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The End of Everything: Book 1

Narrated by: Kim Bretton
Series: The End of Everything, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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Two sisters, one nightmare.

The last thing they wanted to do was spend time with each other. Now their very survival depends on it.

Forced from their home and thrown into an apocalyptic horror neither could have imagined, they didn’t think things could get any worse. They were wrong.

As they navigate the city to escape to safety, terror lurks for them on every corner. The reanimating virus has taken away everything they loved, but today, they’re going to start fighting back.

Living or dead, everyone is a threat. The rules have changed and for these two, time is running out. What will they do to survive? What will they do for each other? Is being family reason enough to stay together? Now, they’re about to find out.

©2019 Christopher Artinian (P)2019 Christopher Artinian

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Loved this story

Two teenagers taking on the new world, what could go wrong? This story has everything you need in it’s genre. Action, good guys bad guy humour and best of all sarcasm. Looking forward to the next instalment!

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  • timj26
  • 18-12-2019

Loved it

Another stellar series from the mind of Christopher Artinian Excellent narration Kim is perfect for this Highly recommended if you like great storytelling with your zombies I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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  • Guy H.
  • 23-03-2020

not bad but missing something

Not a bad story for a British zombie book. (I just keep thinking that surviving a zombie apocalypse is much easier when you have guns) The characters were well written and likeable. The story was just missing something. It had a pretty good flow to it, good conversation, and descriptive enough. The end gets a lot better and gets you hooked to want to get the next book. I will look into getting the next book, as soon as get through my backlog of audio books. Thank you.

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  • ANGIE
  • 08-02-2020

Perfect for young girls that love the zombie genre

What other book might you compare this book to and why? Hmm, maybe Surviving the Evacuation series. I'm in the US, so I'm not use to listening to apocalyptic books based anywhere else. So I'm finding this similar to Surviving the Evacuation because of location. Who was your overall favorite character and why? Wren. She's 15, extremely smart and an athlete. Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite? No one in particular. She did a fantastic job with all the characters. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Yes, and I practically did. I started it late at night, got all through it except the last hour, then finished that the next morning. Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Yes, unless they hate Young Adult. Having said that, I didn't realize it was a YA until after I started listening, which I usually dislike any and all YA, but I really enjoyed this one! What did you love best about the book? That Wren was so capable. I just loved her! Which scene was your favorite? When Wren whips that snot out of that older boy. Which character did you like least? And why? I've already forgotten his name, but the guy introduced at the end. He's definitely up to no good! Any additional comments? The author must have teenage daughters of his own because he nailed the teenage girl attitude perfectly! You've got a 15 year old that's smart, athletic and common sense bursting from the seams. Then you've got her 17 year old sister that's into fashion, cell phones, boys, she even puts on makeup after the zombie outbreak. Put these 2 girls together and they'll fight like cats and dogs. But it was so sweet to watch them bond as Robyn matured and accepted that her little sister was way better at all of this than her.

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  • Michael
  • 05-07-2019

Great!

This first book is great! Learning these new characters and following the new paths forces you deeper into their characters, almost like you’re there wondering what’s going to happen next! I can’t wait for the next book. Thank you for a wonderful book!

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  • Jon Spielman
  • 02-07-2019

Brilliant!!

Excellent book, and most amazingly narrated. A true pleasure to listen to. I can not wait for the next book!

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  • Crysee
  • 09-08-2020

Wow! Just wow!

I couldn't stop listening. Working from home just got a little more pleasant. I went immediately to Book 2.

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  • Candi Cane
  • 03-06-2020

A great find for all aged zombie readers

I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more. I normally follow a book geared more towards adult content, however this showed that if a story is really good it will draw you in no matter your age. This is a survival story that you can find relate to regarding the family dynamics. You really learn what strength and determination you have when pushed to it. Great story and I can't wait to get into book 2.

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  • Sara Stevens
  • 21-03-2020

Awesome book!

Wow! This book snags you from the beginning. It is action packed. I highly recommend it.

