Until The Beginning by Amy Plum | Audiobook Review

I received this book for free from Library, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Until The Beginning by Amy Plum | Audiobook ReviewUntil the Beginning by Amy Plum
Also by this author: After the End
Series: After The End #2
Also in this series: After the End
Narrator: Emily Rankin, Graham Hamilton
Length: 8 Hours 30 Minutes
Published by HarperCollins on May 5th 2015
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Action & Adventure, Survival Stories, Fantasy, Nature & the Natural World
Pages: 352
Format: Audiobook, Hardcover
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9780062225658

Amy Plum, internationally bestselling author of the Die for Me series, delivers a heart-pounding adventure perfect for fans of Michael Grant, Veronica Rossi, and Alexandra Bracken. Until the Beginning is the sequel to After the End, which Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend series and the Young Elites series, called “wonderfully riveting.” In this stunning and exhilarating conclusion to the duology, Juneau has been searching for her people and for answers . . . and she is about to find both.
When Juneau’s clan disappeared, she lost so much more than her friends and family. She soon discovered everything she thought she knew about her life was a lie. Her people’s gifts were actually secret abilities that others wanted, desperately enough to kidnap an entire village.
Juneau set off on a cross-country journey with her new companion, Miles, to find her clan, which led them to a game preserve in New Mexico. Now Juneau’s people are finally within reach, and she will stop at nothing to save them. But she has a target on her back too, because unbeknownst to her she is the key to unlocking everything. To rescue her people—and herself—Juneau must discover what she and her abilities are truly capable of.

Why Did I Listen To Until The Beginning by Amy Plum?

Until The Beginning by Amy Plum is the final book in Plum’s After The End duology. I actually genuinely quite liked After The End and wanted to see how the story would wrap up. I remember enjoying Miles and Juneau’s story in the first book, so I had little apprehension about reading Until The Beginning. Plus, the audiobook has dual narrators and that is a thing that absolutely appeals to me.

What’s The Story Here?

So, Amy Plum’s sequel picks up pretty quickly from where After The End leaves off, if I recall correctly. Juneau’s clan is gone — they’re actually in a whole other state. So, anyways, basically Juneau and Miles go traipsing after Juneau’s clan. Also, she learns a whole lot about her clan and some underlying secrets. It’s kind of a big deal. Oh, and Miles gets connected into the Yara. Of course, the romance that started in After The End also continues in Until The Beginning and it has a culmination that I really genuinely liked. I was into the different twists and turns that this book took, even though I felt like I could predict bits and pieces of it here and there.

How Did I Like This Book?

I liked Until The Beginning well enough. It does a nice job of wrapping up Juneau and Miles’s story. This book is a pretty quick listen/read. While I was not hugely invested in the outcomes, it’s a nice distraction during a time in my life where I just want easy books. I will say that I probably read the two books in the series way too far apart and I did have some confusion as to continuation, but overall, this was a good, non life changing book.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook of Until The Beginning is narrated by Emily Rankin and Graham Hamilton, who read the chapters of Juneau and Miles, respectively. I legitimately have nothing bad to say about their narration. In fact, it’s quite easy on the ears. I read the first book physically and then switched up formats for the sequel. I have exactly zero regrets about this. If you’re nervous about reading via audio instead of physically, don’t be. This book is very well narrated and in capable hands.

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