Sarah Lyons Fleming – Author

Until the End of the World – And After – So Long, Lollipops – All the Stars in the Sky

Mordacious – Peripetia – Instauration (The City Series)

World Departed – World Between

OMG!! Where to start with these books??

All three series are set in the same time frame and overlap some due to family relations and geographic locations.

The ‘Until the End of the World’ series (UTEOTW) follows a group of friends over several years as they deal with the End of the World and the Zombie Apocalypse. Migrating from New York and trying to find a safe place to live. Safe from the Zombies and away from bad people.

The ‘City Series’ follows a group of people who are stuck in New York, cut off from the rest of the country by destroyed bridges.

And in the ‘World Departed’ series (the most recently published), we follow a group of people traveling from California to Oregon, and another group they eventually meet up with in Oregon.

There is so much I love about these books including all the survival tips and suggestions. I’m a little bit of a ‘prepper’ myself although not like the ones people tend to think about when they hear that term.

But ultimately it is the way the characters are written that really draw a reader in. Any author who can create characters that a reader feels invested in and will cry over when they are hurt or killed, now that is a great writer! Sarah is definitely in that category.

I am of course more of a ‘listener’ than a physical reader though, so the narration must also be good to earn my attention and respect. All of Sarah’s books are professionally narrated, with experienced narrators that only increase the power of each series to the point that many of her fans are now pre-ordering her books as they are near completion. I know that I pre-ordered the most recent book, World Between, along with many of the Facebook Group that I am proudly a part of.

I don’t follow many authors but I keep up with Sarah to know what is coming up, and because so many of her followers are of a similar mindset as me. It’s a really great Facebook group, much like family. A crazy, kooky family, but a family just the same.

I have to say that Sarah is in my top 5 favorite authors, and that is really saying something if you knew how many books I have read and listened to over the years.

If you are interested in Zombies, the Apocalypse, or End of the World stories, then Sarah Lyons Fleming is one you absolutely MUST add to your list. Believe me, you will not be disappointed.

As always, I wish you all Happy Listening!

Mordacious – Book Review

Mordacious – definition – Of a person or animal given to biting.

Author Sarah Lyons Fleming
Narrated by Terese Plummer and Luke Daniels

I love, love, LOVE, this book!  Actually all 3 in the series that I have heard so far, and I know of at least 2 more to go.

If you like the Walking Dead TV show, then you should like this series.  It’s the ‘End of the World’, ‘Zombie Apocalypse’, type story.

But I find Sarah’s books much more than that.  The characters seem so real, and alive…and funny…and flawed.  You just can’t help but root for them to make it.  To find a SAFE place.

Every time there is a happy homecoming, and someone is reconnected with family previously assumed lost…you just want to applaud and celebrate with them!

And when someone is lost, you wish you could be there to help the rest  pick up the pieces and find the strength to carry on.

There are multiple stories in this series and each book is told from different perspectives.

In the case of ‘Mordacious’, the story follows the paths of two separate individuals, Silvie and Eric.

I like that each time the perspective changes the audio book lets you know who is talking.  Even though we have 2 narrators, and it’s obvious from the narration whose story we are following, I still like that it states it plainly as well.  It’s like…setting up the stage and I like that.

The narration is Great of course.  I wouldn’t recommend this in audio format if I didn’t enjoy the narration as well.

I usually prefer to listen to single narration, but I find this collaboration of   male and female narrators works really well.  You can still get enough examples of their abilities in the various characters that each portrays throughout the story, to hear that they are both very talented.

In fact, I will be researching both for future posts, but for now I just wanted to get this story out to all of you.

I love that this is part of an interconnected series, so that the stories don’t end when the book does.  I have 3 down and as far as I know, 2 more to go.  I am so looking forward to hearing those as well!

So if you like ‘End of the World’ stories, you should really give Sarah Lyons Fleming a try.  I love her writing, and I hope you will too.

Happy Listening!