Ten years after a massive oil crisis, the world lies devastated. The towns and cities of Britain are skeletal ghosts and very few humans have managed to survive. But sitting quietly amidst the ravaged landscapes are a few communities that have managed to fashion a new way of living. Jenny Sutherland leads one of these groups. Based on a series of decaying offshore oil-rigs, she has helped a few hundred people rebuild a semblance of normality. But as Jenny’s people begin to explore their surroundings after a decade in the wilderness, they start to realise that not every survivor shares the same vision of a better future. Conflict is coming, and the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined…
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This is the way that the world ends.....
It was a great sequel to Last Light and is simply a riveting story. Alex Scarrow has an excellent understanding of how our present way of live is so fragile, being based, as it is, on widespread availability of oil and petrol. He also has a good knowledge of human behaviour.
It holds your attention, has just the right pacing and its features believable characters and realistic scenarios.
When the preacher/pedophile came to his end.
I could imagine this being made into a TV series, just like the 2 British based miniseries "Survivor" of the 1970's and 1990's. "AFTERLIGHT - the New Survivors"
The reader is simply amazing, with great pacing, all the right intonations and very accurate accents. One of the best narrators on Audible. ( I have listened to over 100 audio books)
This is a book that any adult could listen to, young or old, especially those who are informed and interested in current world events and political, social, environmental and economic trends. I have read a lot of apocalyptic fiction, and Alex Scarrow's two books are amongst the best. I have recommended it to my husband, aged 62 and to my son, aged 25.