It Began: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival

  • by Max Lockwood
  • Narrated by Becket Royce
  • 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The EMP strike was just the beginning of it all.... Clara Thomas was a 9th grade English teacher, living a simple life at home with her sister and grandmother. She always had plans to settle down some day and become a writer. Sometimes, plans are just dreams left unfulfilled. They thought that the widespread outage was just within their vicinity. They were wrong. Without any electricity and power, Clara needs to help her family survive. The people in society have become restless, and will do anything for food. With the fall of power, law and order have become nonexistent, letting people get away with crimes. Will Clara be able to be strong for her family and those around her to get them through this crisis? Will she be able to get herself through it?


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Customer Reviews

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an okay EMP story, cliff hanger beware!

Would you ever listen to anything by Max Lockwood again?

yes but not in this series.

Any additional comments?

It Began: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival (Zero Power #1) by Max Lockwood is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary. The first third of the book Clara should be in Pooh's Corner as Eeyore. She sounds just like him without anti-depressants. This is before the power goes out. She lives with a crazy sister and grandmother that is going senile but I think she is just as bad. The last part of the book gets better but now she thinks she knows everything, I think she found some drugs along the way. It ends in a cliff hanger, a pet peeve of mine. If you don't mind those, good for you...I don't. It does depict, here and there, of what life might be like without power. Makes a person think. It is also different from other EMP survival stories. I doubt, out of all the people there she would have been picked to go find help from politicians seeing how she was just some random school teacher that hated her job... was an okay read overall. What made it all better was the narration. This is it's saving grace for me. The narrator added a lot to the story. If I had been just reading it, I probably would have given it lower numbers but the narration was good and gave it that extra oomph that it needed to keep me going and interested. Worth a read, I mean listen. Will I try another of this author's work? Yes, can't see why not. Just not in this series.

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- Montzalee Wittmann


I was provided a free copy of this book at my request and exchange for an unbiased review.

there are things in the boat that I believe should have been brought up earlier on in the storyline such as what is the accident that happened with the parents and sister? while I enjoyed the book, the main character wavering on her morality began to be annoying toward the end of the book.
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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-21-2017
  • Publisher: Max Lockwood