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When the Power Is Gone

A Powerless World Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Jennifer Groberg
Series: A Powerless World Series, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
4 out of 5 stars (158 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Russ and Anne Mathews live in a rural suburb in Tennessee. Regular people, with regular jobs, living a normal life - except for one thing. They are what many people call "preppers".

They have stocked up on supplies to survive any kind of event they can think of that may occur to disrupt life as they know it. When that event comes, they start preparing for the new way of life they will face. Along with their teenage son, and their next door neighbors and best friends, they plan their exit from a neighborhood too close to the city to a farm in the country. They just have to get there.

Their faith in their own capabilities and in humankind will be challenged, as they fight to protect and keep their supplies and, quite possibly, their lives.

When the Power is Gone is the first book in the A Powerless World Series, dealing with how life might be lived after an EMP. If you like post-apocalyptic fiction, this novel by PA Glaspy is a unique story from a woman's point of view.

©2016 P.A. Glaspy (P)2016 P.A. Glaspy

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same ol same ol

Typical, same emo story ive heard time and time again. Need more lights out books imvolving the totally un-prepared as characters. I cant stand anymore of these where the chatacters happen to be rich or have killer jobs and happen to be preppers. I wanna hear about the zookeper who has no idea why all the cages suddenly unlocked when the lights go out. and his/her mission home. now thats a story

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NO NO NO!

This book could be a 5 star story but I'll never know because listening to this narrator is like listening to long nails
on a chalkboard, This is nothing more than
a shopping list

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2nd worse story and narrator

The narrator was terrible.
The story was weak.
Peppers who have everything for every situation.
Everything happens just in the nick of time.
Completely unrealistic.

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Fantastic

This is a great book. I picked it as my first audible book to listen to over the next week. I finished it in less than 24 hours. I enjoyed the subject from a woman’s perspective and tend to enjoy books with strong female characters. This book has that.

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Entertaining and informative

I have read and/or listened to a number of books on this topic, some better than others, and what sets this book apart is that it is from a woman's perspective. I have read other's authored by women, but this story has a more realistic and honest feel to it, which makes it more interesting to me - even educational.

I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the series and beyond.

Good job P.A. Glaspy!

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enter the world of shitf.

I loved this. I could put myself in this story and see the characters. this is the type of book I liv ed to read and the narrator made it come to life. on to number 2

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Excellent Narrator! Great story!

One of the biggest problems with audiobooks is the lack of really good narrators. Then when you get an excellent narrator and for some reason they start using someone else?????

Storyline is great. Really good character development and even though I’m a guy, love that the book is written from the female perspective.

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Enjoyable Listen

Nice to get the womans perspective in thi kinda of genre. Enjoyed learning about the characters.

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Nice prepping novel from woman's perspective

Learned a lot of new prepping stuff as well as appreciated the reminders
regarding things I already knew. Information presented in an interesting
story; nice story line about couple with children, childless couple, single man,
and others. Really appreciated the reminders about protecting women and
children who would seem desirable commodities to predators.

The narrator mostly very good, but in a few places spoke so quickly I could
not follow.

Some things I did not like: Use of coarse language by the main female character.
One scene at a road block where there was a lot of talking; in real life guys do not
stand around talking like women, they say a few words, if it is not resolved, they get
down to fighting. Also at the road block the bad guys gave the good group the finger
and the female character returned it. I am 64 and when someone calls me a !@#$%
or gives me the finger, I do not return the same. The other thing was the double standard
about stealing - it was ok if the good group did it, but not if others did it.

Preps very good, I am going to listen to this book several more times as well as get the
prequel and the next sequel. If I like the next sequel, I will get the third sequel.

The author did achieve her aim to tell the story from a woman's point of view...Loved
the details about personal hygiene, cooking, food storage, animal husbandry, organization...
gal stuff. Mrs. Glaspy correct … male authors spend a lot of time on the military action,
torture and executions; this was nicer about training children, good foot gear, securing your
home, etc.

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Great Book

Loved this book. The story keeps you wanting to know what is next .Can't wait to get to the next book.