I bought this book when it was released, along with the long emergency. The audiobook was a good way to revisit the book.
Many of the reviews I have read are so harsh but, for those who have studied depressions and famine around the world, this book gives an insight into what could happen in the future.
Remember, world debt is now measured in quadrillions and, the oligarchy is going to make you pay for it. How does it go, you will own nothing and be happy. I am very happy to add this to my collection.
Couldn’t get past 4 hours. Very slow paced, characters not engaging. Read more like a boring western. It might portray how society declines and we return to “the Wild West,” but... no poetry in the prose. Nothing to leave me wanting more. Cut my losses and ducked out to find something worth “reading.”
Very easy listening. Good storyline, good flow. Great book on how fast our society breaks down when the power goes out. I Definitely recommend this book.