Year One

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Nora Roberts

Narrated By: Julia Whelan

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: December 2017

Duration: 12 hours 22 minutes


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.


  • 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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  • 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!

  • Kimberly M

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

  • Sonja M

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

  • 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.

  • Gaynor C

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

  • marcia h

    Huge Nora Roberts fan. Another book which delivered