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At Last, Goodbye Audiobook

At Last, Goodbye

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Publisher's Summary

Ten years after the apocalypse destroyed the world that she knew, a survivor returns to her home town, hoping to piece together the bits of her past that have troubled her so much ever since.

Sometimes the past is best left behind us, but sometimes we all need to say goodbye.

"At Last, Goodbye" is a short story set in the world of the Diary of the Displaced novel series.

©2011-2014 Glynn James (P)2014 Glynn James

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    A. Kessel Anthem, Arizona 09-18-14
    A. Kessel Anthem, Arizona 09-18-14
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    "An Emotional Ride"
    Where does At Last, Goodbye rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 20 (Which is actually high, as I've listened several hundred great audiobooks)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main 'narrator' of the story. Very emotional and very full of life


    What does Andrea Emmes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A tremendous amount of emotion and passion. Andrea's narration brings this piece to life as it should be. She's very obviously a gifted storyteller, and seems to be able to reach inside herself and pull out the 'soul' of the characters she's voicing. She does a great job of grabbing the listener and engrossing them into the story, and then delivering on the promise of taking us on a journey.


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

    The ending. Very emotional and important. I won't give anything else away!


    Any additional comments?

    Although a short story, this piece is packed full of imagery and emotion. I would love to see this concept developed into a full length novel, narrated by Andrea. Andrea is, as mentioned above, a very gifted narrator and I look forward to hearing more from her.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tara 01-09-15
    Tara 01-09-15
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    "I'd rather it not be a short story"

    Great idea with a lot of potential, then it was over. I also prefer happy endings.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-22-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved This story"

    This story has more heart and depth than the ocean is deep. It is set in a diray style and by the end of the short story I was in tears.It is so bueatiful. The narrator Andrea Emmes tells the story. Her youth and emotion is in her voice made this a real pleasure to hear. This is a short story that is to be picked up, but better herd

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    K. April Holgate Montrose, PA, United States 11-19-14
    K. April Holgate Montrose, PA, United States 11-19-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great little read"

    This was a really awesome short read. It is connected to a series that is set in a post Apocalypse zombie filled world. I do not think I would be interested in that series, but this short story is fantastic. It is so compelling and heartbreaking.

    The way the story unfolds, you get little by little of the end game for the story. It is all in first person narrative, like the narrator was talking to someone. It would be an interesting monologue if anyone were interested in performing it.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Andrea Emmes, who is terrific. She has a great tone with a hint of sass. Her pace is very conversational , which fits the words perfectly. The whole read is well done and flows beautifully. The end was a bit rocky for me, the emotion felt forced and a bit too dramatic. It will be interesting to see how this narrator handles a longer read.

    Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 10-06-14
    Karen 10-06-14
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    WOW! I am amazed at how quickly I was taken in by this book. It may only be a short story but the Author was able to write volumes into the few short chapters. The narrator had me from the start with her emotion filled voice that made me feel her anguish. Both author and narrator made this book come alive for me!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gayle 10-01-14
    Gayle 10-01-14 Member Since 2008

    Avid reader (listener) and Audible Fan!

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    "Interesting Short Story"

    Very interesting short listen and the narration was great~so much emotion. Wish it had been a little longer. Not my usual genre but I enjoyed listening.

    Audiobook provided for an honest review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    med c 09-26-14
    med c 09-26-14
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    "A short sequel"
    Any additional comments?

    It is a very short story bu nicely written and the narrator has done a good job. I wish it was longer

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa 09-22-14
    Teresa 09-22-14

    It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.

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    If you could sum up At Last, Goodbye in three words, what would they be?

    If I had to sum this short story up in three words they would be dramatic, emotional, and heart-felt. This was a very nice piece of work.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was the one speaking. The Outrider.


    Have you listened to any of Andrea Emmes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes indeed I have listened to other work by Andrea Emmes. She has a powerful voice with great characterization skills. This one is another work that showcases those skills.


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

    I'll leave that question blank so as not to give away the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this work by Glynn James and I would also like to see this work made into a longer production. It was very good.

    I received this audiobook foc in exchange for an unbiased review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Alberta Canada 09-11-15
    Angela Alberta Canada 09-11-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Really good TOOOOOO short though lol"
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    This was really good! I wish it was a novel, would love to hear more! Narration was excellent, and story was sad but has me wanting more!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. W. Nason Rhode Island , usa 02-05-15
    M. W. Nason Rhode Island , usa 02-05-15
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    "Captivating"

    This story was very good. I enjoyed it very much. The reader was excellent. She made the story very real .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • G. Avery
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    3/18/15
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    "Cracking story"

    Not what I expected from the narration ie voice, however I've read the book and think is built a picture in my head as to what the voice would sound like.
    Great story as always.

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  • Heather Cawte
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    11/26/14
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    "Unexpectedly haunting"

    I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author.

    I listened to this and to 'Thrown Away' consecutively, and actually wondered if they could be two sides of the same story, although it is part of the 'Diary of the Displaced' series, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Do try 'Thrown Away' as well, and you'll see what I mean.


    You don't need to have read the previous instalments in the series to understand this story, although I recommend them unreservedly as a very original story arc. This story lasts 25 minutes in audio format, and absolutely captivated me. What appears initially to be a woman looking back on a youthful love affair that was cut short by outside events becomes something even more touching and sad. As usual with Glynn James, we are in a dystopian future, but he sets the scene so delicately that the story actually becomes almost timeless. It's the emotions which are explored here, not primarily the mechanics of the breakdown of society.


    The American performer of the audiobook does a pitch-perfect job of creating the story's narrator, and knows just where to pause to create an effect. Excellent work all round.

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