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Year One

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Nora Roberts

Narrated By: Julia Whelan

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: December 2017

Duration: 6 hours 24 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.


  • Andrea m

    Slow at first. Get through the first couple of chapters...and then your hooked.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Darlene S.

    Very good , enjoyed it very much ....can’t wait for next one

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • K A H

    Great book! Nice storyline and narration was well performed. Hope next book is soon

  • Alicia W

    The thing I love the most about Nora Roberts as an author is she changes with the times. This book was so good, not only did I actually tear up a few times while listening to it, I was really sad when it was over. Then I realized the next book isn't coming out until November 2018, which made me even sadder. Her storytelling is so complete that you can get a total picture in your head of what is going on. I am spoiled from reading her work. I highly recommend this book to anyone who not only loves Nora Roberts, but loves fantasy/scifi type genres.

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