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Alpha Farm: The Beginning Audiobook

Alpha Farm: The Beginning: The Prepper Chick Series, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

From the beginning, Emma was always looking for modern ways to become self-sufficient. Following the signs of a faltering economy and a nagging in her spirit to return to her family farm, Emma begins rebuilding a life independent from the grid and away from her high-stress corporate job.

Is it any wonder that when a localized electromagnetic pulse is detonated over the New Madrid fault line and the grid is taken down that Emma immediately goes into action? Well, at least until Senator Varga and her personal army show up at Emma's door. That is one curveball that Emma was not expecting.

Calling her fellow prepper chicks into action, follow along as a modern-day underground railroad is formed, a long-forgotten way of life is pulled back into action, and they all adjust to a world without rule of law.

©2014 Lori Caraballo (P)2015 Lori Caraballo

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    Artgirls3 Florida, USA 03-17-16
    Artgirls3 Florida, USA 03-17-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Story great, narrator is horrible and needs to be replaced"

    The narrator ruined the book. She couldn't even read a smooth sentence. She stumbled over ordinary words and mispronounced many words, ruining the story flow. If the story hadn't been so good, I would have given up on this one. Let's hope they do not use her again on future books. Someone like Davina Porter would have been perfect.

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    patricia 08-23-17
    patricia 08-23-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story but what a terrible ending!"

    I was riveted to the story the entire time only to be extremely disappointed at the ending. I can only hope the next book has a better ending!

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    Kim 07-19-17
    Kim 07-19-17 Member Since 2017

    Long haul Expeditor that loves listening to books and make the miles fly by.

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    "Good book but..."
    What made the experience of listening to Alpha Farm: The Beginning the most enjoyable?

    Fast paced and lots of good info in it.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Annie Berdel? Why or why not?

    Not sure might give one more a try since this was a first book.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Not really she was hesitant and pretty much a monotone.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a decent enough book but the author needs to learn not to interrupt the story to push her website and other prepping websites. Adding the websites might work in a print book but is just distracting in the audio version and pulls the listener out of the story. If she wants to add it do so at the end of the book not smack dab in the middle of the story. The narrator also didn't help much either at times I couldn't tell if it was a male or female character talking. There are also too many gaps in the story. *Spoiler alert here* Example: Emma is out walking her farm with no firearm after she already encountered a wolf?? I don't think that someone as careful as she is would all of a sudden be without a gun after the SHTF?? Also just how did Senator Varga find her on a 300 acre farm?? How did anyone know Varga was gone too and know exactly where to find her?? Alone that same part of the story line when Emma and her husband was being attacked for so long just where was the rest of the family and what happened to the people that was brought in after the SHTF?? Surely she just wouldn't turn them loose on her farm so fast without any vetting or asking questions. Yes I know she said they had empty cabins but she's just gonna turn one over without any questions as to who the new people are? Too many gaps in the story to allow it to flow evenly.

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    Teri Reidhead 01-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Book"

    I am hooked. Can't wait for the next one! I am a fan. So informative too.

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    A. Walker 11-19-16
    A. Walker 11-19-16
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    "Too much. All over the place"

    The prepper tips should be in a prologue. Too much rape and molestation. Monologue about being prepared seemed out of place and too long. Glad to read a prepper novel by a woman.

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    Kelly Fitzgerald Lakeland, FL 10-02-16
    Kelly Fitzgerald Lakeland, FL 10-02-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting story, but new editor(s) and narrator needed."

    The book was educational and thought provoking. The author has and refreshing point of view that we should help each other after a horrible event -compared to the male writers in the same genre. However, between the narrator, the redundancy of words and descriptions, and the quantity of characters, I had to force myself to keep listening. For the author... If you explain something once with one character don't do it again with another. Consider being less wordy, not using the same word two or three times in a sentence. I am not sure I would spend more money to continue listening to the series.

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    kayla 09-21-16
    kayla 09-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not a book for the family to listen to."

    great story line.. excessive use of the f-bomb. Worst part is the explicit depictions of rape almost to the point is seams the author enjoys describing it. not as full of technicals like a JW Rawles book, but still plenty of tips. all in all it was worth the listen to hear things from an obviously educated women's point of view.

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    Julie Adams 06-20-16
    Julie Adams 06-20-16
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    "Loved this book!"

    This story grabs you and grips you from the beginning and keeps you hanging on until the last word! Can't wait for the next one in this series.

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    Jason N 12-14-15
    Jason N 12-14-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Better than I thought it would be"
    If you could sum up Alpha Farm: The Beginning in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Thought Provoking, Entertaining


    What other book might you compare Alpha Farm: The Beginning to and why?

    World War Z: When the SHTF, it happened fast and hard


    What does Sandra Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    While her voice acting when it came to male voices was pretty...interesting...the narrator brought a surprising amount of depth to the female voices and to the overall story. I was never bored.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Its a great road trip book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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