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After The Ending Audiobook

After The Ending: The Ending Series, #1

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Dan 08-04-15
    Dan 08-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very unique and enjoyable"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah A. Egolf PA 07-26-15
    Deborah A. Egolf PA 07-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "After the ending"

    Great book to listen to. Very suspenseful. I highly recommend reading this book. You will enjoy it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren Irvine, CA, United States 07-16-15
    Lauren Irvine, CA, United States 07-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Like watching the Orange County Housewifes."
    Would you try another book from Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue and/or Natalie Duke?

    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.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Natalie Duke’s performances?

    No, I didn't like the voices she gave her characters, they were whiny or sleazy.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    My reaction was seriously like watching The Bachelor or the Housewives. Terrible shows but you are hooked sort of like a train wreck.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Raiman San Jose, CA USA 01-02-16
    David Raiman San Jose, CA USA 01-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Open ended in the tradition of selling more books"

    Good narration and story line about a distopian society with minimal zombie involvement. Just wish authors didn't think the best way to sell more books was to leave the preceeding one practically mid-sentence.

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    Kathy Whitaker 07-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Story, Disappointing Performance"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this book to a friend who enjoyed post-apocalyptic young adult stories.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story focuses on two life-long friends who have to adapt to a new world and new abilities. I didn't mind the focus on a younger group of people, because it was easy to read and sometimes we need that sort of escape. I also thought the authors did a good job of elevating the YA aspects through the addition of characters, character development, and situations. The story was interesting and fast paced, and did not focus on just one aspect of the adventure.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Natalie Duke’s performances?

    No. I was incredibly disappointed by the narrator. She made the characters seem much more shallow and whiney than they seemed to be when I just read it myself. They are much more real in my interpretation. Also, she has a disconcerting habit of delivering a line of dialogue and then pausing before continuing - ie, "'I opened the door' [pause, pause, pause ] she said to her friend." Drove me crazy.


    Was After The Ending worth the listening time?

    Very worth the reading time - I would read it again, but would not listen to it again. I might not even finish listening to this one, since the same narrator will do the rest of the series and I'd hate to just stop here.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Erin 07-23-15
    Erin 07-23-15
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    "Awesome summer listen"

    The narrator does a great job at using different vocal tones for different characters and to distinguish different demeanors. I love romantic and Syfy stories, the authors do a great job at combining the too. I would how ever like the book so much better if it didn't switch between characters at every chapter. Other than a few stylistic differences this book was awesome.

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    Eric Sork 07-02-15
    Eric Sork 07-02-15 Listener Since 2009
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    "Teenage Drama or Post Apocalypse?"

    More a teenage girl drama/romance than a post apocalypse story. But with all the sex and language I would never recommend this to my teenage daughter and about abandoned it myself. I felt this book missed the mark. I will not be continuing the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Merle Miller 06-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Realistic"

    This story though long is very well done. It seems like I would imagine how things would be. I love the twists and and changes within the characters. Thank you for the entertainment and I look forward to reading your next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lenoirdenantes Fairfield, Ohio United States 06-19-15
    Lenoirdenantes Fairfield, Ohio United States 06-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Read. Exciting end of the world."
    Would you consider the audio edition of After The Ending to be better than the print version?

    The audible edition enhances the print version. The voice changes make the plot move faster.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The loyalty of Zoe and Dani. The fast and binding friendships that are generated.


    Which character – as performed by Natalie Duke – was your favorite?

    Luke is my favorite character. His gruff character and the audio synch perfectly.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Zoe and Dani are reunited.


    Any additional comments?

    If you can read the six short story prequels you will be better prepared for the full length novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    stonewall jackson raleigh 05-14-15
    stonewall jackson raleigh 05-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "terrible"
    What disappointed you about After The Ending?

    about the 1st 40 minutes was all about sex and confect between "hookers" and guys nothing about survival


    What was most disappointing about Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue ’s story?

    lack of a good moral story


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    yes, i guess for a drama queen or king


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  • strongnick
    7/18/14
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    "Terrible"
    What disappointed you about After The Ending?

    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.


    What could Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Natalie Duke’s performances?

    Absolutely not - her voice would set my teeth on edge. Most audible books are reasonably well narrated - but not this one.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    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.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • SusieT
    Nantwich, Cheshire, GB
    7/13/15
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    "Post viral apocalypse creates lovesick survivors."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who likes Mills and Boon romances would probably like this.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue again?

    No


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    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.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The non-romance based ideas were quite good but I felt they were not adequately developed.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Si-man
    9/11/14
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    "I only just made it to the end!!"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A girl of 10 - 16 years of age that loves cute, pink and fluffy.


    What was most disappointing about Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue ’s story?

    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.


    What didn’t you like about Natalie Duke’s performance?

    The high pitched whining voice went perfectly with this book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger at my wasting money, sadness at wasting my time and finally disappointment in myself for not turning it off after the first minute.


    Any additional comments?

    Find another book unless your a teenage girl then this is perfect!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lee
    IPSWICH, United Kingdom
    7/4/14
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    "Part 1 trilogy and the other books are not here"
    What made the experience of listening to After The Ending the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both girls but sometimes I got them muddled up.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    1/8/15
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    "Gripping start to a series"
    What made the experience of listening to After The Ending the most enjoyable?

    Fantastic narrator who changed voices for each of the characters


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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


    What does Natalie Duke bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Brings the characters to life


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Deffinately worth a listen and the follow on book too.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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