On October 15, everyone in the world vanished. Well, almost everyone. Some were left behind, attempting to piece together what happened, find their loved ones, and survive. But they are not alone.
Season Two picks up where Season One left off. One man finds himself on a mysterious island that holds secrets, and perhaps even answers, to what happened on October 15. A group finds itself taking refuge at The Sanctuary, a religious compound with an enigmatic leader called The Prophet. A serial killer finds himself leading an unlikely group of survivors. A young man searches to prove himself to his group, and avoid being bullied ever again. A young child is called to perform another miracle at great personal cost. Every decision. Every action. Every dream. Every alliance. Every secret. Every betrayal.
It all comes down to this - the stunning season two finale that will have you on the edge of your seat - and then knock you to the floor with the most insane, most WTF?!-unforgettable season finale yet!
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Finding out it was even better than series one, which I didn't think could be possible!
Mary because she reminds me of me.
Luka, I just love the way the narrator manages to bring out the 8 year old boy in an adults body!
Can't wait for season 3!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and couldn't wait for what i thought was the concluding second book, well i finished the second book and was disappointed, the fresh writing had gone there's no fluency and my fear is Yesterday's Gone will continue much the same as the tv series Lost did, lost and incoherent.
I shall not listen to the rest.
The adventures continue, some new revelations and shocks around the corner. the Web of interaction between the main characters continues to widen and become more convoluted. Moving straight on to series 3!!!
I have listened to season 1, now on season 2 and unfortunately paid for season 3. Not sure if writers are angling for a TV series or just got too much time on their hands! This is DIRE! I don't know if the authors divided up chapters or how they collaborated on this but the story line just doesn't flow. Too much conflicting dramas going on. Supposed to heighten suspense? Instead the waters get muddier and muddier. No clear sharp storyline here I am afraid. I know the zombie genre has been written to death (no pun intended) but this has shades of 'LOST' with the reader getting truly lost. Had such high hopes for this. I listened to Mountain Man and found the reader captivating and looking up his other work, this was how I came across these sets. Sorry - just can't say a good word about it even listening to RC Bray doesn't save it
how can you leave a cliff hanger like that? i have listened to season 1 and season 2 nearly non-stop. i can't leave them alone. they're like a gnat bite ... you start scratching and before you know it you've got a massive bleeding wound that STILL itches. ...where is Season 3? i need Season 3. and what will i do after that? auugggghhhhhhhhh
I enjoyed season 2 , maybe not as much as season 1. I don't feel like the story progressed *that* much but it was an enjoyable listen and I'd probably go for season 3 as well.
Well performed as with season 1 , however some characters certainly feature more than others this season , with very little development for some.
Some characters have different actors playing them due to the way the story develops (ie in conversation type scenes) - I didn't really enjoy that and found it a bit off putting. Overall though I'm glad I listened and look forward to seeing how the story develops.
"Please sort out the narration!"
The story is great and engaging. Ray Chase (doing Boricio) is AMAZING and I'm definitely going to search for more books read by him. R.C Bray delivers an excellent performance as well. My favorite narrators.
I can't guess what's going to happen.
I can't blame the narrators. Some are amazing while the others are OK. What I did really HATE was the fact that (in order to save money?) some characters are played by different narrators. You get used to Boricio being narrated by Ray Chase when all of a sudden, when he meets Luca, Maxwell Glick who's doing Loca is also doing Boricio. He even pronounces the name Boricio differently. The two narrators are so different (Chase sounds like a hardass pervert criminal, while Maxwell sounds like a kid) that it totally ruined the experience for me. Can't you have both narrators together for such scenes?, common! I'd pay double to get the book read right.
Sort out the narration. Chase should do Boricio - ALWAYS. Bray should do Brent - ALWAYS. Maxwell should do Luca - ALWAYS. You messed up the book!
"Very good, except for one narrator."
The lower end. But that's not terrible as I feel like i have listened to a lot of truly excellent books.
Maybe. But only because the character Boricio.
This question strikes at the heart of why I will not continue the series. Whichever narrator is reading the "Luca" chapters (the story is broken down into POV chapters) is just awful. Luca is an 8 year old boy and I guess the narrator is trying to sound 8. He does not do a good job of it. I'd have no problem if he gave the character of Luca a baby-ish voice and persona when he speaks, but to carry it over for an entire chapter is a bad choice, in my opinion.Ray Chase crushes it as Boricio, though. That almost makes up for it.
