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The Way the World Ends

Written by: Jess Walter
Narrated by: Dan John Miller
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Publisher's Summary

Sleet in Mississippi? In March? A crazy ice storm lays waste to the South in a #1 New York Times bestselling author’s invigorating, touching story of one slippery night, an open bar, and total abandon.

For three strangers whose paths will cross, the storm hasn’t even reached its peak. Two of them are the kind of climate scientists no one ever listens to in disaster movies. The third, against even icier opposition, has just moved to the Magnolia State to come out. Soon they’ll all be pushed closer to the edge, where the bracing winds of cataclysmic change can be so wildly liberating.

Jess Walter’s The Way the World Ends is part of Warmer, a collection of seven visions of a conceivable tomorrow by today’s most thought-provoking authors. Alarming, inventive, intimate, and frightening, each story can be read, or listened to, in a single breathtaking sitting.

©2018 Big Text, Inc., Jess Walter (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Abby
  • 07-09-19

Excuse for Political Rambling

There is no story. This is just an excuse for political rambling about climate change, gay rights, gun laws, drugs, sex, the President, racism. Even where you agree with his politics, you'll just want the book to end.

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  • FJC
  • 14-08-19

Boring.

Boring. The juxtaposition of sex and orgies with climate change and gay rights isn’t really compelling.

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  • Sharron Black
  • 21-03-22

Thoroughly enjoyed

A toughtful, amusing, fun handling of some tough topics, this story created some serious thoughtful moments.
At the same time I was frequently chuckling at the author's humor. All together a well done production. I will be searching out more of Jess Walter's work.

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  • K Daniel
  • 05-08-21

Nope

I don't need left-wing Nazi bull thrown at me when trying to enjoy books.

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  • G
  • 11-04-21

Unexpected, entertaining take on climate change

Jess Walter expertly crafted intriguing characters who intersect with each other under the umbrella of climate change.

I especially enjoyed each character's individual take on the warming planet, addressing the imminent changes with concern and a dash of humor.

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  • Rocco Laudadio
  • 09-12-20

Good story

A quick easy read with a message. I liked it for my commute too work.

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  • M.C.L.
  • 01-12-20

Great story!

Made me think and made me laugh out loud! The reader did a good job with the material.

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  • Ruth Ann Orlansky
  • 22-07-20

Very Well Written and Great Performance

Both the writer and the narrator did a bang-up job. I found the story and performance totally absorbing. The pacing was good and the narrator gave each character his or her own voice.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-07-20

Much Funnier Than Expected

I mean, it's about the climate change end of the world. Still very funny! Johnny Cash cameos.

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  • Mytribex10
  • 30-12-18

End of the world sounds horrible but this book was not!

I love Don Miller has the narrator. Such a small book that delves into to sp much. Very thought provoking. I hope we come up with solutions soon.

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