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Start the first season of the groundbreaking postapocalyptic serial: Yesterday's Gone: Season One (episodes 1-6).

WARNING: This is a postapocalyptic horror audiobook where bad people do evil things, and as such, this series features disturbing scenes and foul language. While it is all within the context of the story, some listeners may find this content offensive.

Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath.

A bullied teen is thrilled to find the world gone missing, until the knock on his door. A fugitive survives a fiery plane crash. Will he be redeemed, or return to the killing he's best at? An eight-year-old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family, only to find something that will change him forever. These survivors aren't truly alone.... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting...

Strangers unite. Sides are chosen. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming?

©2013 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2013 Podium Publishing

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if you like the stand and or lost..this is good

if you like the stand and or lost then this is pretty good. mutliole voices make it more like a TV show then a book.

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On Second Listen...

Decided to give this another listen, and it isn't the worst written or performed thing I've digested, because it isn't even interesting enough to be that bad.


Main Character, Luka, has chapters that are the worst written, in a terrible attempt at deep narrative, that, when combined with the creepy children's book narration, come across as an assault on the ears and mind.

Boricio is the only decently written character and narrator (besides the esteemed RC Bray), but the writers ruin that quickly by filling every hole in the narrative with his catch phrase, so you hear it over and over and over until it means nothing.

Most of the writing is filled with bland exposition, that the authors attempts to flower up, instead making most of it awkward and immersion breaking.

Plot wise : Like the TV show lost, it presents an interesting situation and questions in the beginning, but fails to deliver anything satisfactory time and time again. By the later books in the series, it just becomes a mess you don't care about.

Seek out better apocalyptic fiction than this. Don't waste your credits.

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Awful

Absolutely awful! the format is offputting and hard to follow at times but it's the narration which is truly the worst. except for RC of course. if you cannot get the right narration, the story just sucks. I totally regret buying this.

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I love RC Bray. I am a loyal follower...

I LOVE RC Bray. I think all the books he chooses are awesome. I have about 30+ of his narrations... This book was just too messed up for me to rate well. RC Bray A+ as always, but these other characters/narrator/story lines made me sick.

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  • J. OBrennan
  • 2018-06-27

A long, long, downhill slide

To be fair - I'm writing this review after having listened for 28 hours...so just three hours shy of finishing Season 2. Season One wasn't bad. You aren't given much to go on from beginning to end -- you hop from character to character at random, and there isn't any attempt by the authors to offer you explanations for anything that happens. That's fine, and I'm not saying that readers/listeners need to be spoon-fed some great underlying meaning, so long as the story is engaging and the characters are good. Well...thats where Yesterday's Gone goes wrong, in my opinion.

Like I said - Season One wasn't bad - but it's an investment of almost 16 hours, and you're left with so little to hold on to by the end that you might feel the need to see if Season Two makes things any better. It doesn't. Not only that, but each episode erodes any likability or relate-ability that the characters had in the first season. After the first few episodes of the second season I began to feel like the authors were deliberately trying to come up with the grossest, most repulsive scenes they could think of, just for the heck of it. I held on to the hope of "maybe it gets better from here" hour after hour. But nope. I still have three hours to go in Season Two and I'm stopping right here. Its just not worth my time.

Take this review with a grain of salt - of course. I enjoyed The Passage series...found The Breakers entertaining...was fine with After it Happened and The Grey. I'm the first to admit that I love pulp sci-fi, and it doesn't have to be Asimov to be worth your time and credits. I'm open to hearing that the story gets much better in Season Three (there are five billion seasons, by the way) but in my experience of the series, I can't recommend it to anyone.

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  • Kate+4
  • 2018-05-26

Idk how it got such rave reviews!? horrible!!

Either I missed something BIG or the reviews on this book are BOGUS!!

"Lying gives me ouchies on the inside." WHAT?!? My 4yr old hasn't spoken like that (if ever) in at least a year. the carrot dangle to keep u guessing is drug on & on & on.

Was very confusing on why some ppl were is this survival group & others woke alone. Are all the cities the survivors are in devastated or intact? why would anyone drink black vomit smelling crap in a bucket even if u are mr. reckless.

