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Old 11-19-2019, 10:18 PM
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I just purchased Last Stand by William Weber. It was 1.99 for the whole thing. Looking at Alas Babylon. I am not a real big reader but enjoy audio books. Are there any that you enjoyed and you might have gleaned from? Nothing so far out there. I'm not into the zombie thing. Nor looking at Rambo type of things. Maybe I'm to picky...anyway..thoughts and recommendations...

One more thing...I'm attempting to get away from TV and wanting to expand my brain and creative juices....

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The audio version of Alas Babylon that I have was read by the actor Will Patton and he did a pretty good job. I'm looking for the audio version of "The Song of Bernadette."
I like loading them into a MP3 player and listening to them when I'm driving or working in the yard. My local library had hundreds of book on cassette tape. You can capture them into your computer and then convert them from .wav to MP3 and save lots of space.
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Have you read/listened to One Second After? I hesitate to even mention it because it seems to be the gateway book for many people, but since you didn't mention I thought you might not know about it.

It always makes me think, and I listen to it about once a year.
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I downloaded Lucifer's Hammer. It's long but worth it.
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Most kindle books are more what not to do guides. I have quit reading many 20 percent in that where well written but the people where suppose to be experts but make horrible blunders for no reason.

The going home series by a. American was pretty good.
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Below is my book list of ones i have read so far. Its amazing how many more of these are out there these days just in the last couple years.

I find that most of these survivalist books work the same way. They start out small and helpful and interesting then we meet a Lee Ermey type character and the protagonist becomes some scout sniper navy seal and takes over eventually becoming the president of the country, sheriff, town leader etc. That said I find most interesting and there is value in running scenarios through your head. Lots of government agency takeovers, mostly emp issues, and a lot of good luck.

Top three IMO
A American Home book 1
1 second After
David Crawford lights out

A American (i like him the best) EMP
[]Home 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
[]Hope and Cry Havoc and retribution
[x]Rambling man
Arthur T Bradley (Really cliche but quick reads) Mutant Virus
[]the survivalist 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Cormac Mccarthy (depressing book but better than the movie) no one knows
[x]the road
David Crawford (this is a good one and not a series) EMP
[x]Lights out
Devon Ford (still waiting this one out and its based in england)EMP
[]After it happened 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
G Michael Hopf (interesting book seems like a lesson in types of government)EMP
[x]New World 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 DONE
[x]Exit
[x]Nemesis, dead center
[]seven days
James westley Rawls (really hard to read) Econ Collapse
Survivors
Founders
Patriots
Jonathan Hollerman EMP
[x]Equipping modern Patriots 1,2,3
Lee West EMP but with cops verse convicts
[]The Blue Lives -1,2,3
Mike Kraus (not books chapters) EMP
[]Surviving the Fall 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Noah Mann (more spy thriller but interesting) EMP
[]Bugging Out 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Pat Frank (good book but from long ago) EMP
[x]Alas Babylon
Ray Gorham (Walking home) EMP
[x]77 days, winter DONE
Roger Hayden EMP
[x]the pulse origin, 1,2,3 DONE
Ryan Westfield EMP
[]The EMP 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Scott B. Williams EMP
[]The Pulse 1,2,3,4,5
Steven Konkoly EMP and pandemic
[x]Perseid Collapse 1,2,3,4 DONE
[x]Jakarta Pandemic
Susan Beth Pfeffer moon moved closer to earth
[x]Life as we knew it 1,2,3,4 DONE
William Allen EMP
[]Walking in the rain 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Walt Browning EMP
[]Charlies requiem 1,2,3,4
William forstchen EMP
[x]1 second, 1 year, the final day
William Weber EMP
[x]Defiance 1,2,3 DONE
[x]Last Stand 1,2,3,4 DONE
[x]Long Road 1,2 DONE
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I'll second One second after & Lucifer's Hammer.

