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The End We Start From

Narrated by: Louise Brealey
Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
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As London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Days later, she and her baby are forced to leave their home in search of safety. They head north through a newly dangerous country seeking refuge from place to place, shelter to shelter, to a desolate island and back again. The story traces fear and wonder, as the baby's small fists grasp at the first colors he sees, as he grows and stretches, thriving and content against all the odds.

Written with poise and poeticism, The End We Start From is an indelible and elemental first book - a lyrical vision of the strangeness and beauty of new motherhood, and a portentous tale of endurance in the face of ungovernable change.

©2017 Megan Hunter (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Beautiful and quick read about the end and beginning of life. Highly recommend this book.

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Not For Me: Flat and Monotone

Extremely melancholic narrator, as though death is imminent every second of the book. I found this overly-poetic book too clipped and abbreviated to find engaging. There was no emotion in the writing nor narration.

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  • Dylan
  • PENINSULA, OH, United States
  • 12-31-17

A Must Read for Any Parent in 2017

I loved the poetic nature of this story- I found myself feeling the feelings and wondering how I would feel in the same situation. Beautifully written!

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an intriguing and literary story

the writing was superb and the story kept me going. the end made me think. overall great experience

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