The best-selling first audiobook in the emotionally charged post-apocalyptic romance series, The Ending Series.
The virus spread. Billions died. The ending began. We may have survived the apocalypse, but the virus changed us.
When people started getting sick, they thought it was just the flu. My roommate, my boyfriend, my family ...they're all gone now. I got sick too. I should have died with them - with the rest of the world - but I didn't. I thought witnessing the human population almost disappear off the face of the earth was the craziest thing I'd ever experience. I was so wrong. My name is Dani O'Connor, I'm twenty-six-years-old, and I survived the ending.
The virus changed everything. The world I knew is gone, and life is backwards. We've all had to start over. I've been stripped of my home, my dreams ...all that is me. I'm someone else now-broken and changed. Other survivors' memories and emotions haunt me. They invade my mind until I can no longer separate them from my own. I won't let them consume me. I can't. My name is Zoe Cartwright, I'm twenty-six-years-old, and I survived the ending.
We've been inseparable for most of our lives, and now our friendship is all we have left. The aftermath of the virus has stranded us on opposite sides of the United States. Trusting strangers, making sacrifices, killing - we'll do anything to reach one another. Fear and pain may be unavoidable, but we're strong ...we're survivors. But to continue surviving in this unfamiliar world plagued by crazies and strange new abilities, we have to adapt. We have to evolve.
And more than anything, we have to find each other.
This audiobook contains some adult content and language.
The Ending Series:
Book 1: After The Ending
Book 2: Into The Fire
Book 3: Out Of The Ashes (coming in 2014)
©2013 Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue (P)2014 Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue
Very unique and enjoyable. I had fun and could enjoy the narrator quite a bit. there were a few times I felt that the characters were written in to especially dumb, because they never seemed to learn.
overall was well word the listen.
Always looking for a great post apocalyptic roadtrip!
Well, well, well before I begin I know that for a fact that everyone loves a little drama. This book caught me by surprise, in more ways than one. There was a lot to like and I, for one love a good cross country apocalyptic roadtrip. Throw in some love, a dash of the supernatural, some humour and a big chunk of drama and you got me hooked. I really liked the dual point of views and how they rotated back and forth. I have to admit that I did find myself liking one point of view a little better than the other but I will keep that to myself as to not sway anyone's opinion. The author does a good job of building and making the main characters realistic. I know many will disagree with that but for me I found that the ages and mannerisms of the girls were on par with the real world. Even down to the occupations. The male characters were a little less realistic than I would have liked but were on par with other post apocalyptic characters I have encountered. A colony... there is always a colony so that is all I will say about that lol. I really thought after reading the reviews of the narration that I would not enjoy it, but on the contrary I thought she did a really admirable job. It is not only about the character's voices. There are quite a few other qualities and attributes that I look for in a narrator such as pacing, tone and sound level among others. I think there had to be some difficult and "descriptive" scenes to narrate in this story (cough cough) and I thought they were done quite well. Now, this is not to say the book is perfect, sure there are some things it could do without and it takes some disbelief from reality but what story doesn't. Go read some non-fiction if that is what you are looking for. There were a few spots that I thought the scenes would or should end but other than that a job well done. I have the second installment already cued up. I am looking forward to seeing how the sophomore story plays out and where it takes the series.
I admire that these young women wrote a book, it is really hard to write a book, so I give them a pat on the back for that...but it wasn't an enjoyable book. It was like a soap opera. The male characters were all sleazy and the girls were superficial. You never connect to any of the characters. It is a long book and I actually listened to about 7 hours hoping it would go somewhere, but it didn't, and I decided I really don't care about the characters or the plot.
I'm listening to Angle Fall right now. It wasn't my first choice but it was offered at a good price and so far I am enjoying very much.
No, I didn't like the voices she gave her characters, they were whiny or sleazy.
My reaction was seriously like watching The Bachelor or the Housewives. Terrible shows but you are hooked sort of like a train wreck.
The idea of the story is good but the writing really let it down with so many eye rolling moments of words that don't fit and overly dramatic interactions. It was made 10x worse by the awful narration. Sorry, I can't continue with this series
If the initial book is any indication, this will be one of the very best series I've ever read. The cast of characters is wide enough you have to pay attention to keep straight which of the two major groups is foremost in the narrative, but the storyline is so well thought out that I was riveted from beginning to end.
If your over 21, don't bother.
Juvenile, sappy and whiney all at the same time. Premise might have been good if it had been written from a more mature woman's perspective. Couldn't take the selfish whining from the early twenty- somethings approach to apocalyptic events.
