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Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse Audiobook

Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

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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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    Joel NEWPORT BEACH, CA, United States 07-25-12
    Joel NEWPORT BEACH, CA, United States 07-25-12 Member Since 2011

    Joel Szerlip

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    "Could Not 'Survive' This Audio Book"

    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.

    3 of 5 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 2017

    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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    "Couldn't finish it"

    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.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Marlena Taylor 04-11-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Poor writing"

    I love books about the apocalypse. This was by far the worst riding I have ever experienced. I have no idea how this author got published not just once but multiple times. I'm very disappointed. I would not recommend this book.

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    Amazon Customer 04-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great!"

    This is a real life scenario bk reg after an economic collapse...centered, believe it or not, in Bloomfield, Farmington & surrounding areas. Good stuff to know if you live here.

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    Quincy 03-03-17
    Quincy 03-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "hold on to your bible.. this one's a doozy.."

    hard to finish cause it's painfully too religious. feels like it was written for a teenage bible school class. the author eye rollingly dodges cuss words, anything sexual, and is just way too proper to be believable. EVERY single character is a good Christian, with godly morals.. I mean seriously....

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    Frequent buyer 03-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great story"

    storyline was a little tough to follow in a few spots other than that full of good information as well as an easy to listen to story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steven T Buckley Oakland park fl 02-15-17
    Steven T Buckley Oakland park fl 02-15-17 Member Since 2008
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    "This book is more about religion"

    The religious overtones or beyond obnoxious don't waste your money every time they start to talk about survival it turns into a sermon

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    Samantha Glisson 02-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "good read"

    good book... had better. had allot worse...
    if u like survival books A plus

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    Amazon Customer 01-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "pretty much same story"

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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