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World Departed

Written by: Sarah Lyons Fleming
Narrated by: Roger Wayne,Teri Schnaubelt,Christian Barillas,Mia Gaskin
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In the zombie apocalypse, your worst enemy may be yourself.

Rose Winter has enough problems. With a marriage going down the tubes and a dreaded anniversary party on the horizon, the last thing she needs is the zombie apocalypse. She wanted to get drunk and sing karaoke, not murder her undead neighbors. It’s clear the party’s over, however, now Rose has more problems - a missing husband, an overbearing houseguest, and keeping her family alive. 

Tom Jensen has inflexible rules. Rule number one? Don’t deviate from the plan. But when his life is overturned in the space of minutes, his plans die along with everything else. The world is finished, the future is uncertain, and survival means living in the last place he’d planned to be. Maybe his rules weren’t meant to be broken, but if he can’t change his tune, he risks losing the one thing he has left - his daughter. 

Craig Matthews has a mission: get to Oregon. Doable, maybe, if he could bring himself to leave his apartment. With his food and water near gone and death closer than ever, a chance encounter may lead to finding his friends - if he can first find his courage. 

Unfortunately, the new world doesn’t always mean leaving old problems behind, and as the West Coast succumbs to the virus, the survivors face more than the undead - they face themselves. But in an existence where fences offer dubious safety and zombies certain danger, people may save you in more ways than one.

©2020 Sarah Lyons Fleming (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Amazing

This is my third series by Sarah Lyons Fleming, and it does not disappoint. It held up to every single expectation I had and then more. I CANNOT wait for the second book coming out soon, and I’ve re listened to the other series multiple times while patiently waiting!
The character development is so fantastic and we haven’t even fully seen the arc yet. If you’ve been debating on this series, do it. It’s worth two credits IMO, and do yourself a favor and check out where this universe first takes place in “Until The End Of The World”. Every other zompoc books I’ve read doesn’t hold a candle!

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Sarah Lyons Fleming is my fave

Every book SLF has written gets added into my catalogue of favourites as soon as I’m finished. She’s an incredible story teller and her characters are always…. magical. When I finish a series I feel so sad, like I’m saying goodbye to friends. DO IT! Best series (in my opinion) is Until The End Of The World (and don’t forget “so long lollipops” after book two).

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Held my attention

Had to binge listen to this book. It has everything I love about a good zombie book.

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I didn't expect to be so enthralled

I totally enjoyed this book and all the voices for the Characters. At times I felt I wanted it to hurry up but but it kept me so enthralled. There were life issues as well which totally added to the apocalypse.

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The underdog

Great character development! I loved hearing everyone's different perspective and seeing the characters grow for the better. Craig's storyline was the best! you gotta love the underdog!

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Couldn’t stop!

Every spare moment I had to listen I was listening! I couldn’t wait to turn it back on to know what was going to happen next. I loved that the story was told through the different perspectives of the characters giving you an inside look at who they really are vs just the perspective of what someone else saw of them. The storyline was captivating and I loved that the main characters were older and had more things to worry about than themselves. I honestly don’t have enough time to tell you how much I loved this book so I going to leave it at this so I can get to the next one!

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Pretty Good

For a start to the series, I rather enjoyed it, plus the performances are top notch - loved that the story has multiple voice actors

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Really good

Great easy to listen to . Simple enough plot . Likeable characters. Listened to the book while gardening . Im feeling prepped for the Apocalypse 😊💪🏻

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I am sooooo HOOKED

The characters are interesting...plenty of suspense...zombie gore and lines that made me laugh out loud...definitely the best zombie apocalypse series out there :)

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Easy listening!

Huge zombie fan and loved the story. The voice performers made it interesting and I went through this audio book faster than I’d like to admit. Definitely recommend.

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