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Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

Written by James Wesley, Rawles

Narrated by Dick Hill


Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

Written by James Wesley, Rawles

Narrated by Dick Hill

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4/5 (26 ratings)
Length:
13 hours
Released:
Oct 4, 2011
ISBN:
9781455847068
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Description

The America we are accustomed to is no more. Practically overnight the stock market has plummeted, hyperinflation has crippled commerce, and the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure have fallen. The power grids are down. Brutal rioting and looting grip every major city. The volatile era known as "the Crunch" has begun, and this new period in our history will leave no one untouched. In this unfamiliar environment, only a handful of individuals are equipped to survive.

Andrew Laine, a resourceful young U.S. Army officer stationed overseas in Afghanistan, wants nothing more than to return home to Bloomfield, New Mexico. With the world in turmoil and all air and sea traffic to America suspended, Laine must rely on his own ingenuity and the help of good Samaritans to reach his family. Andrew will do whatever it takes to make it home to his fiancée, no matter how difficult the circumstances.

Major Ian Doyle is a U.S. Air Force pilot sta-tioned in Arizona with his wife, Blanca. Their young daughter, Linda, is trapped in the North- eastern riots. Three teenage orphans, Shadrach, Reuben, and Matthew Phelps, have no choice but to set out on their own when their orphanage closes at the beginning of the Crunch. Then there is Ignacio Garcia, the ruthless leader of the criminal gang called La Fuerza, who will stop at nothing to amass an army capable of razing the countryside. And over everything looms the threat of a provisional government, determined to take over America and destroy the freedoms upon which it was built.

The world of Survivors is a terrifyingly familiar one. Rawles has written a novel so close to the truth, readers will forget it's fiction. If everything you thought you knew suddenly fell apart, would you survive?

"Rawles is an amazingly gifted author who has singlehandedly reignited the post-apocalyptic thriller. SURVIVORS is an instant classic." - Brad Thor
Released:
Oct 4, 2011
ISBN:
9781455847068
Format:
Audiobook

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About the author

Former US Army intelligence officer and survivalist James Wesley Rawles is a well-known survival lecturer and author. Rawles is the editor of SurvivalBlog.com—the nation’s most popular blogs on family preparedness. He lives in an undisclosed location west of the Rockies. He is the author of the bestselling Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse and a nonfiction survival guide, How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It.


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  • (3/5)
    This book continues the saga of a post apocalyptic world. This is not post zombies or nuclear war, but a more realistic scenario of economic collapse with societal structure breakdown. I do not find Mr. Rawles's writing great, but I seriously doubt that his faithful readers are interested in style. I find this and the other books in the series to be more of a fictional how to than anything else. In that way, this could be considered a really good book because the author has invested much time and thought in how to survive in a similar situation. I have the other books in the series and will probably invest in his new release, Expatriates, as well.
  • (1/5)
    A crude attempt at the apopcalyptic novel. The guy can't write!
  • (4/5)
    I really have enjoyed both books by [James Wesley Rawles] that I have read. [Survivors] describes people trying to survive and take care of those they care about after an economic collapse. Sadly this is a very conceivable idea. All the main characters were of strong faith and that was in important part of the story but not all were Christian which was a breath of fresh air.
  • (2/5)
    Read the author's first book, patriots. Typical christanist/survivalist fare. Despite that, was interesting read. This is the sequel/prequel and its just not as good. Fills in some gaps from the first book but just not as well written.
  • (3/5)
    Whether you believe that Rawles' books are good stuff or guano is a matter of your political persuasion. I thought that this book might just be a repeat of the first one, but it dovetails nicely. The book is an enjoyable read. People who believe that social collapse is possible will enjoy this book--the situations are probably a lot more simplistic than a real social collapse. The author proselytizes a good bit, the Morse code abbreviations are boring and a few towns are misplaced by state--details, details, details. Author knows his guns. The story line does just kind of trail off...I guess that the smash ending is in the third book?
  • (2/5)
    I really enjoyed the authors previous novel 'Patriots' and as such bought this as soon as I could get my hands on it - viewed objectively it is a pretty good post apocalyptic novel, viewed in comparison to 'Patriots' it's pretty average.

    I might have felt different if there wasn't so much emphasis on Christianity, the book also seems to view all personal with a non military background as weaklings who will die or get in the way.

    Shame really as I was looking forward to another great book.
  • (1/5)
    What a load of manure. Shame on this man for adding to people's irrational fears. The US government does not have enough money/fuel to bring home soldiers serving overseas, yet people in the US have gas enough to drive to church? Just one of many, many ridiculous ideas the author spews.
  • (5/5)
    James Wesley Rawles is either a prophet or a nutcase, depending on whether you still trust in the infallibility of the US Economy and Government. I trust neither and so I greatly enjoyed his second book on possible outcomes when the world economy collapses. Those who have not prepared for life without electricity, supermarkets, gas stations and McDonald's are not going to survive for long. Although his insistence that it will all come down to whomever has the most fire power makes me ill, I can not, in good conscience, totally write it off. I hope to find a spot for my commune that's remote enough to avoid the nasty folks.
  • (3/5)
    The stock market has a total callapse leading to economic disaster where inflation soars and paper money becomes useless.Only those who have planned will survive.One family is Andy Laine, who with his family are in a group that seems to be mostly made up of current and former military members with a strong Faith. They have stockpiled weapons, canned goods, live in an area with water and a source of energy.There is looting and rioting in the cities and gangs form to take advantage of the situation. As they gain power, former convicts join in and gang members so that it becomes a battle of good versus evil, to see who will dominate the world.The story follows a number of families as we see the various ways they are able to overcome this disaster and it is interesting to see. The suspense builds and I was interested to see how the story would end.
  • (4/5)
    The novelization of a survival/guerrilla warfare manual. It was pretty good.
  • (4/5)
    Overall a very good read and certainly thought provoking. Revolves around the colapse of the worlds economy. The ones who were proactive and prepared had a greater chance of surviving. The end seemed to wrap up too quickly without completing some of the stories within the book.worth the read!
  • (3/5)
    Content is good but the blatant plugs feel forced and disingenuous.

    The narrator’s voices of minorities is offensive. I’m not usually one to care about that stuff but this guy makes everyone sound like a stereotype Hispanic. I wish they just read the damn book.