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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,824 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Seanan McGuire Narrator: Paula Christensen, Michael Goldstrom Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Newsflesh Trilogy Release Date:
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The explosive conclusion to the Newsflesh trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Mira Grant.

The year was 2014. The year we cured cancer. The year we cured the common cold. And the year the dead started to walk. The year of the Rising.

The year was 2039. The world didn’t end when the zombies came, it just got worse. Georgia and Shaun Mason set out on the biggest story of their generation. The uncovered the biggest conspiracy since the Rising and realized that to tell the truth, sacrifices have to be made.

Now, the year is 2041, and the investigation that began with the election of President Ryman is much bigger than anyone had assumed. With too much left to do and not much time left to do it in, the surviving staff of After the End Times must face mad scientists, zombie bears, rogue government agencies—and if there’s one thing they know is true in post-zombie America, it’s this:

Things can always get worse.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The zombie novel Robert A. Heinlein might have written.”

    Sci-Fi Magazine

  • “While there’s plenty of zombie mayhem, political snark, and pointedly funny observations here, the heart of this book is about human relationships, which are still the most important thing in the world…even in a world where you might have to shoot the person you love in the head, just to stop them from biting off your face.”

    Locus

  • “Deft cultural touches, intriguing science, and amped-up action will delight Grant's numerous fans.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The story starts with a bang as corruption, mystery, danger, and excitement abound.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2013 Hugo Award Nominee

Listener Reviews

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Pilars Scott | 2/14/2014

    " mixed feelings on this. tempted to give it more just because the series as a whole was so fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Latasha Hudgens | 2/13/2014

    " Wow! I kind of saw that coming but it was done so well. I am listening to the audio again just to make sure that I didn't miss anything important. This was a fine way to wrap up a very strong trilogy. Kudos to Mira Grant for doing such an amazing job on the science. As a science nerd I loved the intimate details about the Kellis-Amberly Virus throughout the entire series. It just all works well especially on Audio how the voices do a very good job of alternating perspectives. I won't give away any of the story except it did answer my first intial question I had after getting to know Shaun and Georgia. It's worth the read (or listen) if you are into zombies, goverment conspiracies, and science. If you are not into these genres do not read the book. It kills me to keep reading reviews that start with "I am not into this kind of book and I now know why". Ugh do not read books whose synopsis tells you that it is not in a genre you find UN-interesting. -EXITS SOAP BOX- BACK TO BOOK REVIEW- I was biting my nails by the end of this book and felt that it ended as best as could be expected given the circumstances the characters were in. It was bittersweet to listen to the book considering Feed had me crying my eyes out towards the end as if I had traveled with After The End Times as a fellow reporter. I highly recommend the trilogy it was a great discovery considering I simply googled good zombie books and discovered Mira Grant on about six top ten list of zombie need to reads. I will now add Mira Grant to my list of Zombie need to read after Rhiannon Frater and of course lord and master Max Brooks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Galena | 1/28/2014

    " ERHMAHGERD the Newsflesh Trilogy is mind-blowing, and Blackout is an AMAZING end to the story. It ties up the plot threads and questions introduced in Feed and Deadline, dialed back a little on the scientific mumbo-jumbo so that I could grasp/understand it, and introduced some zinging plot twists (only 1 of which I really saw coming; maybe I'm a dumbdumb and other people totally knew they were coming a mile away). I'm trying to avoid spoilers for all 3 books here (which is difficult!), so I can't really do much more than flail with joy and tell you to go read these NOW. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Duane | 1/20/2014

    " love love love.. just amazing all around "

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About the Author
Author Seanan McGuire

Mira Grant is the pseudonym of Seanan McGuire, winner of a 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She is the author of Deadline, Blackout, Feed, and Countdown, all part of the Newsflesh series. She lives in California. 

About the Narrators

Paula Christensen was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and raised in the suburbs of New York City. She studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Michael Howard Studios in New York City, and the Antaeus Company. Christensen is a graduate of Amherst College, where she received her BA with honors in theater, dance, and anthropology. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she teaches dance and continues to work on both stage and screen.

Michael Goldstrom is a Juilliard-trained actor and comedian. He has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, A&E, NBC, and ABC, as well as on and off Broadway. A native of San Francisco, Goldstrom currently lives in Los Angeles.