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The End of the World Running Club Audiobook

The End of the World Running Club

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Publisher's Summary

Do the impossible, or lose your family forever....

Edgar Hill, unsympathetic husband and halfhearted father, finds himself in a hopeless situation. Despite all his best efforts, he hasn't managed to keep his family together. In fact they are further from him than ever - 550 miles, to be precise.

And in a world near annihilated by a terrible disaster, leaving the UK harsh and brutal, uncrossable by car or bike, his journey to find his loved ones will be fraught with challenges.

His best option is to run. But what if your best isn't good enough?

Includes original music by Adrian J. Walker.

©2016 Adrian J. Walker (P)2016 Penguin Random House UK

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    Jim Eccleston 06/11/2016
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    "Best book I've listened to all year"

    I listen to dozens of books each year from Audible as I walk the dog. Without question, this is the best I've listened to in many many months. Fantastic narration and a story that is gripping. My dog has had much longer walks these past few days as I've listened on that little bit longer! Can't recommend highly enough.

    19 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliantly performed"

    I really enjoyed this, read brilliantly with great accents that really captured the essence of the characters. Good story, bit drawn out in a couple of parts but soon picked up again. Engrossing listen. Excellent.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    James Middleton Kent, England 27/07/2016
    James Middleton Kent, England 27/07/2016
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    "British Walking Dead without Zombies"

    Not bad, I would call it a middle class British version of the Walking Dead, but without zombies. Jot Davies did a great Jon with the narration, loads of different voices!

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    Catherine ManchesterUnited Kingdom 05/09/2016
    Catherine ManchesterUnited Kingdom 05/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "V v good"

    Get beyond the first couple of chapters & this is a very good book. If in doubt stick with it!

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    "Great characters, performance is excellent! "

    I wasn't sure what to expect but it certainly didn't disappoint. The characters are engaging and the plot is fresh, original and wholly believable. The author definitely caught the sense of the average office worker facing the apocalypse without any cheesy over the top heroics.

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    Guy Lees Chichester 23/09/2016
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    ""ABSOLUTELY DYNAMITE!""

    Light the fuse on this one and prepare for the 'Big-Bang!'. Absolutely unstoppable and unputdownable. If there's one book to digest this year, this is it. Well, what are you waiting for?

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    rachi 01/08/2016
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    "fantastic story"

    loved it. Acting was spot on. story gripped me from start to finish. 5 stars

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    "A gripping yarn"

    I don't often read modern fiction. There are some telltale stylistic issues but they did not detract from the overall pleasure I derived from the story which was made even more gripping by the brilliance of its talented narrator. I recommend it highly.

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    MR 08/12/2016
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    "Great Read"
    Would you listen to The End of the World Running Club again? Why?

    Definitely one I'd like to read again as I raced through it enjoying it so much so think I would get something out of a second read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Enjoyed the concept, the peril and deadline of needing to get somewhere. As a runner I enjoyed the references to running and long distances and the mindset you need to get in.


    Have you listened to any of Jot Davies’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Very good and great accents but the narration of the moaning children really grated on me - then again it probably should.


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    G. Martin Surrey 06/12/2016
    G. Martin Surrey 06/12/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Slow start, but great book and ending"
    If you could sum up The End of the World Running Club in three words, what would they be?

    Sad, haunting and hopeful


    What did you like best about this story?

    I dont normally read this sort of thing, but gave it a go as it had good reviews. Glad I did. Really good audio and the bloke doing the narration was good.
    You could really get inside the characters and feed their anguish.


    Have you listened to any of Jot Davies’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No - but I would look for more.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    At the end there is only friendship to keep you going to where you need to be


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it

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