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Locker Nine Audiobook

Locker Nine: A Novel of Societal Collapse

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Publisher's Summary

Grace Hardwick's dad is a science fiction writer who makes his living destroying the world. When Grace decides to go away for her first year of college her dad, Robert, can't help but think of all of the potential ways that society could collapse and strand his daughter hundreds of miles from home. Then, near the end of her freshman year, it happens. Like a scene from one of Robert's books, coordinated terror attacks take place at dozens of locations around the country - including on the campus of Grace's university.

Grace and her father barely have time for a single rushed phone call before they lose signal. In that call, Robert reminds his daughter of the key he gave her when she left for school - the key that she constantly wears around her neck. She doesn't know what it opens. She doesn't know where the engraved numbers will lead her. All she knows is that her dad is not the type to let her go hundreds of miles from home with no backup plan.

With her roommate in tow, Grace embarks on a treacherous journey that may lead her home or may lead her right into the path of another stranded traveler - a disturbed gamer who sees nothing but opportunity in a world that now closely resembles that of his favorite video games.

©2016 Franklin Horton (P)2016 Franklin Horton

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    Jonathan Newton 09-14-16
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    "Great story."

    I hope to read many more stories by this author. They have a keen insight into what would happen if there was societal collapse.

    All incidents can be seen as practical and possible and at no point was I like no that wouldn't happen. I loved the feeling like this was a realistic yet fictional scenario.

    I loved the book.

    I was given a free copy for an unbiased review and consideration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Edain New England 09-12-16
    Edain New England 09-12-16 Member Since 2001

    Avid Listener since 2001 - Have a long commute so I enjoy listening to books on the way.

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    "Terrorists take us down - an excellent story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Locker Nine the most enjoyable?

    It was a great story!!! Excellent characterization, good plot, and great event progression. When I got to the end I wanted it to continue. I really got involved with the characters and I wanted to see where the world continued to take them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Locker Nine?

    When they stopped behind the mall to fix Zoey's wounds and the group of young men come around the corner looking for a "party". It really showcased how far Grace had come.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Pierce – was your favorite?

    Overall Grace,the main character, was my favorite though Mr and Mrs McGary - came a close second


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did not have an extreme reaction though I really enjoyed the book. Franklin did a great job and in my mind it is one of the best Post-apocalyptic books I have read. Typically in these stories the Hero is a super prepper that has all the stuff and all the skills. In this book even though the Dad is the super prepper, his daughter the heroine of the story, has just a few of his skills and has to deal with situations waay beyond her level of preparation.


    Any additional comments?

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."

    While I was given this book in exchange for a review, I have reviewed the book honestly to the best of my ability.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Audio Audits CHATSWORTH, CA, US 09-09-16
    Audio Audits CHATSWORTH, CA, US 09-09-16 Member Since 2004

    I'm a cheerleader for authors, narrators and audiobooks I love! All things Romance, Horror and Sci Fi

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    "Another Win!"

    Ah... how nice to finally have a story about a competent woman! College freshman Grace Hardwick has been taught from a young child how to fend for herself by her prepper dad, and after a large scale terrorist attack every thing she's learned will be put to the test and mean the difference between life and death and she and her best friend try desperately to get back home.

    On a different arc to this story, life long gamer slacker Ray and his friends are heading back home after a road trip, when they get wind of the attacks as they make their way back home, the stress causes Ray behavior to become increasingly erratic and when he finally snaps, the monster he becomes is horrifying!

    If there's any criticism it's that I could have done without the political pandering at the beginning. It truly added nothing to the story and could have been left out.

    The narration by Kevin Pierce was stellar as usual, he rarely makes a misstep!

    Overall if you're a post apocalyptic junkie like me you'll love this audiobook too.

    This audiobook was given to me at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review, thanks Audiobook Boom.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy 09-08-16
    Jeremy 09-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Really good book"

    This book hits close to home. The scenario set up by the author is so dead on and hard hitting it almost seems like a history book from the future. Action packed and thrilling it was one of those you listen to straight through.


    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Squawkingbeak Arizona 09-05-16
    Squawkingbeak Arizona 09-05-16 Member Since 2016

    Veterans Advocate

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    "Great story and action"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely! I didn't want to stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting take on SHTF. I always enjoy his book and am listening to The Borrowed World again. Waiting for book 4 on that series, it's awesome!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Platypire Bob 09-29-16
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    "Bob @ Platypire Reviews"

    *I was given a code for this audio book in exchange for an honest review*

    Thrilling!! It had everything, from the preppers to the clueless stoners, and everyone in between. Including a certain character who gave me the heebie jeebies right off the bat!

