Year One


Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
550
Narrator
76
Release Date
December 2017
Duration
12 hours 22 minutes
Summary
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER (December 2017)

A stunning novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts—Year One is an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magick, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives…

It began on New Year’s Eve.

The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated.

Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magick rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river—or in the ones you know and love the most.

As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive.

In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.

The end has come. The beginning comes next.
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Val B

This is an excellent read/listen. I was just disappointed in the ending and hoping there is a sequel on the way.

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Anonymous

Did Nora Roberts really “predict” a version of what happened with the recent pandemic!? Loved the story. Had to get the other 2 books!! Huge fan of scifi and romance and strong female leads <3

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Pamela Brown

I enjoyed this story a great deal, and I am looking forward to the next one in the series. The storyline is fascinating to think about. the narrator is awesome!

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Tali B.

loved this!!!!

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William M.

Loved it

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Jill S.

Narrator ROCKS! Loved this book. Kept me engaged and definitely entertained.

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Anonymous

Hooked from the very start and this is not my usual book. Dove straight into book 2 and cannot wait for book 3.... Highly addictive. sensational series.

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Amanda H.

This book is really good. I definitely recommend it. Can’t wait to read the next one!

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Unknown U.

Great read! Looking forward to the next one.

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Kimberly M

I loved this book. One of my favorites in a long while. Can’t wait for the next one.

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Sonja M

An, exciting , thoroughly entertaining new Nora Robert’s novel which delighted this fan! I can’t wait for the sequel.

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Adrian B

Good story that sets up for more. The story of normal word transitioning in a world of magic and chaos was well done. Look forward to sequel as still seems much to be told.

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Gaynor C

What a nice variation of normal - Cannot wait to read the next to Year One - Good Job

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marcia h

Huge Nora Roberts fan. Another book which delivered

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Roger L.

Excellent plot for an apocalypse novel. Good character development. Makes you think - about human relationships and how any of us would react in similar circumstances. Well read. Have already read the follow-on and it,, too, was excellent.

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HelenMac

The book felt overdone, too many adjectives. I'll skip the series.

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Jason B.

Started out well, with excellent narration. Turned into anti-Christian, pro-pagan drivel.

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Marcel L.

All I can say is wow! This book had me hooked from the first chapter. I love these types of apocalypse stories, and throw in the special magic skills then you suddenly have a new level of intrigue. The interaction of dark versus light forces adds a chilling element to this really brilliant novel.

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Leigh E.

I was really excited to listen to this, it sounded interesting but the characters were all too similar and hard to tell apart. Couldn’t really follow what was going on/ most of it seemed to be irrelevant dialogue or just random fighting scenes with people you don’t remember or can’t put a face to. Barely made it through but feel like the bones of the story were good, the writing was just bad.

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Anonymous

amazing

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Anonymous

Not my cup of tea, but it was ok.

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Cdht63

Not what I’d expected or hoped. Having now been living through an actual pandemic, the direction this took with the magical elements was rather a turn off.

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Lori

Excellent

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Nicky D.

First rate plot and narration. Waiting on tenterhooks for my next credit to listen to Of Blood and Bone. Thoroughly engaging. Nora Roberts has the gift of creating believable characters you really care about.

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Sandy B.

Good read. Waiting for the next one!!

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Ken B

Loved It. Came across the book by accident.

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Anonymous

very good read

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Gary G.

great book

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Michelle P.

Amazing book. Beautifully narration. I could not stop listening. I was not even sure it was going to be my kind of book, but boy was I way off the mark. I can't wait to read more from Nora.

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Dan R.

Much different from other author books enjoyed looking forward to rest of triolgy

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Laura F.

This was an absolute page turner. Considering the state the world is in right now Nora Roberts seems like a psychic. It’s hard not to really feel like you know her characters. Almost as if they are real flesh and blood. If you want to read about a pandemic with Nora’s special spin of supernatural this book was written for you.

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Rose W.

An enjoyable read

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April M.

Wonderful!

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Chad E.

I gave a chance on this book and my god it been one of the best books I've listened too. The story has given me goosebump throughout the story... just incredible story cant wait for the second one. The narrator does an amazing job. Worth every cent and time to listen or to read.

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Thomas H.

Good read , author lose me for few chapters, I enjoyed book and good ending

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Tracy C.

The plot was interesting for both me and my husband while we listened on a road trip. The writing is awkward at times, and sometimes a little overwrought, but it was a pleasant listen. I am continuing on with the next book, so the story is keeping me interested.

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Richard S.

This book, though good, left me wanting. There was not enough explanations, details and too much time spent on certain characters. It seems to me this might be a set up for a second book but if one is not coming, don’t waste your time listening to this.

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CHelsea C.

This was the first Nora Roberts book I’ve hated. I didn’t even finish listening to it, and did not regret removing it from my list.

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Michael G.

There needs to be a sequel!! Please?

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Monica d

Because it’s Nora Roberts, it’s very well written and easy to read/listen. But, exactly because it’s NR, I have a feeling of expecting more. And the story resembles to the bibble. So, I hope more surprisingly good writing to the sequel!

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