• The End We Start From

  • By: Megan Hunter
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (103 ratings)

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The End We Start From

By: Megan Hunter
Narrated by: Louise Brealey
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Publisher's Summary

As London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Days later, she and her baby are forced to leave their home in search of safety. They head north through a newly dangerous country seeking refuge from place to place, shelter to shelter, to a desolate island and back again. The story traces fear and wonder, as the baby's small fists grasp at the first colors he sees, as he grows and stretches, thriving and content against all the odds.

Written with poise and poeticism, The End We Start From is an indelible and elemental first book - a lyrical vision of the strangeness and beauty of new motherhood, and a portentous tale of endurance in the face of ungovernable change.

©2017 Megan Hunter (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A Must Read for Any Parent in 2017

I loved the poetic nature of this story- I found myself feeling the feelings and wondering how I would feel in the same situation. Beautifully written!

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Yes!

Beautiful and quick read about the end and beginning of life. Highly recommend this book.

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I'm so glad I read this

The format of the story, with all of it basically focused on the baby, was just riveting. It seemed as if it was all told through his eyes, as well as hers. The words. The narration.

Give this one a read if you're looking for cli-fi that's off the beaten path and that's so well written it will make you gasp.

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entitled sadsacks barely survive disaster

The husband R seems to be an unlikeable selfish angry semi useless prude. He the husband of our sadsack protagonist who can't seem to move beyond a state of non-stop passive despondence. I mean the disaster is bad, but you have to adapt, survive, and live... these two must have been like this before the disaster at the office or wherever.

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Not For Me: Flat and Monotone

Extremely melancholic narrator, as though death is imminent every second of the book. I found this overly-poetic book too clipped and abbreviated to find engaging. There was no emotion in the writing nor narration.

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an intriguing and literary story

the writing was superb and the story kept me going. the end made me think. overall great experience