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299 Days: The Preparation

299 Days: The Preparation

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by Glen Tate

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Meet Grant Matson: lawyer, father, suburbanite husband who awakens to the fragility of modern society and embarks on a personal journey that introduces him to a world of self-reliance and liberation.

299 Days: The Preparation, the first book in the 299 Days series, depicts the inner struggles Grant must face as he exists in a social system he recognizes as


Meet Grant Matson: lawyer, father, suburbanite husband who awakens to the fragility of modern society and embarks on a personal journey that introduces him to a world of self-reliance and liberation.

299 Days: The Preparation, the first book in the 299 Days series, depicts the inner struggles Grant must face as he exists in a social system he recognizes as unsustainable and on the verge of collapse, but one in which he has built his life around. What begins as a return to his roots, self-sufficiency and independence, becomes a full blown move to prepare for what may come. Engaging, insightful and a bit suspenseful, follow Grant's transition from a self-perceived "sheeple" to a full-blown "prepper." Will his fears come true? Is he an extremist? What if nothing happens? What if something does?

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Glen Tate grew up poor in the rural logging town of Forks, Washington. He became a comfortable suburban professional with a job giving him a front row seat to government corruption. Then he realized that America was collapsing and bad things were coming soon. He lives in Olympia, Washington.

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299 Days: The Preparation 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Gus Jarhead More than 1 year ago
I agree with the complaints I've read about the marketing ploy that has made this into a ten book series. So unless your willing to lay out $150 for the ten books, I would pass. That said, its a decent story and you would probably enjoy the read, but it does seem like the writer stretches things out as much as he can to make it into 10 books. He addresses topics that will interest you if you enjoy this genre and clearly draws from personal experience with them. I've read better prose, but again, its not a bad read and if you like this genre you will enjoy the story. Just be aware of what you are getting into when you start. A book that is better written and tells a complete story (not stretched out for marketing) is "Truth's Blood." Told from the man on the street point of view, it is an excellant read. If your even tempted to engage the ten book series by Glen Tate, I would suggest reading Truths Blood first. The storyline is as good if not better and you get an entire story in one book. Well edited with engaging charaters too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story and fairly well written. Much better novel than some others in the genre. Moves along at a good clip. Book two in the series is just as good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After hearing an interview on the Gundudes podcast I was awaiting the release date of this series. So far I've only read the first book. It is scary how realistic it is. I live in the Pacific NW, where the book takes place so it hits home a little more for me. The author is very good about getting his firearms specs correct. Something you don't usually see in books or movies. I highly recommend this series.
PaladinGC More than 1 year ago
Exceptional book (and series - I have read the second book also - The Collapse). This book is a MUST if you like this genre. For fans os Survivors and Lights out this book has to be in your library. Well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An effective telling of a message that too few people hear. If you have the slightest concern about the exploding reach and cost of government, or the "I'll live for today and let my grandkids pay" attitude of our society, it's worth a read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for anyone concerned about the current state of affairs in our country.
Drewano More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with ‘299 Days: The Preparation’. I’ll start by saying that I really like the premise. It’s a solid idea which could be good, maybe the whole series is, but this book is just poor. Here are my issues with this book: 1) The plot doesn’t go anywhere. The guy spends the whole time discussing how he’s putting food and ammo away and getting a bug out location all while ranting about liberals. Which brings me to my next issue. 2) The execution of the book is poor. He keeps pounding on liberals bringing up big government examples like the auto bail out. What did you say that was orchestrated by republicans? Never mind your details liberals are bad and then republicans are good. Then he shows this by having a republican elected to change things but that guys doesn’t do anything other than start running for office. Instead of showing his dissolution as the system he just bad mouths liberals some more. Both parties are corrupt and both should be demonized equally (it’s my review so I can put in my opinion). 3) The main character not likable. In the preface the author tells us he’s supposed to be a normal person with flaws and not some hero which again I like the idea of but he doesn’t any ANY redeeming qualities. He admits to being lazy and not helping his wife around the house until he starts prepping. Then once he starts prepping he has to continuously lie to his wife. Also the author tells us that he and his wife are perfect together but never shows it. They’re constantly bickering, never do anything that a normal person would construe as being selfless for each other and even at the beginning of the book we know they end up living apart. Why are these guys made for each other again? Also the outside voice makes him sound sort of mentally deranged. I guess if you’re ultra conservative and want to read all the books (just one is such a boring waste) if it a shot otherwise don’t even bother.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read - Love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! It really makes you stop and think about the possibilities.
