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Product Details

  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147931577X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479315772
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,071,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Rourke is a husband and father living in the southeastern United States. Working a full time job, he prepares for an uncertain future by stockpiling beans, bullets, and bandaids. John Rourke became interested in survival and preparedness in the mid-80's as a teenager. Rourke maintains several websites including ModernSurvivalOnline.com, BestPreparednessDeals.com, and SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 26, 2012
Format: Paperback
I read Rourke's "A Survival Story" as published daily on his blog site. It was a fun daily read and had some interesting perspectives to a TEOTWAKI/WROL scenario. If you like these kinds of stories, you'll probably enjoy this. Particularly unique is how the author deals with racism and stereotypes in a survival situation.
With that said, I give it three stars because it is a begining author's first real work. The story line has a lot of gaps in it and the organization is not too fluid -- especially considering a daily journal format for somebody looking to record life after a massive terrorist attack on the USA. In reuniting with his school sweetheart, do you really think that not using birth control would be so taken lightly by a man recording his personal thoughts and feelings in a journal - especially a fairly dedicated prepper? And do you think his love wouldn't have been more proactive or assertive? I spent 27 years as a sailor, and I never had a partner in ANY port that didn't have that as a serious consideration before being intimate. And after being married for a few years, the potential to have a child was a deliberate decision. When the world is crumbling, do you think a woman caught up in an upheaval doesn't consider it first?
If this were a Kindle book priced at $2.99, I'd say it would be worth the small price. But the current $12.95 is much too high for the quality and length of writing.
I look forward to Rourke starting his second Survival Story series on his blog. I would even be willing to subscribe for a small/nominal fee as I did when Adrian's Undead Diary was publishing, just to show appreciation for the regular effort of writing.
Please consider the price point a little more - you'll likely get more to pay and end up making a greater amount over all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G-man on February 10, 2014
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Very interesting book full of thing that can and will happen if the SHTF. Readers can learn a lot from it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MountainManMike on October 28, 2012
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Just finished Survival Story and I really enjoyed the book. I could see myself standing in Jed's shoes since I prep for disasters myself. I liked how much detail was given even though the book was written like a daily journal. Look forward to reading the journal entries online and buying the 2nd book when it comes out.
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