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Instauration

The City Series, Book 3
Series: The City Series, Book 3
Length: 26 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

The final book in The City Series is here!  

Sunset Park is gone. People are missing. 

Sylvie, Eric, and the other survivors have crossed the water to the security of a new Safe Zone, where they hope to heal their battered hearts, amass an armory, and get back at the ones who took it all away. But with zombies on the move and few resources to speak of, it’s harder than expected to plot their revenge. For some, it’s harder still to garner their resolve, since vengeance means more of them will die.  

But safety is ephemeral in a city where food is short and tensions are high. It seems fate may leave them no choice but to fight - and perhaps die - to restore their city to a place they can call home.

©2018 Sarah Lyons Fleming (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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awesome end to an awesome series....

I have loved all of Sarah Lyons Fleming's zombie stories, and this conclusion to the city series is as staggering as all the others. she really is a gifted, hard working and generous author; lavishing us with epic scale and detail, tragedy, humour, gore, heartstopping action and heaps of love. nothing is rushed, all our loved characters and new ones get lots of time and development. this book is over 15 hours, but never drags... I love the struggle and the ingenuity and bravery of our heroes, but also their fallibility and mistakes and lack of clarity... it's brilliant writing... but mostly I love the hope and humanity, the love that underpins all these books. I've reread all the books several times, and they never fail to comfort, despite the subject matter. oh, the readers mostly do their usual great job... I think Luke Daniels gets some of the other guys wrong, but with so many important characters it a very minor quibble, and probably inevitable... Therese Plummer is outstanding as ever.

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so sad it's over

Amazing book, amazing author, amazing characters... I can't back this series more... it's pure glad. the writing is so rich. the narration , perfect!!! this is the best set of books in the genre. worth 5☆'s and more. so sad it's over... I've got a book hangover!

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these books are simply addicting xx

I've read all the books in the city series please can you write me some more.lolxxx

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Wow

Wow - just Wow I must of listen to over 40 or 50 hours over the 3 books and from start to finish I hooked , on edge , pulled inyo the story and made feel part of it. AMAZING

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Brilliant, fantastic, amazing

SPOILER ALERT I loved this books & I’m getting withdrawal symptoms already. So sad that this has ended. We could have more, maybe they all come together? Wishful thinking I guess but I am going to miss Sylvia, Eric & Cassie & Peter. Brilliantly written, thank you.

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thoroughly enjoyed

thoroughly enjoyed the last in the series and the best one it was. I will be listening to all of this authors work. thankfully have another series to go!

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Read the other series first

Brilliant series just like the other one by the same author- BUT it says it doesn’t matter what order you read these in- I believe it does- read this trilogy AFTER the other series or risk spoilers!!!

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instauration.

Loved it narrator's incredible, gripping story. enjoyed this whole series. ended well. probably listen to all again.

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So that’s it...

Well I have spent about a month in this world, between this trilogy (the city) and the first trilogy (until the end of the world). I’m sad it’s over. (Unless more books are written) these people have been my travel companions, people I have lived with while doing my daily chores and friends I have listened to while drifting off to sleep. I’m going to miss them. I am happy with how the story ended. Both of the narrators do an excellent job. I’m sure I will listen to these trilogy’s again

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my first experience of listening to Audio books .

Wow I have been lost in the Zombie apocalypse for last 5 weeks . I have listened to all the books in this series . It's been an enjoyable 5 weeks , I have really enjoyed all of the books none have disappointed and highly recommend them . 5☆

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  • Tonja
  • 21-12-18

I'm Not Ready to Let Go

I'm not going to waste our time telling you how wonderful this book/series is. Obviously, you know it is flipping fantastic since you've read/listened to 2 (but most likely 5) other books to get here. I'm also not going list all the spoilers I want to just to pacify my need to share every facet of this book like word vomit. I will say that while the closure of this series was lacking compared to the Until the End of the World series of this collection. It doesn't suck entirely. Still, I'm not ready to let go. I want to hear about what and how they rebuild all that was built before. I want to know more about the lives of those who survived. And I am hinging the hope this book will come on something one character said. To loosely paraphrase - This will be the only world our children will know. And they will have to fight in a war that will most likely never end. Also, I was pleased to find the format of this book was the same first book. I really liked Therese Plummer narrating the female dialogue and Luke Daniels narrator the male's.