Exigency by Michael Seimsen
One of the main character voices is basically whiny baby voice. At first it's not too bad but as the story progresses and gets more ridiculous and aimless and nonsensical, the character gets more and more irritating because everything she says is just so incredibly stupid or pathetic. team this with the baby voice and it makes for an irritating listen.
The start was ok.
This book starts out alright, I love an apocalyptic novel, its probably my favourite genre. As it progresses the story just goes off course, the characters are never developed and nobody ever has anything interesting to say.
The two main female characters are sex obsessed, and are constantly flirting with any male that notices them, but are also both quite weak and fearful. To me they fit the dumb blonde stereotype to a T. It's a real shame to see a book written by two women portray women as such weak characters, even if later on in the story they develop "super powers". Which I can only assume is to make them seem like strong women.
The male characters are just as bad. They're flat, boring, sometimes cruel, also sex obsessed and their idea of flirting is to offer sex and then pretend they're the good guys. I can't even count the number of times the narrator said "he touched my chin and lifted my face to his and told me it was alright" etc etc blah blah. who are these blokes who think its ok to keep grabbing a girls face to make her look at him? total pigs!
The last few things that seem totally unrealistic in this story are : The gas runs out all over the country really early. The internet stays on for weeks and weeks, longer than the phones do? And the electricity? The survivors hardly ever come across the dead, and they all kind of wander aimlessly about wondering to themselves who they might flirt with and then act all coy and disinterested in next.
I wouldn't normally bother writing a book such a bad review, but this book really sucked. Save your credits and download something else. I couldnt even make it to the end, it just p***ed me off to much.
I have mixed feelings on this book. There were times that I thought it was ridiculous but by the end I was pulled in and wanted to know more. The two main characters acted more like teens than twenty year olds or maybe twenty year olds are more angsty than I remembered. I won't say this is the next great American novel but it wasn't horrible either. Well ok, some parts were. It has some role your eyes erotica for sure. I fear I skipped those. Just too ridiculous by far. The happenstance of both characters connecting with military groups and both "finding" forbidden love was a it much. Ok? Yes it wasn't great. But I finished it and am thinking about getting the next one. So buyer be ware. If you are into chick flicks does post apocalyptic zombie sorta kinda stuff with a little over the top erotica this might just hook you in. Lol
it was nice reading a story like this without zombies! I couldn't put it down. I did have a little issue with D's voice though, she sounded more like a 12 year old girl at times than a 26 year old woman. other than that I would definately recommend it!
Almost everything about this book disappointed me. I think if I had read the reviews maybe I would have had a warning but the scores made it seems a reasonable risk. I can't comment on the whole book as despite my best efforts I couldn't finish it. It made me want to scream. I don't know if this is 'chic lit' being sold under the aegis of science fiction/fantasy but it was truly toe curling.
Unfortunately the only thing they could have done would have been never to embark upon the project. The narrator's whining voice was marginally less offensive than the puerile story line and pathetic plot.
Absolutely not - her voice would set my teeth on edge. Most audible books are reasonably well narrated - but not this one.
It had no redeeming qualities at all. If it had been shorter it would have been less painful, perhaps, but I don't see how anybody could stand more than a few chapters.
"Post viral apocalypse creates lovesick survivors."
Someone who likes Mills and Boon romances would probably like this.
The narration was probably appropriate to a young fiction novel but I found it difficult to take seriously in the context of a post viral apocalypse.
The non-romance based ideas were quite good but I felt they were not adequately developed.
"I only just made it to the end!!"
A girl of 10 - 16 years of age that loves cute, pink and fluffy.
It was sold on a epocoliptic storyline yet it's more about a sickly girlie journey that's completely unrealistic using terms like 'babygirl'. It makes me shudder thinking that I actually finished this book and then to find it doesn't end and there's more books!! No way am I going to pay a penny more to listen to this ridiculousness teenage dribble.
The high pitched whining voice went perfectly with this book.
Anger at my wasting money, sadness at wasting my time and finally disappointment in myself for not turning it off after the first minute.
Find another book unless your a teenage girl then this is perfect!!
"Part 1 trilogy and the other books are not here"
Enjoyed this book written from two people's accounts. Has a cliffhanging ending then discover other two books are not available. Would not have bought this if I knew this.
Both girls but sometimes I got them muddled up.
"Gripping start to a series"
Fantastic narrator who changed voices for each of the characters
Zoe and Danni equally as they are both paramount to the story. Completely different tales but good how you get the others perspective on what is happening
Brings the characters to life
Quite a few but I don't want to mention as they would spoil the story. Needless to say some of the things that happen are not all predictable which was good.
Deffinately worth a listen and the follow on book too.
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