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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (442 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Amt Hanna Narrator: Ralph Lister Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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In a world ravaged by a deadly pandemic, former rock star Chris Price leaves New York and sets out on a long journey home to England. It's been six years of devastation since the plague killed his wife and daughter, and Chris is determined to find out if any of his family has survived.

His passage leaves him scarred, in body and mind, by exposure to humankind at its most desperate and dangerous. But the greatest ordeal awaits him beyond the urban ruins, in an idyllic country refuge where Chris meets a woman, Pauline, who is largely untouched by the world's horrors. Together, Chris and Pauline undertake the most difficult facet of Chris's journey: confronting grief, violence, and the man Chris has become. Together, they will discover whether the human spirit is capable of surviving and loving again in a world of unparalleled desolation.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/14/2014

    " An interesting and scarey look into the future? And a bargain too! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eva | 2/1/2014

    " For most of the book I didn't understand that the author's goal primary goal was simply to write a romance, and once I finally accepted that she didn't seem to care enough about the dystopian aspect to flesh out details (transmission of the plague is never specified, symptoms aren't addressed until near the end of the book, the mail service mysteriously keeps running throughout), I finished the book feeling disappointed that she didn't do more with her great premise, and impatient for the characters to come to their senses and just get together already to the story could end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 1/23/2014

    " I thought this was a really good first novel. There was a moment where I was lost in the group of people that Chris was with, but other than that, I enjoyed the story. I can't imagine what it would be like to live through a plague. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tristan | 1/20/2014

    " Absolutely phenomenal book, especially for a first time author! I would definitly recommend it and will make it part of my dystopian book club I am leading at the local library. Katherine's style is superb and she really understands character development and how to hook a reader. I haven't felt this invested in a group of characters in a LONG time. Well done madam and I look forward to your next novel! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 1/15/2014

    " The journey that the character/Chris took was interesting. I was curious to turn each page and see the development of his character and relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele Weber | 1/9/2014

    " Interesting post-apocalyptic story. Probably more of a 3.75 :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/6/2014

    " I have always loved dystopian/post-apocalyptic fiction since reading "Alas Babylon". The character development was well done. It's not full of thrills and gasps, but more about the emotional aspect of surviving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bookphile | 1/2/2014

    " This was an excellent book. Though it's post-apocalyptic, it focuses more on the characters and the aftermath of what they've suffered, making it more character driven. There are a few action-oriented scenes in here, but this book is really about the character. More complete review to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky Pierce | 12/18/2013

    " Took me a long time to get into but for whatever reason I couldn't stop reading it. Then I couldn't put it down. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth Dounane | 11/25/2013

    " Way too slow going for me. The main character, Chris, is broken. He has had so much hurt and death in his life to ever really recover. His relationship with the other characters is troublesome. The plot is very slow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisabeth | 4/6/2013

    " I'm not sure what I expected from this book....but what I got was an awesome and believable story. The characters were perfectly developed with real emotions and real flaws. It got me thinking about what I would do in the same circumstances. This is a must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 4/3/2013

    " Amazing book. Wonderful story and I do love a happy ending! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 3/4/2013

    " Turns out life after a pandemic is boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth | 2/13/2013

    " Pretty long and drawn out; not much really happens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grandma Jo | 10/27/2012

    " A page turner but not a well written one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 8/23/2012

    " Intriguing look at an alternative 2009, after a worldwide plague cripples humanity, infrastructure and society as we know it. Characters were compelling; storyline was engaging. Not exactly light reading, but I liked it and would recommend it. "

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