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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (321 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pat Murphy Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN:
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The city is San Francisco. The not long after refers to a devastating worldwide plague that has wiped out most of the planet's population. The people who survive in San Francisco are mostly artists, hippies, and misfits who pull together a viable community and transform the city. But when a military general determines to reunite the remnants of the once great United States and sets his sights on San Francisco, the people resist, figuring they have already discovered a better way of life, and stage an artistically creative kind of guerrilla warfare that becomes one of the oddest battles ever fought.

Selected by the New York Times as a Notable Book of 1989, The City, Not Long After is a superb human drama told through the eyes of unforgettable characters.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 1/11/2014

    " Beautiful images, and the city as a character is fantastic. Unfortunately the rest of the characters, and the story, are not quite as well fleshed out. Great idea, though, and a fun, fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 1/9/2014

    " Tremendously fun read. Post-apocalyptic story set in San Francisco. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 12/24/2013

    " This novel post-apocalyptic San Francisco reads like a dream--mechanical angels flying through the financial district, rains of flowers, and misdirecting fog. The plot doesn't really pick up until the last third of the book, but it was a fun read, if a bit slow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edelhart Kempeneers | 12/11/2013

    " Best een ok boek. Mocht wel nog verder uitgewerkt zijn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon Appelcline | 12/11/2013

    " Slow-paced and dreamy, but evocative and full of memorable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Siemann | 12/10/2013

    " A postapocalyptic San Francisco, inhabited by artists and librarians, invaded by a military regime. Rather lovely. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joe | 9/3/2013

    " the city, not long after "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus K | 8/12/2013

    " A nice companion to Starhawk's "The Fifth Sacred Thing." In this one, they fight back. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 2/16/2013

    " A beautiful apocalypse. It makes on to many of my favorite lists, including Most Disturbing, Redemptive Stories, and Books of Yearning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty | 12/30/2012

    " I found the theme and topic interesting and the reading easy. It made for a good book for a long airline flight. It definitely did not end the way I expected. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hthayer | 10/7/2012

    " Post-apocalyptic tale of the artsy remaining citizens of San Francisco defending themselves against an invading army from Sacramento. The Ewoks defeating the Empire using stone-age technology is more realistic, although some of the ideas here are charming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arlene Allen | 7/9/2012

    " Beautiful. Glad it is still in print even though it's marketed to teens now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Onewooga | 2/2/2012

    " For the first time ever, in a contest of strength versus creativity, the artists win, and win convincingly. I have loved this book for its sheer inventiveness. And the images it brings of a San Francisco entirely populated and recreated by artists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SAM | 12/19/2011

    " Imaginative, very fun, easy read, with inspiring extremely creative art projects and non-violent war crafting. Definitely recommend for anyone local to the SF bay area, or familiar with San Francisco. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 4/5/2011

    " hands down, my favourite book of all time. and that's difficult to say when i love Lord of the rings so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natlyn | 3/19/2011

    " Sixteen years after the Plague, war comes to San Francisco. A war brought by a general who wants to bring back America against artists and the city itself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hepzibah | 10/22/2010

    " Oh my god, I read this ages ago and loved it, then promptly forgot the title. Hurrah for being reminded of it again. Honestly, this is great - post-apocalyptic and joyful and haunting all at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 8/18/2010

    " A postapocalyptic San Francisco, inhabited by artists and librarians, invaded by a military regime. Rather lovely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 8/17/2010

    " Beautiful images, and the city as a character is fantastic. Unfortunately the rest of the characters, and the story, are not quite as well fleshed out. Great idea, though, and a fun, fast read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arlene | 8/11/2010

    " Beautiful. Glad it is still in print even though it's marketed to teens now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty | 3/18/2010

    " I found the theme and topic interesting and the reading easy. It made for a good book for a long airline flight. It definitely did not end the way I expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sister | 12/17/2009

    " I read this with my daughter for our mother-daughter book group. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 2/8/2009

    " hands down, my favourite book of all time. and that's difficult to say when i love Lord of the rings so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 10/22/2008

    " I read a lot of post-plague fiction, and this is one of THE best. Highly recommended. And set in my hometown, San Francisco! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 10/20/2008

    " This is one of my favorite books, the story of a future city of San Francisco defending itself from invasion in the way of poets, beatniks, and artists of the avant-garde. In other words, just like San Francisco. Psy-Ops for peace. You have to read it to understand. "

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About the Author
Author Pat Murphy

Pat Murphy has won numerous awards for her science fiction and fantasy writing, including the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the World Fantasy Award. When not writing science fiction, she writes for the Exploratorium, San Francisco’s museum of science, art, and human perception. She lives in San Francisco.

About the Narrator

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”