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.
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.
I stopped listening in the first hour. I never finished the book.
Rawles needs to consider other faiths and not have all his
Kind of flat, and if you have read the Patriots you know the rest.
He tries but sounds too much like he is reading a text book.
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.
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.
The story is simple, the characters are bland and have no development. There is too much in this story that just happens to work out in favor of the characters, too much to the point that it becomes ridiculous. Apart from the blatant "religion down your throat" feel, and the simplistic ways in which the obstacles are overcome, this book has no suspense, no thrill and no reason to keep you reading. The only reason I finished it was because I didn't have any credits with which to get another book and I have an hour each way commute.
I enjoyed the first of Rawles' books far more than this and was hoping for something similar. Needless to say that I was very disappointed and I will likely not purchase another of his books. There's much better out there and if I could get a do-over, I'd pass on this one.
boring to death. no good story, no energy. the idea is good but writers interpretation is very shallow. not worth wasting time!
Remove all the christian
The narrator sounded like a 90 year old that was constantly drunk.... All the characters sounded the same, hard to tell them apart.
it had NO redeeming qualities in it...
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.
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This is the third book by JWR that I have read. I honestly think he should stick to non-fiction rather than trying to turn a parts list into a novel.
The part where it involved Dick Hill. He is incredibly mediocre in voice quality, clarity, and emotion. I got used to it eventually, but it was tedious.
It could be a decent TV series if they pulled in some actual writing talent. However, I would be quite surprised if they did based on the story as it currently stands.
Have low expectations; it will be better for it.
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