Grace Hardwick's dad is a science fiction writer who makes his living destroying the world. When Grace decides to go away for her first year of college her dad, Robert, can't help but think of all of the potential ways that society could collapse and strand his daughter hundreds of miles from home. Then, near the end of her freshman year, it happens. Like a scene from one of Robert's books, coordinated terror attacks take place at dozens of locations around the country - including on the campus of Grace's university.
Grace and her father barely have time for a single rushed phone call before they lose signal. In that call, Robert reminds his daughter of the key he gave her when she left for school - the key that she constantly wears around her neck. She doesn't know what it opens. She doesn't know where the engraved numbers will lead her. All she knows is that her dad is not the type to let her go hundreds of miles from home with no backup plan.
With her roommate in tow, Grace embarks on a treacherous journey that may lead her home or may lead her right into the path of another stranded traveler - a disturbed gamer who sees nothing but opportunity in a world that now closely resembles that of his favorite video games.
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Solid story and great narration!
I enjoy listening to Kevin Pierce so would not choose to read Locker Nine over listening to it.
If you are a fan of Franklin Horton's "Borrowed World" series then you will likely enjoy this one as well. It is a typical "prepper (in this case, prepper's daughter) stranded away from home when the SHTF" story so it's similar to many books in this genre yet it is better written than some of the others I have listened to recently.
Kevin is enjoyable to listen to when reading this genre. Sometimes he makes all the characters sound smarter, or at least more thoughtful, than they really are and his reading of foreign characters can be choppy, but he is consistently in my top ten narrator list - maybe even top 5. He doesn't use annoying character voices or attempt a higher pitch when reading female characters, major pet-peeve's of mine, yet I never have issues following or knowing who is talking. This is how it's done!
This was a good book, I listened to it pretty quickly. This genre is not ever going to generate literature masterpieces but that's not what I'm looking for here; I'm just looking to scratch an itch and Franklin Horton partnered with Kevin Pierce consistently get the job done. I will definitely pick up book 2 if this becomes a series, I suspect it will.
I hope to see more from Franklin Horton in the near future - and, of course, he should stick with Kevin Pierce for the narration.
This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
- John F.