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FREE Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1 Audiobook

FREE Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1

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Publisher's Summary

Start the First Season of the Groundbreaking Post-Apocalyptic Serial! Yesterday's Gone: Season One: Episode 1.

WARNING: This is a post-apocalyptic horror audiobook where bad people do evil things, and as such, this series features disturbing scenes and foul language. While it is all within the context of the story, some listeners may find this content offensive.

Can humanity survive what it never saw coming?

On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost.

A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath.

A bullied teen is thrilled to find the world gone missing, until the knock on his door. A fugitive survives a fiery plane crash. Will he be redeemed, or return to the killing he's best at? An eight-year-old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family, only to find something that will change him forever. These survivors aren't truly alone...

Someone or something is watching them. And waiting...

Strangers unite. Sides are chosen. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming?

©2011 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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    Michael 30/01/2017
    Michael 30/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Ensured I HAD to Hear the Rest of The Story"
    If you could sum up FREE Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1 in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing, fantastical storytelling.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The array of characters. Though it can be initially a bit disorientating jumping from one character to next without knowing who they are (or what happens to them at the end of a scenario) you quickly get used to it.

    This form of character story jumping then keeps the story intriguing and mixes up the pace enough to keep you from pressing the stop button.


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

    All the narrators are top notch. I'm a big fan of R.C. Bray but I have to say that the narrator performing the voice of the serial killer, though initially creating a "wtf" reaction, is truly excellent - with the help of excellent writing the performer creates a truly believable 3-dimensional character.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end pi**ed me off cuz I now need to know what happens next!


    Any additional comments?

    I think this type of marketing is very clever - giving away part of a book or a prequel charter for free. I first encountered it with the Mountain Man saga which lead me to buy all the books in the series while simultaneously introducing me to an entirely new genre. This will probably have the same effect as I am definitely going to get the first series in its entirety.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bluebottle 09/01/2015
    Bluebottle 09/01/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Lost/Stephen King!"

    I loved this story. It reminds me of a classic King novel, like the beginning of The Stand, introducing all the characters and bringing them together.
    Off to get episode 2 now!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 28/08/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story , characters and VERY great narrators!"
    What made the experience of listening to FREE Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1 the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed this stories introduction, I get the sense we are in for an epic. having just finished Swan Song by Robert Mccammon I was ready for that kind of world again, with well written and believable characters acted by professional voice actors, set in a post apocalyptic world.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of FREE Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1?

    The incredibly well written surreal child's eye point of view of the world of the character Luca


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The opening scenes in New York.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Lucas plight alone in this strange empty world


    Any additional comments?

    The choosing of having multiple voice narrators is an excellent move, and works very well.
    It works but thankfully is Unlike a dramatisation , it gives greater reality to each person.
    But I would prefer if male and female characters were actually played by males or females
    As that one thing is usually what can lack when having one voice actor, and it seems a waste and counter productive not using male voices for males and females for females with such a great talented cast.
    I also agree that having Luca play the voice of older characters is wrong
    I was tricked by this at first but then discovered it was Maxwell doing the older voice
    Surely maxwell should be doing the other younger voices, the male teens?
    Anyway apart form that I think the who enterprise is so professionally done I can't really complain, as such attention and effort to get narrators for each role right is so rare.
    So I have nothing but positive things to say about ALL the narrators and as for others saying change them, that is plainly ridiculous! As I have never heard a audio book casted so perfectly .

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 17/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Humanity on it's edge"

    Worthy of Mr King and then some
    Heroes and villains thrown together
    The lunatics are the only ones holding on to their marbles

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    irishkira 04/04/2017
    irishkira 04/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent post-apocalypse thriller"

    Enjoyed this audio book immensely. I am going to buy ep 2. If you enjoy tv series like Lost or Wayward Pines this is similar

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    Amazon Customer 18/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "nail biting"

    so far so gripping! intelligent way to get the series bought.
    reminds me a little of The Stand.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    deirdreq64 26/01/2017
    deirdreq64 26/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to read more."

    fantastic book.wonderful.do interesting and different and also very thought pervoking. I can't wait for more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Culwen 24/01/2017
    Culwen 24/01/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Almost like "Lost" with a broad plot potential"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It's alright but I wouldn't recommend it unless they are fans of Lost. The story is quite abstract and it's been told so that literally anything is plausible.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting: I suppose that idea that 99% of the population disappear at a certain moment in time. Least interesting: The last scene's characters were very cringe-worthy. Made me will it to end. Also with the constant switching of character perspective's I lost concentration of who was important and who to have any emotional attachment to.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narration was adequate. The pace of the story was quite slow.


    Was FREE Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1 worth the listening time?

    I'd say for about 70% of it. The other 30% I had enough and wanted to finish.


    Any additional comments?

    Given that this is a free taster and having tasted what this series is about; I'm not too sure if I would want to listen to any more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jbedders 19/11/2016
    jbedders 19/11/2016
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    "Gripping"

    Can't wait to download the next set. On the edge of your seat stuff!!!

