Start the First Season of the Groundbreaking Post-Apocalyptic Serial! Yesterday's Gone: Season One: Episode 1.
WARNING: This is a post-apocalyptic horror audiobook where bad people do evil things, and as such, this series features disturbing scenes and foul language. While it is all within the context of the story, some listeners may find this content offensive.
Can humanity survive what it never saw coming?
On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost.
A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath.
A bullied teen is thrilled to find the world gone missing, until the knock on his door. A fugitive survives a fiery plane crash. Will he be redeemed, or return to the killing he's best at? An eight-year-old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family, only to find something that will change him forever. These survivors aren't truly alone...
Someone or something is watching them. And waiting...
Strangers unite. Sides are chosen. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming?
©2011 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing
So mind numbing lying boring. Just went from person to person attempting to build suspension but only succeeding in creating an air of "who cares? "
I was really loving this and thought i will definitely be getting more episodes..... untill Lucas story then i wished i had disappeared with everyone else and did not have to struggle listening through his story, if it did not have this in the book it would 5 stars all the way
Interesting story line, I think I will continue listening. Some of the narrators are better than others, one in particular I find quite annoying with weird inflections and pauses, but most are quite good. Definitely worth a listen, hard to go wrong with a free book!
Great story with some wonderful narrators, including my favourite, R C Bray. Unfortunately let down by the atrocious narration for Luka(?). Even so, I just had to buy the the rest of season one. Season two is in my wish list and hoping for the other three seasons to appear on Audible soon.
1. Who doesn't love a good end of the world romp? How about especially when, the end comes from god knows what. I am banking its not zombies... (hate to say this publicly but I am getting tired of zombies)
2.It reminds me of a lot of books that I have read and loved, without being predictable. It is easy to follow. The characters are fairly diverse and almost all are likable.
3.It is free so there was absolutely no way I could lose.
There is only one. The serial killer character felt forced and without dimension. It felt like the authors put together a grab bag of audacious mad libs that ranged from lame to jarring swears. I guess that is why they have the warning upfront about content. Think about this for a second. They Had to put a warning on their book because of how unnecessary and stupid some of the language is.
Hahahha. I sound like someones mom, but I am not.
"BEER BATTERED BULL SH@@"
ANYONE TOO STUPID TO LOOT WAS JUST SMART ENOUGH TO STARVE
It's mystery told from six different views. Many of these views are from the bad guys. Episode is correct, as at the end you will still not know what is going on. If you are like me you will certainly be captured and want to continue. I love this sort of thing and will be getting the rest of the episodes. All the narrators are good to excellent and make the whole thing more entertaining.
"Bring on episode 2!"
First of all, Thank you Audible, for giving us this opportunity! Had this not been in the "freebies" list I might have overlooked this GREAT opening episode
This was a really good first run. Individuals across the country wake up to a seemingly empty world, The story is very much in the style of Stephen King. The author really fleshed out his characters, which to me is very important to a story. There's even a serial killer! Anyway, the big mystery is, of course, What happened. Is it an alien invasion? Some strange world war? Or what?
I know its not an original concept, but thus far, it's a really good story! I look forward to part 2.
"Grabbed me like the monster in the closet!"
What happened? Almost everyone has vanished, but to where? How? Most importantly, why?
The different narrators keep the story fresh, alive and in your mind. This book sample had me scrambling to purchase the full Season 1. I am chomping at the bit to get to the next Season.
I am a woman who hated "Lost". I thought it was the stupidest premise ever and after the first show, I refused to watch more of it. It didn't grab me, the characters were not believable or likeable as far as I was concerned. Yesterday's Gone should have struck me the same way but it grabbed me with it's unique storyline.
Having several narrators was the best decision the Author/Publisher could have made, it makes this story really come alive.
"an unexpected ending"
well that ending wasn't what I expected, I began to think the story was weird since everyone just dissapeared and I didn't knew what to think, they werent zombies and neither have gone to heaven for what it seemed and then they appeared in the place i would less expected really.
what is more creppy they appeared at some point and that made the story terrifying, a worth terror tale.
"I don't have words to express how good!"
What a story! What a performance. It hooked up from the first minute. Every narrator was impeccable. I can't wait until I get my next credit to buy the entire season.