    The plot ran swiftly, keeping me very engaged and interested, and I thought the story's flow was perfect! All throughout, there was that little sliver of fear that kept saying, "this is possible, you know?" It really added to it all for me.

    The narrator was wonderful! Only slight voice changes, but you could easily tell when different characters were speaking, and I liked his pacing and emphasis - one of my biggest things when listening to audio books!

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    Beverly Huntington 09-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great read by Horton!"

    I've been prepping for years, and enjoy hearing stories that are thought provoking. Horton delivers AND subsequently teaches through his story lines. I've listen to a few others by other authors and Horton's are by far the best of a few in his genre'

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Koolaid53 09-29-16
    Koolaid53 09-29-16

    I'm retired USAF and fully retired with a lot of time to read now. Read my whole life so thought I'd give some of that knowledge back.

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    "One Helluva Nice Ride"

    Grace, you Kickass. I am sure glad there are still kids that listen and do what their parents tell them to do without question.

    I enjoyed this book and the narration a lot. This is a start to the end that is very feasible. How can a mind come up with these kind of scenarios and still be sain.

    Grace has to get from college in the south to home in Virginia. That's all. Now you have to get the book to find out how it is done.

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."

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    Dennis United States 09-27-16
    Dennis United States 09-27-16 Member Since 2013

    Escape from the norm

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    "One of the best books I've ever read."

    Every woman needs to read this book , it really could save your life! I will be buying this for all the women in my family

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    Sheepdog627 09-25-16
    Sheepdog627 09-25-16
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    "Great story!"

    This book is a solid addition to the prepper themed audiobooks. Locker Nine: A Novel of Societal Collapse by Franklin Horton was such a breath of fresh air. I have recently been disappointed by a string of books that are either a re-hashing of other books, too far-fetched to even enjoy (which is saying a lot for someone who reads zombie novels), or one book stretched into several as a way to suck every penny possible out of one book idea.

    Horton’s Locker Nine has the right amount of character development, action and original ideas that make it a solid read for those of us that have given more than a passing thought to survival if the S ever actually HTF. Without spoiling anything here I will say that the storyline in itself is a solid one. The fact that he has obviously given some thought to an actual large-scale disaster and sprinkles this knowledge into the story making it even more enjoyable for readers like me.

    As for the narration, I enjoy Kevin Pierce’s ability to tell the story. He really does a good job with this type of audiobook.

    “Full Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.”

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    "" By the rocket's red glare... ""
    Any additional comments?

    A series of numerous coordinated terrorist attacks across America causes widespread panic and social breakdown. One of there takes place on a college campus in Oxford, Mississippi. Two students, close friends from childhood, decide to head home. This story follows Grace and Zoe as they try to drive back the several hundred miles through the increasing chaos.
    They are better prepared than the average teenager. Grace's father is an avid prepper and has not only given his daughter survival instructions since her childhood, he has also left her an emergency get-home-safe supply in locker number nine.

    This is a terrific book and, even allowing for differences between England and the U.S.A. is one which everyone looking to get through a major, widespread disaster should read. So many aspects of security, personal and of property, are touched upon which would be invaluable to know should our small worlds fall apart. Not many people here in the U.K. are proper preppers, though I dare say many of us keep a few extra tins of food tucked away just in case, but Locker Nine brings home just how fragile is our civilised society and how easily people in fear can turn upon others. Following the story of two young people just trying to get back to their families in a time of emergency brings all of this into focus and makes for a thrilling, if chilling, book.
    It takes a fine narrator to maintain a sense of reality, of ordinariness in a frightening scenario whist still conveying the fear and excitement of the journey. Kevin Pierce, with his steady, somewhat gravelly voice, does just that. Through him, the listener grows to know and empathise with the two young women, as well as getting to understand why some people go rogue, using the time of emergency to hurt not help.
    The book has a slowly increasing tension as social cohesion continues to decay and it is obvious that the journey will not be an easy one no matter how well the travellers think themselves prepared. The ideas will stay with me into the future.
    I received a complimentary copy of Locker Nine from the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. My thanks for this. I hope that the review I have written above conveys at least a small part of the pleasure I had in listening to it .
    Definitely recommended.

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  • D&R
    9/7/16
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    "Love it"

    If your family like mine is not into prepping, give them this audiobook to listen to.
    This is what I intend to do.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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