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  • 🎧 Cyndi Marie 🎧
  • 17-05-19

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

Loved this book, this series and this world! I can't believe it's over but I'm so glad I didn't have to wait because I started these series after they were complete. This book was so full of action and excitement and mostly more human than zombie issues. I loved Eric and Sylvie and loved the ending to their story, it was exactly what I needed! The losses in this book were hard and vast but understood. This author has an amazing way with writing that sucks you in completely, I started Until the End of the World 6 days ago and completed both series already. I need more!!!! The narration was amazing! Therese and Luke were perfect together and Luke was above and beyond with all the voices.

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  • Shauna Reyes
  • 26-12-18

Love the world she created

Sarah Lyons Fleming truly is a gifted writer. The worlds she creates are never too far away from reality (aside from the zombies). Her character development is most impressive. Each villain has some sort of redeeming quality, even when you wish them dead. Every character is relatable and I could find qualities of my friends and myself in each one. I was absorbed in this world and hate that the series is over.

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  • S.Veelo
  • 18-12-18

Amazing ending to a truly engaging story!

I would never have considered myself a zompoc fan before I found these books, but boy was I wrong! I have read everything Sarah Lyons Flemming has written and I am seriously hungry for more! This book was fantastic! It was the perfect ending to a really gripping a story! I fell in love with the characters, rooted and cried for them, cursed the enemies and quite literally ignored family, friends and tasks all weekend to finish it! If I could give it more than 5 stars I would! The only sad thing thing about the book is that it had to end eventually. Me thinks I may just start from the beginning and enjoy them all over again!

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  • Ann R.
  • 24-12-18

Fantastic final book!!!

I LOVED the first two books and waited for the third one to be available on Audio and when I checked the other day and it was there I bought it immediately and just finished it, I would have finished it in a day if I didn’t have last minute Christmas shopping to do lol, I was actually sad when the book ended, it was just as great as the first two books if not better!!!

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  • Joyce
  • 28-12-18

AMAZING!!!

This series is fantastic. I tried to go slow enjoying every single second. Definitely on my reread rotation!

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  • Julia Fedorov
  • 11-01-19

In the minority.... sort of but not real

So I feel the need to cover the less than glowing bits that no one else seems to mind. So yes, this was long awaited for me and also deeply enjoyed. My criticism is small and more personal than anything. ****MAYBE POSSIBLE SPOILERS I ATTEMPTED TO KEEP VAGUE AFTER THIS POINT**** Sometimes, readers get more attached to secondary characters than the main of the main, and it's a little bit lame that this author seems way more willing to preserve the OTPs at the cost of nearly every secondary character people might care about. I'd consider it impressive how many the author is ready to kill off for both plot and proof she can bear to...but this feels a little like miracles magically (and expectedly) happened for the OTPs and secondaries were sacrificed to cover for the 'realistic death' quotient. There were also some that felt like an anticlimactic end to a great deal of building up. Basically the deaths that seemed 'worth it' for either plot or shock were few. Also there's no need to doggedly write quite so many sexual encounters when one is not comfortable in writing them. Either write them or write them a la Stephen King- the flirting, the lead in, then straight to aftermath. The sex was stunted and glossed but lasted too long to be either, and thus FELT like an author uncomfortable writing sex scenes to me... I'm happy with or without,but not this mildly awkward result. ALL THAT SAID, it was a satisfying ending to tale and worth the credit. Yep, I might have saved the most important approval bit for the endand kept it nondescript, but it's important to get a reader's ENTIRE opinion without skimping. I might have some very specific points of disappointment, but overall I will listen to it again happily.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-12-18

The Last of the City series

I loved listening to this book. I read it when it came out but the audio book is even better. I wish more people had lived but the Epilog made me cry happy tears. Sarah Lyons Fleming writes an awesome book!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-12-18

love

love it best series ever. sarah is an extraordinary writer and storyteller. i am a huge fan!!

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  • Jules
  • 03-01-19

Luke needed a refresher on Brother David's voice

Excellent story from an outstanding author. Too bad that Luke Daniels voices were subpar at best. Luckily the story and Therese Plummer made up for it!

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