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
Loving books :) Quick and honest reviews.
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!
We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep.
I loved this story & can't wait to read more survival stories! I'm especially interested to learn more about the virus.
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
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
Would rather read under a tree on a summer day, than work.
It was the characters and storyline. I love Zombie/end of the world novels and when I read this book I had to have the series. I was not disappointed.
When Peter is on top of the dumpster as a decoy so that his friends could get away. Then a ladder was dropped down and he was rescued.
I haven't listened to Julia Wheland before and I found that her performance was fantastic and so believable. If I find more of her performances in books I like I will buy them.
A story of survival and reunion .
This series was so believable I cried and laughed. I was so into the story that when my wife touched me I jumped and screamed. I don't usually get into books that deep. We need more of Sarah Lyons Fleming books.
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.
"A really good short story"
One of the best freebies I have come across. Was never confused as to who was speaking (a peeve of mine), narrator did a good job there. The story kept me going and the pace was just right.Zombie-related stories like these are in no short supply, but the execution made up for parts that were slightly predictable. May check more out by this author.
"One of the BEST Free books I've come across!"
Yes definitely, it's a fantastically written story and I was hooked by it from very early on. I just love the story and how the author has written it. It's done so well from all the small details to the bigger ones. As you read (well listen) you really feel for the characters, in fact I felt like I was with them and along for the ride or even like I was them. This author is very talented and I'd recommend this book and anything by her any day!
I think it would have to be Peter for this one, he is the main character in this story and it's hard not to fall in love with him. He has such a kind heart and he is an amazing guy, I love how he kept going even when the odds were really against him.
She is a great narrator and I feel she plays each character well, you never get confused which character is which as she has her own way of doing each one. To be honest at times I'd forget it was just one narrator reading this book.
Yes and actually I did. I listened to it when I was going through a really bad time and I was up most of the night due to pain. This book was an excellent find for me, it really distracted me and took me away from everything that was happening to me. I got completely lost in the story and before I knew it it was finished.
I was actually naughty, I'd read the warnings about not listening to this book until I'd heard the first one but I did it anyway. I'm glad I did though as it got me completely hooked on this series, I just wanted to keep going as I became totally addicted.
For me I didn't feel it ruined the first book that much to be honest, I listened to it after this one and I didn't regret it. It meant as I was listening to the first book certain things would add up or fall into place. I actually listened to this book twice, as after this book I went onto the first in the series and then I came back and listened to this one again. This was all I a short period of time and I partly came back to it again as I had a few days until my next credit. I was so hooked on this series I couldn't wait. I have to say I enjoyed this book just as much each time :) and second time around I obviously knew more so it gave me a different view of it all.
I can highly recommend this book and just know if you choose to listen to this one first you'll become truly hooked and you'll be addicted to listening to the rest of the books in this series as soon as possible. So WARNING you will get hooked on these!
Thank you Sarah for writing these amazing books and for helping me through a really hard time in my life, your books really helped me and I'll forever be grateful for that. My words cannot truly express how thankful I am, I'm now one of your biggest fans and I look forward to seeing what you do in the future as your truly talented!
"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 !
"Overall a good read but was glad to get to the end"
I would have preferred if it was a lot shorter. I almost gave up several times but don't like to give up so carried on.
I'm not a zombie fan and I don't think this book was for me, so my reaction was relief. But even though I was glad to get to the end I still think it was a good book, just not to my liking.
No, I'm afraid I didn't get on with her voice and found it very irritating when she did the male voices.
No, zombies are not for me.
Ok for a short couple of og hour zombie story. didn't much like the narrators performance.
It's a great story a bit short only 3 hours however it's well written.
Keeps you on edge till the end
very good indeed, one of the best o have listened too. definitely gonna read the rest, and I'll keep looking put for the author now.
"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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