Regular price: $14.95

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Richard just wanted a girlfriend - not the apocalypse. Richard Peak's senior year is looking painfully ordinary - fighting for position on the soccer team, his parents' constant arguing, a glaring lack of a girlfriend. He can't wait to graduate and join a soccer team overseas, preferably as far from home as possible. Then the president is assassinated and his life changes forever. As an alarming chain of nationwide terrorist attacks trigger a civil war, Richard finds himself on a dangerous journey for survival. As those around him fall prey to hunger, illness, and hatred, Richard must decide between a full stomach and humanity - and somehow create a new society out of the ashes of a fallen world. Richard's Story is the secret journal of the boy eventually founded the New Order Republic of America (NORA). This is an exclusive prequel to the best-selling Numbers Game Saga.

©2017 Rebecca Rode (P)2017 Rebecca Rode

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.8 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    13
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.9 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    15
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • anne
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 08-05-17

HEARTBREAKING AND REAL....THE BEGINNING OF IT ALL!

Any additional comments?

** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **<br/><br/>This was a prequel to this series, the start of it all...Richard and others had to suffer in order for things to come to order as they did....Richard was very brave, and endured lots of negative treatment, but vowed to make things better....he lost his entire family, all his friends and was shunned..but he never gave up! Good story and narration....I recommend it if you are a fan of the series!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Interesting, but a bit disturbing

Of all the books in the series I liked this one the least. While the content was excellent a lot of it was already covered word for word in the third book. There is new material and it is interesting to get Richard Peak's story in this own words but I was a little disappointed that so much of it was a repeat.

Is it worth listening to? Yes, this book effectively gives the story of the birth of NORA and the numbers system.

The narration is once again excellent. The POV for this story is Richards' but Stacey did such a great job I forgot I was listening to a female narrator!

I received this book free from the narrator/publisher/author in exchange for an honest review.

If you found this review helpful would you please take a moment to click yes below, thanks.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Great Prequel

Any additional comments?

Very entertaining and enjoyable. Great addition to the series. This was an interesting insight to how the number system started. Even if you have already read the rest of the series this prequel fills in the backstory of how and why the country is the way it is. <br/><br/>Told by Treena's grandfather Richard. The story details the events that preceded the collapse of society. The changes it had on not only Richard's life but the whole country. Leading him to implement the number system.<br/><br/>Stacey Glemboski did a fantastic job with the narration as usual. She has one of those voices that just pulls you into the story and makes it and the characters come to life. Great character voices. Both male and female. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. She was the perfect narrator for this series. Very enjoyable<br/><br/>I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.<br/>

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Must read origin story in Number Game trilogy!

Any additional comments?

If you enjoyed the Numbers Game trilogy by Rebecca Rode, Richard's Story is a must read to understand the background and origin story of how the once prosperous United States becomes a desolate place to live with few survivors. The similarities between Treena and Richard are numerous, the least of which is how they unwittingly become extraordinary heroes.<br/><br/>Richard’s Story follows the life of Teena’s grandfather, Richard Peak, who is just a normal senior in high school. Then, almost overnight, the world changes drastically after numerous terrorist attacks trigger a civil war. After going to live in the mountains in pure survivalist mode, Richard watches as his parents are killed or fall victim to disease like many others around him. Richard takes matters in his own hands and creates a new society – the New Order Republic of America (NORA) -- where everyone must do their part if they want to survive. <br/><br/>Stacey Glemboski did an outstanding job narrating the audio version of this story. She provided distinct and consistent voices for all characters throughout and had great intonation and pace, conveying urgency in all the right places.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Loved this powerful story!

Would you consider the audio edition of Richard's Story to be better than the print version?

Yes, the audio narration added so much to the story!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Richard's Story?

Don't want to give away spoilers, but when the clan checks out Richard's lead on peaches.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Richard's Story: A Numbers Game Short (Audible Audio) by Rebecca Rode and narrated by Stacey Glemboski is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary. I absolutely loved this story. It had my emotions all over the place. Is this a scenario that could happen, maybe slightly differently? Could our own government do this to us instead? Would we did this to ourselves after? A terrifying story, a touching story, a story of holding on to humanity when humanity is a thing of the past. It is a short story but it packed a punch! The narration was so perfect, it was chilling. Loved this short but powerful story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Great Beginning of the End

I loved getting to hear Richard's story fully. Even with all the tragedy and the end of the world as we know it it was still a good read. Getting the full picture instead of just the glimpses from Numbers raging this explained so much about how it all happened. Stacey did an amazing job narrating and showed how awesome she really is at filling her voice with emotion.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Richard's story

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
This book started out really slow for me, I've stuck it out though I would like to read/listen to the next one...I thought the narrator was awesome and I look forward to listening to more to see if its a genre I would like to pursue more.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Richard's Story

This was very fast moving.A high school boy just wants to get through his tests.Right before he learns that the president has ben assinated.After that nothing will ever be the same.Great witing!Narration by Stacey Glemboski was really good.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Great read

Any additional comments?

Richard's Story by Rebecca Rode was another great companion story. Richard didn't expect the world to turn into the apocalypse. His whole life changes after the present assassinated and his family goes for safety at his families. It quickly becomes a journey of survival. I love the Numbers Game series and can't wait to read more about Rebecca Rode.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

WOW

Where does Richard's Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 5%

Who was your favorite character and why?

Richard of course...

Which scene was your favorite?

The ending.

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

Not at first, but then about halfway through it did.

Any additional comments?

I was provided this free review copy audiobook by the author or narrator." This review is for the audio copy of Richard's Story: A Numbers Game Short by Rebecca Rode and narrated by Stacey Glemboski. This story took me by surprise. It caught my interest because it was in the genre’ I enjoy most. And it was free… I started listening to it as soon as I received it. It started out okay, slow but steady. Was taking a long time for the character build but I stuck with it and am glad I did. This is obviously part of a larger story/universe. But it is done so that it is can also be a stand-alone story. I was very impressed with the conflicting view points between the characters. The thoughts and emotions expressed by everyone in the story seem to be what I would expect in the circumstances described by the plot. This ended up being a very thought provoking story for me. It wasn’t a good guys/bad guys thing with the good guys winning out in the end. No spoilers here so if you want to see what I mean you will have to read/listen to the book. Suffice it to say I was very impressed with it overall, very surprised by the way it played out and appreciative of the way it made me think about how I might react in the similar situations. As an extra added bonus the narration was perfect for story as far as I am concerned. Stacey did a great job with inflections, differentiation between characters and reading pace. Because this book provided some thought provoking stimulus for me I rate it 5 Star and definitely want to see what the other books in this series provides. Good job Rebecca!