Emergency

  • by Neil Strauss
  • Narrated by Neil Strauss
  • 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Terrorist attacks. Natural disasters. Domestic crackdowns. Economic collapse. Riots. Wars. Disease. Starvation. What can you do when it all hits the fan? You can learn to be self-sufficient and survive without the system. "I've started to look at the world through apocalypse eyes." So begins Neil Strauss's harrowing new book: his first full-length work since the international best seller The Game, and one of the most original-and provocative-narratives of the year. After the last few years of violence and terror, of ethnic and religious hatred, of tsunamis and hurricanes - and now of world financial meltdown - Strauss, like most of his generation, came to the sobering realization that, even in America, anything can happen. But rather than watch helplessly, he decided to do something about it. And so he spent three years traveling through a country that's lost its sense of safety, equipping himself with the tools necessary to save himself and his loved ones from an uncertain future. With the same quick wit and eye for cultural trends that marked The Game, The Dirt, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, Emergency traces Neil's white-knuckled journey through today's heart of darkness, as he sets out to move his life offshore, test his skills in the wild, and remake himself as a gun-toting, plane-flying, government-defying survivor. It's a tale of paranoid fantasies and crippling doubts, of shady lawyers and dangerous cult leaders, of billionaire gun nuts and survivalist superheroes, of weirdos, heroes, and ordinary citizens going off the grid. It's one man's story of a dangerous world - and how to stay alive in it. Before the next disaster strikes, you're going to want to read this book. And you'll want to do everything it suggests. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee...

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Definitely makes you think...

What did you like most about Emergency?

Covered a really wide range of topics.


Would you recommend Emergency to your friends? Why or why not?

If you are interested in how different people think about tthings then definitely.


What does Neil Strauss bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He has a relatively monotonous voice but once you get used to it, the limited range does show enthusiastic he is about some of this stuff.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Preparing the crazies


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- Simon Caldwell

Action packed and laugh out loud

Really great audio book, read by the author which is always an added bonus. This is a great story and a great audio version. I read the book first, but hearing the author read this aloud really brought it all to life. Neil does the thing that most of us can only dream about doing, getting *out* of the system, and in so doing finds greater meaning in life, and without spoiling anything, finds reason to get back *in* to society. I really loved this story, uplifting, funny, understandable and deals with a subject we all think about. Thoroughly recommend!
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- Jim Hawkins "Lux Jules"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2009
  • Publisher: HarperAudio