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From the author of The Fringe comes an addictive new dystopian saga.

When Lark was sentenced to 25 years behind bars, she thought San Judas was her lucky break. The primitive 16,000-acre community in rural New Mexico isn't like any other prison. There are no cells, there is no warden, and Mother Mercy is the law.

She didn't realize she'd be fighting for survival on a daily basis - battling hunger, violent inmates, and Mother Mercy's iron fist. Lark's only friend is Bernie - an off-the-rails environmental activist doing time for arson - and a mysterious stranger who's been sending her illicit messages from the men's colony.

Lark never thought escaping San Judas was possible until a message in a bottle changes everything: The guards outside the walls are disappearing, and the world as they know it is coming to an end.

©2016 Tarah Benner (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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What a waste of time

The story is mediocre, at best, but I kept listening because the narrator is good, and I was hoping the author was going somewhere. I really WANTED to like it because there is quite a bit more content in this series and another by the same author who I hadn't listened to, but where this book finally "went" was...
SPOILER WARNING (REVEALING THE CAUSE OF DYSTOPIAN SETTING)...
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a hard left turn to "global warming" propaganda. Zombies are one thing, but the world turning into Al Gore's most horrific claims in under a couple years, even though scientists can't get a predictive model right to save their lives, THAT I can't buy. "Can you believe they thought it was a hoax?" the author says! LOL I'm done!

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Awesome

I absolutely love all books by Tarah Benner. I have already read The Fringe series and a Defectors series, so I thought it was time to read on! Story was told wonderfully by the narrator. They sit book kept me captivated at every moment ready for more. Starting the next one now!

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new t take on dystopian

loved it. not the same old predictable story. can't wait to continue reading this story.

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Good story

I am looking forward to reading the next in the series, this pne was very good..

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wonderful story! great narrators!

loved this story! great from beginning to end! narrators gave characters life and keep listening interesting!

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Great Action and narration!

Really enjoyed this first book in the series- kept me engaged with action and I am excited to see what happens to Lark and the gang!

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Boring....

I couldn’t even continue to listen. This was such a disappointment after listening to the Fringe series.

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Slow Start

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Narrator does a good job with the voices and portays the different personalities well. This story starts out slow but picks more towards the end. I think that the author did a great job drawing you Into the characters. Very well written.

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uneducated and a terrible story

after reading tarot Brenner's Recon Lawless was a total disappointment her lack of knowledge of weapons plants and the human psyche was a complete disappointment she needs to learn and know more about New Mexico survival and overall life

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