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
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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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

“Initially a dislikable character, Ed emerges as a hero from the wreckage, and readers will cheer, perhaps unwillingly at first, for a very human father. 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.”


“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