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Founders Audiobook

Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

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Publisher's Summary

It’s the near future, and thanks to a perfect storm of reckless banking practices, hyperinflation, a stock market gone mad, and the negligence of our elected officials, the entire social, political, and economic infrastructure of America has collapsed. Chaos reigns in the streets, medical treatment is no longer available, and a silent coup has placed a dangerous group of men at the helm of a false government.

America’s fate is in the hands of those few individuals who have the survival skills, the faith, and the forethought to return this country to the state its founding fathers intended.

©2012 James Wesley, Rawles (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    R.T. San Jose, Ca 12-06-16
    R.T. San Jose, Ca 12-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Informative Story"

    This book parallels 'Patriots', but is told from the perspective of one of the other characters. It got me thinking about all the various aspects of preparedness: Proper location, communications , weaponry, food storage, bartering, fuel storage, i.e., pros and cons of gas vs.. diesel, photo voltaics, and the mental preparedness required to sustain oneself over a period of years.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Phil edelestein, IL, United States 10-28-13
    Phil edelestein, IL, United States 10-28-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Not Rawles best work - somewhat short"

    I like J W Rawles stuff - I know it's not exactly great literature but I enjoy it.

    This book recycles some of his other stuff and doesn't really flow in with much new stuff. It's a bit all over the place. If you've read either of his other books this one is only so so.

    There is a bit of good Christian witness in.

    Not a bad book but not very good either.

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    Afchicky 12-20-12
    Afchicky 12-20-12
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    "really?"

    I am a religious person, born again christian who has alot of the same views on a coming collapse as mister Rawles... however, that being said. this is without a doubt the worst book i have ever listened to/read. i have noticed in this post apocalypse/emp/societal colapse/zombie genre, some of the authors are using the books to play out their own little fantasies about what a bad ass they wish they had been in real life, kinda got that impression from Rawles in his first book where the lead protagonist is some super bad ass soldier (oh wait he's a accounting analyst before the crunch? yet he tells a former force recon marine "good job that's how a recon should be done" no kidding geek boy, that's what he was TRAINED TO DO... like a pencil pushing computer geek would have a clue to be able to say good job).... how believeble is that. go on your little security patrol trips with your "group" all you want, if your a computer geek, TSHTF doesnt make you rambo all of a sudden... back to founders, the story on this is absolutely incredibly indescribably horrible, almost to the point of painful, i had read all the bad reviews but told myself that many of them had to do with the religon and alot of people probably are not christians that read it so that is how i explained it away.
    Big mistake.... please read the reviews, even if you are a fan of Rawles, wait till his next book. maybe it will be better, don't waste your money!
    i would honestly like to have an open line of communication with mister Rawles as some of the things he mentions in his book and seems to endorse are pretty much directly against the christian faith to the point i wonder if he really is a christian or just playing one for the sales?
    And no i am not talking about the action and violence i am no pacifist, in fact this book was sorely lacking on the action side.
    And as far as the religion goes, it was well sprinkled in Patriots and Survivors. but DRENCHED in Founders. i feel more books should be written like Patriots putting a positive light on christians since society in general tends to beat us up on a regular basis, but come on Rawles, if you want to write a book on your view and studies of differing religious doctrine, please do so, i may even read it, as i enjoy studying many different views. but just spouting random thoughts and excerpts from your own studies and trying to form a story that fits around them does not a good book make. Based on your charecters in the books interaction with each, other one has to wonder if you have ever even met and listened to people before. people dont talk that way! period..... and oh ya by the way not everyone with a tattoo is a gang banging criminal rapist......... and not only super pious uber religious people will survive the collapse to be "the good guys" so when it comes don't just randomly shoot people who arent carrying a King James please...
    P.S mister Rawles..... write a book detailing the keen brothers adventure from Patriots..... but do better than you did with this one.

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    steve pasadena, TX, United States 12-11-12
    steve pasadena, TX, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Hate to say it but...don't waste your money."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If Rawles would have continued writing based on his first two books it might have made a 4 or 5.


    What was most disappointing about James Wesley, Rawles’s story?

    Rawles spends several chapters attempting to convert the reader into his idea of the appropriate way to practice religion. It's not a indirect approach either its an all out assault.It's no secret Rawles is a religious man. You could tell that from his first two books and how the characters were portrayed as practicing Christians.I didn't mind it at all in those books. However, this book goes well beyond that and provides you with the finer details. I honestly thought I was listening to a book on religious doctrine. It was absolutely unnecessary and served no real purpose in the story. Rawles also copies word for word sections out of his other books...it was very disappointing. You could have done so much better Rawles. If you had saved your religious teachings for a book specifically on that subject and took your time with this one. You could have created a great story based on the same events depicted in your other two books. If you had plans for any more books, you may find your sales disappointing. With this book you will have lost a lot of your dedicated readers such as myself.


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    Biffle Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 11-11-12
    Biffle Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 11-11-12
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    "Same content as previous book."
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The religious overtones were just got in the way of the story. Although the story itself was just a rehash of the first two books.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Religious right overtones too great.

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    G Russell 11-15-17
    G Russell 11-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A good book about surviving the coming collapse"

    A bit preachy on the religion the other bits are excellent and the mindset is worthwhile reading

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    Anonymous 09-06-17
    09-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Jim rawles delivers."

    The story serves up the questions and answers people who love the series have come to expect. wonderful!

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    William H. 05-30-17
    William H. 05-30-17
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    "A bad book"

    This book is interesting because of the ideas but it's not well written. It was difficult to finish. I had hoped the sequel would fill in some plot holes and develop characters further from Survivors but this book only introduced more plot holes and didn't revisit many characters from the previous novel.

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    Frequent buyer 03-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "good story"

    narrator doing female voices was kind of creepy comma other than that a great story

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    Samantha Glisson 03-06-17
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    "decent book"

    good book. interesting. worth while the read for sure. keeps your attention. similar to others I've read.

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