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The full release of The Last Town serial, with new original content!

It started in the Middle East. A flu-like plague that infected thousands and killed roughly 10 percent of its victims. Those who died awoke once again, but they were no longer among the living - they came back as soulless, carnivorous corpses who desired only one thing: to feed on living human flesh.

As the infection spread, across Europe and the rest of the globe, cities were overwhelmed. Nations fell. Humanity flickered like a candle flame in the wind.

In the United States: the nation's great cities are becoming hunting grounds. New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles.... All are falling victim to hordes of shambling dead who want only one thing: to devour the living.

Single Tree, California, is a small resort town in Inyo County. Between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, it's easy to overlook. And that's exactly what the citizens of Single Tree want, for the stenches and those fleeing them to ignore the town long enough for it to be transformed into a desert fortress at the foot of Mount Whitney.

But time is not on their side. Not only do they have to worry about the dead.... they have to fear the living.

©2017 Stephen Knight (P)2017 Stephen Knight

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  • Kash
  • DALLAS, TX, United States
  • 12-21-17

Generic with poor audio

Not bad, but nothing new.

The standard zombie apocalypse story you have read 100 times.

Interesting enough to finish, though. Not a waste of a credit.

Narration was neutral at best, but a large portion of the audio is full of background static. White noise like you would hear in a really old recording. Unprofessional, as even inexpensive recording equipment or simple post-process could have prevented that from making the final cut.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 01-15-18

One of the best I've listened to.

This has got to be one of the most exciting zombie apocalypse novels I have listened to. It is long, 24+ hours and the writing is excellent, the action and tension unstoppable, and the characters well defined and quite likable. This is the tale of a billionaire industrialist providing masses of men, weapons and equipment at the beginning of the apocalypse to fortify and save his home town. The basic plot is quite unassuming, but as I’ve said the writing and tempo is excellent. I can heartily recommend this novel to any zombie fan.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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story good narrator sucks

the story was good the narrator's sucked the voices or hard to tell apart
hate it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Terrible story and narration

The narration was painful to listen to and in the end I gave up. The story was drawn out with far too many characters and side stories going on. With no pause between jumping scenes and characters the story is just one big muddle. Such a shame as I have enjoyed Stephen Knights precious zombie books immensely.

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Decent at best.

It wasn't bad but it wasn't very good either. Had a good story for the most part but characters and dialog are equivalent to a made for tv movie.

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Smh this is trash Done with SK

Love how they made sure all the black characters were escaped criminals that they shot them in the legs to help stall the zombies after making them basically slaves. Screw you SK. You are trash

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Stentorious narrator.

Good performance generally but the narration was deadly. Good story line and good writing. I listened to the entire piece.

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Not the Best

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

No

Any additional comments?

The story is alright for a Stephen Knight book, not his best. Lee Alan was the wrong pick for this type of book narration, he's seems more fitted doing detective or private investigator novels, too deep a voice and not a lot of inflection for a horror novel.

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A good story ruined by bad editing.

Where does The Last Town rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Over all, i would have to rank this story a 3 out of 5. This is mostly due to the poor editing and voice work. Where there is normally a few seconds brake between chapters or change of perspective between characters, this narrator just keeps talking. It caused me to back up the audiobook several times in order to figure out who was speaking or witch group was being referred to.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Perhaps i have been spoiled by the talent i have come to expect from audible narrators, but i found Lee Alan's reading very disappointing. Most of the time it was hard to tell one character from another. Additionally whenever the perspective switched to a character's internal monologue, the reading took on a strange quality that was very unpleasant and distracting.

Any additional comments?

As for the story it's self, i found it entertaining for the most part. However the lack of a central character and the constant switching between groups at times made it hard to follow. Maybe this is just a matter of personal preference, but i found having to try and keep track of so many different character's, locations and perspectives simply made it hard to get invested in any of them.

In conclusion i would say this audiobook is only worth a member credit if it was part of a box set paired with the authors other works.

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  • mr
  • 01-05-18

Really enjoyed this story.

The production wasn't perfect but the need to here what came next made up 4it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful