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Tea Krulos is a freelance journalist and the author of Heroes in the Night and Monster Hunters. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Truly wild how some books are just....ghosts on this website. Late August ARC expiry.
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Chyvalrys | Aug 5, 2020 |
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The description of the book here is pretty on-point, but I have to say the subtitle of the book must have been invented by the marketing department. "Deep Underground with America's Doomsday Preppers" is pretty misleading in that there's no real underground investigation of anything under than a guided tour of an ex-missile silo that's been repurposed into multi-million dollar luxury shelters for the elite.
The book overall is better described as a survey of various people and groups throughout history from Nostradamus to the Mayans to modern day UFO gangs who thought the world was going to end. Or, if not end, then end "as we know it". Only a scant portion of the material is actually focused on preppers, and there is no "deep" dive into their real concerns or preparations beyond what one could read in the first paragraph or two of a wikipedia entry.
There's a lot about burning man style festivals of zombie movie watchers, a hike into the back country, and interviews with random people who agreed to be interviewed. (Yawn)
It also should be borne in mind by the reader that the author is an admitted liberal and while he does pay lip service to liberal preppers (whom he calls "homesteaders"), he rightly states that preppers tend to be independent, self-reliant people of a conservative mindset. The treatment of preppers starts with the presumption that they're equal in credibility to, for example, those who thought the world would end because the Mayan calendar had run out, or those who thought the world would end because of Y2k. On the contrary, every prepper has a different vision of circumstances that might impact their family's ability to live normally, from a Katrina type hurricane, all the way to civil war or even a nuclear war. And every prepper takes different steps, most of which the author doesn't mention, other than the "bug-out bag" which receives a cursory listing of possible contents that would be different for every prepper.
In short for the 7.5 hours of listening I would say there is some moderately interesting information in here but nothing groundbreaking and not much really to be worth investing the time, at least, for someone who has any knowledge of the concept of prepping. As to the notion of "Doomsday Preppers", this is just overblown hype, again probably by the marketing department. Nobody I know is predicting Doomsday. They're just trying to improve their survivability beyond the position of most Americans who make a run on bottled water anytime there's a crisis because they don't keep more than a day of food on hand.
Surely a more interesting "Deep Underground with America's Doomsday Preppers" could come from someone who actually spent a lot of time with some preppers at a compound. Or, better yet, pick up a book by James Wesley, Rawles --you'll understand prepping better and have more fun reading.
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PeterZed | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 18, 2019 |
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I received this book from Early Reviewers. This was an interesting read. Mr. Krulos is a free lance journalist who spends each chapter with a different group of people preparing in various ways for the end of the world. Funny, interesting and at times creepy.
The reader does a good job on this CD version. It is a fairly short read or listen and would be good for a road trip.
My only complaint would be that the author starts a couple of times to get too political. But those moments don't last long.… (lisätietoja)
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hredwards | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 27, 2019 |
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This book covers the prepper lifestyle. I found it to be not very useful. It was not a book I looked forward to listen to. Maybe because there was not much new information for a person who is even slightly familiar with the topic. The book is not terrible. But at the same time it's not terribly interesting. I wish I could write a better review covering more specifics, but the book did not hold my attention. Therefore, I did not find it very memorable.
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Songbird08 | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 15, 2019 |



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