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Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Great Story Telling

I found this book a very exciting and enjoyable read. It grabs hold and doesn't let go till the end. I also found the tactic's discussed in the story useful and I think would be a help if the elements of the story ever came true. I highly recommend it. Do yourself a fav...
I found this book a very exciting and enjoyable read. It grabs hold and doesn't let go till the end. I also found the tactic's discussed in the story useful and I think would be a help if the elements of the story ever came true. I highly recommend it. Do yourself a favor get this book.

posted by ZoomerDA on December 4, 2011

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

I almost always enjoy the survivalist/disaster fiction genre. I

I almost always enjoy the survivalist/disaster fiction genre. I especially like many of the self published titles available in eBook formats that wouldn't otherwise see the light of day. This time it can't say I enjoyed it a great deal as much as I had hoped. Generall...
I almost always enjoy the survivalist/disaster fiction genre. I especially like many of the self published titles available in eBook formats that wouldn't otherwise see the light of day. This time it can't say I enjoyed it a great deal as much as I had hoped. Generally speaking, I liked the storyline and at the end of the day I recommend this book with the following caveat. Prepare yourself for what I can only describe politely as immature language and situations. Initially, I though perhaps the sexually charged and often perverse situations used by the author might be part of the character development. As I continued to read however, I was disappointed to find that this was repeated in unnecessary detail and it really distracted from an otherwise fine storyline. I have to question why the author chose to do this, as this lends itself to a juvenile male wet dream rather than serious survivalist fiction IMHO. Don't get me wrong because I did like the book and I hope the author continues to write other fiction novels in this genre. I just found no meaningful need for every gruesome thought and detail of the main characters sexual prowess beyond the first chapter or two.

posted by cowboy255 on March 14, 2012

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  • Posted March 14, 2012

    I almost always enjoy the survivalist/disaster fiction genre. I

    I almost always enjoy the survivalist/disaster fiction genre. I especially like many of the self published titles available in eBook formats that wouldn't otherwise see the light of day. This time it can't say I enjoyed it a great deal as much as I had hoped. Generally speaking, I liked the storyline and at the end of the day I recommend this book with the following caveat. Prepare yourself for what I can only describe politely as immature language and situations. Initially, I though perhaps the sexually charged and often perverse situations used by the author might be part of the character development. As I continued to read however, I was disappointed to find that this was repeated in unnecessary detail and it really distracted from an otherwise fine storyline. I have to question why the author chose to do this, as this lends itself to a juvenile male wet dream rather than serious survivalist fiction IMHO. Don't get me wrong because I did like the book and I hope the author continues to write other fiction novels in this genre. I just found no meaningful need for every gruesome thought and detail of the main characters sexual prowess beyond the first chapter or two.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Realistic but not the best

    I enjoyed reading this book for a few reasons. First, its got its humorous parts, despite being Teotwawki. Second, I found much of the obstacles and challenges they came across seemed perfectly realistic. I learned a few things that have shaped my bug out plan and some of the preps I intend to make.

    However, i did not love the book. Compared to Lights Out, it didnt have as good of a plot and the story development was somewhat poor. I didnt really look forward to reading about any characters other than the main one. Also, the story switches perspectives rather randomly and can be a little annoying. If the author would have done the switching during different chapters it would have made more sense.

    Overall, its a decent story and still enjoyable. I dont regret reading it but it wont be the first one I recommend to friends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2014

    Recommend

    The storyline is plausible and will certainly make you aware of just how fragile our infrastructure is. I enjoyed this book and have also read the following two in the series. There are several more in the series but the development of the characters has lost my interest. It seems that books in this genera like to have a main character unique to society at large. For example, One Second After's main character is former military leadership with ties to the Pentagon. In Lights Out, he is a karate expert. In this series, Bishop is a security specialist for a multi-national corporation with combat experience around the world. The reason I stopped at the third book is Bishop is becoming involved with the leadership the restore the Government. While the story may be good, it's hard for an average guy to relate. The series Going Home spoiled me. The main character there is not too far off from most guys I know along the Gulf Coast. The storyline there was more engaging as I could easily see myself in the same situation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    A Good Woman is Hard to Find

    Enjoyable departure from the standard lone wolf variety. The relationship between the two main characters makes it a worthwhile read.

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