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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,602 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Wesley Rawles Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

As hordes of refugees and looters pour out of the cities, a small group of friends living in the Midwest desperately try to make their way to a safe-haven ranch in northern Idaho. The journey requires all their skill and training since communication, commerce, transportation and law enforcement have all disappeared. Once at the ranch, the group fends off vicious attacks from outsiders and then looks to join other groups that are trying to restore true Constitutional law to the country.

Patriots is a thrilling narrative depicting fictional characters using authentic survivalist techniques to endure the collapse of American civilization. Listening to this compelling, fast-paced novel could one day mean the difference between life and death.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Bluefield | 2/19/2014

    " It's fiction, but has many handy recommendations in the event of any disaster. Thought provoking! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Marshall | 2/18/2014

    " This is the first TEOTWAWKI book that I have read. Having read some of the other reviews of the book I do agreed with some of the comments but although I thought of these points whilst I was reading they did not detract from my enjoyment of the book. I was sucked into the story finding myself thinking of ways that I would improve their situation with my rudimentary survival skills and knowledge of self-sufficiency. Not being a gun enthusiast and only having an interest in guns I did find the technical descriptions of guns a little over my head but I did learn something from the book. I enjoyed the whole premise of socio-economic collapse and have since read some articles showing just how easily this scenario could happen. Once I had finished the book I did think that the author could have said so much more and further developed the story and characters but perhaps this would have made the book too long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bee-Jay | 1/29/2014

    " I really enjoyed the non-fiction elements of this book but the story and characters made me cringe at some parts. A lot if interesting content, but packaged with sub par storytelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryson | 1/27/2014

    " I really loved this book. Not only was the whole story plausible but I liked how the author used a work of fiction to dress up a survival manual and supply checklist. It really helped me to see where the holes were in my plans and even helped me decide what things I needed to buy. The one thing that is not easy to find however is a group of sober individuals and a place to retreat to. I trust in God that he will help those who have done all they can to be prepared, especially families, if it is his will that they remain during the difficult days ahead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken Aslin | 1/24/2014

    " For me there was too much religious reference for god this and the lord that. You'd think the lord did everything so why were we reading the book from a humans perspective. He had a couple good points but then they'd pray, it got to be a bit much. I can't figure out how they got anything done with all the praying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/23/2014

    " Basically a survivalist manifesto - what to do to survive an apocalyptic event - with a little bit of story wrapped around the details of which guns to purchase, how to gird your house with shutters and extra thick doors, etc. Mr Rawles seems to know his stuff, and has actually written a survival manual, which no doubt is great (I haven't read it). But as far as stories go, this one wasn't well written. The characters are caricatures, the detail is tedious, and the moral of the story seems to be that Americans should never lose the right to bear arms because guns will ensure their survival if society breaks down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 1/19/2014

    " This is an excellent guide for if SHTF. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nostraquedeo | 1/17/2014

    " This will scare the hell out of you. Please G-d never let this happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlene | 12/4/2013

    " This book really scared me. I was ready to get my survival gear ready! (I think I'd still like to do something about preparing for the collapse of the nation. Aren't we headed there anyway?) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dax | 12/4/2013

    " Awesome, thought provoking book. How prepared are you? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 10/24/2013

    " Good story of survival and resistance in the post SHTF world. Great tactics and gear examples. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kami | 9/19/2013

    " This book is a how to guide for self defense and survival at the end of the world, written as a story. So odd its kind of funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/21/2013

    " It was basically a primer on survivalist thinking. Not much story involved. I did glean some information from it, but was disappointed overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Henry | 7/7/2013

    " I had not heard of James Rawles prior to reading this book, and did not know of his blog. This book is practically a how-to manual for survival, with a pleasant, quite plausible back story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madison | 3/26/2013

    " gives you a good insight on what will be happening if it all comes to an end. I loved it and I listened to it while me and my fam drove to Texas so 15 hours i had no choice but it was totally something i would read and it amazing and i want their skill. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Polino | 1/29/2013

    " Essentially a thin plotted survival manual the book had promise but would have benefited from a good editor. There way way too much detail in some parts and not nearly enough in others. There are also some parts of the book that seem oddly dated given the 2009 pub date. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Marchant | 10/27/2012

    " A great read for learning and exploring the tactical preparations of survival in the event of a socio-economic collapse of society. Gets very detailed in certain areas of particular interest to the author. Otherwise an entertaining plot line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Cal | 3/5/2012

    " Every American should read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 No Remorse | 10/29/2011

    " -1 for the usual sickness that seems to plague most modern day books; Judeo-Christianity and Race-mixing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe Stout | 10/18/2011

    " Terribly written but lots of helpful info. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 8/6/2011

    " Very interesting read even with it going a bit deep into some of the more technical aspects of various weapons, armored attack vehicles, and a how-to of radio operations. Not a bad source of information presented in story form for a survivalist to think about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly Bartell | 7/10/2011

    " Great book. But I'm really into this genre right now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tera Duncan | 7/4/2011

    " Gives reason to own a gun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janelle | 5/27/2011

    " Many practical concepts on living in a world after "the shit hits the fan" Some parts are long and drawn out with detail, but if you were using the book as a text book I suppose you need the detail. Overall it is a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 5/8/2011

    " Essentially a thin plotted survival manual the book had promise but would have benefited from a good editor. There way way too much detail in some parts and not nearly enough in others. There are also some parts of the book that seem oddly dated given the 2009 pub date. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 4/21/2011

    " The dialog and character development were horrible, indeed painful at times. The books great strength is the author's comprehensive knowledge of post civilized society survival skills and the relevant technical knowledge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nostraquedeo | 10/9/2010

    " This will scare the hell out of you. Please G-d never let this happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harpoon76 | 8/7/2010

    " Not the best narrative in the world but a significant amount of useful data for crisis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 7/29/2010

    " If you're interested in the Survivialist movement, this is the book to read. It's a novel, but the author (one of the top bloggers/experts on the subject) uses it as a method of teaching the reader all about surviving a collapsed society. It's a pretty good novel too. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 6/28/2010

    " Every American should read this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben | 6/18/2010

    " Overwhelming detail of some of the weapons in this book tended to overshadow the useful preparedness methods/ideas. I tended to want to skip past sections of the book but forced myself to muddle through. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mitch | 6/15/2010

    " Let's just say I've given up on this one. I will add this book to the very short list of books I never cared to finished. So far, it's number 2...right behind the first Left Behind book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 6/6/2010

    " If you were ever wondering what right-wing pornography would read like, here you go.

    A disturbing, yet plausible extrapolation of how the US might change after a complete economic meltdown. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 5/25/2010

    " This book is poorly written and crazy as hell. But it's a must-read to prepare for the end of times. "

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About the Author

James Wesley Rawles is a former United States Army intelligence officer and survivalist, a well-known survival lecturer, and author of the bestselling Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse. Rawles is the editor of SurvivalBlog.com—the nation’s most popular blog on family preparedness. He lives in an undisclosed location west of the Rockies.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.