The End of the World Running Club (audiobook)

Read by Jot Davies
15.0 hrs • 12 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Fiction/Science Fiction
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 09/05/17
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Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 09/05/17 9781538422731
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 09/05/17 9781538422755
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Playaway Playaway: Playaway editions are a pre loaded audio device that is half the size of deck of cards. Simply plugin headphones and listen. 
- 09/05/17 9781538481165
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Summary

BookRiot Pick of September Must Reads

io9 Pick for Fall 2017

Edgar Hill is thirty-five and caught in his own headlock. Overweight slob, underperforming husband, and reluctant father—for Ed, the world may as well have already ended. So when it does end in a catastrophic asteroid strike and Edgar and his family find refuge in an Edinburgh army barracks, it comes as something of a relief.

But nothing’s ever that simple. Returning from a salvage run in the city, Edgar finds his family gone, taken to the south coast for evacuation by an international task force. Suddenly he finds himself facing a grueling journey on foot across a devastated United Kingdom. Edgar must race against time and overcome his own shortcomings, not to mention hundred-mile canyons and a heavily flooded west coast, to find the people he loves before he loses them forever.

This is a vivid, gripping story of hope, long-distance running, and how we break the limits of our own endurance.

Review Quotes

“An exciting and nerve-wracking ‘run.’”

Robert McCammon, New York Times bestselling author

“What sets this novel apart is Walker’s extraordinary emotional articulacy.”

Sun (UK)

“Proves a great success as a novel of the apocalypse: one that focuses not on the nightmares that the end of the world might bring but on what it takes to find meaning amid such horrors.”

Shelf Awareness

“Harrowing and heartrending, this is a novel that is almost impossible to put down.”

Library Journal (starred review)

“A beautifully written postapocalyptic tale of a flawed man’s struggle for survival and redemption.”

Booklist

“A gripping portrayal of a postapocalyptic world. This type of end-of-the-world story has been told before, but rarely with the intensity and believability that Walker creates here…This is a wholly convincing and exciting novel.”

Publishers Weekly

“Ridiculously gripping straight from the start.”

Jenny Colgan, author of Little Beach Street Bakery