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Summary

For the first time ever, the complete four-book Locker Nine series is available in a box set. A number one best seller in both the post-apocalyptic and dystopian genres. Includes: Locker NineGrace Under FireCompound Fracture, and Blood Bought.

Description of book one, Locker Nine:

A determined young woman and a psychopath living out his favorite video games clash in the apocalyptic aftermath of a nationwide terror attack.

Grace's dad taught her survival, self-defense, and shooting, then sent her away to college, hoping she'd never need  those skills. All he wanted was to give her a fighting chance if the world fell apart.

Then, it did.

Near the end of Grace’s freshmen year, 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. Robert reminds Grace of the key he gave her when she left for school - the key that she never takes from 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 once told her this key could save her life.

With her roommate in tow, Grace embarks on a treacherous journey home and ends up in the crosshairs of another desperate traveler - a seriously disturbed gamer who sees nothing but opportunity in a world that now resembles that of his favorite video games.

©2016, 2017, 2019 Franklin Horton (P)2020 Franklin Horton

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great thriller

i researched how to make soap from scratch! it really makes you paranoid. if me and family survive we've got franklin to thank. Thanks Franklin

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  • iShagNasty
  • 01-12-20

Good listen

This has been a great audio book. It sucked me in. Hate that I finished it. It’s def. well worth the credit.

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  • Tausha Johnson
  • 28-11-20

Killed it

As usual the duo killed it!!! Great story,great characters, great everything! I am a forever fan! Keep it up boys!

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  • Natalie
  • 15-02-21

Loved it... but

the characters were wonderful the storyline was fantastic. Of course the delivery and storytelling was top rate as usual by Pierce. the only reason I put the story at a 4 instead of a 5 is because of the language. overall I would have preferred there to be no bad language as I don't think it adds to the story. it did not stop me from loving the books but I still would have preferred none. Not a ton of profanity.

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  • Greg
  • 25-12-20

everyone in the world is my enemy

this book paints everybody except survivalist as bad guys. the whole thrust is that I will take care of me and mine and I am justified in anything I do to anyone else in the world.

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  • David
  • 11-07-21

Not a bad listen

This was a good series to listen too. I found book 1 very hard to get into for some reason and have started and quit the first book half a dozen times over the last year. I just could not get thru some of the beginning characters. Probably morey issue than the books.

But I'm doing a contract job right now where I am sitting in a truck for 12 hours a day and I said, by God I'm going to start and finish that book if it kills me. Well, I'm still here. All in all, book one was still hard for me to get thru. But I did and in the last 4-5 days I listened to the entire 4 book series. In book 2, I can remember anything specific right now to comment about as the four books have all blended in my head right.now.

However, I feel that book three and book 4 is where the story and characters really take off and come to life. The writer has some great ironies in the last two books that are often unseen and often quote funny in their own right. Over all, well done by the author.

The narrator: the narrator has a very rough and gruff voice that sometimes get old to listen too however, he does a great job with the different characters voices and tonal inflections. So overall, great job for the narrator also.

PS sorry for any typos but I'm writing this on my phone, without glasses, in a truck in the middle of nowhere and now have to find a new series to listen to before I loose my mind. ;)

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  • Brian David
  • 08-01-21

not bad, but pretty unrealistic

a very frustrating book! While overall not bad, the characters repeatedly do stupid s*** that would be unlikely for somebody with training and experience. also ridiculous unlikely situations, like not getting out of the way of a coasting car.
also, I have a hard time believing did that many people including law enforcement and Families, would knowingly go along with a plan to forcibly take somebody else's retreat.

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  • emily nall
  • 03-12-21

Great way to spend a credit

Another great book by Horton. A month ago I'd never heard of the man, now I can't stop going through his books. I hate that this one didn't tie into the borrowed world series as much as the mad mick did but a great listen none the less.

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  • JF2
  • 19-11-21

Listen with a note pad

There was so much prepped type info packed in this book. I had to stop and do random google searches while reading. It’s close to where I live in the south east. It was a great read. It has motivated my wife to start bug out bags for our family. I think the zero day series was more suspenseful, but I still enjoyed the book. It should be noted that I prefer non fiction 98% of the time.

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  • Rashad
  • 19-11-21

Inconsistent

It's okay. I got the omnibus of all four books and made it about half way through the third before I stop.
The premise and concept was pretty good The voice acting was pretty good. But the main characters were just dumb.
Grace was supposed to be a super competent survivalist trained from childhood, but she had to get saved by the same guy twice because she put herself in dumb and easily avoidable positions.
Alternately, half way through book three, one of the characters we're following goes back and forth (often within a paragraph) about killing the man who's constantly lied to her, put them and others in danger, beat her, and captured her, and expressing sympathy for his plight. Honestly I found myself rooting for the bad guys by this point.
Grace's dad Robert was supposed to be the sort of focused survivalist who plans everything out 10 steps in advanced. When we experience the story through his eyes, it turns out he's just a whiner who complains alot.
Arthur was the only all around competent character.

I'd save a credit on this if I could, but I listened to more than half, so I'm not asking for a refund.

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  • PBR
  • 17-11-21

Not bad but…

… not great ;)
I was a bit annoyed at the way how the writher
Was writing about the daughter.
It’s probably just me, but i had the feeling he talked about what his ideal female child would look like… and after a wail of her just being the good littel Girl Papa wanted her to be, i just got boring… like the „lovestory“ ther was like no chemistry or romantic thing to it… and he was just a war veteran with no story or character on his own… nothing betrayed his feelings, his challenges… and cus of that, the love story was just a other check mark for Dadys great little
daughter.
So what i guess I’m training to say is… the only one homs caracter realy Develop was Robert, what one again was just a little boring…
Also wished there was more about the Irish man;) loved the dude… but once again, i was not happy, that the only real relationship‘s described were the one betwen Father’s and there daughter‘s