Hanna Jameson

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Narrated By: Anthony Starke

Duration: 12 hours and 16 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Last by Hanna Jameson, read by Anthony Starke.

BREAKING: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington

BREAKING: London hit, thousands feared dead.
BREAKING: Munich and Scotland hit. World leaders call for calm.

Jon Keller was on a trip to Switzerland when the world ended. More than anything he wishes he hadn't ignored his wife Nadia's last message.

Twenty people remain in Jon's hotel. Far from the nearest city, they wait, they survive.

Then one day, the body of a girl is found. It's clear she has been murdered. Which means that someone in the hotel is a killer...

As paranoia descends, Jon decides to investigate. But how far is he willing to go in pursuit of justice? And what happens if the killer doesn't want to be found?


Psychological thriller, Science fiction: apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic, Dystopian and utopian fiction, Technothriller, Crime and mystery: hard-boiled crime, noir fiction, Modern and contemporary fiction

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The Last is a brilliantly executed novel, and the questions Jameson poses-who will be with you at the end of the world, and what kind of person will you be?-are as haunting as the plot itself. This is a chilling and extraordinary book

Emily St John Mandel, author of 'Station Eleven'

Dark, original, compelling

CJ Tudor, author of The Chalk Man

It is Jameson's portrayal both imaginative and plausible, of how her characters adapt to their new life that makes her novel such compulsive reading

Daily Telegraph

A clever, original, scarily plausible white-knuckle read

Erin Kelly, bestselling author of 'He Said, She Said'

A brilliantly imagined tale of suspicion, betrayal and survival in a world on the brink of extinction. One of those books that you can't stop reading - but don't want to end

TM Logan, bestselling author of 'Lies'

Stephen King meets Agatha Christie, in this fantastic and highly original novel that I'll be recommending to readers for a long time to come. I loved every second of it! This is *the* book of 2019

Luca Veste, author of 'The Bone Keeper'

Chillingly nightmarish - a gripping read

Sophia Tobin, author of 'The Silversmith's Wife'

Gripping, and thoroughly and frighteningly believable. I could not put this book down

Jennie Melamed, author of 'Gather the Daughters'

Jameson does an excellent job of exploring what nuclear war would mean for us . . . exploring what it would mean to live in a place where consequences no longer existed.


We defy you to pick up The Last and put it back down