The Earth lies in ruins in the aftermath of an extraterrestrial invasion, the land devastated by a desperate war with no winners between mankind and a race of vicious, intelligent creatures. The seas are drying up while the atmosphere corrodes and slowly cooks any life remaining on the now desolate rock. Food is scarce, trust even more so, and the only people left alive all have done horrific things to stay that way.
Among the few survivors is Lucas, an ordinary man hardened by the last few years after the world's end. He's fought off bandits, murderers, and stranded creatures on his long trek across the country in search of his family, the one thing that drives him to outlive his dying planet. What he finds instead is hope, something thought to be lost in the world. There's a ship buried in a crater wall. One of theirs. One that works. To fly it, Lucas must join forces with a traitorous alien scientist and a captured, merciless raider named Asha. But unless they find common ground, all will die, stranded on a ruined Earth.
Combining gritty post-apocalyptic survival and epic space opera, The Last Exodus is the beginning of a new action-packed science fiction adventure where the future of the human race depends on its survivors leaving the past behind.
©2015 Paul Tassi (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Enjoyed every minute of it. I can't wait for the next one to come out.
After "reading" several duds in a row it was refreshing to stumble upon a new author who actually had a ORIGINAL story on the end of the world.
"I was lucky to discover this book"
Excellent story and good narrator. I didn't expect much from this book, but found myself entrapped in the story after giving it a chance. I'll be reading the rest of the series and I hope that the author (Paul Tassi) will continue writing more books.
"Almost a 5"
This book would be just as good without the vulgar and offensive expletives. Other than that it is captivating and well read/performed.
"Neither Excellent, or Terrible"
The human condition hasn't really changed and I wanted to see some change, or some new understanding. A good read, but I just wanted more.
Endings are endings; it worked overall and I didn't feel cheated. Good writers like this do deliver in the end, that is the difference between a novice writer and one who knows what they are doing.
Narration is hard work. Yes, better tone and consistency with voice would have helped a little but the material they were working with did have some limitations
Good book, though set in a place that could have been better in my mind. But, I have read thousands of books, so many would get more enjoyment here than I did. I need to be honest there.
"Great story, so-so writer"
The story had the potential for greatness. The plot advancement and the way characters solve problems is juvenile at points.
"Very engaging even with the gory parts"
This is it a definite cliffhanger and I can't wait to see what happens in book 2
Competently written, with no glaring plot errors. A bit predictable perhaps, but not overly so. Fun action scenes, very much a swashbuckling space opera. The author let the story express some views on human nature and belief that I do not share, but the tone was never lecturing or preaching, something I found immensely relieving.
"Not Bad but Not Good"
Narration is unusual and hard to follow at first. Story is very slow. There is a second audio book which may be better.
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