Come and Take It

  • by Cody Wilson
  • Narrated by Kirby Heyborne
  • 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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.
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- Marco Otero

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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- Meesha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio