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American Exit Strategy

The Economic Collapse Chronicles, Volume 1
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,602 ratings)

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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. When funds are no longer available for government programs, widespread civil unrest erupts across the country. Matt and Karen are forced to move to a more remote location and their level of preparedness is revealed as being much less adequate than they believed prior to the crisis.

Meanwhile, Paul Randall, a third party presidential candidate arises to push back against the welfare and warfare spending that have bankrupted our country. While he has gained expansive acceptance, the fight has just begun. Paul Randall proposes a plan to mitigate the coming hyper-inflationary collapse which is a mathematical certainty. His plan is known as The American Exit Strategy.

American Exit Strategy uses survival fiction to take an in-depth look at the real life politics and economics behind the issues that are likely to trigger a currency collapse or financial meltdown in the near future.

American Exit Strategy is a work of fiction…until it becomes history.

©2013 Mark Goodwin (P)2013 Mark Goodwin

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Too much bible, but good.

Too much bible thumping, but still a decent book. I'll be checking out the second book.

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Great story and narration but waaay too preachy

Great story and narration but waaay too preachy
I fully support Christian values but too many places in this book where he just reads out of the Bible for 10 minutes at a time when we could have understood his point with a few lines. Feels like filler and the feeling of having it forced on us as a captive audience isn't cool, plus it distracts from the story as he does this just when we are dying to find out what happens next, instead we get a 10 minute sermon. This caused me to not get the remaining books in this story-line. I even tried the 2nd book and returned it because it does the same thing. Kevin Pierce is awesome as a narrator as usual.

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OMG... I wasn't expecting Militia Porn.

What would have made American Exit Strategy better?

If you don't throw the books across the room, it's an excellent insight into a world with no creativity, where all concepts not black and white are evil, and all good gun toting, unborn saving, bible thumping, nuclear bombing folk win the right to live just like people did 200 years ago, but with some electricity. Amazing.

What was most disappointing about Mark Goodwin’s story?

Knowing that there are so many people in this country that think this way.
The chance to change the world for the better, but again, it's down to a few old white men huddled in a secret location making decisions for everyone, especially women.

Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin Pierce’s performances?

Yes.

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

I actually agreed with most of the author's sentiment about how the Constitution has been subverted, but not with re-writing it to meet Fundamentalist Doctrine. The founders were trying to escape religious oppression, so the very idea of making religion integral to governance is abhorrent.

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One of the best survival novels of all time

I am a bit of a prepper/survival novel junkie, and this is one of the best. Goodwin does an amazing job at combining current events, compelling characters, and an imaginative story all into one outstanding package. This is a must read for any patriot or post-historical fiction fan. Loved it!

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The story gets lost in the Republican slant.

Couldn't get 25% through it due to the heavily political slant. The story gets lost in the political views.

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Hooked.

Hooked after character development. But I feel like there is way to much biblical push within the story. It's seems like the author is very devout to Christianity, but those of us who are not so devout or believe in other religions or beliefs may be turned off by this. I'm not saying I'm against putting religion into a novel but it's a bit much. I imagine I'll be criticized by this but that is my only gripe. The story is amazing the characters are great and I can't wait to download the next book and listen.

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The WORST story (and I use "story" loosely)

This is the wife. I tried to listen to this story but I can't. It is THAT bad. Biblical BS dipped in fear-mongering, that's how I describe this story. If you're looking for a realistic apocalyptic story, you'll NOT find it here.

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Preachy

The author is more concerned about his political views than the story. The setup includes blaming national healthcare, the social safety net, and lack of "Christian" values for his world's decline. I felt it was a bit much if the story is about dealing with an economic collapse, to try and include that level of morality (essentially blaming any reader who disagrees) as the setup to the story.

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Great read.

if you want a look at our world when this false economy collapses this is a good place to start.The references going back to our founding fathers are startlingly accurate .

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An excellent well researched book

This is one of the best depiction of the economic collapse facing America today. Our treasuries are emptying and our government continues to act as though the purse is bottomless. We are no longer citizens to the government we are now the assets and product that our government uses to feed its ever growing need for money and power. This book describes perfectly how I believe the downfall will come.

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A little clumsy but well worth the listen

If you could sum up American Exit Strategy in three words, what would they be?

Relatable, Possible, republican

What was one of the most memorable moments of American Exit Strategy?

Buggin out to be with Adam and the family, the robbery, the changing neighbourhood back home

Would you listen to another book narrated by Kevin Pierce?

Yes though his delivery doesn't flow to the same level that other narrators do, the warmth in his voice makes up for some of this though

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the description of the farmhouse matt would look at buying

Any additional comments?

A little two dimensional on the characters, a little to obvious on the correlation on real life people being named incorrectly on purpose from real life like obama. I do agree with alot of the view points from the series tho and I do feel it shows somewhat a possible future, the fact that all the nations lend and borrow on gold that they do not currently owe, the fact that hyper inflation is a real concern world wide, and the impact on that. I feel that the government in these books is a little more extreme and I worry that the work may be dismissed summarily because of this despite a lot of the founding issues being relevant.