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Patriots Audiobook

Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

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America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

As hordes of refugees and looters pour out of the cities, a small group of friends living in the Midwest desperately try to make their way to a safe-haven ranch in northern Idaho. The journey requires all their skill and training since communication, commerce, transportation and law enforcement have all disappeared. Once at the ranch, the group fends off vicious attacks from outsiders and then looks to join other groups that are trying to restore true Constitutional law to the country.

Patriots is a thrilling narrative depicting fictional characters using authentic survivalist techniques to endure the collapse of American civilization. Listening to this compelling, fast-paced novel could one day mean the difference between life and death.

©2009 James Wesley Rawles; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Matthew Nelson Ogden, UT USA 08-02-15
    Matthew Nelson Ogden, UT USA 08-02-15 Member Since 2015

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    What would have made Patriots better?

    A lot less anti-government and pro-god stuff. I realize as a liberal atheist, who also is pro-gun, somewhat into prepping and loves post-apocalyptic books, I'm the strange one. I also realize that when I read books in this genre, I will deal with a right leaning author. This was over the TOP! I'm still amazed I actually finished it, but it did have a few helpful prepping tips.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Wesley Rawles again?

    I really doubt it.


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s voice?

    Okay given the material.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Patriots?

    About 95% of the anti-government pro-god stuff, but then it would have only been a pamphlet at most.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't say you weren't warned.

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    Beej 07-30-15
    Beej 07-30-15 Member Since 2017

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    "A little heavy handed but good"

    You can see how the story has evolved since the early '90s. There are a few discrepancies like a guy saying he used Google in 1997.

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    Eric 07-30-15
    Eric 07-30-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Almost as good as the ashes by William Johnstone"

    I have been reading books like this since the 80s by various artists including Jerry Ahearn and William Johnstone this is as close to a modern adaptation of those books as I've seen so far I recommend it to anyone who has concerns about our country's future

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    lee syracuse, NY, United States 06-26-15
    lee syracuse, NY, United States 06-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    good series of books, a little heavy on the religious side at times. also dont read this one frist, read survivors, then founders. then read this one. this one gives away the end plots to the 2nd and 3rd books.

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    Murray McEwan Tisdale, SK, Canada 06-23-15
    Murray McEwan Tisdale, SK, Canada 06-23-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Okay story, not overly exciting."

    Moderately interesting story, written as a historical novel of the future. More than I wanted to know about all sorts of guns, though. It took a while to get to the resolution after the recounting of many anecdotes.

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    Joe 06-22-15
    Joe 06-22-15
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    ""O, that I were a free man." -F.D."

    I loved this story. JWR goes into such depth in describing gear, tactics, and loads of preprositioning tips and techniques that reading this book is almost like taking a class from a Master in Survivalism. I certainly enjoyed living vicariously through this story, and I can't wait to get started on the next one.

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    James heartwell, NE, United States 06-21-15
    James heartwell, NE, United States 06-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    Most boring book via audible I've listened too. I punted mid way through. not even 14 hours in a tractor fertilizing corn could make this interesting.

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    Dan 06-09-15
    Dan 06-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "*rubs temples"

    I'll make this short...find another book to read, this one is awful and the writer needs to find a different line of work.

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    Nella Mountain City, TN, United States 06-08-15
    Nella Mountain City, TN, United States 06-08-15 Member Since 2011
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    Any additional comments?

    A terrific read/listen. Sooner or later a collapse of this country is coming and this is one scenario. Gets the attention immediately and well thought out. My only complaint is the author spent way too much time in detailing all the guns/ammo/accessories and the details in improvising weapons, To me (who isn't into guns) this was more of a distraction from the story that is otherwise very thought provoking.

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    George 06-05-15
    George 06-05-15
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    "horrible! "

    this was the worst book I have ever listened to! couldn't even finish it

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