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Yesterday's Gone: Season One | [Sean Platt, David Wright]

Yesterday's Gone: Season One

Can humanity Survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.ms 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Start the first season of the groundbreaking postapocalyptic serial: Yesterday's Gone: Season One (episodes 1-6).

WARNING: This is a postapocalyptic 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?

©2013 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2013 Podium Publishing

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    justin 12-29-13
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    "WOW...do not miss this start to an AMAZING series!"
    If you could sum up Yesterday's Gone: Season One in three words, what would they be?

    GIVE ME MORE!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I can't place a favorite character whatsoever, the ensemble cast of narrators brought EACH characters perspectives to life so amazingly. Usually multiple narrators/full-cast audiobooks are very hit or miss, but they def outdid themselves with the talent in this group! BRAVO!


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I ONLY really listen to audiobooks, very rarely do I read e-books. The experience of a great narrator/reader totally makes a great book EVEN better. This audiobook further emphasized that point home for me!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Although the book and series is very graphic in nature, and not for everyone, the language and graphic nature itself isn't USED for shock value like many other books & tv-shows these days. Those parts actually drew me into the story even further, adding an extra level of believeability...


    Any additional comments?

    I was so excited to find out Season ONE of this series was coming on audiobook, as I had heard & read so many great reviews at Amazon and from friends about this series. Being an audiobook fan, I finally can experience this great story. Platt & Wright are one hell of a writing team, and this Kindle "serial" series proves just that.

    My biggest hope is they continue to release the other seasons in audiobook VERY SOON (currently up-to season FOUR now)...so Podium Publishing take note! There is a BIG group of audiobook fans like myself that often miss out on great books like this just from being overlooked by publishers! Please don't make that mistake :)

    BOTTOM LINE: If you love tv-shows like Lost or Walking Dead, books like Stephen King's "The Stand", or simply a damn good entertaining story you cannot get enough of....then check out this audiobook! The talent found in this ensemble narration team alone is worth the credit!

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    leif salinas, CA 93906 05-27-14
    leif salinas, CA 93906 05-27-14 Member Since 2015
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    "This is the best audiobook I have ever listend to."
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Yesterday's Gone: Season One?

    It has lots of twists and turns, keeps you listening for hours.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a master piece.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ran 04-22-14
    Ran 04-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Holy crap, wow."
    Where does Yesterday's Gone: Season One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the first FICTION audio book I've ever listened to. Before I picked this up, I was skeptical about whether or not I'd be able to get into a fiction audio book while working, but grabbed it on a whim and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to stay engaged with this story while simultaneously swearing at photoshop for six to twelve hour stretches.


    What other book might you compare Yesterday's Gone: Season One to and why?

    As far as format goes, it's a lot like the A Song of Ice and Fire series in that it switches points of view a lot, and most of the narrators are either unreliable or ignorant, which isn't a bad thing and lends a lot to the atmosphere--I don't want every little detail about the big scaries up front, and this format was fantastic for keeping the mystery going. As far as actual content, I'd compare it to some of Steven King's older stuff? I'm not really sure, because I haven't read King since the 90s, maybe early 2ks and my memory of anything I was reading or enjoying at that time is shoddy at best, making me an unreliable reviewer, haha.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Do I seriously have to choose? I think some of the most satisfying parts of the book were when various groups started to meet up and merge. The first part introduced all of these characters and made me like (or even more thrillingly HATE them), and while that was great, when the different threads of story start to come together it hits all the right buttons on my 'things a book needs for me to enjoy the christ out of it' panel.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Misery porn at its finest!


    Any additional comments?

    I finished this book and went looking for the next part, only to find that it does not yet exist in audio format. I draw comics for a living and need background noise with no visuals to distract me, and this book was perfect. I MUST have the next part, gentlemen. MUST. HAVE. IT.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kel 05-07-15
    Kel 05-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This is not well written"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would change 1 of the narrators and I would ask that the same story be written by a more mature person.


    What was most disappointing about Sean Platt and David Wright ’s story?

    It felt like I was reading a story written by teenagers, there were multiple instances where I felt that the person writing the story hadn't had the experiences they were writing about, and I'm clearly not talking about the whole zombie thing, I mean things like smoking marijuana or even simply understanding how certain people might feel in certain situations. There's one narrator that does the voice of a child, and you would think he'd never spoken to a kid before, way too naive and ridiculously innocent, the way he narrates is obnoxious and it's unfortunately a major role, If not for the language and subject matter it could easily have been written for teens. Actually, I've read books written for teens that were written so much better.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't think so.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Depends on who produces and directs it.


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't suggest this book to anyone with a decent amount of common sense or maturity.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M. Ayers Fort Collins, Co. 07-03-14
    M. Ayers Fort Collins, Co. 07-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A slow to start but soon to ensnare story"
    Where does Yesterday's Gone: Season One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Yesterday's Gone S1 is a fairly solid entry into the apocalypse genre . I would rank this book in the top 3rd of my collection.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    There are some gaps that are left unexplained, perhaps to be delivered in season 2. Overall though as the story progresses the many narrators pull a well spoken story into a cohesive and strong collection.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Ray Chase as Borico Wolf. I instantly was entranced by Ray's amazing voice, and I am now mostly interested in a crazed sociopaths story line.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    When darkness comes, can you choose the right allies?


