I'm not sure why, but I've been enjoying "apocalyptic fiction" lately: end-of-the-world stuff where characters are challenged in unique ways.
I remember reading "The Stand" when it first came out and being really invested in the characters lives as the pages turned. The ending to me was always a little of a disappointment for me --- it was then, and it is now -- but the book is still a good listen, and I am glad to have listened to it all these years later. The characters, looking back on them now, after having listened to it anew, seem a little dated, and probably made more sense when it was originally written in the late 80s. But, it's still highly entertaining.
If you like this kind of book, here are a few suggestions you might really like: The Passage (Justin Cronin), The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. These books are wonderfully apocalyptic with strong characters that really propel the story.
Perhaps Audible can create a section of great "end-of-the-world" fiction for listeners who like these books, The Stand, and others.
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