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Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse Audiobook

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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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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    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 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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    "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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    Steve 12-27-15
    Steve 12-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Scarily a real possibility"

    Well written with an almost clairvoyant perspective. Each chapter is thoroughly engaging and one can clearly see the reasoning behind the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amiesbookreviews Ontario, Canada 09-20-15
    Amiesbookreviews Ontario, Canada 09-20-15 Listener Since 2008

    Check out more detailed reviews on my blog amiesbookreviews.wordpress. com

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    "An interesting prepper based, christian tale"

    SURVIVORS: The Coming Collapse

    Author: James Wesley Rawles

    Type of Book: Audiobook - Unabridged

    Length: 13 hours and 41 minutes

    Narrator: Dick Hill

    Genre: Fiction- Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Prepper Fiction

    Release Date: October 4, 2011

    Series: Founders - Book Two

    Publisher: Brilliance Audio

    Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐

    * I received a free copy of this audiobook through AudiobookBlast dot com in exchange for an honest review.

    This book was written as a fictional tale of what the author envisions as the inevitable collapse of the world's economy.

    I believe that the author set out to achieve two goals by writing this book. He attempted to write a compelling fiction story while also communicating to his readers tips and tricks to help them prepare for the "coming collapse."

    The problem with having two such lofty goals for a single book is that the storyline was often placed on the back-burner to go into minute detail about survival strategies. Nowhere in the story is this more readily apparent than when the author starts to go 'on-and-on' about guns and the individual features of each one. I understand the need for a weapon (or possibly even two) if the country were to fall into lawless chaos, however, most readers will probably not care about the make and model of their weapon. All they will care about is whether or not it is reliable and whether or not they will be able to obtain ammunition for it.

    I have read quite a few different reviews for "SURVIVORS" and those reviews have been varied. It seems like readers either love this book, or they hate it. There does not seem to be a middle-ground. The major difference between my experience and the experience of the other reviewers whose comments I have read seems to be in what format they "read." I listened to "SURVIVORS" on unabridged audiobook and I am very glad I did. I believe that I would have wanted to stop reading a few times if I was reading a paper or e-copy of this book.

    The overly detailed descriptions of guns and their components struck me as tedious and boring. This is also true in the sections about religion. At times I felt like I was being told that if I was not a Christian then I would not survive. This seems simplistic to me.

    I enjoyed the part of the story where Anders Lane was trying to return home from his tour of duty overseas to America and the hardships he faced on his journey.

    There was another storyline that I enjoyed and that was the woman and her mother who had stockpiled seeds. (I can't remember their names.) However, this storyline gets dropped and readers never find out if they survived or not.

    The narration by Dick Hill is very well done. He has a terrific tone and his cadence and pacing are excellent.

    Overall I rate this audiobook as 3 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Erika Hofelich 08-27-15
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    "Too preachy"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I'm a Christian, but this series gets more and more religious as the books progress to the point that it detracts from the story and out weighs any educational value. I'm all about keeping faith but I don't want to feel like I am receiving a new sermon every time I turn the page or in this instance listen to a new chapter.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was disappointed


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s performance?

    Serious


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Anzuini 08-10-15
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    "Same story line as patriots"
    What did you like best about Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse? What did you like least?

    I listened to Patriots before this one and the characters introduced here are included in patriots, I really like Patriots so this one was disappointing


    Would you recommend Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend patriot since it is a more dynamic story


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    I like the performance


    Do you think Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Patriot is the follow up book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 07-04-15
    Michael 07-04-15
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    "Excellent story and education. Though the voices"

    the story was great and the only complaint was the obvious same person portraying the characters.

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    Allison Ward 06-23-15
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    "How it's going to be!"

    Great way to see how life in the final Obama days will be and how to prepare.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Walsh 06-18-15
    Walsh 06-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic Post Historical Fiction"

    For all your true patriots out there, you know why this book is so amazing. For anyone who has not yet encountered Wesley's works, prepare to have an eye opening and life changing experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donald L. Davis Los Angeles, CA 06-13-15
    Donald L. Davis Los Angeles, CA 06-13-15 Member Since 2015

    dondavissfusd

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    "Boring"

    syory, what there is of it develop at a glacial pace. 80% "filler" prose. Avoid!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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