The Dead and the Gone : Last Survivors

  • by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Narrated by Robertson Dean
  • Series: Last Survivors
  • 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated listeners with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event - an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of 17-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle.With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful new novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.


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A pretty good book

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The narrator was acceptable. The story was pretty good, however grew a little tired of the excess Catholicism. Perhaps the author felt this was needed to build the main characters. The actions of the characters left that hollow if this was the case.

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- steve "I'm a apocalyptic story fanatic...maybe that's why I prep. I've read to0 many end of the world as you know it books."

This must be a setup for a future book..?

Boring and drags horribly in places (pointing directly at the 4-5 day hallucination scene- omg).
Could have told the entire story in a chapter or less.
Excessive religious theme was very annoying.
Combing those last two things I can only guess that it's a character set up for a future book (in which the almost agnostic Miranda meets the very Catholic, Alex?).
Characters are shallow. I didn't feel any emotions for them where I should have. Again hoping that will change later.
Standing alone- it wouldn't.
Narrator did a fine job, imo. You can't blame him for the story, and since it was told from a male perspective, and considering the topic of the series, he was a good fit. Very deep voice. It worked for me.
Like I said, I think the whole thing was written to give a little backstory on the main character Alex. So, read it for the series.. or google it (where I'm certain you'd get as much necessary information, in a lot less time) and save that precious credit. Haha.
Don't expect to be enthralled. You'll find yourself daydreaming, and not missing much.
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- Riche Bronson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-16-2008
  • Publisher: Listening Library