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The Last Survivors Audiobook

The Last Survivors: A Dystopian Society in a Post Apocalyptic World

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Publisher's Summary

Survival in Man’s Second Dark Age

Three hundred years after the fall of society, the last fragments of civilization are clinging to life, living in the ruins of the ancient cities in nearly-medieval conditions. Technology has been reduced to legend, monsters roam the forests, and fear reigns supreme. But that is just the beginning...

The wind-borne spores are spreading, disfiguring men and twisting their minds, turning them into creatures that threaten to destroy the townships. Among the townsfolk, political and the religious, dissension is spreading.

Through it all, a mother must protect her son...

©2014 Bobby Adair & T.W. Piperbrook (P)2014 Bobby Adair & T.W. Piperbrook

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
    Springfield, MO, United States
    25/05/16
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    "HOUSE OF BARREN WOMEN"

    WOMEN LIE AND MEN DO NOT
    Let's get something straight, the rating is not low because of the treatment of women. These were the only two quotes that stuck out to me. The best part of the book is the universe these two have created. It is a bit different, I even like the infected. It is based on a real disease that inflicts insects in, I believe South America. I saw a special on one of the nature channels once and they showed these ants go crazy, become physically deformed and then what looks like a painful death. I found the book very slow. Very little happens, the whole books is a set-up for the series. They spend a lot of time telling us things, little time doing anything. As another reviewer mentions the infected are just background. This had more of a feel of The Handmaid's Tale, than a Zombie book. The whole book takes place over three days. We are told women strip in front of the whole town and are felt up in front of the whole town and we are told that it is humiliating. We don't actually live through it as a woman.

    My mind wondered often and I never really felt much empathy for any of the characters and there were no WOW moments. I will not continue the series.

    24 of 29 people found this review helpful
  • The Zombie Specialist
    Secret Fortress
    28/11/14
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    "Unique – enteraining – easy listening"

    Ok I confess, I am pretty tight when it comes to money. So when it comes to making a purchase on a title I tend to choose one’s which have at least been reviewed. However, every once in a while I look for one which isn’t reviewed. I tell myself because it is because ‘I like to live on the edge’. I know I am a sad man… But the truth is I am looking for something different… but not too different from my usual listening habits. I usually listen to zombie stories or historical military and political people.

    This title was perfect. I was thinking it was going to be zombie’s but it is not! Truly it was a pleasant surprise!

    I won’t retell or summarize the story – that is what the publisher’s summary is for. So I will restrain myself to talk about the narration and how I felt about the book:

    Sean Runnette is an excellent narrator and is very easy to listen to. The speed of the narration is good. I played this one at 1.25x speed and it was just right.

    The story built tension and managed to build it to just the right amount before it was released. Not once did I find myself stressed by it. But rather the tension did what it is supposed to do – make me what to know more.

    The story ebbed and flowed, slowly building the characters and revealing more of the plot. The title is the work of two authors and honestly I couldn’t pick any difference between the two!

    The only draw back is a simple one. I can't wait for the second book! I listened to this one pretty much in one day and was disappointed to see that this was a new release and so the second one on the series might be a little way off.

    If you are looking for something a bit different to the usual end of the world zombie style books that I often review, and you want something that is entertaining and easy to listen to in a boring commute. Then this one might be just what you are looking for!

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • AudioBook Reviewer
    Madison, WI, United States
    30/03/15
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    "Since this was a collaboration, I worried"

    I couldn’t wait to get started on The Last Survivors when I found out who the authors were. T.W. Piperbrook and Bobby Adair couldn’t write a bad book if they tried and together, I thought they would be unstoppable. Post-apocalyptic stories are by far my favorite and when you throw zombies into the mix, well, let’s just say I was kind of excited.

    I went into this book with absolutely no knowledge of what it was about, other than the book description. 300 years after the end of the world, the few people left on Earth are struggling to survive. People are being turned into monsters and nobody is happy. As I listened to the book, I expected to hear a little more about the spores but I was disappointed. It took awhile for the action to build and I felt the story lacked some much-needed character development. However, Adair and Piperbrook left the ending wide open for the next book in the series and although I wasn’t as blown away by this story as I hoped to be, it has a lot of potential and I am looking forward to the next part.

