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.
This is for the Newbee that should understand what would happen after shif day
Any thing from Mr Rawles
You fall into the book, It ended
yes for people allway suprise me
If you want to see real life Not live in a bubble this is the book for you
Oh yeah, already did! Great story and packed with things we all need to know!!!!
The horse ride from Belize to New Mexico
Great Variance of voices
Get in, Sit down. Shut up, Hold on and Get Ready to know the future
Prepers would proly want to hear this
Yes,This is a good book, but it is the same story with the same people as Patriots,it's just an in depth back ground on some of the people. I think Rawles may have needed some fast money or had a contract to fill fast. There is nothing new in this book. It would be a great novel if he had taken the two books and put them in the same covers.
I liked all of them, he did a great job
As I said it should have been put with Patriots and written like Steven King does, you know real long, in detail so you know the smell of the dust on the lamp,then it would have been a great novel not just a story.
Quick flow of the story.
My gym workouts increased during this book. A good book keeps me on the treadmill so much longer.
All were well done although Mr. Hill's voice adds age to every character.
Its all very good. I've already purchased Patriots and listening to it.
I hope there is something else in the pipeline. I'm addicted.
less story lines and much less lengthy boring back stories
the big picture story line
i going to finish it, but to all you dont waste your time
If the story would have followed less groups of people it would have been much better because more of a story would have been created and not just bits and pieces of non-sense.
Nothing like his amazing book patriots, looks like i'll have to read that one again.
How every voice he imitated sounded like a mexican girl.
The last maybe 2 hours of the book started getting interesting although I almost didn't make it. Put the book down around 7 times for being disappointed.
This book is a prequel to patriots so some of the information is helpful if you havn't read patriots yet but the only part that is useful is the Doyle's.
among the top...great plots and character development
The helo, plane, bike, boat, and horse trip for the young LT traveling from AFG to the USA.
Great depth in character variety.
Survivors...when "one day at a time" is a stretch, sometimes all you can do is survive.
Rawles' first book in this series, Patriots, is awkward...stuck between a how-to-mannual and a novel. Survivors is much smoother, an easy read with incredible character development that draws in the reader, has them begging for more, and asking...when is the next novel coming out?????
I had hoped for more from the author. The first novel, "Patriots," was a stellar performance, in my opinion. This one is definitely worth a listen, but not quite what I had expected. Even when engrossed in the book and making my way to the end looking for the big climax, the confrontation that seemed to have been preluded throughout the entire book was just left out. All in, I will listen to it again (probably several times), but it certainly won't get the "wear" of the first.
Unlike Patriots that I listen to three times, I am probably good listening to Survivors once. It is slow getting started and bounces back and forth between characters way too much. I did like the additional background information on some of the characters from the Patriots book, but some just seem to be boring background filler. Still entertaining enough for a credit.
My family was featured on National Geographic's Doomsday Preppers, and I'm an avid reader of Mr. Rawles' SurvivialBlog, so I think I can safely say we are about as perfect an audience for this book as you can get. And the information in this book is interesting, though some of it is a bit of a re-hash from Rawles' Patriots and How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It. That being said, there's enough new information in here to make it a worthwhile read. But the story and characters could be better.
Like other's have said, my biggest complaint about Mr. Rawles works are his insistance that only Christians are truly moral people. As an secular humanist/agnostic/atheist, I take a bit of offense from this. In my experience, the most moral people I know are my atheist friends and colleagues. And the statistics on crime and prison populations agree.
Nevertheless, if you can get past the occasional preachiness of his writings, the information contained within are well worth it.
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