    Any additional comments?

    Give this story a chance. Once the book wrapped up I went for season 2 on audible and felt pangs of anguish that S02 was not readily available to me! Keep up the work Platt & Wright!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Angela C. Southern CA 05-01-14
    Angela C. Southern CA 05-01-14

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    "Blown away!"
    If you could sum up Yesterday's Gone: Season One in three words, what would they be?

    Wow. Just Wow.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Yesterday's Gone: Season One?

    The entire book is memorable.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices, the power behind the words, the expression. I listened to a free sample of this book and was hooked.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Why was I left behind?


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to more. Lots more. This type of book normally isn't my genre, but it reached out and dragged me in involuntarily as if I were one of those left behind. I had no choice except to buy the season, I wouldn't rest until I continued listening.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Garry Cannington, Australia 01-30-14
    Garry Cannington, Australia 01-30-14 Member Since 2014

    I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too

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    "Okay I am in..."
    Would you listen to Yesterday's Gone: Season One again? Why?

    Yes, I at first found the different storylines a little hard to follow but got into it. I will listen again as the season is worth the second listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyable, I like the format and recommend to my fellow audible fans on the genre

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Alex 07-03-14
    Alex 07-03-14 Member Since 2012

    I have always loved to read. Due to visual problems, reading became difficult. I am grateful to Audible for re-opening the literary world.

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    "Anxiously awaiting the second season!"
    If you could sum up Yesterday's Gone: Season One in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing,edge-of-your-seat thrill ride!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Yesterday's Gone: Season One?

    I truly enjoyed the whole storyline! However, for me the moment that most stuck in my mind was when two of the characters reach Times Square and are astounded by the enormity of their new reality.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    There are several narrators and their performances are carried out really well. I especially like the way that Buricio's character is read. He is made to be, clearly, one creepy psycho!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wanted to listen to the whole book, but I knew that I was going to have to wait for the nest installment so I tried to take it slow.


    Any additional comments?

    If the second season is as good as the first, then I hope the third season will be available soon!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kirk 05-13-15
    Kirk 05-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story, hard to listen to multiple narrators"

    Great story! Narration was hard to listen you. But a couple of the narrators are fantastic!!!! I will continue to the next session just to see if they get better

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vernon 03-17-15
    Vernon 03-17-15
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    "addictive. better than most tv shows"

    I really enjoy audio books that are productions and different people voice the characters. some narrator are good enough to do this solo, but many can't and it distracts from the story when character start sounding the same

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Leanne
    4/13/15
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    "Interesting and engaging"

    I enjoyed this. Telling the story from serveral perspectives keeps it fresh and interesting and the narration is done very well.
    The story is interesting and engaging, there are quite a few layers to the mystery and I'm certainly interested to see what happens. It is not overally complicated though and I found it easy enough to follow whilst commuting.

    The only thing I would say is that if you don't like swearing , this is not for you. One of the characters uses a lot of colourful language and imagery. Don't say you weren't warned !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel
    3/23/15
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    "Yesterday's gone"
    If you could sum up Yesterday's Gone: Season One in three words, what would they be?

    intriguing, exciting, cheesy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The concept. I'm a big fan of survival and si-fi titles and this was almost a combination of both.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Black island.......


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    yesterday's gone, the nightmares aren't.


    Any additional comments?

    Apart from some really cheesy lines from some cheesy characters this book really sucked me in and left me wanting more. I'll be listening to season two.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kawie1
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    "Yesterday's Gone"

    Weird, scary and interesting. I really want to find out what's going on. Guess I'll just have to read the rest. Did I mention, it's quite scary?? I really shouldn't have been listening to it in the dark!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/12/14
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    "Riveting"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Yesterday's Gone: Season One to be better than the print version?

    I haven't yet read the print version, but might have to grab a copy now. I want my husband to read this wonderful story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Yesterday's Gone: Season One?

    I was hooked from the first moment when Brent picked up Stanley Train. The ending left me shocked and needing to read more, my jaw literally hit the floor. I don't want to say too much about the excellent middle bits because of Spoilers.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Each of the narrators was perfect for the character they were reading. I particularly loved Luca and Borricio.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I had a long journey then this would be great. I did have to walk slowly as I went about my daily business so I could find out what happened next. It could be distracting to have to rewind when talking with real people.


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful book, and luckily for me I finished it on the day season 2 came out. :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • DanGleebles
    UK
    6/6/14
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    "Good stuff!"
    If you could sum up Yesterday's Gone: Season One in three words, what would they be?

    Really rather riveting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Yesterday's Gone: Season One?

    Most of Boricio's storyline


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but I thought the use of different narrators for the different POVs was a great touch. Great Boricio casting! Very Morgan Freemanesque


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Brent Foster, the post Times Square scene. Heart wrenching.


    Any additional comments?

