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America is in the thrall of a full-scale socioeconomic breakdown. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation destroys the value of the dollar, and the population, unprepared for hardship, panics. Practically overnight, the high-technology infrastructure and chains of supply collapse, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every city. Law enforcement, transportation, electricity, fuel, and medical supplies are all in the past now, as the country staggers beneath its own weight. Lawless bands of killers roam the countryside, leaving devastation in their wake and now that the government is gone, the Constitution is at stake. Who will carry on?
In this chaotic and dangerous environment, a few families and individuals, bound together by their faith, skills, and foresight, must struggle not only to survive day by day but defend themselves against a new and vicious predator - their fellow man.
Survivors is a shockingly realistic and lightening fast thriller about the coming implosion of America as we know it. Renowned survivalist expert James Wesley, Rawles has packed this story with the cold hard facts about how to stay alive in the face of mass riots, starvation, and anarchy. His expertise lends unforgettable, authentic detail to this season's most chilling novel. Listeners will not only be entralled, they will learn invaluable lessons on how to survive the coming collapse.
©2011 James Wesley Rawles (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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By Dennis on 10-22-11

Are you a Prepper?

This book starts out extreamly well, I enjoyed the travel and struggles of the characters, but as the day to day life is developed the story seems to have a hard time of finding its footing. That said I enjoyed the book and especially in the beginning had a hard time dragging myself away from it. I felt that reviews that are overly sensitive to the fact that some of the characters are Christians were weird as this fact does not overwhealm the story but just pops up here and there in a totally natural way, there is no preaching or overarching nature to this, it is just the background of a few of the characters and it is expressed in the common fashion it should be. I felt that the ending was sudden, I was looking for more story when things seemed to just, well, end.
If you like to dabble in the Prepper world and have an affinity for that kind of news and information then you will love this book, if you like a good "what if" story from time to time you will like this book. If you read mostly self help books then this might be a dud for you.

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By Glenn on 10-17-11

Good Story Line

The book was good, similar story line as Patriots. The author spends to much time conveying his christian beliefs into the book. Really boring when he was describing morse code meanings. Other than that, I thought the book was good. I plan to read his others as they are released.

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By G.Russell on 11-03-11

Gun obsessed

There are only 2 reasons I'd bother to write a review. Either a book is excellent or sadly as in this case utter rubbish. I am not a religious person, but for the sake of a narrative, I'm prepared to cut some slack for the story. The main objection in this story is Bible and guns. The obsession with weapons is raised to the level of porn. Save your credit and buy a different book. Also listen out for the author’s name the next time there is another Waco!

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By Roz Woolcock on 11-04-15

Yawn

What did you like best about Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse? What did you like least?

Tedious, drawn out and just didn't stimulate my enjoyment factor at all - but I did like the voice of the narrator

Would you be willing to try another book from James Wesley, Rawles? Why or why not?

Probably not

What three words best describe Dick Hill’s performance?

Not very interesting

Could you see Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Nope

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