On October 15, everyone in the world vanished. Well, almost everyone. Some were left behind, attempting to piece together what happened, find their loved ones, and survive. But they are not alone.
Season Two picks up where Season One left off. One man finds himself on a mysterious island that holds secrets, and perhaps even answers, to what happened on October 15. A group finds itself taking refuge at The Sanctuary, a religious compound with an enigmatic leader called The Prophet. A serial killer finds himself leading an unlikely group of survivors. A young man searches to prove himself to his group, and avoid being bullied ever again. A young child is called to perform another miracle at great personal cost. Every decision. Every action. Every dream. Every alliance. Every secret. Every betrayal.
It all comes down to this - the stunning season two finale that will have you on the edge of your seat - and then knock you to the floor with the most insane, most WTF?!-unforgettable season finale yet!
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The story is great and engaging. Ray Chase (doing Boricio) is AMAZING and I'm definitely going to search for more books read by him. R.C Bray delivers an excellent performance as well. My favorite narrators.
I can't guess what's going to happen.
I can't blame the narrators. Some are amazing while the others are OK. What I did really HATE was the fact that (in order to save money?) some characters are played by different narrators. You get used to Boricio being narrated by Ray Chase when all of a sudden, when he meets Luca, Maxwell Glick who's doing Loca is also doing Boricio. He even pronounces the name Boricio differently. The two narrators are so different (Chase sounds like a hardass pervert criminal, while Maxwell sounds like a kid) that it totally ruined the experience for me. Can't you have both narrators together for such scenes?, common! I'd pay double to get the book read right.
Sort out the narration. Chase should do Boricio - ALWAYS. Bray should do Brent - ALWAYS. Maxwell should do Luca - ALWAYS. You messed up the book!
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The ending to this one left me in shock but let me first delve a bit into the review prior to this crazy ending.
All the great characters are back! Bericio! Lucka, Mary, Paulo! There are so many that I wanted to hear about again and they are here. That doesn't necessarily make it a good thing though because the world is even worse than it was in season 1. This one starts right where season 1 starts off too. At craziness!
One thing I have to commend is the audio. This is narrated by a great cast of people, all of who have to imbibe different voices for different scenes and they do a magnificent job!
Maxwell Glick has the job of the Lucka and does a great job. The only issue I had with the younger version is that when we are in Lucka's head it seems as if we are listening to a much younger story. I do enjoy being able to discern the very different voice with so many men narrators in this. Lucka's very different connotations also help us to understand and really feel how he feels so the reader's empathy is really tugged at. All due to Maxwell's great narration. All of the narrators are fantastic and there is not one voice that makes me cringe when I hear it. Even though I prefer not to listen to most women narrators, Tamara Marston's narration is fabulous and I enjoyed her portions just as much as the men.
The only downside to so many narrators are the issues with keeping the voices separate. They read chapters at a time, not different voices. So I got used to Bericio's voice but he came up in other narrator's chapters as well. Not a bad thing, just A thing. Over all the narration and the full audio was outstanding and I thoroughly enjoyed being pulled into the second part of this story. The portions with music were intense and the music added perfectly to that intensity. Especially at the end!
The plot of the book had its highs and lows but for the most part this kept up with the very fast pace of season one. I didn't love Lucka's chapters but appreciate getting into the boy's head. They seem like they are written to and from a younger child but I'm guessing this is just the great writing as we are supposed to be reading what a young boy would be thinking and feeling.
The amount of characters is the only downside but for the most part I was able to keep those characters in check. I think it can almost be harder when listening to an audio to keep so many characters straight but the characterization of each is very well done.
And if I could just bring up the end again... Just wow. Cannot wait to listen to the next season and find out what happens next.
In short: Amazingly well done book with great audio! Great for a book two. Some high's and low's but overall wonderful.
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Awful start to what I'd hoped would be a good follow up to Seaon #1. Right off the starting line, the story was atrocious and ridiculous---and the narration over the top/over-emoted. Enough is enough! Very disappointed. I had looked forward to the continuation of a really interesting story premise. Bombed it.
I liked the different people reading it that makes it a completely different experience when listening .
they were all good characters and made a really good story and was surprised by the end.
NO but now I will ; )
It was a really good book for me it keep me listening and waiting to find our what would happen next tru the whole book
would like to know when the next book will be available in audiobook
Vigilante, Out-of-control Conciousness, white knuckling the steering wheel of this Meat Vehicle I am strapped into.
The lower end. But that's not terrible as I feel like i have listened to a lot of truly excellent books.
Maybe. But only because the character Boricio.
This question strikes at the heart of why I will not continue the series. Whichever narrator is reading the "Luca" chapters (the story is broken down into POV chapters) is just awful. Luca is an 8 year old boy and I guess the narrator is trying to sound 8. He does not do a good job of it. I'd have no problem if he gave the character of Luca a baby-ish voice and persona when he speaks, but to carry it over for an entire chapter is a bad choice, in my opinion.Ray Chase crushes it as Boricio, though. That almost makes up for it.
Bizarre, Exciting, Roller-Coaster
Multiple moments- Luca's struggle/experience with growing "older"
Boricio's introduction to The Sanctuary
Both- multiple times. Or grinning ear-to-ear during one of Boricio's creative "rants"- quite imaginative! :)
Bring Season Three to audible SOON... pleeeeeeeese!!!!!!
I have always loved to read. Due to visual problems, reading became difficult. I am grateful to Audible for re-opening the literary world.
This book is worth reading again and again in case that you might have missed details, As for me, I cannot wait for Season 3 as Season 2 left off in a most horrific way!
There are many books written about apocalyptic, end-of-days but until the series ends I can't say how they might compare since the authors have taken the series to new places that make the ending hard to predict.
For some strange reason, I'm fascinated by the scenes where "Boricio" has his side of the story told. The person who reads his scenes brings him to life by providing the listener with an enrichment of emotions to Boricio's thoughts and language.
Near the end of Season 2 as the revolt takes place, I found myself unable to believe the outcome! It had me in tears.
Fathers Face Remembered
The narration is so good. This is important to me. I had already loved the ebook. So listening this made it even better.
Great television shows like Lost, and great books like the Stand.
Even though I am not a Boricio (not sure if that spelling is correct) fan. That didn't make his backstory not any less impactful. Very tough and informative.
Luca dealing with his sudden change in age I found really moving. Best thing about that is that it made a character I didn't really care for in Season one much better for this season.
I sure hope they release the other seasons on Audio!
The story is amazing but the problem is the naration completly sucks and makes the listener want to turn the dang thing off every few min... the problem is that the characters voices and accents change every few chapters and gets on the nerves and makes you stop actually listening to the story and wanting to throw your listening device out the window.
The story kept me gusssing which is not an easy thing to do
have not finished the second season so unsure at this time
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and couldn't wait for what i thought was the concluding second book, well i finished the second book and was disappointed, the fresh writing had gone there's no fluency and my fear is Yesterday's Gone will continue much the same as the tv series Lost did, lost and incoherent.
I shall not listen to the rest.
Finding out it was even better than series one, which I didn't think could be possible!
Mary because she reminds me of me.
Luka, I just love the way the narrator manages to bring out the 8 year old boy in an adults body!
Can't wait for season 3!!!
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