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Survivors (The Coming Collapse)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  1,886 Ratings  ·  227 Reviews
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 hist ...more
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Nanette
Dec 29, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: post-apocalytic
If I could give negative stars, I think I would. I read the whole book in two days mainly because I started skimming towards the end. Normally, I love post-apocalyptic tales and, since I'd found this author's previous non-fiction book to be fascinating, I thought I would likely enjoy this book, too. I didn't. I fully expected the writing to be mediocre, and I was okay with that as long as I got an interesting and informative story. Unfortunately, the story was filled with unbelievable characters ...more
Jon
Feb 03, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Reading this book cheered me up quite a bit. Why? Because if an author of his caliber can have a book like this printed in large quantities by a major publisher, as well as having an ebook and audio book made of his novel, than I too have a good future hope in the publisher world, once I write a book based on questions I asked on a forum.

Hey, I want a write a book about how America is going to fall apart because of the national debt, what should I include in it?

"All countries except America will
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Ross
Feb 27, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am a Conservative and a Christian. I believe the world could very well be headed toward a collapse very similar to the one Rawles describes. I agree with many of his characters' viewpoints and choices. BUT, that being said, his characters are not only one dimensional, shallow and overly stereotypical, but they're from the mind of an obviously one-dimensional thinker. The author obviously believes a collapse is inevitable and we are all hurtling toward it without hope of surviving, unless we he ...more
Q
Jan 27, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No sane person; Right-wing Neo-conservatives
This, quite simply, is the single worst "book" I have ever read. It is an extreme right-wing conservative's wet dream...Hey, Mr. Author-dude, thanks for your thinly veiled christian views and nut-bang anti-government rantings proliferated throughout 400 pages of THE WORST characters ever put to pen and paper. GOOD GOD, the writing is TERRIBLE. Positively brutal, and worse than just being boringly repetitive, the holier-than-thou slant the protagonists have just grinds on the senses after about 1 ...more
David Ketelsen
I'm half finished and much to my surprise I'm enjoying it. As you might expect in a book leaning this far to the right, there's a lot of praying and guns but the writing is a lot better than other reviews had led me to expect.

Finished Survivors a couple of days ago. I definitely don't agree with the politics but the book is enjoyable to read. I recommend it to anyone but especially people with right leaning politics particularly if they think social collapse is in the works. The situations in th
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Mary
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopia
This is why editors make the big bucks, people!

Man, as a prepper I wanted so badly to like this book. JWR's is so smart and his website is truly fantastic, a treasure trove of prepper knowledge and techniques. But the man is not a novelist. Sorry, JWR...I still respect you, but your book just about killed me. I forced myself to finish it, but it was excruciatingly boring and disconnected. The characters are not very well fleshed out; mostly just a conglomerate of their laboriously listed actions
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Michael
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Doomsday Preppers
Recommended to Michael by: Nobody
(I wrote this review when I was only halfway through, and I stand by it). Though I respect the point the author is trying to make with this novel, there are moments where this book is painfully dull and repetitive.

To the people saying how it's not the kind of Post-Apocalyptic story they were expecting... I urge you to start being more intelligent, and actually read the description of the book, and a few pages of it, before purchasing and diving in just because you liked the cover.

I digress, on
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Markus
Oct 07, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The worst book ever! ...or maybe not, because this goes to a campy territory, it's so bad it is good...if you are reading it loudly (and maybe a little bit drunk) to your friends.

This warning should be in cover:

'Contains only a good Christians characters and the bad guys are just bad and non-Christians.'

I don't have anything against Christian characters if they have a good function within a story and are reasonably believable, recent good example doing this can be found in Great North Road. But
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Jeremy Serwer
Mar 15, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I stopped reading this less than 200 pages in. This should be filed under Christian fiction. I don't think I've ever read a book with characters this proper. There isn't even any swearing, considering the world is falling apart, christian or not you might utter aloud some expletives worthy of the situation. I have to say I'm sure there are some folks who eat this stuff up but after reading through some of the other reviews I'm in good company slapping this turd with 1 star.
Jessica Bronder
This story takes place just as the United States’ economy crashes. The first thing that happens is the dollar becomes increasingly useless. Silver, gold, or barter is the way many people end up getting goods. But others try to rob, loot, or kill to make their own way. This story follows several people as they struggle to survive in the crunch.

Andy Laine is in Afghanistan and sees how everything is working toward a crash. He gets himself some off base supplies and makes a plan to get back home to
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James Wesley, Rawles (born 1960) is an American author, best known for his survivalist-genre Patriots novel series. Rawles is a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer. He is the founder and Senior Editor of SurvivalBlog.com, which covers survival and preparedness topics, and has published collected material from this in two books. He also works as a survival retreat consultant. Rawles is a Constitu ...more
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