This novella contains major spoilers from the novel Until The End of the World. It's suggested you read the novel before you hear So Long, Lollipops. Unless you're someone who likes to read the last page of a book first - in that case, enjoy!
Peter watched his new family drive away, certain it was the last time he'd ever see them. But sometimes plans go awry in the best way. Now, the plan is to get back to them. But sometimes plans go awry in the worst way.
Sometimes the only plan is to believe it will be all right, even when it's almost impossible to believe.
©2014 Sarah Lyons Fleming (P)2014 Podium Publishing
As someone who shuns the poplular as a rule of thumb and not even tempted to get into the the newest pop culture of Dark and Occult , Werewolves, Vampires Zombies have NEVER been a choice I would make.
That said, I was completely captivated by this book and its story and people. The theme was presented in such a way as to make the impossible very real and plausible.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cannot wait to start book 2 . I thank you Audible for offering this book as I might never have experienced such a heartwarming and gripping tale otherwise.
Clear your calendar and settle in for the read and enjoy.
I would naturally have chosen Peter if I had not listened to the excerpt from book 2 and now I am torn between the two leads of him and Cassie.
I really appreciated how real the monologues are as they let us into their worlds and minds and hearts. It was so endearing to see that these two protagonists have all the failings of every single person on earth and are not some kind of superhuman.
I guess the bridge scenario where Peter appears to lose everything in an attempt to avoid the zombies.
Yes, as a matter of fact, the scene with the child in the mobile home was heart wrenching, and I tried to imagine the feelings I would have experienced in Peter's place.
The early scenes when he meets the Father of the young girl are priceless.
Just to add another thank you for offering this book. I would not have chosen it on my own, for two reasons, 1. the name gives the impression it is about children or for children, and 2. Had I seen a review that mentioned Zombies I would have skipped it. That would have been a bad choice! Thank you !!! :D
I enjoyed this short story -- in fact it got me to read the other two in the series.
I do not read about Zombies but these books were very good. -- thanks for the new series
I'm not into zombies, I don't watch any of the shows and I really don't like them. But, this book excerpt was free and I figured, "what the hey". I was pleasantly surprised. The dory really builds up the characters and its a transformation of who they were before zombies and how they're coming into their own in this different era. It's a story that has zombies.
I didn't rate it higher because, well, I still don't like zombies and some of the story build up is a little stale. Also, the book ends in the middle of a second story.
I don't usually bother with zombies - they make no sense & so I can't suspend disbelief enough.
The villian here isn't the point, and the story is worth it. Especially nice backstory from another characters point of view.
Loving books :)
So Long, Lollipops isn't as good as the first and not completely necessary to listen to if you could care less of Peters struggles as he was missing. I enjoyed it and he had done so much in the time he was gone.
This book was all about Peter and his journey.
This whole book gave more insight. It doesn't really bring much more into the story moving forward but helps understand Peters thoughts and struggles. This might be more useful in the next book.
I suggest listening to this book also. Great story. Ready for the next!
The narrator did a great job.
It was short enough that I was able to.
I was not sure what to expect when I found this little gem, and I am glad that I did as it was an entertaining listen. Note: this is a zombie story, but that being said, the story came together very well for a great listen.
This was a great zombie short story and I was quite surprised I enjoyed it because I'm not really into zombie stories. Now I am very interested in reading "Until the End of the World" Book 1, and "And After" Book 2.
The novella makes me want to know more about the main characters and how they will survive in this zombie environment. Great writing by the author Sarah Lyons Fleming and great narrating by Julia Whelan.
Yes. Compelling storyline with good plot development and believable characters.
No, this was the first. I would listen to more books performed by Ms. Whelan
Free listens are wonderful.. thank you Audible. As far as this Novella enhancing Fleming's "End of the World" series? No. When you read the first book of this series, the other books are much of the same. " So Long Lollipops' is actually a "slice of life" that further explains the attack of one the main characters by zombies, which occurs in book one. I am undecided on this series. What's different, even odd, about the series is that it has your typical post-apocolyptic, graphic, zombie violence, but is equally full of warm, fuzzy, relationships that are a little over the top. It didn't quite fit in with the end-of-the-world devestation and zombie massacres that are occuring at the same time. It seems directed toward the YA and/or female audience.
I do work in a very rural part of Michigan. I drive a lot. Most days its 125-150, some days 225+. That's probably why I like long books.
It is just a small sip of what you could get. It brought me up to speed quick and laid the story out so well that at the end of this short novella I felt like I knew the characters so well, I had to go for more of it.
I got this for free and finished it in one shot. As soon as it ended I was downloading the first in the series and looking forward to a long drive.
"same old same old!"
When is someone going to write something original! although well written its old hat . Good writer will certainly look for more books by the author, just ..... not zombies !
"A brilliant novella"
Take the chance!
This would be a spoiler for book 1 so I won't explain but its brilliant.
Again this would be a spoiler but again the whole thing is great.
Absolutely, made me laugh and cry
This would be a spoiler for book 1 so I've not mentioned the story but is a great accompaniment to the book 1 and gives additional information to back up the story and one of the characters from the books. I forgot to mention in my previous reviews of books 1 & 2 how brilliant the narrater is. She changes voices with the characters and brings the whole books to life. A narrater can make or break an audio book and she definitely makes it!
"Bit of a mistake this one, a young reader book?"
No. I don't have many teenage friends.
Okay.I had no fault with the reader.
Turn it off.I struggled through the first half then though - "why am I listening to this?"
Format formula material, zombies, a hero and heroine, some good guys, some bad guys, more zombiesOk, could be interesting, so I tried it. (It helped that it was free!).Please please Audible do tell us when a book is for young readers, this is not the first time i have made ths mistake.Not really fair to criticise the book, sure that my daughter would have loved it . . . . .20 years ago.
This is why I have been generous with the stars.
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