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,
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.
And Buffalo George
Whether you believe that Rawles' books are good stuff or guano is a matter of your political persuasion. I thought that this book might just be a repeat of the first one, but it dovetails nicely. The book is an enjoyable read. People who believe that social collapse is possible will enjoy this book--the situations are probably a lot more simplistic than a real social collapse. The author proselytizes a good bit, the Morse code abbreviations are boring and a few towns are misplaced by state--details, details, details. Author knows his guns. The story line does just kind of trail off...I guess that the smash ending is in the third book?
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.
great book, jumps around a little so pay attention to the dates and times along with the names of the cast.
Yes. I enjoyed Patriots as well as other books read by Dick Hill.
He is usually able to differentiate the characters better than in this book.
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.
Or maybe I am just dense...
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