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Publisher's Summary

It's been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth's climate. For Miranda Evans life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda's father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda's complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

©2010 Susan Beth Pfeffer (P)2010 Listening Library

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Wish I Had Stopped After the First Book...

I haven't read "The Dead and the Gone". I was going to read Alex's tale after this one but doubt I will now. I really enjoyed "Life as We Knew It" but could barely finish this book. I literally felt like I was listening to a difference series.

As another reviewer pointed out, the characters did things that were COMPLETELY out of character. And not in a learning way...like a character going down a difficult road to find their way back to who they really are - that would have been great. But no - these characters seemed like totally different people for no reason at all...like all of the sudden, this family seemed to care very little for each other.

And our heroine seems to have regressed in maturity about 4 years while gaining a huge helping of selfishness!! I REALLY wish I hadn't listened this one!

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terrible

This book sucks and is clearly written by someone who really wants to push an agenda. The sexist themes from the first two books comes back full swing. It is mentions so many times that the woman are there to be baby machines its actually disgusting.
If you like books bringing back human rights and quality back to the 1940s than this is a good book for you.

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i love the book and the people reading it, but what if you have the male actor from the book "the dead and the gone" read alexs and julies part?

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Not as good as the previous books.

It wasn't awful, but not as good as the other books. I found the narrator immature in her portrayal of Miranda. this is a girl who's a year into the apocalypse and she had already done a great deal of maturing.

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Love The Reader More Than the Plot Twists

As others have pointed out the characters don't feel like themselves. Do not like the introduction of alex and julie would rather have followed the core family from the first novel and had them develop more. Not reading the last book after reading disturbing reviews. Also I just don't like the male readers should have kept narrator Emily Bauer constant, love her!

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LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

Absolutely love these books! Onto the next one for me 😍😍😍 already downloaded the next book

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A Wholehearted Shrug

I really enjoyed the first two books in this series. #3? Not so much. If you're into scenes with Miranda and her mother fighting, you'll love this book. If you think teenage love is always steadfast and 5 weeks (or less) of knowing each other is a great foundation for a marriage, you'll be into #3. And if you are the type that is accepting of a plot that moves along slowly until the last few chapters, and then the last few chapters gloss over important details in order to wrap up the story quickly, this book is for you. Me? I rolled my eyes so hard they about fell out of my head. I'm not sure if I even want to read #4. As for the narrator, I was less than thrilled to see that Emily from #1 is back. I really appreciate her effort, but her voice is nails on a chalk board to me. And the way she said "Jooolie" in Alex's quotes got on my nerves.

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Good book but not the best in the series

Memorable moments, I've read all but the last book in the series, this is a good book but not the best of the series. I hope the next one is better. good reading.

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awesome

I love this book series.
it's awesome☺️☺️ ☺️☺️ ☺️☺️ ☺️☺️ love it
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Recommended for young adults and the older generation too..

This is the 3rd book in a series of 4. I've really enjoyed reading this series. Realistic and thought provoking on the struggles and choices people would face in this end times story.

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  • 01-16-11

Buy the text version - avoid this annoying voice.

The reader for this audiobook speaks in an annoying, perky baby voice, like a stereotypical annoying cheerleader who's trying a baby voice to be cute. The character whose first-person POV she's representing is a girl in her late teens, not a toddler, and she's not perky at all, but rather depressed. It's completely unlistenable and I wish I could get my money back.

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  • jacqui m
  • 01-10-21

not good!!

couldn't finish it, this is the third book in the set and the first two were no better, just kept listening hoping to hear something good happen to the characters. the males are pretty much all useless but insist on being in charge and the females clean clothes and cry. felt depressed the whole time listening. if you like this genre try sarah lyons fleming, they're amazing, I'll just have to wait for her new one.