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.
Yes, definitely, but it's not for those who imagine that civilization and social stability come from government.
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.
This is the best of his that I have heard.
The cop in England who befriends the main character out of simple Christian charity.
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,
I have been an Audible member for over five years and have around fifty audio books in my library. I have read my fair share of doomsday books in that time frame and most of them have been pretty great. Then came one of the famous Audible Sales where I bought way to much and one of those purchases was Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse.
I tried with all of my might to get through this book but this book left such a bad taste in my mouth I could not get through it. The characters are a little to cookie cutter and the "coming collapse" although plausible was about as ridiculous as they come. As much as I love a good Apocalypse story this was just downright bad. The writing was poor, the narration below average, and the story-line is about as right wing as you could get. And I am a registered Republican. Good grief.
Movie loving Brit living Down Under. Anything 'end of the world' themed usually gets my attention, but The Stand has yet to be beat.
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.
The religious overtones or beyond obnoxious don't waste your money every time they start to talk about survival it turns into a sermon
I really like this narrator I like to offer but if you are buying this book you are pretty much going to be similes this story because even some of the sentences are exact same as his prettiest Patriots which was an amazing book if you listen to that book this will be boring because it's pretty much same thing
Again a info filled book with a good story.
If you're a Christian, it's definitely for you. If you're anything other, get used to constant religious influence throughout. Like a Rush song, if you can ignore that aspect, it's a great book.
While Patriots was solid, these are just becoming too much. Half hour rants about ham radio details, etc are just awful. And the reader must go. He sounds like a "da Bears" character off of SNL! Mexicans and Navahos sounding like they were raised in Chicago is absurd.
I just expected more from this author... I was hoping for a bit of realism and its clear he tried too hard to (demonstrate his knowledge) to describe things... I feel if we are looking at this SHTF book for buy, we already have an idea about survival. We are not infants, we want a good read! His other books were much better before he tried fiction. In hindsight, I wouldn't have wasted the money.
With a slight re-write
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