Last Survivors

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

Life as We Knew It Summary

Miranda's disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the Moon closer to the Earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun?

As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.

Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda's struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all, hope, in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.

©2006 Susan Beth Pfeffer (P)2006 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • Life as We Knew It

    • A Novel
    • By: Susan Beth Pfeffer
    • Narrated by: Emily Bauer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Miranda's disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the Moon closer to the Earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking and not a littte scary

    • By caroline davey on 06-11-07

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 2

    • The Dead and the Gone

    • By: Susan Beth Pfeffer
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated listeners with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event - an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of 17-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales.

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 3

    • This World We Live In

    • By: Susan Beth Pfeffer
    • Narrated by: Emily Bauer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    It's been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth's climate. For Miranda Evans life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda's father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Buy the text version - avoid this annoying voice.

    • By Samantha on 16-01-11

    Regular price: £27.19

  • Book 4

    • The Shade of the Moon

    • Life as We Knew It Series, Book 4
    • By: Susan Beth Pfeffer
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?

    Regular price: £19.39