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AudiobookReviewer More than 1 year ago
I haven’t listened to any straight up survival stories. Maybe I feel that I need that something extra, you know zombies, werewolves, psychopaths, to make it interesting. However, there was something about The Preparation (299 Days Book 1) that kept drawing my attention. I have been seeing many audiobooks popping up in this new sub-genre in the last few months, so they have to be entertaining right? I am going with my gut and nothing else on this one, my gut is only right about 80% of the time. Have you seen the television show Doomsday Preppers? Well get ready for that in much much higher detail and explanations than the show has ever provided. I was entranced by the character development and overall back story of Grant Matson. going from a young poor kid with less than nothing. To a highly successful lawyer, with everything that money could buy. Yet he felt unfulfilled, like there was something missing. Intertwined with lots, I mean a ton of what could be considered right wing conservative propaganda. If your not open minded to this sort of information, either don’t listen or you might get ticked off. Or you might start singing praises, who knows. What I know is this was a intricately crafted story of one man realizing there is more to life than money. That being personal security and the safety of his family when the worst happens. With this story that would be the slow collapse of the government, leaving the public to fend for them selves. I intensely agreed and disagreed with so many different things, I couldn’t stop listening. In fact I have already started stockpiling for my own peace of mind. I am hooked on this story and there are a ton of audiobooks in this series that I only hope there is enough time for. Kevin Pierce is not the typical type of narrator. Because this was not a big boisterous, polished newscaster type of performance, nor did it call for such. Characterizations were only done just enough to barely differentiate characters in a scene. Pierce blew me away with his soft-spoken approach. That over time, expertly grew from an scared uncertain boy to a self-reliant and assured man doing what he thinks is best. I hope to be able to get to listen to more from him. Audiobook provided for review by Audible. Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a little slow moving, but obviously a necessary part of the series. Overall a well written book and a good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are great and scary. Scary because I can see everything he says happens is happening now. If you can't see it you need to open your eyes. Just ordered the 4th and 5th books. Could not put the others down. Can't wait>
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scary and engaging, this book might be one future for the US
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book and could not make my self put it down. Well written and thought out
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It’s better than usual prepper fiction. Love it or leave it. This one is a bit smarter than usual, so enjoy it for what it is.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although reading this as a fiction was a little difficult, the author included in sometimes excruciating detail very important and helpful information for a new prepper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I heard Glen Tate on quite a few podcast before I bought this book. I was not disappointed, great read, kinda scary how real it seems. Quite a few times things were brought up that I had already thought about. Looking forward to finishing the series, I'm sure the rest will be just as good!
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Forrest_Gump More than 1 year ago
Too real for me! Feel like I am reading the newspaper.
MacNobody More than 1 year ago
If you know of the author, then you know that this book is based on his experiences. From child to adult, and how he moves back into a more prepared state of mind and living. The best thing about the book is that it has helped me see the real danger to America, and that is our own citizens and elected officials. There is no Doomsday event in this book, but a gradual slide, and that makes the story so much better. I have started the second book in the series, and highly recommend this to anyone, even someone who is not a "prepper." It presents the real world facts in an interesting, captivating story that everyone will take something away from.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you can get past the over-use of spell check rather than an actual proof read its pretty good book. Some of the more believable character's than in alot of other survival genre books ive read.