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Summary

The full release of The Last Town serial, with new original content!

It started in the Middle East. A flu-like plague that infected thousands and killed roughly 10 percent of its victims. Those who died awoke once again, but they were no longer among the living - they came back as soulless, carnivorous corpses who desired only one thing: to feed on living human flesh.

As the infection spread, across Europe and the rest of the globe, cities were overwhelmed. Nations fell. Humanity flickered like a candle flame in the wind.

In the United States: the nation's great cities are becoming hunting grounds. New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles.... All are falling victim to hordes of shambling dead who want only one thing: to devour the living.

Single Tree, California, is a small resort town in Inyo County. Between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, it's easy to overlook. And that's exactly what the citizens of Single Tree want, for the stenches and those fleeing them to ignore the town long enough for it to be transformed into a desert fortress at the foot of Mount Whitney.

But time is not on their side. Not only do they have to worry about the dead.... they have to fear the living.

©2017 Stephen Knight (P)2017 Stephen Knight

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  • mr
  • LEIGH-ON-SEA, Essex, United Kingdom
  • 05-01-18

Really enjoyed this story.

The production wasn't perfect but the need to here what came next made up 4it.

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Not the best

struggled to finish this one,the narration was all over the place, nearly every character sounded the same(like they all smoked two packs a day)The characterisation was poor I had no real idea who the main characters where and couldn't care anything about them, a lot of minor people were just called cop or guard, very lasy writing. Don't be put off getting his other book, now that really is a great zombie listen, but sadly this one wasn't in the same league

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meh

the worst narration i have had the misfortune to endure. story and plot was average at best. avoid this

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Thrill ride.

Really engaging story, well read and performed. If you love zombies you can't go wrong.

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4.5/5

Solid entry. Really enjoyed it. Believable characters, especially that asshat who owns the shop (I think). Anywho, premise is a bit wobbly - not the zombie bit, but what the billionaire does. Why would he do it? Doesn't matter. He did, and I am glad. Start is ok, middle good, end is good. Enjoyed the battle, especially the problem of zombies stacking - first time I had seen it was in WWZ, but this depiction is better. In the process of listening to it again. Wonder if there is a sequel coming...?

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need to use sound reduction for better enjoyment

Great story but the background hissing noise on occasion was annoying.and detracted a little from the enjoyment. Otherwise it was a great book and performance.

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Military and vehicles that’s about it.

Very disappointed with this one. It’s all
about fighting and either big or expensive vehicles and not a lot else. By the end, I didn’t even care who survived as there was hardly any character or real relationship development.

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  • RJ
  • 15-01-18

One of the best I've listened to.

This has got to be one of the most exciting zombie apocalypse novels I have listened to. It is long, 24+ hours and the writing is excellent, the action and tension unstoppable, and the characters well defined and quite likable. This is the tale of a billionaire industrialist providing masses of men, weapons and equipment at the beginning of the apocalypse to fortify and save his home town. The basic plot is quite unassuming, but as I’ve said the writing and tempo is excellent. I can heartily recommend this novel to any zombie fan.

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  • Wade Lancaster
  • 03-03-18

Average Dystopian Tale

Very average dystopian tale. However, you get the whole series in one fix...24hrs. The story could have been taken much further in that time. Especially since the characters are well thought out and there is some intriguing concepts that could have been developed more.

Narration is awful, but I think it speaks to low production standards and not the narrator.

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  • Kash
  • 21-12-17

Generic with poor audio

Not bad, but nothing new.

The standard zombie apocalypse story you have read 100 times.

Interesting enough to finish, though. Not a waste of a credit.

Narration was neutral at best, but a large portion of the audio is full of background static. White noise like you would hear in a really old recording. Unprofessional, as even inexpensive recording equipment or simple post-process could have prevented that from making the final cut.

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  • Phyllis Lofton
  • 22-05-18

Wanted like it

I truly wanted to like this book but it had so many things going against it. first the narrator was not good for this book his voice was too deep and rasbury at times that it was hard to listen to him. second the quality of the audio was not great very staticy in the background. and 3rd I have not read any other Stephen Knight books but this particular book I thought relied a lot on racial slurs whether it was African-American, gays, Mexicans it stereotyped a lot of people. and lastly the book could have been so much shorter if it left out a lot of the humdrum details that was put into it or it could have put in more content of what's going on rather than how someone would fly an airplane or drive a boat or even a tank. for me this book was a complete let down. I hope Steven Knight other books is nothing like this one because if so it says a lot about his character and how he sees the world.

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  • potatoes browning
  • 31-05-18

Tea Party Saves Humanity

Filled with Fox News talking points, racial slurrs, right wing gun show bumper sticker philosophy and general right wing bull crap. I want myoney back. Started with a nice premise bit leave your politics in the box...have mega hours to drive, hoping for a good story but just trying too hard to get that right wing agenda across... offensive..

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  • Susan M McMillan
  • 20-02-18

Terrible story and narration

The narration was painful to listen to and in the end I gave up. The story was drawn out with far too many characters and side stories going on. With no pause between jumping scenes and characters the story is just one big muddle. Such a shame as I have enjoyed Stephen Knights precious zombie books immensely.

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  • Cori Callahan
  • 25-06-18

Horrible narration

It’s just too painful to listen to. Stopped 2 hours in and returned the book.

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  • charles adams
  • 06-01-18

A good story ruined by bad editing.

Where does The Last Town rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Over all, i would have to rank this story a 3 out of 5. This is mostly due to the poor editing and voice work. Where there is normally a few seconds brake between chapters or change of perspective between characters, this narrator just keeps talking. It caused me to back up the audiobook several times in order to figure out who was speaking or witch group was being referred to.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Perhaps i have been spoiled by the talent i have come to expect from audible narrators, but i found Lee Alan's reading very disappointing. Most of the time it was hard to tell one character from another. Additionally whenever the perspective switched to a character's internal monologue, the reading took on a strange quality that was very unpleasant and distracting.

Any additional comments?

As for the story it's self, i found it entertaining for the most part. However the lack of a central character and the constant switching between groups at times made it hard to follow. Maybe this is just a matter of personal preference, but i found having to try and keep track of so many different character's, locations and perspectives simply made it hard to get invested in any of them.

In conclusion i would say this audiobook is only worth a member credit if it was part of a box set paired with the authors other works.

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  • Reginald Johnson
  • 28-01-18

Smh this is trash Done with SK

Love how they made sure all the black characters were escaped criminals that they shot them in the legs to help stall the zombies after making them basically slaves. Screw you SK. You are trash

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  • clifford mccausland
  • 08-02-18

story good narrator sucks

the story was good the narrator's sucked the voices or hard to tell apart
hate it

3 of 5 people found this review helpful