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Life as We Knew It Audiobook

Life as We Knew It: A Novel

Miranda's disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the Moon closer to the Earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun?
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Miranda's disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the Moon closer to the Earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun?

As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.

Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda's struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all, hope, in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.

©2006 Susan Beth Pfeffer; (P)2006 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    Kathryn 07-12-15
    Kathryn 07-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book but teen narrator got annoying"

    This is the story of an terrible event that affects the earth told from the viewpoint of a self involved teen. As an adult it was hard to relate to the whiny main character, but the book was very well narrated and was paced well and an interesting story.

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    Jennifer Chambers 07-02-15
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    "NEVER A DULL MOMENT!!!"

    If anything ever does happen and we need to survive like this I am totally going to use this book as a manual!!!

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    E.J. B. 03-31-15
    E.J. B. 03-31-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Strange coming of age tale"

    The story was about what I expected to be based on the cover. Probably better for younger set as the main characters impetuousness would irritate me more than fictional person should.

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    Bobby Carswell 03-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Pretty good story but delivery was too perky"

    Delivery of the story is told from a perky point of view which was weird. The Prose is only as good as a 16 year old's journal entry could be.

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    Staci 02-19-15
    Staci 02-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Jewelia webb"

    I really loved this book. It was one of the best books I have ever read in my whole life.

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    Jessica Guelph, ON, Canada 02-14-15
    Jessica Guelph, ON, Canada 02-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable listen!"

    Good story; interesting take on a possible apocalypse scenario! The narrator drove me a bit nuts. She's young and peppy-sounding, which... I suppose fits once I realized this is actually considered a teen novel, but... I enjoyed it nonetheless. :)

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    jamie Springield, MO, United States 11-06-14
    jamie Springield, MO, United States 11-06-14 Member Since 2011
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    "How could I have made such a mistake?"
    What would have made Life as We Knew It better?

    SO.......... I did not know this was for kids 11-13! lol... I just heard it was good... it's probably good for 11-13 year olds. It was lame and anticlimactic. It was a "it's the Apocalypse, but that's okay" type book.


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

    MORE DEATH AND SUFFERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (but it's for kids...)


    What about Emily Bauer’s performance did you like?

    Standard teenage girl vocal fluctuation. like, seriously. ;)


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I'm curious about what happens in the series... but I really don't care that much. If you're a pre teen girl, its a good sci fi book.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't expect too much if you're an apocalypse-junkie!

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    LetMo 09-29-14
    LetMo 09-29-14
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    "GREAT BOOK"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Life as We Knew It to be better than the print version?

    YES!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I HAVE READ QUITE A FEW "END OF THE WORLD" TYPE BOOK... THEY ALL SEEM THE SAME BUT THIS ONE HAS A UNIQUE FEEL ABOUT IT! AND IT MAKES YOU THINK... HOW WOULD YOU SURVIOR


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

    YES!! I DID IT IN 3 SITTING (AT WORK LOL)


    Any additional comments?

    LISTEN TO THIS ONE GUYS ITS WORTH IT!! CANT WAIT TO START BOOK 2

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    Lisa East Stroudsburg, PA, USA 05-20-13
    Lisa East Stroudsburg, PA, USA 05-20-13 Member Since 2001
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    "The authors political agenda is beyond obvious."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I got this book to listen along with my 13 year old niece who is reading the book. And end of the world style book does not need the authors political views boldly shown to tell the story . The jabs at Fox News, George Bush and Christians felt like a petulant child had written them during a temper tantrum .


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    E LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 05-10-13
    E LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 05-10-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A little too idealistic"
    Would you try another book from Susan Beth Pfeffer and/or Emily Bauer?

    I finished the book and I enjoyed it. It was sort of pleasant to only have tow or three jarring moments in what could have been tragic. On the other hand, it was a bit idealistic.Wish they had someone else reading it, her voice was a bit much.

    I am going to buy the other two books in the series.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    eh.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Voice a little too 16ish for me.


    Do you think Life as We Knew It needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It has two and I will buy them.


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