Audiobook Review

The End of Men

By
Christina Sweeney-Baird
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LENGTH

12 hrs and 3 mins

READ BY

Cathleen McCarron, Aysha Kala, Denica Fairman, Penelope Rawlins, Debra Michaels, Julia Locascio, Sasha Alexis, Robert Bradley, Sara Lynam, Rebecca Perfect, William Hope

average rating is 5 out of 5
Performance
average rating is 5 out of 5
Overall
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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

Beautiful, thoughtful, thought provoking. A redefinition of its genre.

THE BIRDICT

💚 The intricacy of this novel is staggering, imagining the impact of men’s disappearance from society down to the last electrician.

💜 Small moments made a big impact. A memorable one for me involved a female character scaring off an aggressive male, a scenario that turned the usual post-apocalyptic dynamic on its head.

🧡 In what I can only describe as sorcery, I came away from a book about a devastating plague feeling uplifted.

🤎 I'd compare this to a World War Z style telling of a The Children of Men style disaster with the conscience of The Handmaid's Tale. I went too far, didn't I…

💛 One extra tidbit: The realism of this book in describing life under a pandemic is all the more impressive given that Christina Sweeney-Baird finished it in 2019.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 I wouldn’t change a thing about this excellent production. Having a book read by eleven separate voices felt decadent in the best possible way and made it much easier to differentiate between the many characters.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SIMILAR AUDIOBOOKS

No spoilers for this one. Maybe next time!
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The End of Men

THE BLURB

Glasgow, 2025. Dr Amanda Maclean is called to treat a young man with a mild fever. Within three hours, he dies. The mysterious illness sweeps through the hospital with deadly speed. This is how it begins.

The victims are all men.

Dr Maclean raises the alarm, but the sickness spreads to every corner of the globe. Threatening families. Governments. Countries.

Can they find a cure before it’s too late? Will this be the story of the end of the world - or its salvation?