Light in Darkness

In the End, Book Two
Narrated by: Shaina Summerville
Series: In the End, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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The conclusion to the In the End duology.

Welcome to the new world.

We thought we were the last and all we had to do was survive the initial outbreak. Turns out the hard part is surviving each other.

Man, the post-apocalypse is brutal.

Most of the runners have phased out, but a fraction have survived. They are smarter, faster, and way more deadly.

When Jace'el and I are stranded in the middle of nowhere and all our supplies are stolen, we have no choice but to join another group of survivors. But they're leading us into an underground bunker, which severely limits our escape routes.

We were supposed to be safe, but the virus has mutated, making the infected smarter than anyone ever thought possible.

Our only hope for survival is to make it to the Tower, where we'll be safe behind walls with a group of survivors just like us.

That is, if we can outrun the creatures hunting us because safety is really only an illusion.

I am Raylinn Marrow, and this is the end of the beginning.

Note: post-apocalyptic conclusion with mild swearing.

©2019 Ali Winters (P)2019 Ali Winters

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Very Imaginative

This is loaded with imagery and problem solving techniques. These characters will make you wonder what you'd do in their situation. Ray is one strong individual who isn't afraid to lead. She's not a damsel in distress, she's the knight who saves the day! Jace is extremely intelligent and yet he follows Ray because he knows that he can depend upon her in a world that isn't his. I loved the way in which these two treat each other and how they are determined to keep each other alive. The narrator is wonderful!

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Light in Darkness In the End, Book Two review

Just as enjoyable as it's predecessor. It was well worth listening to, and look forward to more of the author's audio books.

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Great ending

This follow up book tells the world after many have fallen to the illness. I enjoyed this book just as much, and loved the ending. It wrapped up nicely.

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Great Ending to a Great Duology

I really, really enjoyed this book. I don’t really have any complaints except that I don’t like some of the voices the narrator uses. That being said, she still showed a great range of emotion and really brought the book to life. I don’t know what else to say except, read this duology. It is a fantastic post-apocalyptic story that leaves you satisfied yet, wishing you could read more. I was given this book for free at my request in exchange for my honest opinion from Audiobook Boom.

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2 Years Later

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Being the second of a duo, I'd highly recommend reading the first one to get the full story. This one takes place a couple of years after the events of the first novel. I enjoyed the adventure and turmoil the two lovebirds experience and Winters' writing is excellent throughout, keeping a firm grasp on the tension and releasing a bit to shed some light on the loving connection the two have. I like seeing that they got some sweet moments with each other amidst the looming dangerous situations. However, I thought Ray would be more accustomed to the danger and be, overall, more prepared for surviving. I would have loved to see her as a fighter instead of the "damsel in distress". I also thought they should have become more cynical of people in that time frame instead of just accepting them into your group. It just felt like only a few weeks had passed since the first novel because the characters hadn't grown or developed much. I still think it ended well and would recommend reading both books!

I enjoyed Summerville's narration as Ray, but I feel like Jace's voice needed some work. I generally don't like when female narrators try for a too-deep, gruff voice when narrating a male's lines.

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The second book is even better than the first!

it has romance, it has action, it haw suspense and mystery! This book has it all! Action-packed it grips you and doesn't let go! I almost listened to it in one go! This is a duology I definitely recommend!

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A thrilling read!

This is the end of the beginning...

A very intriguing, interesting and different read with a fabulous conclusion. I was hooked from beginning to the end.

I had the most amazing time listening to this novel.

Fantastic narration! Good listen and entertaining.

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Great ending

I really liked this story....I love how it ended..I highly recommend this series. Do youself a favor and read or listen to it.

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  • 01-30-20

Light

I believe Ali Winters is one of the best fantasy authors around. She has a way of making her readers feel as if they are a part of the story; she pulls you into the emotional journey that these characters go through. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see if Jace and Ray would survive. I felt their struggles and despair. The narrator's voice for Ray was perfect, but I didn't care for her voice for the other characters. I thought she struggled giving distinct voices to the other characters. To me, she made all the other characters sound alike. There were times I didn't know if it was Jace or Phillip speaking. Overall the story was excellent.

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hope

finding a place to call sanctuary from the runners and a hope to find a cure. Worth reading and/or listening to.

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  • Michelle Sewell
  • 02-28-20

Good listen

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

I have listened to the first book of this series and then this one. I still like the storyline however what spoiled it slightly for me was the narration of the other characters. They all seemed to have the same voice and volume (loud). I think either a little variation or none at all would have been better.

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 01-11-20

Exciting and emotional

This is the conclusion of the duet and the prior book, Sound of Silence must be read first.

This was an amazing ride. The zombie like creatures, Runners, have taken over the world and 2 years later, Raylinn and Jace are trying to survive. Through their experiences, the reader feels the love, hope, betrayal, and sadness due to loss that these characters experience. Ali Winters did such a great job describing the environment and the feelings. I really went through the range of emotions and I have to say, that those quiet times with Raylinn and Jace, where I felt the loyalty and deep seated love between these two characters, were especially poignant especially since minutes later, they were often fighting for their lives.

I felt like Shaina Summerville did a good job but there were moments when she sounded a little too forced. Her other characters, especially, didn't sound natural. However, I liked her voices for Raylinn and Jace and generally, she did a good job with highlighting the different emotions. I give her a rating of 3.5.

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