Narrated By: Gemma Whelan
Duration: 12 hours and 2 minutes
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*Narrated by Gemma Whelan*
A WORLD HALF IN DARKNESS. A SECRET SHE MUST BRING TO LIGHT.
2059. The world has stopped turning.
One half suffers an endless frozen night; the other, nothing but burning sun.
Only in a slim twilit region between them can life survive.
In an isolationist Britain, scientist Ellen Hopper receives a letter from a dying man.
It contains a powerful and dangerous secret.
One that those in power will kill to conceal...
'A beautifully realised and thought-provoking thriller.' THE TIMES
'A taut, thrilling runaround' GUARDIAN
'Reminiscent of Robert Harris's high-concept conspiracy thrillers' FINANCIAL TIMES
© Andrew Hunter 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020
Thriller / suspense fiction, Dystopian & utopian fiction, Narrative theme: Environmental issues, Science fiction, Science fiction: apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic, Science fiction: near-future
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Murray should be commended for going into the nitty-gritty of how his post-disaster society functions[…] What really distinguishes the book, though, is the creative energy of its world-building: it demonstrates the virtue of using the future as a playground for the imagination rather than trying to second-guess it.
I read this hungrily ... Its intelligence and bravura characterization will have you turning page after page. A fabulous achievement.
A brilliantly clever thriller from a brilliantly clever writer.
A taut, thrilling runaround... The Last Day is an impressive dystopian techno-thriller. Murray paints a grim picture of a draconian isolationist Britain, with some vivid descriptions of a much-changed London, and the novel’s climax has a neat twist.
A brilliant debutwhich blends apocalyptic drama with a tale of espionage, keeping readers on tenterhooks […] Fans of Robert Harris will love it.