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  • The Solitary Man's Refuge

  • By: Ron Foster
  • Narrated by: Duane Sharp
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

This audiobook combines the three postapocalyptic adventure books of the Solitary Man Series. Look around. Millions of preppers are working feverishly every day to get prepared for what they fear is a disaster about to happen in America. The motivation for preparing differs for each person. Donald is getting his farmstead prepared in case a predicted solar storm takes out the electrical grid. Some folks might call what Donald is trying to create as a bug-out location. Other people consider his little rural house as an effort to become more self-sufficient, like a homesteader.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Badly Constructed Narrative

  • By Madeleine on 06-10-14

Great stories destined to become classics!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-14

These stories have great beginning prepper info and it's told in an interesting story!
I love getting them all together so I can keep listening. Love the narrator too!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Diary Of A Kudzu Salesman

  • The Prepper Reconstruction, Volume 2
  • By: Ron Foster
  • Narrated by: Phil Williams
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

The characters from the classic Prepper Trilogy have moved from their survival retreat on the lake and have taken up city living in one of the FEMA reconstruction towns. The government is attempting to jump start the economy once more after a solar storm took down the grid and the economy 10 long years ago. Politics and a religious cult leader who is a decedent of a Kudzu salesman threaten to upset the survivor's plans to restart their lives as the stresses of rejoining civilization mount.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern prepper story of kudzu and preparedness

  • By Scifi Fan on 04-21-14

A realistic and informative story!

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

Reviewed: 04-24-14

What made the experience of listening to Diary Of A Kudzu Salesman the most enjoyable?

The creative characters and realistic style makes this story absorbing from the start! The part about the zombie bear was hilarious and the recipes at the end were very good!

Who was your favorite character and why?

David was the most interesting as he was level-headed and has such ingenious ideas to make things better for everyone trying to rebuild from the disaster! He reminds me of MacGyver from tv with his creativity.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely! And I did!

Any additional comments?

There is a lot of talk about alcohol but putting yourself in that situation you realize how important it is not only for relaxation relief but also as an antiseptic and fuel and barter supply!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Preppers Road March

  • By: Ron Foster
  • Narrated by: Duane Sharp
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

A solar storm has just hit the world causing a EMP event. A emergency manager visiting Atlanta, GA must find his way back home after this electromagnetic pulse has stranded him away from his vehicle and his beloved "bug out bag." With 180 miles to go to his destination, David must let his street smarts and survival skills kick in as food and water becomes scarce and societal breakdown proceeds at an unrelenting pace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic in every way.

  • By James on 05-30-16

Awesome Prepper Story!

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

Reviewed: 12-27-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely! Ron Foster's writing style pulls you right into the story with a very realistic rendering of what might happen after the electrical grid goes down. With great survival tips and tricks woven in, the story gives you hope that we could survive with a bit of ingenuity and cooperation. The narrator does a great job with the characters and has a really good voice to listen to!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Definitely David, the main character! He stays level-headed and cool about everything yet still has plenty of humor in bad situations! His compassion showed in how he cared for his fellow travelers and country folk and made sure they had the basics before moving on to his next destination.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and I did! The story pulls you right in and I love being able to do my housework while listening! And now I need another one!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful