Regular price: $29.95

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

From the universe of the Until the End of the World series. (Note: The City Series can be heard before or after the Until the End of the World series)

Sylvie Rossi has the loner thing down pat, with the exception of her best friend, Grace. But when the two are trapped in a hospital during the last gasp of a dying city, alone time is no longer an option. A nurse's offer of sanctuary promises Sylvie the supplies she needs to survive the zombies - it's the coexisting with people that might do her in.

Eric Forrest will do whatever it takes to get into the dead city for his sister, including ending up dead himself. He's used to taking risks, but with every mile he travels death looks likelier and likelier, and finding his sister may be his only prospect for survival - if he can make it home.

Sylvie doesn't need more than food, water, and shelter. Eric wants only to find his sister. But sometimes what we think we need isn't what we need at all, and what we find is more than we expected.

©2016 Sarah Lyons Fleming (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    748
  • 4 Stars
    195
  • 3 Stars
    43
  • 2 Stars
    14
  • 1 Stars
    7

Performance

  • 4.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    730
  • 4 Stars
    165
  • 3 Stars
    38
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    5

Story

  • 4.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    708
  • 4 Stars
    169
  • 3 Stars
    43
  • 2 Stars
    18
  • 1 Stars
    5
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • LD
  • 09-25-16

Feel Good Zombie Apocalypse

I was excited to find Sarah Lyons Fleming had released another book in the Until the End realm. I loved the first series and have listened to it multiple times. I must admit I love this book more than any of the three in the original trilogy and novella.

I love how real these characters were, how SLF made them loveable even with their flaws. Sylvie's and Grace's friendship is enviable. The humor between them and Sylvie and Eric is perfect. I never thought a post apocalyptic book could make me laugh out loud so many times, as well as feel fear or sadness.

This book has joined my top 5 books of all times. SLF has a real gift for words. I can't wait for the next book.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Wendy
  • Lawrenceville, GA, United States
  • 09-16-16

Feel Good Zombie Stories!

Any additional comments?

Loved it! If you are new to this author, stop! Check out her trilogy + novella, Until The End of The World. Mordacious is a spin off of that series. It is not essential that you read Until the End of the World first to enjoy this book, but I recommend you do. <br/><br/>Do you like zombie / survival stories – but hate to get bogged down with endless tragedy and after tragedy? I love apocalyptic novels, but I am often turned off by plots that take the reader down a dark hole (evil humans, society at its worst, characters spending the entire book trying to find a way out of a hopeless and ugly scenarios). While Fleming’s novels include all these elements, her books center on the dynamics of the survival group. The plot is centered on her characters, their struggles, and growth – that happen to be in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.<br/><br/>Fleming wrote the first “Feel Good” Zombie story I have ever read – and it was such a breath of fresh air! That is, when my heart wasn’t racing from fearing for my beloved characters well being and safety. <br/><br/>Narration: I am a narrator snob. I have loved Luke Daniels since “The Druid” series… he does a fine job here. I am new to Therese and thought she was a little better fit for the character she’s playing. The story is told from two points of view, so that is why we get a male and female narrator. When the two characters are together, the narrators get to play off each other, the narration really shines. I saw one negative review of the narration and I honestly don’t know what they are talking about. The narration is great.<br/><br/>Can't wait for the next installment!

19 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Harlequin Zombies?

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed her first series with Cassie and friends, and while I liked finding out what happened to her brother there was way too little zombie action and way too much romantic angst. This seemed like a book written for a harlequin romance series with a bit of zombies thrown in. The main female character was just too stereotypical 'nobody can ever love me'. Perhaps having Terese Plummer queen of romantic narration didn't help with that feeling. I will continue the series because I want to find out if they ever meet up with Cassie.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

This book was so satisfying!

What made the experience of listening to Mordacious the most enjoyable?

I previously read it before I listened to the audiobook. I think I enjoyed reading it better, but I still loved listening to it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sylvie and Eric were probably tied. They are both so funny and witty and i obviously love what's happening between them. Sylvie isn't afraid to stand up for herself and her friends. She doesn't realize the impact that she has on people. She thinks she isn't worth anyone's friendship, but she doesn't realize that anyone she meets loves her. Eric gets her. Knows when to push her and when to back off. He gives her time to adjust to him and he respects her personality traits.

Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels and Therese Plummer ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

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

Sarah has a way with words. She could write the dictionary and I would still listen to it all in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

If you haven't read the prequel series to this, you are missing out. It's called "Until the End of the World" and it has three books. They are so phenomenal. I have re listened and re read probably a dozen times. Do yourself a favor ;) This series is setting up to be the same. I love her writing. And her plot twists.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

I have listened....