There Will be War (Volumes I - X) are also good, although not really preper books, can give you great understanding of world upheaval. They are a mix of Fiction/Sci-fi & political theory papers (helped lead directly to the re-armament of the 1980s and starting of missile defense programs).
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I like Matt Brackens books and liked David Crafords "Lights Out". Other than that in most cases I too stop reading at about 10%, 20% or so becuase past the point of listing all the cool stuff the hero has... theres not much else. Writing good fiction is just hard and not everyone is cut out for it.
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Ill toss Franklilin Horton out there loved his Borrowed World series. Yes, to Angrey American Going Home.The China Pandemic by A.R Shaw is another great one. Happy hunting.
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To all the guys recommending One Second After, have you read One Year After or Final Day yet?
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Im reading a book by matthew mather called cyberstorm (his atopia books are awesome). The protagonist is a big loser, but it is still worth reading as it is based on a long term power outage due to hacking.
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I've been listening to "The Borrowed World" series - I'm not sure if that is the series or the name of the book. Book by Franklin Horton & narrated by Kevin Pierce.

I enjoy most of the books. Not all cover everything or even the right things all the time. They do however explore many different scenarios and I find that valuable.
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I don't know if the "Deep Winter" series are audio books, but they are excellent.
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To all the guys recommending One Second After, have you read One Year After or Final Day yet?
I've read them a year or two ago. Very good.
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Below is my book list of ones i have read so far. Its amazing how many more of these are out there these days just in the last couple years.

I find that most of these survivalist books work the same way. They start out small and helpful and interesting then we meet a Lee Ermey type character and the protagonist becomes some scout sniper navy seal and takes over eventually becoming the president of the country, sheriff, town leader etc. That said I find most interesting and there is value in running scenarios through your head. Lots of government agency takeovers, mostly emp issues, and a lot of good luck.

Top three IMO
A American Home book 1
1 second After
David Crawford lights out

A American (i like him the best) EMP
[]Home 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
[]Hope and Cry Havoc and retribution
[x]Rambling man
Arthur T Bradley (Really cliche but quick reads) Mutant Virus
[]the survivalist 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Cormac Mccarthy (depressing book but better than the movie) no one knows
[x]the road
David Crawford (this is a good one and not a series) EMP
[x]Lights out
Devon Ford (still waiting this one out and its based in england)EMP
[]After it happened 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
G Michael Hopf (interesting book seems like a lesson in types of government)EMP
[x]New World 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 DONE
[x]Exit
[x]Nemesis, dead center
[]seven days
James westley Rawls (really hard to read) Econ Collapse
Survivors
Founders
Patriots
Jonathan Hollerman EMP
[x]Equipping modern Patriots 1,2,3
Lee West EMP but with cops verse convicts
[]The Blue Lives -1,2,3
Mike Kraus (not books chapters) EMP
[]Surviving the Fall 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Noah Mann (more spy thriller but interesting) EMP
[]Bugging Out 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Pat Frank (good book but from long ago) EMP
[x]Alas Babylon
Ray Gorham (Walking home) EMP
[x]77 days, winter DONE
Roger Hayden EMP
[x]the pulse origin, 1,2,3 DONE
Ryan Westfield EMP
[]The EMP 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Scott B. Williams EMP
[]The Pulse 1,2,3,4,5
Steven Konkoly EMP and pandemic
[x]Perseid Collapse 1,2,3,4 DONE
[x]Jakarta Pandemic
Susan Beth Pfeffer moon moved closer to earth
[x]Life as we knew it 1,2,3,4 DONE
William Allen EMP
[]Walking in the rain 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Walt Browning EMP
[]Charlies requiem 1,2,3,4
William forstchen EMP
[x]1 second, 1 year, the final day
William Weber EMP
[x]Defiance 1,2,3 DONE
[x]Last Stand 1,2,3,4 DONE
[x]Long Road 1,2 DONE
Wow, I thought I had a bunch of Audible books read/listened.
By Joe Nobody, "Holding their own" it was based in central and west Texas so it was like reading about my own scenario.
https://www.amazon.com/Holding-Their...=UTF8&me=&qid=
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Hell's Children
Hell's Encore

Both on YouTube for free. There are many others on YouTube for free also. Including the One Second After Series.
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Old 12-06-2019, 09:47 AM
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i would caution you that in such cases any type of fiction, even if seemingly well thought out, should be approached as entertainment and fantasy. there's a lot of important things often glossed over, omitted, or misrepresented in order to serve the story.

i suppose it couldn't hurt, and it's all in good fun, but i wouldn't approach it as learning, maybe more as a thought experiment to get the thinkin' juices flowing.
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I’ve been listening to the audio books in the A.American series. I am enjoying the series very much and I can honestly say that I feel like I have learned a thing or too. Plus having an hour drive each way to and from work it really helps pass the time for sure.
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