatively bland background stories to Book 1"

    The performance was solid so at least it didn't hurt to listen like it did to book 1. Relatively superficial. Literal complexity of a junior high novel. Much less survivalist and prepper info vs. Book 1.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peden 03-25-15
    Peden 03-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Christian Outlook"

    I have enjoyed this book tremendously. It is good to have a Christian outlook on the possible future. Jesus Christ is Lord.

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    gregory 03-14-15
    gregory 03-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great book, jumps around a little so pay attention"

    great book, jumps around a little so pay attention to the dates and times along with the names of the cast.

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    james p weiss 02-22-15
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    "Another great book from the Master Survivalist"

    Looses a little momentum in the details at times. I've been to Belize and I wouldn't count on it as a safe haven. Enjoyed the presentation.

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    K. Soze 02-14-15
    K. Soze 02-14-15
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    "I had trouble following the timeline/characters"
    Would you try another book from James Wesley, Rawles and/or Dick Hill?

    Yes. I enjoyed Patriots as well as other books read by Dick Hill.


    What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

    He is usually able to differentiate the characters better than in this book.


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

    Frustration. Halfway through the book I still couldn't visualize the characters and their relationships. It may have made it worse since I had already read Patriots and some of the characters who died in that book had roles in this one. I am a fan of Quentin Tarantino, and generally appreciate when a story strays from a linear timeline, but it didn't work well in this one.


    Any additional comments?

    Or maybe I am just dense...

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    Aud 02-10-15
    Aud 02-10-15 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "OK, I'm gonna say it!!!!!!....Awesomeeeee!!!!!!!!!"

    I've never listened to books from this author but this rocks!!! Love Love Love It.

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    Carolyn Australia 02-05-15
    Carolyn Australia 02-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Unless you are a Christian gun enthusiast....."
    Any additional comments?

    ...parts of this novel may annoy you. I haven't written a novel, however, so my hat is still off to you Mr. Rawles.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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