This Is Not the End

Narrated by: Erin Spencer
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A teenage girl faces an impossible choice in this high-concept contemporary YA tearjerker set in a world where resurrection is possible but strictly controlled.

I wonder if for the rest of my life, I'll be haunted by beautiful days.

On one cloudless, radiant summer afternoon, Lake Devereaux lost everything. The car crash claimed the lives of her best friend and boyfriend, the people who had become her family after her own fell apart. But she doesn't have to lose them both.

The development of resurrection technology has changed the world. Under the new laws regulating the process, each person gets one resurrection to be used or forfeited on their 18th birthday. Mere weeks away from turning 18, Lake faces an impossible choice.

Envisioning life without one of the people she loves most is shattering enough, but Lake carries an additional burden: years ago, under family pressure, Lake secretly - and illegally - promised her resurrection to someone who isn't even dead yet.

The search for answers about her future draws Lake more deeply into the secrets of her past until she begins to question everything about those closest to her. Betrayals and hurts both new and old threaten to eclipse the memories she once cherished.

Then Lake meets a boy unlike anyone she's encountered before, who unflinchingly embraces the darkest parts of her life and who believes that all resurrections are wrong.

Which path is the right one? And how can Lake start to heal when she can't move on?

©2017 Chandler Baker (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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amazing

I absolutely loved it. the story, the idea, the tragedy. it was fantastic. I couldn't get enough.

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Good read!

Very good story line, well written with a surprising twists! The characters are very relatable and the author was very descriptive!

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Very long story about a self-centered lucky girl

Pretty good world that is wrecked by repetitious descriptions of superficial physical appearance and a marked disdain for disabled people. The main character is an incredibly lucky character that is loved very much by her family and she treats them shabbily and decides to get a new family of friends from her school. Although the friends seem pretty shallow it’s really just her perception of them, we find out they’re actually pretty deep she’s just that self-centered that she doesn’t know or realize anyone else matters but her. She’s ungrateful for her family until it’s proven near the end that it’s actually her and not them that was mistreating the other. And then the book ends with a not great ending. Three stars it’s not great but it’s not terrible.

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loved it!

narrator was perfect! story kept me wanting more love the ethical dilemma! will read again and recommend to everyone!

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I liked it a lot more than I thought I would

Every time I thought I knew where the author was going she surprised me. I was absolutely entranced by this book at the end and that’s really high praise. The narrator was also good and I appreciated that

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Really good!

The storyline was engaging, narrator excellent. It has twists that make you want to read it in one sitting, which I did! It was well worth it.

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I wish it had been done with more people.

The story is amazing. plenty of twists and enough of a pull on your heartstrings to make you fall into it. I just wish that it had been done with a full cast. hearing the different voices and possibly even some of the music would have made the experience so much better.

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liked it, except for the ending.

The concept is very interesting, and I liked most of it. . . but I am really annoyed with the ending.