I have listened this series Starting with Cassie's Journey & all she went through!! I was excited to find this book about her brother Eric & his Journey! I can't wait for the next book to come out!! Even though this series has new narrators they did an amazing job! In a way I'm glad Sarah Lyons Fleming switched narrators for this series! DON'T GET ME WRONG THE OTHER NARRATOR WAS JUST AS AMAZING but I like her voices for Cassie, Nelly, Penny, Anna & Peter as well as all the other Characters for that series! So it's good to have new narrators for Eric & his group!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Russell
  • Keswick, ON, Canada
  • 12-05-17

Discount Ploy Lures Me In Again, Now I'm an addict

If I'd have known how happy this book was going to make me, I would have parted with two credits to get it. Fortunately I caught it off a sale.

It started out as a typical zombie story with a flawed central character - and if you are the listener who gives up early, you will not understand my enthusiasm. It wasn't until I was halfway through the book that depth of the characters started resonating with me.

The end totally took me by surprise. Not for wrapping up the story, not with a cliff hanger, but this story was done so well and was so entertaining, that I had to adjust to some strange voice saying -- This has been an Audible Studio production... when I was still ready for more. In retrospect, it was a logical and uplifting conclusion to the epic tale.

Having been through two well received books that left me feeling blah, I am now excited to tell my daughter about this new series and will try to enlist her in a word game similar to the one Sylvie and Eric play in the last half of the book. I also may succumb to some binge listening as a precious credit will be now will be used on the second book, Peripeteia.

Audible - your ploy to get me using up my credits worked.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • MDY
  • Arizona
  • 05-04-17

Love this series, can't wait until Book 2

I like Zombie books, but I'm kind of picky. It gets monotonous when there's blood, gore and eating of human flesh, 24-7-365. So when I found a free book download on Audible, So long Lollipops.....I found nirvana. I plowed through the "Until the End of the World" series and was saddened when I discovered that series was finished. That's when I got desperate and plugged in Sarah Lyons Fleming's name into Audible and found Mordacious....Yahoo! I hit the mother lode! Now, I'm finished with that one and I'll have to wait until the next of "The City Series" comes out:-( Can you tell that I'm in love with this series. Oh well, I'll have to placate myself with some other meaningless books until the next comes out.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • deedeeg
  • gilbert, AZ, United States
  • 12-05-16

Love this. More please!

This was a long one but I liked it so much I barely noticed and now I can't wait for more. Hats off the narrators for pulling off so many different voices. Luke Daniels is one of the best. The story was great, the characters were interesting and there's so much potential for the series. Seriously great listen.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

LOVE HER

Overall Assessment:
FINALLY! I have been waiting for this book since Sarah Lyons Fleming announced it after releasing the last book in her last series Until the End of the World. The City Series will be on the same timeline as UTEOTW. Of course, it did not disappoint! I have been waiting to hear what happened to Maria (Penny and Ana’s mom from UTEOTW) and Eric (Cassie’s brother). I am so glad we finally get some answers! I’m so excited to see what she will do with Sylvie, Eric, and co.!

What I liked:
– Luke Daniels perfectly captured Eric's witty and snarky personality. His parts were laugh-out-loud funny at times.
– Therese Plummer did a great job as well, I felt Sylvie's pain and uncertainty through her narration.
– Sarah’s character development and world building are flawless, as always.
– The main characters are complex and I can’t help rooting for Sylvie and Eric!
– Supporting characters are not washed out by the main characters and hold their own depth.
– I love that I am able to match the timeline and characters up from the other series to this one. It’s a little heartbreaking though knowing that Eric is alive and well, but Cassie thinks he’s dead :(

What I didn’t:
– uh, nothing.

Would I recommend this book to family and/or friends?
Yes!!! Seriously, read it. Like, now. And then go read the Until the End of the World Series!

For this review and more like it please visit my blog linked in my profile.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

LOVED!

To say I was excited to see a new book out by Sarah Lyons Fleming is an understatement. After finishing. I feel the need to go back & relisten to her Until the End of the World series and at this point I think I will read everything she writes.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Carina Regan
  • 11-22-16

Pure Zombie Joy!

I love Sarah Lyons Flemings's other books she wrote about the Zombie Apocalypse and I was so thrilled when I found out that she wrote about Eric's and Maria's journey. (You don't have to read the other books before, to understand the story.) Fleming brings the characters alive and there's never a dull moment. Its funny, full of action and very addictive! I can't wait for the next books in this new series!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Jo
  • 11-11-16

Amazing! Can't recommend highly enough!!

It's been so cool to see what happened to the other side of Cassie's family!
I was slightly worried that the city wouldn't live up to the excellence of the 'end of the world ' trilogy but I needn't have worried as this book was just as good! The characters are fantastic and I think she should never stop writing these stories! I could listen forever. The narrators are fantastic as well!