    This made for compelling listening, even if the pace slowed somewhat during the middle. The beginning felt a little overwhelming as all the characters and story arcs were being introduced, and I couldn't help feeling a little frustrated waiting to find out what happens next for certain characters, but knowing what kind of writing this was (I found this after hearing "Write, Publish, Repeat") I stuck with all the characters and eventually it all falls nicely into place.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    Auld Reekie
    5/14/14
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    "Farfetched nonsense but enjoyable"
    What did you like most about Yesterday's Gone: Season One?

    The twists and turns in the story, the authors wanted to achieve cliffhangers with each season this they did.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sean Platt and David Wright ? Why or why not?

    Yeah would take a look if the story appealed,will be getting season 2 of this if/when available


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    All the narrators did a decent job special kudos to whoever voiced Boricio


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Nah it takes a really good book to do that :D. This was decent listen where you don't have to think too much just sit, listen and enjoy


    Any additional comments?

    A decent listen,it has me curious as to what happens next, so more then happy to continue onto the next season. Besides that ending....they can't leave it like that! I need to know what happens.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Planet Earth
    1/20/14
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    "A great serial just got better"
    Where does Yesterday's Gone: Season One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This has to rank in the top 10 without a doubt, the multi casting is great & Boricio is just how I imagined him.


    What other book might you compare Yesterday's Gone: Season One to, and why?

    As post apocalyptic books go this is one of the best I have read and I hope seasons 2 to 4 follow soon


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    All the Boricio scenes are great, the portrayal is perfect although the most enjoyable scene has to be the ending


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    A fair amount of humour in a very bleak storyline (supplied mainly by Boricio & Charlie)


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't read the ebook of Yesterday's Gone you should get this audio as I read the first series two years ago and I found listening to it was like a whole new experience

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rosie and Duncan
    North Scotland, United Kingdom
    7/27/15
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    "Best read that I stumbled upon!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Yesterday's Gone: Season One to be better than the print version?

    I couldn't say as I've not read the printed version, however I'd have to say yes anyway. Each character was played by a different narrator (or maybe a few narrators per character but they made them sound different) and this really adds to the story. If your reading a book on print you don't get that, as by audio it's like it's being acted out on front of you even though you can't see it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Really hard one to answer but I think I'd have to chose Luka, his journey was really interesting to follow and he ended up being a main character. It was really interesting to start early on with the journey of such a young boy, so young and heavily reliant on his parents only they weren't there anymore. So I enjoyed following his journey as it's written from his perspective and the more you read the more interesting he became.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I think I answered this from my first question but I feel the narrators bring a lot to this story. Each chapter is someone else's story/journey and then you hear from then again in another chapter although you don't know when. They are quite a few characters in this book and this is where the narrators really enhance this audiobook. Each character has their own narrator (maybe a few narrators have more than one character but they always sound different) and I love this. It's like I'm watching it happen in front of me even though I'm not, a book can't really do that at least not in the same way as this audiobook with multiple narrators.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When a bad character that up till then had only been featured as bad did something good, when he helped a vulnerable teenager who was pregnant and alone. At first you weren't sure of his motives but then he decided to help the girl and became almost fatherly towards her. He did his best to protect her whether you agreed with what e did or not his intentions behind those actions were good.


    Any additional comments?

    I stumbled across this by accident, I came across the first episode of this season for free. I am so glad I did as otherwise I never would of found these books. I listened to the first episode and it wasn't long till I was hooked in, I had to hear more so I bought the audiobook that had all the episodes of season one in. I dived straight it and couldn't stop listening. This series was such a gem to find, I feel so lucky I did :).

    It's one of the best audiobooks I've enjoyed in a while and I'll definitely be recommending it to friend's and family. Not only is it a great story line but I love how they've done it also, different chapters are different character(s) and you have several narrators so they all sound different. It's done so well and it's lovely to have an audiobook done in this format, it also makes it easy to pick up and come back to if you want. However I got hooked so I keep listening till I have to stop e.g sleep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • E. Robinson
    Edinburgh
    7/14/15
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    "Mixed"

    This is a very perplexing book to review as it has its good and not so good parts. Part of the problem is the fragmentation of the story, its almost like reading several books at once as the connecting threads between all the unfolding narratives are pretty tenuous as best. The writers also dont give much away keeping their readers in the dark for too long. They do the same with the suspense drawing out too thin resulting in a dimineshed payoff when the resolve ceventually comes. I am undecided wether to go for season 2 in fear of a larger dose of the same in the knowledge that there is a season 3 and 4. The performers to a man/woman do a pretty good job, with one, being excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/30/15
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    "brilliant"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Yesterday's Gone: Season One to be better than the print version?

    Yes because the characters are really brought to life and I think I would of found it a hard read but what a book brilliant


    What other book might you compare Yesterday's Gone: Season One to, and why?

    An audio book I got for free .was read by one of the readers on this one about a solder in space and he finds out everything hed just done was a test it was a good start in to this one as I only tryed this because of that reader and they are both great books


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

    Mr wolf hes just so blunt that he makes me laugh sometimes and go yuk on other times


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think all of this book really


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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