HOLDING THEIR OWN - A Story of Survival

HOLDING THEIR OWN - A Story of Survival

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by Joe Nobody
     
 

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This first book of the Holding Their Own series, A Story of Survival, is set in the year 2015, when the world is burdened by the second Great Depression. The United States, already weakened by internal strife, becomes the target of an international terror plot. A series of attacks results in thousands of casualties and disables the country's core infrastructure. The

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This first book of the Holding Their Own series, A Story of Survival, is set in the year 2015, when the world is burdened by the second Great Depression. The United States, already weakened by internal strife, becomes the target of an international terror plot. A series of attacks results in thousands of casualties and disables the country's core infrastructure. The combination of economic hardship and the staggering blow of the terror attacks results in a collapse of the government. This is a realistic story of how an average, middle class couple survives the cascading events brought on by international politics, high tech military actions and the eventual downfall of society. All of their survival skills are tested during the action packed expedition in a world that resembles the American West of 200 years past.

As previewed in the Epilogue of book one, "Holding Their Own II: The Independents" is scheduled for publication Spring of 2012.

Editorial Reviews

reflexionesfinales.blogspot.com - Book Review
For our descriptive (versus qualitative) ratings (1 to 7 with 7 being highest)...I will give it a reluctant 7. For readability... I am going to say that it is a 6.
holdingyourground.com - Prepper Mom
A grand tale and tome of survival knowledge. When I wasn't reading the novel, I found myself wondering how the characters were doing in their struggles. I also laughed out loud several times. The humor was a pleasant surprise.

This is more than just a story of survival. This is a fast paced action/adventure novel that rivals any techno thriller I have read. There is also a taste of classic old western novels throughout the book.
shtfblog.com - Ranger Man
Holding Their Own is a great story for any Prepper that wants to take a break from non-fiction "how to" books in favor of easy, fun entertainment. The book is so good I added it to the List of 70 Great SHTF Fiction Books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013571235
Publisher:
Kemah Bay Marketing LTD
Publication date:
11/10/2011
Series:
HOLDING THEIR OWN , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
57,178
File size:
269 KB

Meet the Author

Joe Nobody (pen name for the author who wishes to keep his identity confidential) has provided systems, consulting and training for the U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Naval Research, United States Border Patrol as well as several private firms and government agencies which cannot be disclosed.

He is currently active in this area and for the security of his family and ongoing business, wishes to remain anonymous.

He has over 30 years of competitive shooting experience, including IPSC, NRA, and other related organizations. He has been a firearms instructor and consultant for over 30 years and holds the rights to a United States Patent for a firearms modification.

Joe initially became involved in helping private citizens "prepare" at the request of his students and clients. A conscientious instructor, he would always inquire as to why they wanted to learn certain skills or techniques and often the response was to prepare for more than just simple home invasion or self-defense. If you ask Joe what his greatest attribute is, he will tell you he is a "problem solver" and uses his formal education in Systems Engineering to this end.

"As the economy worsens, world tensions rise, and the modern media propagates bad news faster than ever before, more and more people want to prepare. I wrote HOLDING because it allows me to reach more of the good folks who are concerned about their security. I want them to sleep better at night knowing they have a plan of defense should the 'Event' ever occur."

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HOLDING THEIR OWN - A Story of Survival 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
cowboy255 More than 1 year ago
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.
ZoomerDA More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 6 months ago
First thank you for a great story, awaiting book 11. For those starting the series enjoy. For those that did not have grandparents and parents that lived the depression, stop and think while reading. Thanks again.
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Ok but assumes alot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gets up and leaves with a se<_>xy wink
Montana55 More than 1 year ago
This should be mandatory reading. The state of current affairs, this is not so out there...enjoyed this book a lot. Currently reading Holding Their Own V: The Alpha Chronicles. I hope there is more to come.
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Not too much to see here folks. The story is fairly readable, characters are well developed, and there are not too many grammatical mistakes. That said, the protagonist is an ex-military contractor with extensive supplies and extraordinary luck. In summary: a good story that suffers a bit from the superman-complex of its main character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me just say something, after reading this series, and then reading a few other books in the same genre, I found myself comparing the main characters to Bishop and pointing out their mistakes. This series is one of the most intense and real I've ever read. If you're half way aware of what's going on in this world then I'd pay attention and take notes. Definitely recommend this series as a fun read and as a resource!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great stories, I've got all 5 of the books and they just keep getting better!
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Great read
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Preppers will love this
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Enjoyable departure from the standard lone wolf variety. The relationship between the two main characters makes it a worthwhile read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoed this story. The character are believable. i will read the next the series. There is one thing,about the fonts. Reading on the nook you are unable to change, still a book.
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Not the best I've ever read, but pretty darn good. Enough so, that I will probably buy the next one in the series. Like many US citizens nowadays, I believe it's only a matter of time before our country does collapse. What we are doing is simply unsustainable - politically, monetarily, entitlements, a do-nothing Congress, and a president who seems determined to put us further and further into decline. I have read dozens and dozens of "apocalypitcal" type books and take something useful away from each one and this one is no exception. Good job JOE NOBODY!!
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