Very well written its incising it'l have you at the edge of your chair just itching for the next paragraph to enfold in your laps.
"Once you start you can't stop."
Just do it. Download/purchase all 3 seasons. Don't bother with the freebie. Everything overall ....AWESOME...
"good except foul language"
Does every suspense novel have to have foul language? other than that, very good. I hated that it ended with us hanging. well, it is just episode 1.
"the publisher summary is better that the book"
I really like sci fi but I'm not a fan of crude writing that contains an abundance of F bombs and teenage self gratification scenes. I stopped at that point and chose to clean my brain of this mess. Narrators were good. Thankfully, this was free
I loved this story. It reminds me of a classic King novel, like the beginning of The Stand, introducing all the characters and bringing them together.
Off to get episode 2 now!
"Great story , characters and VERY great narrators!"
I enjoyed this stories introduction, I get the sense we are in for an epic. having just finished Swan Song by Robert Mccammon I was ready for that kind of world again, with well written and believable characters acted by professional voice actors, set in a post apocalyptic world.
The incredibly well written surreal child's eye point of view of the world of the character Luca
The opening scenes in New York.
Lucas plight alone in this strange empty world
The choosing of having multiple voice narrators is an excellent move, and works very well.
It works but thankfully is Unlike a dramatisation , it gives greater reality to each person.
But I would prefer if male and female characters were actually played by males or females
As that one thing is usually what can lack when having one voice actor, and it seems a waste and counter productive not using male voices for males and females for females with such a great talented cast.
I also agree that having Luca play the voice of older characters is wrong
I was tricked by this at first but then discovered it was Maxwell doing the older voice
Surely maxwell should be doing the other younger voices, the male teens?
Anyway apart form that I think the who enterprise is so professionally done I can't really complain, as such attention and effort to get narrators for each role right is so rare.
So I have nothing but positive things to say about ALL the narrators and as for others saying change them, that is plainly ridiculous! As I have never heard a audio book casted so perfectly .
"Ensured I HAD to Hear the Rest of The Story"
Intriguing, fantastical storytelling.
The array of characters. Though it can be initially a bit disorientating jumping from one character to next without knowing who they are (or what happens to them at the end of a scenario) you quickly get used to it.
This form of character story jumping then keeps the story intriguing and mixes up the pace enough to keep you from pressing the stop button.
All the narrators are top notch. I'm a big fan of R.C. Bray but I have to say that the narrator performing the voice of the serial killer, though initially creating a "wtf" reaction, is truly excellent - with the help of excellent writing the performer creates a truly believable 3-dimensional character.
The end pi**ed me off cuz I now need to know what happens next!
I think this type of marketing is very clever - giving away part of a book or a prequel charter for free. I first encountered it with the Mountain Man saga which lead me to buy all the books in the series while simultaneously introducing me to an entirely new genre. This will probably have the same effect as I am definitely going to get the first series in its entirety.
"absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to read more."
fantastic book.wonderful.do interesting and different and also very thought pervoking. I can't wait for more
"Almost like "Lost" with a broad plot potential"
It's alright but I wouldn't recommend it unless they are fans of Lost. The story is quite abstract and it's been told so that literally anything is plausible.
Most interesting: I suppose that idea that 99% of the population disappear at a certain moment in time. Least interesting: The last scene's characters were very cringe-worthy. Made me will it to end. Also with the constant switching of character perspective's I lost concentration of who was important and who to have any emotional attachment to.
Narration was adequate. The pace of the story was quite slow.
I'd say for about 70% of it. The other 30% I had enough and wanted to finish.
Given that this is a free taster and having tasted what this series is about; I'm not too sure if I would want to listen to any more.
Can't wait to download the next set. On the edge of your seat stuff!!!
"its makes me want to listen to more"
good good good cant wait to listen to more sss ss ss ss ss ss
"Yesterday's gone ep1"
Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Can't wait for ep 2 . the way that you are kept guessing throughout the story is achingly crazy.
"Too many characters"
Lost interest as the fifth or sixth protagonist was introduced. Too many perspectives on the same thing happening plus the irritation of one of them being a young child with the reader putting on a goo goo voice. Didn't win me over
An excellent book, with great characterisations, each character voiced by a different person. The story really draws you in, making you want to know what happens next. I'm now eagerly buying the 2nd instalment!
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