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Come and Take It Audiobook

Come and Take It: The Gun Printer's Guide to Thinking Free

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Publisher's Summary

Cody Wilson, a self-described crypto-anarchist and rogue thinker, combines the controversial yet thrilling story of the production of the first ever 3-D printable gun with a startling philosophical manifesto that gets to the heart of the 21st-century debate over the freedom of information and ideas.

Reminiscent of the classic Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman, Cody Wilson has written a unique, critical, and philosophical guide through the digital revolution. Deflecting interference from the State Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the story of Defense Distributed - where Wilson's employees work against all odds to defend liberty and the right to access arms through the production of 3-D printed firearms - takes us across continents, into dusty warehouses and high-rise condominiums, through television studios, to the Texas desert, and beyond.

Harkening to both Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and The Anarchist Cookbook, Come and Take It follows a group of digital radicals as they navigate political subterfuge to create a technological miracle against all odds. Combining elements of a modern-day thriller with a fascinating philosophical treatise, Wilson paints a scathing and timely portrait of an ideologically polarized America and his own struggle in the fight for liberty.

©2016 Cody Wilson. All rights reserved. (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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    Marco Otero 12-15-16
    Marco Otero 12-15-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Absolute waste"

    I was super exited to listen to this book. I am a fan of the author and his work, and I was really looking forward to the content of the book.

    If I had to break down the contents of this book I would do so as follows:

    80% worthless, pointless descriptions of events, places and things that had nothing to do with anything.

    15% a summary and explanation of events you probably already know about and could easily learn by watching online interviews of him

    5% actually interesting new stuff you didn't know about or was interesting

    Very disappointed. Cody should have listened to his publisher and done a manifesto instead. As this currently stands I won't read it ever again or recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ray Price Cincinnati, Ohio 08-01-17
    Ray Price Cincinnati, Ohio 08-01-17 Member Since 2008

    A trivial man

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    "Millenial Cry Baby Tell's His Story"
    What would have made Come and Take It better?

    Less whining


    What was most disappointing about Cody Wilson’s story?

    Total absence of technical details


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    sure


    What character would you cut from Come and Take It?

    the protagonist


    Any additional comments?

    redacted Millennial redacted should just go cry in the redacted

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. C. Horn San Francisco, Ca. United States 05-24-17
    M. C. Horn San Francisco, Ca. United States 05-24-17 Member Since 2010

    Homeboy, ascetic, Rønin-

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    "A random soup of words with moments of brilliance-"
    What disappointed you about Come and Take It?

    I think this is the first time I've read a book where the following was true; you can take any paragraph out of this book and put it anywhere else within this book and it won't change the storyline. This book is a random compendium of insights, but without a plot it's incredibly difficult to follow. Characters pop in and out, descriptions are half explained & the storyline kind of wheezes along.. Is the story about Defense Distributed, a company that doesn't really manufacture anything, trying to disseminate 3D firearms files- they fail quite a bit and end up copying an existing polymer magazine. It's the self aggrandizing story of Cody's bumbling through manufacturing, raising money, R&D and ultimately sponging from some BitCoin guys.. I have a feeling that somebody else should have written this book, perhaps there is a good story beneath all these random insights, but Mr. Wilson can't document it. I think he had a journal with lots of small entries and tried to make a book of them; unfortunately the book reads like a journal of small entries.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Cody Wilson again?

    I think in a few years, Mr. Wilson will review this book and regret the hyperbole.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kirby Heyborne’s performances?

    For the first couple of chapters, I actually thought that it was a computer reading the book, like a male Siri... I can't believe that was a human reading..


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The best redeeming quality about this book is audible's refund policy!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kevin anderson 01-29-17 Member Since 2015
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    "lol gun control."

    it's a new paradigm and the authoritarians don't get it. isn't it interesting the world hasn't ended?

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    Meesha 12-31-16
    Meesha 12-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Print guns, not books"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I'm a fan of the concept and realization of 3D gun printing. More than happy to buy the book. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but not 75% fluff and whimsy. How many times can he describe the heat and the weather, when I want to hear about the politics & revolution of 3D gun printing? I've seen him in interviews- were it not for that I'd deduce from the book, that he's a pretentious little....


    What could Cody Wilson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not have published it


    What about Kirby Heyborne’s performance did you like?

    He did the best he could with what he had


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

    sadness. It was terrible


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    Ian 12-05-16
    Ian 12-05-16

    Interested in keeping it interesting, leadership, theology and business.

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    "Very interesting guy, interesting story"

    It was a good story. I think he was going for an "elegantly written" book, but instead he came off as pretentious and pseudo-intellectual with all of the overly descriptive narrative. This surprised me because he is an intellectual and I haven't ever thought of him as pretentious in all of he interviews that I have seen of him.
    Either way, love what he is doing with 3D guns and bit coin. He was the first to introduce me to he "post political" concept.
    Would buy it again.

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    Amazon Customer 12-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun read on the shaping of Cody Wilsons philosophy"

    An entertaining look at the events and characters that have shaped the mindset of Cody Wilson.

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    Ben Newman Furlong, PA 10-14-16
    Ben Newman Furlong, PA 10-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "great book and philosophical for a gun book."

    it was a great story of how the liberator was made. Cody does a great job explaining why he made the gun and the importance of it's continued research and proliferation. It is a good step to the nullification of gun control laws.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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