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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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    Stan Coolgardie, Australia 05-01-13
    Stan Coolgardie, Australia 05-01-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A blend of gun catalogue and the bible"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Gun loving Christians who can't wait to blow away unbelievers


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Wesley, Rawles again?

    No


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

    Fear.


    Any additional comments?

    No wonder Obama can't get any gun laws passed

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory Brooklyn, NY, United States 11-08-11
    Gregory Brooklyn, NY, United States 11-08-11 Member Since 2009
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    "First one was much batter"

    Too much religion, not much plot. First book was full of useful survival techniques scenes of how to protect one's self, this one has lots of love stories which are badly written and extremely boring.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Parkland, FL, United States 10-27-11
    Greg Parkland, FL, United States 10-27-11
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    "Big disappointment"

    While I very much enjoyed Patriots and the way it provided detailed instructions presented as a story, this book is over the top with Christian propaganda at the expense of story and instruction.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dan LANSING, MI, United States 02-16-12
    Dan LANSING, MI, United States 02-16-12
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    "WAY TOO RELIGIUOS"
    What disappointed you about Survivors?

    The story was not very realistic. I barely finished it. Seemed like it was pg, mentioning how good christians are every 20 mins. The author LOVES god we get it! I thought this book would tell the brutal survival for life but it was basically boring. The main character/s got by way too easy with little conflict. If u want an amazing post apocalypse story get Swan Song. you will not be disapointed.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Wesley, Rawles again?

    no


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

    just the words he read.


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

    disappointment, it wasn't brutal, gorry enough.


    Any additional comments?

    I LOVE AUDIBLE!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    André Gothenburg, Sweden 01-30-12
    André Gothenburg, Sweden 01-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Don't waste your time!"
    Any additional comments?

    I will just say this. Read what many others have said before me. They are right. This is right wing christian redneck BS. Some parts were

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn KENNEWICK, WA, United States 01-20-12
    Lynn KENNEWICK, WA, United States 01-20-12
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    "Boring - Preachy - Weak Plot - Idiotic Premise"
    What was most disappointing about James Wesley, Rawles’s story?

    As a Christian and fan of post-apocalyptic literature I was looking forward to this book. I was greatly disappointed. The author uses what seems to be the entire book to preach his about his disapproval off being of the gold standard, his hatred of the U.N., his belief in owning lots of guns, and his preference for the King James Bible. His condescending and smug tone was only outdone by his flat characters and missing story arch. The book simply ends in mid sentence. This book would probably be enjoyed by skinheads or anyone living on a fenced compound in north Idaho.


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pam 01-12-12
    Pam 01-12-12
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    "Keep looking"
    Would you try another book from James Wesley, Rawles and/or Dick Hill?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I stopped listening in the first hour. I never finished the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ric WHITE LAKE, WI, United States 12-18-11
    ric WHITE LAKE, WI, United States 12-18-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Way Too Preachy"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Rawles needs to consider other faiths and not have all his


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

    Kind of flat, and if you have read the Patriots you know the rest.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dick Hill?

    He tries but sounds too much like he is reading a text book.


    Could you see Survivors being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    A low budget TV at best. I mean how would a movie/ TV show be able to hold most people with all the good guy praying and quoting the bible all the time? On screen that would get old.


    Any additional comments?

    I think Rawles is using his fame to write books that if they where just how to books would be fine but and end of the world story fails. I wouldn't read this for the action, but the thoughts and the how to parts.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leo legian kaja, Indonesia 11-19-11
    Leo legian kaja, Indonesia 11-19-11
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    "worst book ever"

    boring to death. no good story, no energy. the idea is good but writers interpretation is very shallow. not worth wasting time!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron 10-11-11
    Aaron 10-11-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Very disappointed"
    What would have made Survivors better?

    Remove all the christian


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Wesley, Rawles again?

    Probably not.....


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator sounded like a 90 year old that was constantly drunk.... All the characters sounded the same, hard to tell them apart.


    You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    it had NO redeeming qualities in it...


    Any additional comments?

    This sums up the book.......... blah blah bah, I'm a christian therfore I'm better than you....blah blah bah, I'm a christian therfore I'm better than you....blah blah bah, I'm a christian therfore I'm better than you.... YAWN.... No exciting fight or battle scenes. Not looking forward to the 3rd book.

    8 of 26 people found this review helpful
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