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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Last Dog on Earth by Adrian J Walker, read by David John and Jonathan Aris.

Every dog has its day....

And for Lineker, a happy-go-lucky mongrel from Peckham, the day the world ends is his: finally a chance to prove to his owner just how loyal he can be.

Reg, an agoraphobic writer with an obsession for 90s football, plans to wait out the impending doom in his second-floor flat, hiding himself away from the riots outside.

But when an abandoned orphan shows up in the stairwell of their building, Reg and Lineker must brave the outside in order to save not only the child, but themselves....

©2017 Adrian J Walker (P)2017 Random House

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"Very few dystopian novels push through to the horrors explored here. Fewer still reach these heights of lyricism, humour and decency." (Daily Mail)

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Second chance

I wasn't a big fan of "The end of the world running club" but I am so glad I gave this author another chance. I loved it from start to finish. I loved the way it's split between the two main characters. What a great book.

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Great book!

Loved this. Made me laugh out loud (and I listen mostly while running so that was a tad embarrassing) It's also gripping and pulls you along. It also brought me to tears in a couple of places. Great book!

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Amazing

An amazing book. Very pertinent to what is happening now within our own politics.
Everyone should listen or read this book and take the message from within the story.

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Not as clever as 'Running'

Not as clever as I wanted it to be, forgettable and a bit of false advertising - there's lots of dogs in it so the titles a bit of a lie. The dogs themselves are too human, one example without being a spoiler, surely a dog would not be able to discuss a drone, it wouldn't have any reference to work by, it would be a metal insect wouldn't it, but no the author writes the dogs without any attempt to give them their own doggy point of view...they just swear, a lot, which is funny for two minutes then tiresome, then embarrassing, you cannot listen on speaker, headphones only as the language is just crude. Ultimately just not as clever as you want, the idea could be okay but the outcome is just a C, perhaps C+ if you can get past the vulgarity.

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Superb performance, surprisingly moving

I was drawn to his book because of the setting, being a Peckham girl through and through. Sure enough, references to the roads around Peckham Rye where Reginald, the main character lives, had me hooked. Set in the near future, the unfolding events and description of London is worryingly plausible in the current, increasingly nationalistic Europe. Lineker, the dog in the story has become one of my favourite literary characters, brought to life by the wonderful narration. The language is colourful, but so typical of South London. At times I laughed my socks off, whilst on other occasions I was deeply moved. The story is simple enough, but It was totally engaging. Loved it!

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Unmissable!

Unique, funny, dark and moving dystopian novel that offers a fresh twist on the genre. Lineker, the Cockney mongrel is an unforgettable character who has a lot to say about human nature and the world of ‘the howl’.

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unexpected pleasure

I loved this book. I didn't realise there were two narrators until I pulled up this book for review. I am a dog lover and tend to avoid dog based stories in case the dog gets the worst of it but he didn't really. The pace never lagged, the narration was brilliant. WARNING - does contain some bad language.

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What an experience!

Superb narration. Wasn't expecting the emotional roller coaster! Wish I could gift this to everyone I know. Love it. Won't be long til I re-listen x

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loved it

I have listened to three of Adrian J Walker's books now, I was able to really connect to the characters, and Reginald and Lineker in the last dog on earth are particularly good, the way Reginald back story builds, it pulls you,
I was so sad when this book ended

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Good boy, Well done!

I’m grateful, this is the best I’ve read/listened to for a looong time. I don’t know exactly what it was that did it, but I really clicked with this story.
I laughed, I held my breath and I cried. Characters are interesting, they have flaws and strengths and are well developed. I really cared about them. The story is gripping, both dark and sweet, and the narrator made an excellent job.
Lineker is also officially now one of my top favorite fictional canines.
This is the first book I’ve read/listened to from this author, but definitely not the last!