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  • The Last Policeman

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ben H. Winters
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (507)
    Performance
    (455)
    Story
    (457)

    What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, anyway? Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There’s no chance left. No hope. Just six precious months until impact. The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States. The economy spirals downward while crops rot in the fields. Churches and synagogues are packed. People all over the world are walking off the job - but not Hank Palace. He’s investigating a death by hanging.

    Amazon Customer says: "There was trepidation ..."
    "There was trepidation ..."
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    Would you listen to The Last Policeman again? Why?

    yes, it was an engaging listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Naomi, she broke my heart and we never even heard her whole story. And we didn't need to.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Berkrot – was your favorite?

    Detective Culver


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried ... don't want to spoil it.


    Any additional comments?

    I will be honest, I was hesitant to read this book. I have read so many Pre-Apocalypse books over the years that I was sure this was just another cookie cutter of a novel. But I figured it would kill some time and maybe be a little entertaining.

    I am so happy I was wrong.

    This book is truly just a wonderfully engaging, and heart breaking, murder mystery with the impending apocalypse used as a backdrop that does not overwhelm the story or the characters. But it is a backdrop of rich flavor and intensity, the author gives you a true feeling and perspective of what the nation at large is going through without ever really leaving the stories little corner of the continent.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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