"An awesome story with incredible narration"
Bizarre, Exciting, Roller-Coaster
Multiple moments- Luca's struggle/experience with growing "older"
Boricio's introduction to The Sanctuary
Both- multiple times. Or grinning ear-to-ear during one of Boricio's creative "rants"- quite imaginative! :)
Bring Season Three to audible SOON... pleeeeeeeese!!!!!!
"LOVED IT I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE !"
I liked the different people reading it that makes it a completely different experience when listening .
they were all good characters and made a really good story and was surprised by the end.
NO but now I will ; )
It was a really good book for me it keep me listening and waiting to find our what would happen next tru the whole book
would like to know when the next book will be available in audiobook
"Riveting and captivating!"
This book is worth reading again and again in case that you might have missed details, As for me, I cannot wait for Season 3 as Season 2 left off in a most horrific way!
There are many books written about apocalyptic, end-of-days but until the series ends I can't say how they might compare since the authors have taken the series to new places that make the ending hard to predict.
For some strange reason, I'm fascinated by the scenes where "Boricio" has his side of the story told. The person who reads his scenes brings him to life by providing the listener with an enrichment of emotions to Boricio's thoughts and language.
Near the end of Season 2 as the revolt takes place, I found myself unable to believe the outcome! It had me in tears.
"Like... WHAT just happened?"
The ending to this one left me in shock but let me first delve a bit into the review prior to this crazy ending.
All the great characters are back! Bericio! Lucka, Mary, Paulo! There are so many that I wanted to hear about again and they are here. That doesn't necessarily make it a good thing though because the world is even worse than it was in season 1. This one starts right where season 1 starts off too. At craziness!
One thing I have to commend is the audio. This is narrated by a great cast of people, all of who have to imbibe different voices for different scenes and they do a magnificent job!
Maxwell Glick has the job of the Lucka and does a great job. The only issue I had with the younger version is that when we are in Lucka's head it seems as if we are listening to a much younger story. I do enjoy being able to discern the very different voice with so many men narrators in this. Lucka's very different connotations also help us to understand and really feel how he feels so the reader's empathy is really tugged at. All due to Maxwell's great narration. All of the narrators are fantastic and there is not one voice that makes me cringe when I hear it. Even though I prefer not to listen to most women narrators, Tamara Marston's narration is fabulous and I enjoyed her portions just as much as the men.
The only downside to so many narrators are the issues with keeping the voices separate. They read chapters at a time, not different voices. So I got used to Bericio's voice but he came up in other narrator's chapters as well. Not a bad thing, just A thing. Over all the narration and the full audio was outstanding and I thoroughly enjoyed being pulled into the second part of this story. The portions with music were intense and the music added perfectly to that intensity. Especially at the end!
The plot of the book had its highs and lows but for the most part this kept up with the very fast pace of season one. I didn't love Lucka's chapters but appreciate getting into the boy's head. They seem like they are written to and from a younger child but I'm guessing this is just the great writing as we are supposed to be reading what a young boy would be thinking and feeling.
The amount of characters is the only downside but for the most part I was able to keep those characters in check. I think it can almost be harder when listening to an audio to keep so many characters straight but the characterization of each is very well done.
And if I could just bring up the end again... Just wow. Cannot wait to listen to the next season and find out what happens next.
In short: Amazingly well done book with great audio! Great for a book two. Some high's and low's but overall wonderful.
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"Good story but..."
the one thing that frustrated me is that there was no theme music in between episodes. the music was an integral part of the feeling of the story. I thoroughly enjoyed having it during the first season, though I bought the first season one episode at a time. the full season may not have had the music at the end of each episode. either way, I feel like it should be put in at the end of each episode again. otherwise an excellent story.
"Didn't want to stop listening after my commute!"
The narrators are wonderful. I wish the crossover reads would have collaborated together. The original readers version of Will's personality should have been taken into account. The 1st narrators Will personality was read almost a "surferdude", but the 2nd readers version was mean and intense. That was a bit jarring. The story was so good that I was able to tolerate the difference in Will's personality to find out what would happen next. Gotta download the next one because, wow! That ending...
"Totally Hooked...Keep 'em Coming!"
Start with Season One...you won't be disappointed!
The character development and hearing about the same event from different people from different parts of the country.
Boricio is a great character...love him or hate him!
Listen to this series if you love post-apocalyptic sagas!
"This second book is terrible."
I was so disappointed in the sick and violent turn this second book has taken. I will not buy the 3rd book, I just could not stand listening, it seems the writers threw out what was good about the first book and stuck with shocking depravity instead.
Disgust and disappointment.
I wish I ended my listening after the first book, which was so much better than the followup.
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