Alpha Farm: The Beginning

  • by Annie Berdel
  • Narrated by Sandra Parker
  • 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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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- Artgirls3

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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- Kim

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2015
  • Publisher: Prepper Chicks