    Since this was a collaboration, I worried that each author’s part would be easy to pick out and I’m happy to say I was wrong. It was hard to determine which author wrote which part and it flowed seamlessly.

    The audio quality of The Last Survivors was excellent. The narrator, Sean Runette, speaks clearly and adds the right amount of tension to every scene. I’m sorry to say I had never heard of this narrator before being given the opportunity to review this book, but he impressed me so much, I will definitely be seeking out more of his work.

    Overall, The Last Survivors didn’t go where I expected it to go. It was a little slow in spots but was good enough to leave me curious about the next part of the story. If post-apocalyptic stories are your thing, I urge you to give The Last Survivors a try.

    Audiobook purchased for review by the ABR.

    Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com

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    25 of 35 people found this review helpful
  • Jada Glanzman
    20/06/17
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    "Good story. Well written"

    Main issue is the narrator's strange speech pattern at the end of most sentences and how many of his s-sounds come off as shh sounds. Kind of hard to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kindler
    20/05/17
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    "Cordycept Apocalypses"

    This first book was alright. Nothing surprising. As usual in most stories like this the people are worse than the monsters. I will try the second book but I may stop there. I just don't think there had been much development for the characters for me to care about them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brian Cabe
    28/04/17
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    "Worth the time"
    Would you listen to The Last Survivors again? Why?

    I don't re-listen to stories often so probably not, but the narration in this series is excellent so I may make an exception.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Aided by the narration, the story was much more emotional than other stories in the same genre. The combination makes this story stand above the others.


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    Some simply read, Sean Runnette performed. It was excellent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The writing and the narration captured the emotions of the characters in a way I can't describe.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kim S.
    Maryville, TN
    22/04/17
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    "Great!! Wonderful!!"

    I really enjoyed the book, I didn't know when I bought the first one that there was 6 in the series (Surprise, Surprise) which I love a book that keeps going. This one keeps you interested. Some books get boring in places and go to slow, Not this one. I also am glad to see you kept the same narrator thru out the series, In my opinion that is the worst thing to switch the voice you are used to hearing with another. And by the way I really like this narrator, I like his voice. Great Job! On to book 2, Thank you-

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anita
    ALBEMARLE, NC, United States
    4/03/17
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    "Great book"

    Great book, but disappointingly too short. An audio book needs to be longer in order for you to get your money's worth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nana
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    10/02/17
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    "Awesome post apocalyptic saga"

    loved the narrative, I could feel the emotions: anxiety, fright, helplessness, anger from main character Ella

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lamagos
    29/07/16
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    "Fresh look at a post apocalyptic world"

    I really enjoyed this book. It had good pacing and the narration was excellent. it is shorter than other books I am used to but the story continues over for other books. it ends on a cliffhanger, but at the moment, Amazon has a great deal to buy the rest of the kindle books in a bundle with audio narrations for a great price.
    It sort of reminds me of The Passage By David Croning, but mercifully, it stay in one time period and with far less characters to keep track of.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • C J Attwood
    1/06/15
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    "desperate for the next book"

    great book couldn't stop listening, just can't wait for the next installment. no bad points but I guess you need to enjoy the genre to get the most out of the story, but even if this genre doesn't appeal give it a go you may be pleasantly surprised

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • BillyBlackBear
    South Wales
    21/03/15
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    "Positively Medievil"

    The story is an interesting twist on post apocalyptic storytelling but lacks that gripping punch and is little more than a robin hood tale

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Aberdare, United Kingdom
    20/02/15
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    "cant wait for the next one"

    A different book to what I'm used to. I got into the world the writers set. The characters are easy to get to know. I'll be looking into their other work

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • peardrop
    3/06/16
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    "UNUSUAL"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES


    What did you like best about this story?

    DIFFERENT APPROACH TO 'APOCALYPSE'


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    ALWAYS ENJOY SEANS READINGS


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    IN THE END YES IT WAS


    Any additional comments?

    FIRST BOOK A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO GET STUCK INTO AT THE BEGINING BUT CERTAINLY WORTH IT. I LIKED THE WAY THE CHAPTERS WORKED, KEPT YOU INVOLVED WITH THE CHARACTERS. WILL THE STORY CONTINUE?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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