The Last Days : Peeps

  • by Scott Westerfeld
  • Narrated by Victor Bevine, Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Series: Peeps
  • 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Strange things are happening: old friends disappearing and angels (or devils) are clambering on the fire escapes of New York City. But for Pearl, Moz, and Zahler, all that matters is the band. As the city reels under a mysterious epidemic, the three combine their talents with a vampire lead singer and a drummer whose fractured mind can glimpse the coming darkness. Will their music stave off the end? Or summon it? Set against the gritty apocalypse that began in Peeps, The Last Days is about five teenagers who find themselves creating the soundtrack for the end of the world.

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What the Critics Say

"The dialogue is crisp and clear and alternately funny and biting....It's a real winner." (School Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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Missing the Uglies

The narration was great. The story was not. I found Westerfeld through his Uglies series. This series of modern day vampires is confusing, slow, and overall weird. It's an interesting concept but between this and Peeps, I couldn't keep interest. I love his writing style and I think it didn't shine through in this lack luster story.
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- Tina

Love this book

This is the first Westerfeld novel to which I have listened. I found it rollicking fun and an excellent escapist romance (in the chivalric sense of the word). From a distance, the premise is simple (music is the staff of life), but the presentation is complex (societal collapse). The author weaves plague, vampire, and scientific mythology throughout the story, along with his apparent love of guitar driven music. In fact, one of the aspects of the book which was most enjoyable was the character's interaction with music, and how the drastic changes to the environment around them (a plague, city abandonment, military rule) effected their relationship to each other and the music. They protagonists are teenagers, and somewhat lack in empathy and awareness. Nonetheless, they are compelling in their various reasons for being where they when their world changes. Another aspect which made the novel enjoyable was the use of place as a character. Authors and filmmakers love to destroy New York City. This novel was able to do so with gritty aplomb without a major natural disaster.

The narrators characterize each individual very well. They are able to make each one shine as it's own individual entity.
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- Izi "I read for pleasure and knowledge. I listen to audio books to keep my hands and mind busy. Reading tendencies for travel, adventure, mystery and swashbuckling are coupled with audio tendencies specific sound spectrums in narrators, somewhat limiting the audio shelves."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-29-2007
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA and Audible