Ten years after the apocalypse destroyed the world that she knew, a survivor returns to her home town, hoping to piece together the bits of her past that have troubled her so much ever since.
Sometimes the past is best left behind us, but sometimes we all need to say goodbye.
"At Last, Goodbye" is a short story set in the world of the Diary of the Displaced novel series.
©2011-2014 Glynn James (P)2014 Glynn James
Not what I expected from the narration ie voice, however I've read the book and think is built a picture in my head as to what the voice would sound like.
Great story as always.
I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author.
I listened to this and to 'Thrown Away' consecutively, and actually wondered if they could be two sides of the same story, although it is part of the 'Diary of the Displaced' series, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Do try 'Thrown Away' as well, and you'll see what I mean.
You don't need to have read the previous instalments in the series to understand this story, although I recommend them unreservedly as a very original story arc. This story lasts 25 minutes in audio format, and absolutely captivated me. What appears initially to be a woman looking back on a youthful love affair that was cut short by outside events becomes something even more touching and sad. As usual with Glynn James, we are in a dystopian future, but he sets the scene so delicately that the story actually becomes almost timeless. It's the emotions which are explored here, not primarily the mechanics of the breakdown of society.
The American performer of the audiobook does a pitch-perfect job of creating the story's narrator, and knows just where to pause to create an effect. Excellent work all round.
"An Emotional Ride"
Top 20 (Which is actually high, as I've listened several hundred great audiobooks)
The main 'narrator' of the story. Very emotional and very full of life
A tremendous amount of emotion and passion. Andrea's narration brings this piece to life as it should be. She's very obviously a gifted storyteller, and seems to be able to reach inside herself and pull out the 'soul' of the characters she's voicing. She does a great job of grabbing the listener and engrossing them into the story, and then delivering on the promise of taking us on a journey.
The ending. Very emotional and important. I won't give anything else away!
Although a short story, this piece is packed full of imagery and emotion. I would love to see this concept developed into a full length novel, narrated by Andrea. Andrea is, as mentioned above, a very gifted narrator and I look forward to hearing more from her.
"I'd rather it not be a short story"
Great idea with a lot of potential, then it was over. I also prefer happy endings.
"Loved This story"
This story has more heart and depth than the ocean is deep. It is set in a diray style and by the end of the short story I was in tears.It is so bueatiful. The narrator Andrea Emmes tells the story. Her youth and emotion is in her voice made this a real pleasure to hear. This is a short story that is to be picked up, but better herd
"Great little read"
This was a really awesome short read. It is connected to a series that is set in a post Apocalypse zombie filled world. I do not think I would be interested in that series, but this short story is fantastic. It is so compelling and heartbreaking.
The way the story unfolds, you get little by little of the end game for the story. It is all in first person narrative, like the narrator was talking to someone. It would be an interesting monologue if anyone were interested in performing it.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Andrea Emmes, who is terrific. She has a great tone with a hint of sass. Her pace is very conversational , which fits the words perfectly. The whole read is well done and flows beautifully. The end was a bit rocky for me, the emotion felt forced and a bit too dramatic. It will be interesting to see how this narrator handles a longer read.
Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.
WOW! I am amazed at how quickly I was taken in by this book. It may only be a short story but the Author was able to write volumes into the few short chapters. The narrator had me from the start with her emotion filled voice that made me feel her anguish. Both author and narrator made this book come alive for me!
"Interesting Short Story"
Very interesting short listen and the narration was great~so much emotion. Wish it had been a little longer. Not my usual genre but I enjoyed listening.
Audiobook provided for an honest review.
"A short sequel"
It is a very short story bu nicely written and the narrator has done a good job. I wish it was longer
If I had to sum this short story up in three words they would be dramatic, emotional, and heart-felt. This was a very nice piece of work.
My favorite character was the one speaking. The Outrider.
Yes indeed I have listened to other work by Andrea Emmes. She has a powerful voice with great characterization skills. This one is another work that showcases those skills.
I'll leave that question blank so as not to give away the story.
I really enjoyed this work by Glynn James and I would also like to see this work made into a longer production. It was very good.
I received this audiobook foc in exchange for an unbiased review.
"Really good TOOOOOO short though lol"
This was really good! I wish it was a novel, would love to hear more! Narration was excellent, and story was sad but has me wanting more!
This story was very good. I enjoyed it very much. The reader was excellent. She made the story very real .
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