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So Long, Lollipops

The Free Until The End of the World Novella
Written by: Sarah Lyons Fleming
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

**WARNING**

This novella contains major spoilers from the novel Until The End of the World. It's suggested you read the novel before you hear So Long, Lollipops. Unless you're someone who likes to read the last page of a book first - in that case, enjoy!

Peter watched his new family drive away, certain it was the last time he'd ever see them. But sometimes plans go awry in the best way. Now, the plan is to get back to them. But sometimes plans go awry in the worst way.

Sometimes the only plan is to believe it will be all right, even when it's almost impossible to believe.

©2014 Sarah Lyons Fleming (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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LOVE IT

can't wait for the next book! couldn't stop listening. going now to get the next book. definitely keeps your interest!

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So long lollipops is a highlight

So Long, Lollipops: The Free Until The End of the World Novella, is a great listen. The book provides an interesting snapshot into the series and makes you want to hear more! This unique take on the Zombie apocalypse shows the brighter side of human interaction and how people can work together to survive. It’s a great listen while driving or for a trip. #Audible1

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Wow

I really enjoyed this audio book. Thanks for the creator for giving us this kind of books.

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Good

I liked the story I am into the end of the world stories pretty much like the walking dead, I want to keep reading or in this case listening very nice narrative

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 2015-12-30

Zombie, Chick Lit

WHY DID YOU BREAK UP? DETAILS
Yes, this has Zombies or Lexers. It also has white lace curtains, sewing, Twilight, best friends and more. It is well written, but in the style more appreciated by the romantically inclined. No sex.

I GUESS WE JUST CALLED THEM ZOMBIES, THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE, I DON'T SEE NO REASON FOR ANTOHER NAME.
Finally, someone who thinks like me. I wanted to love this story for that statement alone. The military was calling them Lexers and I am probably spelling that wrong.

The narrator is pleasant to listen to, but does not change her voice per the action in the book. The few times the Zombies attack, I almost missed it. Tone of voice does not change.

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  • Debbie Petersen
  • 2014-10-24

Surprisingly excellent and captivating .

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

As someone who shuns the poplular as a rule of thumb and not even tempted to get into the the newest pop culture of Dark and Occult , Werewolves, Vampires Zombies have NEVER been a choice I would make.
That said, I was completely captivated by this book and its story and people. The theme was presented in such a way as to make the impossible very real and plausible.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cannot wait to start book 2 . I thank you Audible for offering this book as I might never have experienced such a heartwarming and gripping tale otherwise.
Clear your calendar and settle in for the read and enjoy.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I would naturally have chosen Peter if I had not listened to the excerpt from book 2 and now I am torn between the two leads of him and Cassie.
I really appreciated how real the monologues are as they let us into their worlds and minds and hearts. It was so endearing to see that these two protagonists have all the failings of every single person on earth and are not some kind of superhuman.

Which scene was your favorite?

I guess the bridge scenario where Peter appears to lose everything in an attempt to avoid the zombies.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, as a matter of fact, the scene with the child in the mobile home was heart wrenching, and I tried to imagine the feelings I would have experienced in Peter's place.
The early scenes when he meets the Father of the young girl are priceless.

Any additional comments?

Just to add another thank you for offering this book. I would not have chosen it on my own, for two reasons, 1. the name gives the impression it is about children or for children, and 2. Had I seen a review that mentioned Zombies I would have skipped it. That would have been a bad choice! Thank you !!! :D

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  • T. Thompson
  • Wilmington, DE USA
  • 2017-05-26

Fantastic!

Read this after Book 1 "Until the End of the World". It is a great story, fast read, great bridge book in between book 1 & book 2.

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  • Brandy Blackerby
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2017-01-02

YOU NEED TO.....

YOU NEED TO READ THIS SERIES IN ORDER OR THIRD NOVELLA WILL GIVE AWAY SPOILERS!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SERIES!! THE NARRATION IS SPOT ON & I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS SERIES!!!

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  • Jan
  • 2014-10-14

A Free, Middle- of- the- series Novella

Free listens are wonderful.. thank you Audible. As far as this Novella enhancing Fleming's "End of the World" series? No. When you read the first book of this series, the other books are much of the same. " So Long Lollipops' is actually a "slice of life" that further explains the attack of one the main characters by zombies, which occurs in book one. I am undecided on this series. What's different, even odd, about the series is that it has your typical post-apocolyptic, graphic, zombie violence, but is equally full of warm, fuzzy, relationships that are a little over the top. It didn't quite fit in with the end-of-the-world devestation and zombie massacres that are occuring at the same time. It seems directed toward the YA and/or female audience.

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  • Dragon-Fox
  • Planet Earth
  • 2015-05-19

More please! :)

I loved this story & can't wait to read more survival stories! I'm especially interested to learn more about the virus.

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  • Erika
  • 2018-07-24

A peek into a larger story

I haven't listened to the series but the way this story is written seems like a side story about a character from something larger. It was entertaining but I can't say I really got into it. The writing was good, the narration was great and usually this is the type of story I love, however this one didn't make me go wow!

I like to feel the characters dilemna and I can't say I really felt for Peter. At times I did as he battled zombies and was at times in situations that couldn't get much worse. The author didn't drag me into his mind and struggle. It was decent though and the series it belongs to might be a stronger read.

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  • Meagan Whimsical
  • 2015-01-09

Hidden gem of books

What made the experience of listening to So Long, Lollipops the most enjoyable?

So Long, Lollipops isn't as good as the first and not completely necessary to listen to if you could care less of Peters struggles as he was missing. I enjoyed it and he had done so much in the time he was gone.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This book was all about Peter and his journey.

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

This whole book gave more insight. It doesn't really bring much more into the story moving forward but helps understand Peters thoughts and struggles. This might be more useful in the next book.

Any additional comments?

I suggest listening to this book also. Great story. Ready for the next!

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  • Kat
  • United States
  • 2015-01-07

Zombies

What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

The narrator did a great job.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was short enough that I was able to.

Any additional comments?

I was not sure what to expect when I found this little gem, and I am glad that I did as it was an entertaining listen. Note: this is a zombie story, but that being said, the story came together very well for a great listen.

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  • Cheryl
  • Douglasville, GA, United States
  • 2014-12-12

Great Zombie Page Turner

This was a great zombie short story and I was quite surprised I enjoyed it because I'm not really into zombie stories. Now I am very interested in reading "Until the End of the World" Book 1, and "And After" Book 2.

The novella makes me want to know more about the main characters and how they will survive in this zombie environment. Great writing by the author Sarah Lyons Fleming and great narrating by Julia Whelan.

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