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  • American Exit Strategy

  • The Economic Collapse Chronicles, Volume 1
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,473

Liberty minded individuals and those who believe in the Constitution will find this near future dystopian novel to be right up their alley. Those who are looking to be more informed about the potential threats to America's financial stability will learn what to watch for and how to prepare themselves for an economic collapse. America is on the cusp of financial annihilation. Matt and Karen Bair face the challenges of Main Street during a full scale financial meltdown. Government borrowing and monetary creation have reached their limits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too much bible, but good.

  • By Ryan on 09-05-16

A Novel or a Lecture

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I have listened to a lot of these books on end of the world scenarios, but so far I have never written reviews on them. This book bothered me enough that I decided to put my comments down.

The positive things in the book are:
The narrator Kevin Pierce - he is so good that most everyone who writes these kind of books use him. I appreciate the author has a lot of knowledge in multiple areas and in understanding the issues in prepping for worst case scenarios. I appreciate his keeping swearing out of the book by understanding a large segment of the people who read these books prefer it that way. When I was about to give up on the book, it had moments with good action and suspense in the story that made me want to continue.

What I did not like was: The awkwardness where the author would use the characters to give his lectures on: Government, conservative thought, monetary policy, guns and ammo, the welfare system, how to store food, how to bugout, military strategy, how solar works, how tools work on a farm, and multiple other topics. I grew very tired of being schooled and lectured to. You would be surprised to know that I actually agree with the author on most of the positions he takes. I was simply sick of being lectured to. The start of the book was the worst, trying to get past the lectures on government and conservative thought. Because the book would start to get interesting, I would continue. However the author would always go back to the lecture circuit which made me dislike the style of his writing. My dilemma is should I continue with book two. With my above comments you would think no way. I have the hope that the author would just focus on the story telling and layoff the lectures. I do like books that give interesting thoughts of how to prepare for an end of world scenario, but this book goes to far.

Comparing this book to other authors I will draw some comparisons. I started these kind of books with William Forstchen in One Second After. He is a good story teller, moderate in the swearing, and some useful prepper ideas. Franklin Horton is the best story teller, excellent prepper ideas, but very heavy in the swearing that I could do without. However the Horton books are so good I still keep buying them. Tom Abrahams the Traveler Series is excellent in the story telling, low on any swearing, and lean on prepper ideas. I will skip mentioning others. My dilemma is that Mark Goodwin has enough knowledge that I think I could learn some possible good prepper ideas from him. I just do not know if I can tolerate his lecturing anymore.

For now I will jump into a book about a Pandemic.



  • Fall in Love, Stay in Love

  • By: Willard F. Harley Jr.
  • Narrated by: Wayne Shepherd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42

More than a million husbands and wives have improved their marriages through books by Dr. Willard Harley. And now, for the first time, he invites you to "step into his office" and see how the whole plan works. Fall in Love, Stay in Love weaves together the insights and techniques Dr. Harley has collected over the years into one comprehensive plan for building and sustaining the feeling of love. In 17 sessions it equips you with the tools you need for a happy, successful marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Marriage Coaching

  • By R. Jones on 08-31-15

Excellent Marriage Coaching

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-15

Would you listen to Fall in Love, Stay in Love again? Why?

I have enjoyed listening to this book twice. Having read over two dozen marriage books, this one ranks in my top three to recommend for couples to improving their marriage. The author seemed to combine in this book his two other books: His Needs, Her Needs, and Love Busters. I very much liked the other two books but I can refer this one book to couples to cover the topics without having to impose two books for them to read. He helps you to understand where general marriage counseling fails and what has lead to success in his counseling couples. I teach a marriage relationship class at church and bring this book in as one of my recommendations and as a reference for the class. Harley helps you to identify habits that will improve your marriage and identifies what to avoid. The narrator reads this book as if it was his own book for audible and does a great job emphasizing the authors love for this topic.

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