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.
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 will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
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.
I'd say it is one of the best audio books ever. It's created very professional. Comes across much like a movie. Love it using different voices for different segments of story. Very smart offering the first episode for free. I for one am on to the next!
Very interesting meeting the group that knew "the happening" was coming before the actual occurrence. They having dreams for most of their lives and actually preparing ahead of time for it. Want to hear more of their story..
This was a first listen for me with this narrator. Looking forward to listening to more of their performances.
If I were to make a film of this book, I would use the tag line "Where have all the flowers gone".
Only additional comment I'd like to make is, "Wow, Where's the next episode?"
I personally have nothing to compare it to.
Different voices help develop different character personalities, and keep their respectful journal entries separate.
I had to listen from start to finish, then get the next episode.
It's a free listen, Try it.
This review is for the entire First Season. I have already recommended the series to friends because it is totally captivating and incredibly entertaining.
Boricio is an easy favorite because of the uniqueness of his character but I was also intrigued by Ed. I suspected early on that there would be a "big reveal" about him and I wasn't disappointed.
This was the first audiobook I've listened to that had multiple actors. Tamara Marston portrays female, male and juvenile voices to such perfection - it was a joy listening to her perform. Ray Chase's interpretation of Boricio depicts the sheer evil that is Boricio.
In a word, yes!
I purchased each episode in Season 1 individually and that was a mistake. Purchase the complete season so that you can listen seamlessly from one episode to another. Every episode ends with a cliffhanger that will leave you on the edge of your seat. I didn't have to think twice when it came to purchasing Season 2 - I bought the complete set.
someone who enjoys soap operas.
The characters were interesting, just too many of them to remember details of every story.
arranged the stories differently or just cut some out altogether
I wouldn't be able to stand listening to the complete season of the book.
"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 .
"Will definitely be continuing with this series..."
I am still 20 mins from the end so don't know what the cliff hanger will be but will definitely be continuing with this series as more become available - they are already available as E-Books so come on Audible - pull your finger(s) out!
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