Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
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Wistful Apocalypse With Echoes of Station Eleven
🧡 This is much more emotional than most apocalyptic/pandemic novels. It focuses almost entirely on heavily pregnant Natalie and her best friend Rams, a doctor. I’d argue that this is a love story; a heart-rending tale of friendship. And it works. I got some serious chills as the besties did whatever it took to try and deliver Natalie’s baby safely.
💚 The tone shifts around from quirky and comical - especially Natalie’s sections - to the wistful voice of the all-knowing narrator. The narrator especially has a poetic turn of phrase reminiscent of the writing in Station Eleven, another intriguingly unorthodox apocalypse audiobook.