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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,322 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nevil Shute Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A war no one fully understands has devastated the planet with radioactive fallout from massive cobalt bombing. Melbourne, Australia, is the only area whose citizens have not yet succumbed to the contamination. But there isn't much time left, a few months, maybe more - and the citizens of Melbourne must decide how they will live the remaining weeks of their lives, and how they will face a hopeless future.

Published in 1957, On the Beach is considered a classic nuclear holocaust novel, and a masterpiece of speculative fiction.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Hkostelas | 2/9/2014

    " I liked the style of writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Martha | 2/8/2014

    " I was curious if I would like this book as much as the first time I read it and I did. It's not scary in what I think of as the modern way, but in a very low-key, sense of dread, impending doom way. Shute wrote about normal people facing imminent death ... each in the only way they knew how and still remain relatively sane to the end. Very good writing. I look forward to reading more of his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Charlotte | 2/1/2014

    " In reading all the Nevil Shute books my dad just sent me, I knew I'd have to deal with this one, but it was more depressing than I thought. I like that his tone and fundamental view of people doesn't change at all even at the End of the World. And I think this must have sparked great debates when it was published. After The Road is does feel a little dated in its optimism about how people overall behave? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Danny Bernier | 1/26/2014

    " a remarkably boring and calm look at the the end of the world...difficult to get through. maybe its just me but I cant see the end of the world happening in such a calm and civil manner which made it so unbelievable I could not take it seriously "

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