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Year One

Chronicles of The One, Book 1
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author - an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magic, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives...

It began on New Year's Eve.

The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated.

Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river - or in the ones you know and love the most.

As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive.

In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.

The end has come. The beginning comes next.

©2017 Nora Roberts (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Incredile storyline

I was immediately taken by the magical grasp of this story!!! Some may be able to relate some not but I felt myself thinking of Harry Potter which I love as well. Patiently waiting for the next

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Another Great Book

Can't wait to hear the next book. This book was amazing. The reader did very well.

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Loved It

I don't usually like "witchy" stories, but these characters touched my heart.... it feels like "suffer not a witch to live" takes on a different kind of meaning in my mind.

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amazing!!

this book was fantastic! Julia Whelan is the BEST narrator on the planet!!! one of the beat Nora Roberts books I've ever heard!!!

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  • 01-17-18

Germs abound and magic around .

A great read/listen. A story that was different from the norm and therefore really grabbed the mind. It was exciting and full of action. Deserves every one of its 5 * points. I do hope a follow up is on the authors mind .