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    gavin 15/10/2016
    gavin 15/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "its makes me want to listen to more"

    good good good cant wait to listen to more sss ss ss ss ss ss

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
    Springfield, MO, United States
    31/08/14
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    "BEER BATTERED BULL SH@@"

    ANYONE TOO STUPID TO LOOT WAS JUST SMART ENOUGH TO STARVE
    It's mystery told from six different views. Many of these views are from the bad guys. Episode is correct, as at the end you will still not know what is going on. If you are like me you will certainly be captured and want to continue. I love this sort of thing and will be getting the rest of the episodes. All the narrators are good to excellent and make the whole thing more entertaining.

    56 of 58 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine
    Bay Area, CA, United States
    12/06/14
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    "Hooked"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Pros

    1. Who doesn't love a good end of the world romp? How about especially when, the end comes from god knows what. I am banking its not zombies... (hate to say this publicly but I am getting tired of zombies)

    2.It reminds me of a lot of books that I have read and loved, without being predictable. It is easy to follow. The characters are fairly diverse and almost all are likable.

    3.It is free so there was absolutely no way I could lose.

    Cons

    There is only one. The serial killer character felt forced and without dimension. It felt like the authors put together a grab bag of audacious mad libs that ranged from lame to jarring swears. I guess that is why they have the warning upfront about content. Think about this for a second. They Had to put a warning on their book because of how unnecessary and stupid some of the language is.

    Hahahha. I sound like someones mom, but I am not.


    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Leslie
    Philadelphia, PA, United States
    05/05/14
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    "Bring on episode 2!"

    First of all, Thank you Audible, for giving us this opportunity! Had this not been in the "freebies" list I might have overlooked this GREAT opening episode
    This was a really good first run. Individuals across the country wake up to a seemingly empty world, The story is very much in the style of Stephen King. The author really fleshed out his characters, which to me is very important to a story. There's even a serial killer! Anyway, the big mystery is, of course, What happened. Is it an alien invasion? Some strange world war? Or what?
    I know its not an original concept, but thus far, it's a really good story! I look forward to part 2.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Angela C
    Southern CA
    02/06/14
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    "Grabbed me like the monster in the closet!"

    What happened? Almost everyone has vanished, but to where? How? Most importantly, why?

    The different narrators keep the story fresh, alive and in your mind. This book sample had me scrambling to purchase the full Season 1. I am chomping at the bit to get to the next Season.

    I am a woman who hated "Lost". I thought it was the stupidest premise ever and after the first show, I refused to watch more of it. It didn't grab me, the characters were not believable or likeable as far as I was concerned. Yesterday's Gone should have struck me the same way but it grabbed me with it's unique storyline.

    Having several narrators was the best decision the Author/Publisher could have made, it makes this story really come alive.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • DB
    16/02/16
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    "the publisher summary is better that the book"
    Any additional comments?

    I really like sci fi but I'm not a fan of crude writing that contains an abundance of F bombs and teenage self gratification scenes. I stopped at that point and chose to clean my brain of this mess. Narrators were good. Thankfully, this was free

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ramon B. Cano
    Orem, Ut
    05/06/17
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    "Could have been good but....."
    Would you try another book from Sean Platt and David Wright and/or the narrators?

    Nope!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sean Platt and David Wright again?

    Nope!


    Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I guess.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    anger that I wasted any time giving this chance to get good, Sadness that story telling apparently has devolved into different ways of working in the f-word in to every sentence. disappointed that an awesome idea and beginning went so bad so fast. And mostly just annoyance that this had good rating and sucked so bad.


    Any additional comments?

    It really sucked! don't bother if you have reached the maturity level of a reasonable adult...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph
    16/03/17
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    "hamfisted"

    Really not good. I'm surprised an author could take a stab at this many different perspectives and make them all equally annoying.

    as for the audio performance, I did not enjoy how the narrator played the voice of himself and the voice of the character they were narrating simultaneously. very poorly done. Ed sucks. I want to throw Luka out of a moving train.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Will Doutre
    United States
    16/02/17
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    "Couldn't get into it."

    The idea of different voices for each character is an intriguing one. But with the voices changing frequently as the story evolved I just couldn't stay involved and didn't finish the episode.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Davis
    20/01/17
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    "Bought season 1 based on episode 1 then returned"
    Any additional comments?

    The free episode pulls you in to what seems like a good story and concept but the story never goes anywhere. One of the few books I've returned.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joselyn Raquel MB
    Panamá
    24/09/16
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    "an unexpected ending"

    well that ending wasn't what I expected, I began to think the story was weird since everyone just dissapeared and I didn't knew what to think, they werent zombies and neither have gone to heaven for what it seemed and then they appeared in the place i would less expected really.

    what is more creppy they appeared at some point and that made the story terrifying, a worth terror tale.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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