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  • OkImListening
  • 15-06-2020

Trying To Decide

I'm thinking I'll return this. I should have done more research before getting the Audible edition of this book. Actually, I didn't do any research at all. My mistake. The cover art had me thinking this book took place in a rural town in the United States. Nope. It's a city. In the United Kingdom. Well, okay then. Wait a minute! The narrator sounds like a Londoner. Shouldn't residents of Edinburgh (which is the capitol of Scotland) have a Scottish accent? I don't know. Should I continue listening or not? Will these inconsistencies continue to annoy me? The picture, no, but the narrator. Yeah. First, no beautiful Scottish lilt. Second, this woman sounds like she has a stuffy nose. That's another oddity. This narrator is clearly a grown woman. Aren't these sisters supposed to be young? Teenagers? Fifteen minutes in and I am losing patience. There's not much backstory; just some girl sneaking through a house and watching graphic violence out her window. Then she's eating lunch with her sister. They sound identical. Are they supposed to be twins? Oh, I guess they aren't. That question got answered. What about ALL the other missing elements that would help me to "feel" involved in this story? It's just one more gruesome, gratuitous scene after another. Who are these people? At twenty minutes I learn that the coach is pervy. Do I care. Nope. I'm going to quit now. Thirty minutes is more than enough to decide. Life is too short for this type of book. I will say that I might have enjoyed this novel when I was a teen-ager myself. Now, though, not so much.

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  • Chris
  • 24-03-2020

Couldn’t stop listening

I really loved this book and can’t wait for the next one in the series. I love the characters and will be devastated if anything happens to any of them.

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  • Natasja
  • 19-04-2020

Great book, a must for apocalypse fans!

A great book. I really enjoyed the story once I got used to the British narrator. I loved how the characters grew from the start. What they experience and how they handle these experiences also seems very realistic, this is what I think the average person that survives something like a zombie apocalypse will have to go through to survive. All in all a great plot with a great narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-01-2020

great book

a great book, which works really well as audible , the pace of the story moves at a nice speed and is not overload with tons of characters which can get confusing in some audiobooks

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  • Alexandra
  • 20-01-2020

Refreshing zompoc

I really enjoyed listening to this book CHRISTOPHER Artinian obviously grew up with sisters as his portrayal was almost spot on for sibling rivalry at the beginning of the book. I am looking forward to the rest of this series.

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  • Mia Harper
  • 12-12-2019

Great Zombie snark

The story starts hours after the event that sparks the zombie apocalypse, and the sisters are still in shock, Christopher Artinian describes their rivaly was so expertly I couldn't imagine them managing to leave the house together, more likely to kill each other before the zombies even had a chance. Their snarky interaction was hilarious, and their first excursions nail biting, and the reality that zombies are not the only threat. I can't wait to find out what happens to the girls next, I definately need the next book in the series!

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  • Rachel A Adams
  • 03-11-2019

Great first book in series

I have read the series on Kindle and enjoyed so much that I have now tried it on audible. The story line is good and the narrator does a good job of bringing the two sisters to life. So much that I had forgotten after reading the books! I know what’s coming next but am really looking forward to listening to the next audible books!

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  • mrs c e stableford
  • 31-10-2019

zombie/Sister's

Excellent book highly recommend. Love the sister's dynamic in theses books read all 6 now .And was lucky to win this audio book from the great author himself 🧟‍♂️🧟‍♀️

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  • georginaa91
  • 30-10-2019

loved every minute

I've read the whole series, but listening to the audible it's like a new book. brilliant !

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  • Penz
  • 29-10-2019

Give me more!

An excellent book with great narration. I couldn’t put it down. Somewhat worried that it’s so feasible!

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  • Rich Taylor
  • 12-10-2019

An exiting new adventure

I enjoyed the book much more than I expected. I feared YA but got so, so much more. If you love the Safehaven books you'll be sure to love this series just as much.

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  • Catherine Snell
  • 08-10-2019

Gripping!

My husband and I loved listening to Kim Bretton's narration of The End of Everything. Kim really brings the characters to life and we couldn't stop listening! We have already downloaded the next in the series and will be listening to more of Kim's narration in the future.

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