Friday, March 16, 2018

Audiobook Review - Peripeteia by Sarah Lyons Fleming @SLyonsFleming

Peripeteia by Sarah Lyons Fleming
Narrated by Luke Daniels and Therese Plummer
Series: The City #2
Publisher: Audible Studios
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
Date Read: March 8, 2018
Length: 19 hours 51 minutes
Source: Audible Purchase
★★★★☆
From the universe of the Until the End of the World series
Book two of The City Series is here!
(Note: The City Series can be read before or after the Until the End of the World series)

Months into the apocalypse, the zombies show no signs of dying, but it’s clear everyone in Sunset Park will die without enough food to outlast the undead. Add in the less-than-sociable new neighbors only blocks away, and the hunt for sustenance has come to feel more like a race than a ramble.

Sylvie is happy in her new home with the people who’ve become like family, though she’s still working out how to let them into her heart. Eric wants in, and he wants to find his sister, but he can’t do both at the same time. If he can do the second one at all—getting into the city was hard enough, getting out may prove impossible.

Despite setbacks—and a couple million zombies—it seems fortune is working in their favor. After all, food, security, and family are extraordinary when just being alive is a notable accomplishment. But fortune can turn on a dime, and all it takes is one misstep.

My Review

I really enjoyed this book!  I am so happy that I stumbled upon this author because I am having such a good time with her books.  This is the second book in The City series which really does need to be read in order.  This book had me hooked from the very beginning.  It is not a short audiobook but I still listened to it in just a few days because I never wanted to put it down.  I went into this book with high expectations and am happy to report that those expectations were all met or exceeded.

I got to know Eric, Sylvie, and the rest of the group in the preceding book and I was really excited to get the chance to spend some more time with them in this book.   Watching the bonds grow and strengthen between these characters is really what I enjoy the most about these books.  Like the previous book, this installment is told from both Eric's and Sylvie's points of view so we really get to know those two characters really well.   I think I liked both Eric and Sylvie more and more as the book progressed.

The story continues with the high excitement level that was set in the first book.  The group is in New York City trying to survive with zombies everywhere.  And the zombies may not be their biggest problem.  There are daily problems that need to be address such as finding food and water and other things needed for survival that the group must address.  There are also safety issues involving the zombies and other survivors that take up a lot of energy.  Resources in the city are limited and they aren't the only group trying to survive.

This book does have some pretty major developments.  Just when things are looking good and everyone starts getting comfortable, things happen.  Situations change and the group has to adjust.  I have to admit that I was pretty nervous for the characters in this book because there are a lot of intense situations.

I loved the narration.  Luke Daniels and Therese Plummer do such a good job with this series.  I was a bit surprised that the narration was a bit different than what was used in the first book.  In this book, Luke Daniels performs the chapters from Eric's point of view including the female voices while Therese Plummer performs the chapters from Sylvie's point of view including the male voices.  In the first book, the male narrator handled all of the male voices throughout the book and vise versa which I really liked and was looking forward to in this book.  I quickly adjusted and enjoyed the book but wish that this book would have been done the same as the first book.  That being said, I had no issues with any of the voices that either narrator used and thought that they both brought a lot of emotion to the story.

I do recommend this book to others.  This series has a little bit of everything.  There is romance, some humor, action, and zombies working together to tell a rather unique story.  I can't wait to read more of Sarah Lyons Fleming's work very soon and plan to listen to the next audiobook in this series just as soon as it is available.

The Series - The City
Book #1 -Mordacious - My Review
Book #2 - Peripeteia
About the Author - Sarah Lyons Fleming

I'm a Laura Ingalls devotee, wannabe prepper and lover of anything pre-apocalyptic, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic—-or anything in between. Add in some humor and romance, and I'm in heaven.

Besides an unhealthy obsession with home-canned food and Bug Out Bag equipment, I love books, making artsy stuff and laughing my arse off. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I now live in Oregon with my family and, in my opinion, not nearly enough supplies for the zombie apocalypse. But I'm working on it.


Author Link:  Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

22 comments:

  1. Here's the thing, I hate zombies . . . BUT I have to recognise this sounds like a good book, and I'm honestly happy you enjoyed it so much! Also, I find the cover really original :)

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    1. I love The Walking Dead and have been really enjoying this series. There are zombies but it is the characters that I have really grown to love.

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  2. I may go into this yet, but I'm kinda over zombies for now. maybe in a few weeks

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    1. I am ready for more zombies but the next book hasn't been release yet so I will have to wait.

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  3. I love it when I discover a new author and have new books to read! Great review Carole.

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  4. It's great to see that this series is a good mix! I didn't know about it but I'm glad it was a great sequel once again!

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    1. It really had a little bit of everyting I was looking for.

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  5. Sounds interestig and I'm loving the covers!

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    1. The covers for this series are much better than the covers for the companion series. The titles are weird but they make sense with the stories.

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  6. I really need to get started with this author at some point.

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  7. Ohh zombies, even if they give me nightmares

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  8. I don't think I have read a zombie book in a long time, is this very cringe worthy? I can they can be bloody and stomach turning.
    Not sure how I would feel about this kind of narration

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    1. I had moments that I was afraid for the characters but I would really say it was cringe worthy. The narration was wonderfully done.

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  9. It's nice finding an author that you like. This books sounds good.

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  10. Glad you got over the voice changes. I'm a big fan of zombie stuff. I'll have to check this one out. You were the one that got me started on White Trash Zombie. So I'll trust your judgement. :) Great review.

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    1. This is a whole different kind of zombie story but I love it. I hope you get a chance to listen to this one.

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