Start the First Season of the Groundbreaking Post-Apocalyptic Serial! Yesterday's Gone: Season One: Episode 1.
WARNING: This is a post-apocalyptic horror audiobook where bad people do evil things, and as such, this series features disturbing scenes and foul language. While it is all within the context of the story, some listeners may find this content offensive.
Can humanity survive what it never saw coming?
On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost.
A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath.
A bullied teen is thrilled to find the world gone missing, until the knock on his door. A fugitive survives a fiery plane crash. Will he be redeemed, or return to the killing he's best at? An eight-year-old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family, only to find something that will change him forever. These survivors aren't truly alone...
Someone or something is watching them. And waiting...
Strangers unite. Sides are chosen. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming?
©2011 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing
1. Who doesn't love a good end of the world romp? How about especially when, the end comes from god knows what. I am banking its not zombies... (hate to say this publicly but I am getting tired of zombies)
2.It reminds me of a lot of books that I have read and loved, without being predictable. It is easy to follow. The characters are fairly diverse and almost all are likable.
3.It is free so there was absolutely no way I could lose.
There is only one. The serial killer character felt forced and without dimension. It felt like the authors put together a grab bag of audacious mad libs that ranged from lame to jarring swears. I guess that is why they have the warning upfront about content. Think about this for a second. They Had to put a warning on their book because of how unnecessary and stupid some of the language is.
Hahahha. I sound like someones mom, but I am not.
I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!
First of all, Thank you Audible, for giving us this opportunity! Had this not been in the "freebies" list I might have overlooked this GREAT opening episode
This was a really good first run. Individuals across the country wake up to a seemingly empty world, The story is very much in the style of Stephen King. The author really fleshed out his characters, which to me is very important to a story. There's even a serial killer! Anyway, the big mystery is, of course, What happened. Is it an alien invasion? Some strange world war? Or what?
I know its not an original concept, but thus far, it's a really good story! I look forward to part 2.
Love to listen to my favorite genres.
What happened? Almost everyone has vanished, but to where? How? Most importantly, why?
The different narrators keep the story fresh, alive and in your mind. This book sample had me scrambling to purchase the full Season 1. I am chomping at the bit to get to the next Season.
I am a woman who hated "Lost". I thought it was the stupidest premise ever and after the first show, I refused to watch more of it. It didn't grab me, the characters were not believable or likeable as far as I was concerned. Yesterday's Gone should have struck me the same way but it grabbed me with it's unique storyline.
Having several narrators was the best decision the Author/Publisher could have made, it makes this story really come alive.
I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!
ANYONE TOO STUPID TO LOOT WAS JUST SMART ENOUGH TO STARVE
It's mystery told from six different views. Many of these views are from the bad guys. Episode is correct, as at the end you will still not know what is going on. If you are like me you will certainly be captured and want to continue. I love this sort of thing and will be getting the rest of the episodes. All the narrators are good to excellent and make the whole thing more entertaining.
YES! It was a new twist on an "old" storyline. Enjoyed every moment of it
No I haven't, but he/she doe san awesome job. Made it really enjoyable to listen to.
Will def. be buying to whole series
Men who like inappropriate humor. It was gruff and none of the characters were likable. I couldn't get through the first episode. Sounds like the story could have been interesting, but couldn't get past the dumbness. Everyone is dead and a kid goes over to a girls house and jacks off in her bedroom - weird. A killer goes back to see if the bodies he left last night disappeared with the rest of the people - sick.
Too many narrators and some were good and some weren't.
Grossness - is that a reaction.
I loved this story. It reminds me of a classic King novel, like the beginning of The Stand, introducing all the characters and bringing them together.
Off to get episode 2 now!
"Great story , characters and VERY great narrators!"
I enjoyed this stories introduction, I get the sense we are in for an epic. having just finished Swan Song by Robert Mccammon I was ready for that kind of world again, with well written and believable characters acted by professional voice actors, set in a post apocalyptic world.
The incredibly well written surreal child's eye point of view of the world of the character Luca
The opening scenes in New York.
Lucas plight alone in this strange empty world
The choosing of having multiple voice narrators is an excellent move, and works very well.
It works but thankfully is Unlike a dramatisation , it gives greater reality to each person.
But I would prefer if male and female characters were actually played by males or females
As that one thing is usually what can lack when having one voice actor, and it seems a waste and counter productive not using male voices for males and females for females with such a great talented cast.
I also agree that having Luca play the voice of older characters is wrong
I was tricked by this at first but then discovered it was Maxwell doing the older voice
Surely maxwell should be doing the other younger voices, the male teens?
Anyway apart form that I think the who enterprise is so professionally done I can't really complain, as such attention and effort to get narrators for each role right is so rare.
So I have nothing but positive things to say about ALL the narrators and as for others saying change them, that is plainly ridiculous! As I have never heard a audio book casted so perfectly .
It was free which was great and it's an interesting story line but it drags on and takes forever to get to the actual point.
I didn't like the ending especially after how long it took to get there.
The narrator was great, very clear and loud enough and didn't go too fast.
I found this book to be a completely entertaining listen. I cant think of another book which has pulled me in the way that this did. Something else I liked was the unique way the story was written. So I would recommend this book.
"An enticing freebie prelude to the novel"
Intriguing and well performed by the different narrators. But the biggest hook is the mystery of this story. The characters react differently to the death of their old lives. Some mourn for earth as they know it, others don't. But many questions remain unanswered - the watcher for one. Another reviewer compared this story to King's the Stand, and can see how these parallels have been drawn, as I have read this epic tale myself. I hope this story differs from King, but have downloaded the Kindle version of this book to find out.
suspense that won't let you sleep, can't wait for the next episode. . . .
Great story but struggled a tad with the way it jumped about with the characters.
"Best Free Episode I stumbled across!"
Yes I would. It's been written beautifully and the story is really well done. I love the format they've done this book in, each chapter features a different character(s) and then you hear from them again in later chapters. The narration of this book truly makes it, each character sounds different and it's like your watching this in front of you. It's been dramatised so well and it's very addictive, you just want to keep reading (well listening!).
I think that would have to be the little boy called Luka, to wake up to find his parents gone and everyone else around too. He is so young and heavily reliant on his parents, only suddenly there aren't there and neither is anyone else. It makes his journey a very interesting one to follow, and its written so well that it's like your experiencing it all with him. You can't help but feel for the young boy!
No I don't think I have but they are all great, so if I saw a book narrated by any of them I'd definitely listen to the book if the story attracted me.
Yes I did, it's very easy to react to every character and what they are going through. It's been written so well so it's hard not to feel how they are whether that's scared or vulnerable.
Thank you for providing this free episode in the series, without this I never would of found this amazing series. Before coming across this free episode I'd not heard of the book, author s or anything. It was free so I downloaded it to try as I had nothing to loose, I can't express how glad I am as this series has become one of my favourites...I'm completely hooked!
Interesting story that led me to buy the first series which started well then tailed off, the authors being rather mean liking to keep their readers in the dark, very little in the way of revelation. Started the second series which I could only describe as poorly written drivel won't be going any farther. I belive there are 5 episodes to the series!
"An interesting start to the series"
A really interesting start to the series.
We start with a set of individuals who have all awoken in thier various abodes to a mystery. Wet get a different narrator for each person - this helps greatly in following the different storylines. All of the narrators do a great job.
The story line is also interesting. I feel like they maybe gave a bit too much away for the 1st in a series, but I'm really interested to find out what happens.
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