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American Exit Strategy

The Economic Collapse Chronicles, Volume 1
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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Liberty minded individuals and those who believe in the Constitution will find this near future dystopian novel to be right up their alley. Those who are looking to be more informed about the potential threats to America's financial stability will learn what to watch for and how to prepare themselves for an economic collapse.

America is on the cusp of financial annihilation. Matt and Karen Bair face the challenges of Main Street during a full scale financial meltdown. Government borrowing and monetary creation have reached their limits. When funds are no longer available for government programs, widespread civil unrest erupts across the country. Matt and Karen are forced to move to a more remote location and their level of preparedness is revealed as being much less adequate than they believed prior to the crisis.

Meanwhile, Paul Randall, a third party presidential candidate arises to push back against the welfare and warfare spending that have bankrupted our country. While he has gained expansive acceptance, the fight has just begun. Paul Randall proposes a plan to mitigate the coming hyper-inflationary collapse which is a mathematical certainty. His plan is known as The American Exit Strategy.

American Exit Strategy uses survival fiction to take an in-depth look at the real life politics and economics behind the issues that are likely to trigger a currency collapse or financial meltdown in the near future.

American Exit Strategy is a work of fiction…until it becomes history.

©2013 Mark Goodwin (P)2013 Mark Goodwin
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The US has crashed

As the US system crashes, you have people who have prepared and those that believe it is just a blip. Okay book but perhaps to one sided and religiously too heavy.

Kevin Pierce does a good job as ever, always good for a prepping apocalypse story.

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Preppers Monthly would be proud

So this concept I felt was going to be good an economic crisis and exploring how different people ride it out and deal with it but what you get is a preppers advertisement, referencing real websites and pod casts etc. Instead of cleverly bringing the reader into the world of prepping it is force fed in a very basic point to point basis.

The characters lacked depth and seemed in many situations to be unbelievable with characters understanding deep constitutional matters but lacking knowledge around basic concepts now the author used this to spoon feed the readers/listeners which I understand but was a bit tactless. I wont be proceeding with the series.

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A little clumsy but well worth the listen

If you could sum up American Exit Strategy in three words, what would they be?

Relatable, Possible, republican

What was one of the most memorable moments of American Exit Strategy?

Buggin out to be with Adam and the family, the robbery, the changing neighbourhood back home

Would you listen to another book narrated by Kevin Pierce?

Yes though his delivery doesn't flow to the same level that other narrators do, the warmth in his voice makes up for some of this though

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the description of the farmhouse matt would look at buying

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A little two dimensional on the characters, a little to obvious on the correlation on real life people being named incorrectly on purpose from real life like obama. I do agree with alot of the view points from the series tho and I do feel it shows somewhat a possible future, the fact that all the nations lend and borrow on gold that they do not currently owe, the fact that hyper inflation is a real concern world wide, and the impact on that. I feel that the government in these books is a little more extreme and I worry that the work may be dismissed summarily because of this despite a lot of the founding issues being relevant.

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  • William T.
  • 01-12-16

Well done.....bought all three books in the series

It's really hard to say how the fall of America will come. It could be a financial collapse as outlined in this book. It could also be an EMP attack, which would be the worst case scenario. This book does an excellent job of providing a highly probable play-by-play of a Financial Armageddon. The author has not left God out of the picture. Biblical verses are quoted at the beginning of many of the chapters, and the entire book is Christian based. Well worth listening, and a great book to send to take advantage of Audible's free sharing feature for those in denial or on the fence.

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  • Walsh
  • 30-08-16

One of the best survival novels of all time

I am a bit of a prepper/survival novel junkie, and this is one of the best. Goodwin does an amazing job at combining current events, compelling characters, and an imaginative story all into one outstanding package. This is a must read for any patriot or post-historical fiction fan. Loved it!

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  • Ryan
  • 05-09-16

Too much bible, but good.

Too much bible thumping, but still a decent book. I'll be checking out the second book.

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  • jota herb
  • 19-10-16

Beware and prepare!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because they need to be aware of things like this.

What did you like best about this story?

Its very realistic.

What does Kevin Pierce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

makes more interesting than just reading

Who was the most memorable character of American Exit Strategy and why?

Adam, his story is intriguing.

Any additional comments?

This book and the other two in the series are awesome books. Could not get enough of them and finished this one in three days!

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  • Kathryn
  • 08-10-16

Great read.

if you want a look at our world when this false economy collapses this is a good place to start.The references going back to our founding fathers are startlingly accurate .

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  • D. Maynard
  • 16-01-15

An excellent well researched book

This is one of the best depiction of the economic collapse facing America today. Our treasuries are emptying and our government continues to act as though the purse is bottomless. We are no longer citizens to the government we are now the assets and product that our government uses to feed its ever growing need for money and power. This book describes perfectly how I believe the downfall will come.

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  • Todd
  • 14-03-17

Too much religious bias

I am a liberty loving patriot. At the same time I am also an Atheist. I grew up in the church and love many of the people and lessons I learned from it, but ultimately the claims of the bible don't add up. While I love the meat of this story I despise the religious bias this author endorses. Such as painting Science as myth, atheists as liberals, and students being denied religious freedom in schools. all of those claims are very far from the truth. Ultimately a true libertarian endorses the religious freedom of all people. My right to that freedom will not be tread on. I urge Mark Goodwin to realize that hallmark and embrace it.

Like always Kevin Pierce does a fantastic rendition! He leave nothing to be desired.

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  • Jay
  • 29-11-16

what no EMP

Good story line and easy to listen too I like how it can relate to our world now and the direction it looks like it is heading. between the coming economic collapse that is coming soon and a possible EMP/CME I hope people open their eyes soon.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-09-16

Awesome storyline right out of today's headlines

love it and on to book two we go. great writing as usual from goodein.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-08-16

a book that shows how America's downfall

Shows America's downfall without involving an EMP. More realistic than most. This is the future

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