Please hurry with the next one, I'm starting to get withdrawal lol!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Sharon
  • 10-11-16

I really love this series of books.

I've listened to all the books in the serise twice so far. I love the characters, the story lines and the threads of connection between survivors. Listening to what Cassies brothers journey has been like and the people hes met and their survival in the city through another strong yet vulnerable female character. I love it! Great listen... Can't wait for book 2 in the city series... Bring it on! 🤗

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Gary
  • 11-26-17

good shambler style zombie story

flows nicely along, nice change to have inner city instead of mountain terrain. no silly supercharged zoms just shambling corpses ... must admit that by the end of the book the "soul searching" was getting on my nerves, hopfully the pity party is well and truly over and it can get into innercity survivalist mode or zombie clear out.. if not it looks like being a very short series

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Annette Wright
  • 10-01-17

Great story and characters filling in the gaps

I really enjoyed this story. So much so that I went back and reread the previous series which tells the other side of this story, Until the End of the World. And like that series, this first book has characters I can get behind, characters I can hate and characters I can puzzle about and question. I love the nods to Cassie's story and when I reread those books I found characters and situations from Mordacious. You really don't have to read Until the End of the World etc before reading this. They are written well and in sick a way as they stand alone as separate series but link for those who want to read both.
The narrators give excellent performances and he'll bring the emotive story alive.

I can't wait to listen to the next book... And this is the problem. A NOTE TO THE PUBLISHERS AND AUTHOR: The next book has already been released in ebook and paperback. But there's no audio version. And I can't find any reference to an audio version to come soon. PLEASE TELL ME this WILL be made into an audio book? I am disabled and unable to read books. I completely rely on audio books so the rest of this series is unaccessible to me if I can't listen to them.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Miss Taylor
  • 09-05-17

Brilliant! As good as the rest

This was fantastic! Just as good as end of the world. Keep them coming Sarah!

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-27-17

Brilliant

This is a must read. So we'll written, I always wondered what happened to Maria, now I know and can't wait for the next book in this new series.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Aleuna
  • 04-25-17

Better than the 'end of the world' series

I finished this book in a split sitting. My family were none too happy with me but I don't care, I haven't been this glued to my ear buds for a long time. Where End of the world focused on Cassie and her group of friends, The City series follows what happened to her brother Eric who, unaware that she made it out, travels in to the city find her. The other protagonist is Sylvie, a woman whose past makes it hard to trust anyone and has to come to the understanding that in order to survive she has to start trusting and open her heart. We also get to find out what happened to Maria, Penny and Anna's beloved mother.
What I love about this book is the wider array of characters that Fleming has introduced. There is far more depth and emotion to them than in the previous series and I find myself wanting to know more and caring about them all in a way that was lacking in the previous series. They don't just feel like 'fillers' to move the story along, they feel like real people.
Narration is perfect with both Daniels and Plummer injecting just the right amount of humour in the witty banter between Eric and Sylvie and a serious amount of desperation and emotion when describing contact with the Lexers.
My only disappointment is that the next in the series isn't ready for me!

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • adrienne w.
  • 03-25-17

More please!

Great story and characters. Just as good as Until The End of The World trilogy. This is no sloppy sequel. Enjoy

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • suzanne
  • 01-27-17

Wonderful moving and heartwarming

The whole series is excellent! Ive loved and hated and laughed and cried. Please keep these coming.

Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Jenny Taylor
  • 10-13-16

bring on book 2

think I'm in love with Eric Forrest, lol why is it so hard to find good men outside fiction??

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Kiah
  • 01-12-17

Love this Author

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I love this book right up to the end. Could do with more protaganists and drama but underneath I really dont want that....This book was all about one girl's fight with herself and anyone who has been through it will love it but also hate it when they recognise themselves. I need to read more to see where it goes, but definitely worth the tears I shed when I saw me in the main charachter....

What did you like best about this story?

The depth of the charchters

What does Luke Daniels and Therese Plummer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I probably would have heard the book in those voices in my mind... they were pretty spot on

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

I cried for 45 minutes when Grace told Sylvie she was alone and no one cared if she lived or died....I sobbed

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Kate Munks
  • 01-10-17

Addictive!

Loving everything Sarah Lyons Fleming writes. Cannot wait for the next book in the series!

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • emmoff
  • 11-17-16

I'm a sucker for a Sarah Lyons Fleming series

More of the same from the author who bought forth zombies in her Until the End of the World trilogy. This time we follow relatives that were left behind in New York. Good caring people zombie killing with some angst thrown in. :)

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Luke Perger
  • 10-14-16

Loved this book.

Just as good as the end of the world and after series
Can't wait to see where this goes.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Rani
  • 09-25-16

I loved this book!

I loved the characters and narration of this audio book. I can't wait for the next book. Hurry up please!