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  • By: Don DeLillo
  • Narrated by: Thomas Sadoski
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 300

Jeffrey Lockhart's father, Ross, is a billionaire in his 60s with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to lives of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say "an uncertain farewell" to her as she surrenders her body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frightening. Redemptive. Brilliant.

  • By Doug - Audible on 07-05-17

Amazing prose, meandering 'story'

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-16

Don's writing reminded me of Cormac McCarthy in that almost-poetic-stream-of-consciousness vein. Beautiful phrases that coalesce in and around some heady topics.

Unfortunately, the prose isn't enough to carry the lengthy character development which is unfortunate, because I kept waiting for the plot to me. (Spoiler: it didn't)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Day By Day Armageddon

  • By: J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,043
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,029

In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freakin' AWESOME!

  • By Brandon on 02-09-11

Well written with an unfortunate, abrupt ending

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-10

Bourne definitely has a flair for the gritty realism that one would consider a baseline for a zombie tale in this day in age. The narrative is just interesting enough to give it some air in a genre filled with mediocre screed. It really deserves 3 1/2 stars for the abrupt ending - a little heavy handed, in terms of a possible sequel, but maybe that's a testament to how disappointed I was that the ride was over? As a private pilot myself I appreciated following their journeys on a map (nerd alert!).

3 of 4 people found this review helpful