• The Last Teacher

  • The Great De-evolution, Book 0
  • By: Chris Dietzel
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (252 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

As parts of everyday life begin to fade away, one teacher struggles to keep a semblance of normality for the teenagers in her classroom.

But what can she teach to students who know they will one day be the final remnants of mankind? 

"The Last Teacher" is a story from The Great De-Evolution series about the lessons that are most important in life.

©2015 Chris Dietzel (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Depressing

This is really not the sort of story that makes you feel better during a pandemic. Otherwise, it’s an ok read.

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What did I just listen to …

The idea behind the plot was what interested me. Questioning how to motivate the unmotivated. But the delivery of the story was all over the place. There was no explanation on the “de-evolutionary tragedy” going on in the world that’s forcing people to move South. It was then hard to understand why everything was happening and why bother keeping her passion? The school principal and the coworker, Al, played unrealistic roles. When I came back from wondering off she was then talking about a cat and it was just like … what..?

Again, so much potential but not worth the read.

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Absolutly Amazing i adored this short story

loved it easy to follow narrator Absolutly amazing i listened to it two times now on to the next book hope its as great as this Lil short story

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Amazing, a Apocalyptic book without violence.

The story was great, the most thought provoking story I have heard in year's. Sure hope there is more than this short story.

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So, a prequel that explains almost nothing?

As I new comer to the story, I have absolutely no motivation to continue listening. I don't k ow what the block references mean nor do I get a sense of what is going on with the de-evolution thing.
Sort of spoiler alert...dont read further if u dont want to have issues revealed.
In the first chapter the news said population would dip below 6 Million for first time in a decade and in last chapter it talks about billions.
Also, from something written from the perspective of an educator/academia to suggest that colleges would ever stop enrolling new students is laughable. Colleges would never to that, they would be in competition for the dwindling supply.
I assume that Ray is part of subsequent books but didn't end up caring about her fate at all.
The narrator did an excellent job and was the ONLY reason I suffered through til the end.

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interesting concept

great start to a hopefully intriguing world in the next book. Timely story about one teachers own awaking, during a period of unknown. Will definitely pick up the next book.

thanks

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Interesting

I don't know what to say. Just a good book. Interesting way to see humankind end. A classroom getting smaller and smaller.

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D - pressing

It was written well and the narrator performed well but the story is so depressing that I don’t care to ever listen to a book by this author.

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Uplifting in a time of need…

…and sad to the point of reality.
We need people like the last teacher, now; because what happened in her world could soon be on our horizon.

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A Thoughtful Surprise

Wow, first, I'm a teacher, so I might have related differently to the piece, but I loved the thought provoking way Dietzel writes this piece. I am new to him as an author, but his writing and the working of the plot and storyline were engaging and well written. However, I think what I enjoyed most was that the story was written in a way that reached past my imagination into the depths of the pondering center of my brain, and allowed me to experience the what ifs of this type of eventuality.

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  • "dangergrant71"
  • 05-27-22

Love this

Bittersweet and thought provoking story, short but inspiring

I wish there was more to it, wish it went more in depth

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  • Rhinny
  • 04-30-22

Short and thoughtful

A good little prequel and thought provoking moral to the end story. Easy but fast paced storyline that makes you think about the choices we make in life.

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  • Mrs MJ Harrop-Davies
  • 03-13-22

I really wanted more

I thought this short story was really well written. I wanted to know more .
It’s a stand alone prequel so I don’t suppose the teacher or the main child will be in the actual books but I enjoyed it enough to have a look

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  • Max Power
  • 11-15-21

A quick listen

I think this would have made more sense to me if I had read some of the books it is the prequel to. Well written - I will have to take a look at the others in this series.