I'm mad at myself for wasting my time on such junk! I really wish there were more accurate & reliable reviewers on the web. not just someone willing to pop 5 stars up for a buck or a freebie.

Anyone have any GOOD books to recommend?

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  • Tyler J Hilderbrand
  • 2017-01-21

Couldn't finish....

Not sure why this series has so many great reviews? I lasted 1.5hrs and couldn't make myself listen anymore. Completely disjointed, immature writing. And the different readers just made it worse. Luca??? Goodness his character was unbelievably annoying. What a bummer, I was looking forward to another great post apocalyptic series.

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  • Angela M
  • 2014-05-01

Blown away!

If you could sum up Yesterday's Gone: Season One in three words, what would they be?

Wow. Just Wow.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Yesterday's Gone: Season One?

The entire book is memorable.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The voices, the power behind the words, the expression. I listened to a free sample of this book and was hooked.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Why was I left behind?

Any additional comments?

I am looking forward to more. Lots more. This type of book normally isn't my genre, but it reached out and dragged me in involuntarily as if I were one of those left behind. I had no choice except to buy the season, I wouldn't rest until I continued listening.

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  • Joe
  • 2018-08-13

Great narration, Crappy plot.

starts out great with interesting cast of narrators. Ultimately the plot is a teeming pile of you know what. it reads/sounds like a poorly thought out c-rated tv series.

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  • Ran
  • 2014-04-22

Holy crap, wow.

Where does Yesterday's Gone: Season One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the first FICTION audio book I've ever listened to. Before I picked this up, I was skeptical about whether or not I'd be able to get into a fiction audio book while working, but grabbed it on a whim and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to stay engaged with this story while simultaneously swearing at photoshop for six to twelve hour stretches.

What other book might you compare Yesterday's Gone: Season One to and why?

As far as format goes, it's a lot like the A Song of Ice and Fire series in that it switches points of view a lot, and most of the narrators are either unreliable or ignorant, which isn't a bad thing and lends a lot to the atmosphere--I don't want every little detail about the big scaries up front, and this format was fantastic for keeping the mystery going. As far as actual content, I'd compare it to some of Steven King's older stuff? I'm not really sure, because I haven't read King since the 90s, maybe early 2ks and my memory of anything I was reading or enjoying at that time is shoddy at best, making me an unreliable reviewer, haha.

Which scene was your favorite?

Do I seriously have to choose? I think some of the most satisfying parts of the book were when various groups started to meet up and merge. The first part introduced all of these characters and made me like (or even more thrillingly HATE them), and while that was great, when the different threads of story start to come together it hits all the right buttons on my 'things a book needs for me to enjoy the christ out of it' panel.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Misery porn at its finest!

Any additional comments?

I finished this book and went looking for the next part, only to find that it does not yet exist in audio format. I draw comics for a living and need background noise with no visuals to distract me, and this book was perfect. I MUST have the next part, gentlemen. MUST. HAVE. IT.

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  • BeauFLA
  • 2018-07-21

Fragmented, too many poorly developed charactrers

I bought this based on the majority of the reviews and because I like some of the narrators. Bad decision on my part. In my opinion, there are way too many poorly developed characters forcing a fragmented story line. A few ill-conceived parts made the story really wonky and hard to follow. Not an enjoyable experience. The high rating for this book is baffling.

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  • Texas rancher
  • 2018-08-21

Don’t waste your money

This is perhaps the silliest plot ever. Hours missing from your life without benefit. Starts good and stays that way for about 10 minutes.

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  • audra dryer
  • 2017-06-02

just ridiculous at so many parts of this story

Can I get my money back? I really don't understand or appreciate the "good" reviews.

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  • Tim
  • 2015-01-24

Top notch post apoc with engaging characters

I'm a huge fan of post-apocalyptic fiction, but am so often disappointed with survival scenarios that involve characters I could care less about. I love that Platt and Wright cast a wide net of characters that are so engaging, with killer cliffhangers to the end of their chapters, that you go ravenous to read (or in my case listen) to as many chapters as you can. The audiobook is the way to go. Every narrator is top notch. Make this part of your commute and you'll wish you had to drive across the country to get there. I'm dying trying to wait for books three and beyond to make it to audiobook. I switched over to the Breakers series for now so I can engulf these in quick succession.

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