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This World We Live In

Narrated by: Emily Bauer
Series: Last Survivors, Book 3
Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
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Publisher's Summary

It's been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth's climate. For Miranda Evans life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda's father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda's complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

©2010 Susan Beth Pfeffer (P)2010 Listening Library

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  • Syd
  • 17-02-2012

Wish I Had Stopped After the First Book...

I haven't read "The Dead and the Gone". I was going to read Alex's tale after this one but doubt I will now. I really enjoyed "Life as We Knew It" but could barely finish this book. I literally felt like I was listening to a difference series.

As another reviewer pointed out, the characters did things that were COMPLETELY out of character. And not in a learning way...like a character going down a difficult road to find their way back to who they really are - that would have been great. But no - these characters seemed like totally different people for no reason at all...like all of the sudden, this family seemed to care very little for each other.

And our heroine seems to have regressed in maturity about 4 years while gaining a huge helping of selfishness!! I REALLY wish I hadn't listened this one!

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  • matthew602
  • 07-02-2019

Good book but not the best in the series

Memorable moments, I've read all but the last book in the series, this is a good book but not the best of the series. I hope the next one is better. good reading.

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  • Marie hancock
  • 14-10-2018

awesome

I love this book series.
it's awesome☺️☺️ ☺️☺️ ☺️☺️ ☺️☺️ love it
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  • bubbles bubbles
  • 03-08-2018

Recommended for young adults and the older generation too..

This is the 3rd book in a series of 4. I've really enjoyed reading this series. Realistic and thought provoking on the struggles and choices people would face in this end times story.

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  • Zooble Maker Camps
  • 09-06-2017

awesome series

love this series. If you like apocalypse books then this is a book for you.

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  • Lulu
  • 23-05-2017

A quick ride

This one went quick as the two families come together.
can't wait for the next one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-03-2017

Narrator was awesome!

Narrator was awesome. Her voice matched the mood exactly per character. Story starts off slowly, but has a twist at the end.

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  • Desiree M
  • 25-01-2017

Probably the best book in the series

I enjoyed this book so much. I would have to say it's probably the best book in the series. I cried so much at the end. This entire series of so far pretty good!

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  • Mary Sue
  • 24-01-2012

Young adult fiction for adults

If you could sum up This World We Live In in three words, what would they be?

Hopeful but . . .

What does Emily Bauer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Inflections were amazing. Bauer really acted out the story and conveyed the humor as well as the horror.

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  • Katherine
  • 08-12-2011

Disappointing end to a series I loved.

I LOVED the first two books in this series so much. That is why it was even more troubling that the third book was such a disappointment.

It felt rushed and contrived. Major plot points came out of nowhere and characters that we had grown very close to made decisions that made no sense based on how they were developed in the first two books. It felt like the author was doing a rush job to wrap up the series because she felt like she had to rather than because she had more quality story to tell

The performer was the same as the first book, and she was great. She just had a not too wonderful story to read.

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  • Samantha
  • 16-01-2011

Buy the text version - avoid this annoying voice.

The reader for this audiobook speaks in an annoying, perky baby voice, like a stereotypical annoying cheerleader who's trying a baby voice to be cute. The character whose first-person POV she's representing is a girl in her late teens, not a toddler, and she's not perky at all, but rather depressed. It's completely unlistenable and I wish I could get my money back.

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