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The Man Who Watched the World End

The Great De-evolution, Book 1
Written by: Chris Dietzel
Narrated by: Ray Chase
Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins

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The end of man was not signaled by marauding gangs or explosions but with silence. People simply grew older knowing a younger generation would not be there to replace them. The final two residents in the neighborhood of Camelot, an old man and his invalid brother, are trapped in their house by forests full of cats and dogs battling with the bears and wolves to eat anything they can find. As the man struggles to survive, he recounts all the ways society changed as the human population continued to shrink.

The Man Who Watched the World End is the haunting account of a man who has witnessed the world fade away. It is also a story about the power of family.

©2014 Chris Dietzel (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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  • Lys
  • 17-07-16

Just as wonderful as reading the novel!

Listening to this novel was as wonderful as reading the novel had been! Already have the second novel/Audiobook downloaded to listen to next.

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  • Sarah Sunshine
  • 08-01-20

Repetitive

This book had so much potential, but it's literally a constant reiteration of an old man recounting his past, how animals are a danger, and how his brother cannot do anything.

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  • dstone
  • 26-06-18

Wow, what a great story.

This book has been on my wish list for some time. I'm not exactly sure why I put off getting this book, but now that I've listened to the novel, it has become one of my favorites. This is a mature and enthralling story in the vein of The Road by Cormac McCarthy, The Martian by Andy Weir or the movie Cast Away.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-10-19

Depressing

Don’t get me wrong great storey had me hooked all the way but wow it’s depressed me, put a real life situation on a apocalypse the slow decline of humanity and it’s almost scary how real this scenario could be depressed me and left me slack jawed...

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  • Glitter
  • 25-08-17

A quiet end to the world.

Would you listen to The Man Who Watched the World End again? Why?

I really loved this story. The world is ending, but is such a slow, quiet way. People started to be born without the ability to look after themselves. The population is ageing, and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it.
The story is not a happy one. The ending is inevitable, but I still needed to keep listening because I kept hoping I was wrong about what would happen.

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I wasn't keen on Ray Chase's performance. I found his voice a little slow, but that could just be because I am not used to listening to American accents. It didn't put me off listening to the story.