HOLDING THEIR OWN - A Story of Survival [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013571235
  • Publisher: Kemah Bay Marketing LTD
  • Publication date: 11/10/2011
  • Series: HOLDING THEIR OWN , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 20,444
  • File size: 264 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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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted December 4, 2011

    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 favor get this book.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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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 April 24, 2012

    not that good

    Alright but just not that good.

    1 out of 2 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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  • Posted February 23, 2012

    Very good read!

    I enjoyed this book from start to finish.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    Good SHTF book

    Really enjoyed this book - another SHTF genre book. Since reading One Second after I have become very intrigued with stories of social/economic collapse.

    This was another good read with a real feel to it.

    I would definately recommend this book if you like this subject

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2011

    Something for Everyone

    I was compelled to stay up all night, mesmerized by the story line in ¿Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival¿ by Joe Nobody. I had previously enjoyed one of the author¿s earlier works, really liked the information in that book, and was intrigued by the idea of a novel written by the same person. I have to admit I was absolutely absorbed by the plot. The other book I had read by Joe Nobody was more like a technical manual, and frankly it was very good. But could an author who was so direct and to the point possess the skills necessary to tell a story and hold a reader? The answer is an emphatic, ¿Yes, he does.¿ ¿Holding Their Own¿ is a novel like none other I have read, and I am the kind of person who enjoys well-written prose from a number of genres. The plot would interest anyone who has ever enjoyed a good shoot out at the OK Corral, as well as the softies who enjoy a love interest. The bad guys are easy-to-hate, terrorists who seek to overthrow the U.S. government. The primary conflict in the story is more apocalyptic, however, and centers around the precarious balance we have enjoyed as a society tipping in the wrong direction, leading to civil unrest and eventually the fall of civilization as we know it. All the while, the story reflects good character development, the relationship between the protagonists is endearing, and their internal conflict over their choices in the fight to survive is unenviable. There is something here for everyone. The premise of the conflict is disconcertingly believable and alarmingly simple. In the beginning of the book where the stage is set and the terrorists implement their plan, I was shocked at the very modest scheme conceived by the antagonists; it was much more believable than the idea of coordinated assaults on major airlines, i.e., the 9/11 attacks. The protagonists, Bishop and Terri, are lovable and competent ¿preppers.¿ Hailing from Houston, they have ¿bugged out¿ a few times before during hurricane season. In fact most of the story is set in Texas, and those who call the Lonestar State home will have a special treat as they recognize landmarks and familiar surroundings. The characters and setting are well-developed and presented. The story does a remarkable job of weaving in different plot elements in different geographical locations and really keeps the reader engaged by it. What I found to be so fascinating was the way the story of survival integrates the principles and tools recommended in the technical manual. For anyone who is concerned about what might really happen if society were to collapse and how to survive it, this book is for you. For anyone who wants a solid plot full of international intrigue, this book is for you. For anyone who is looking ¿for a good read,¿ this book is for you. For anyone who has ever enjoyed a story about the Wild West, this book is for you.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Drew

    Be here tommorrow babe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Kara

    Gets up and leaves with a se<_>xy wink

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  • Posted May 22, 2014

    This should be mandatory reading. The state of current affairs,

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Decent TEOTWAWKI book

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Loved it

    Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Good book

    Preppers will love this

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Good book

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Survivalist Story - Which I Love!

    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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  • Posted May 22, 2012

    Kept my interest

    Kept my interest

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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