This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp audiobook

This Is Where It Ends

By Marieke Nijkamp
Read by various narrators

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6.28 Hours 1
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10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve. 10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class. 10:03 The auditorium doors won't open. 10:05 Someone starts shooting. Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

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Summary

Summary

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of 11 Books That Grab You from Page One

An Indie Next List Selection for Kids

A BuzzFeed Books Pick for Books You Should Read This Month

A Bustle Pick of Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2016

A BookRiot Pick of Books of 2016 to Mark Down Now

A GoodReads Readers’ Choice of the Month for YA

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03
The auditorium doors won't open.

10:05
Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A talented cast of narrators enhances the diversity and believability of this story…The narrators’ pacing, accents, and, most particularly, emotional tones add layers and meaning…The audiobook is structured to reflect the fifty-four-minute duration of Tyler’s rampage. During this time, the narrators’ emotions intensify, and their character portrayals deepen.” AudioFile
“Strong storytelling pulls readers into a school shooting, leaving them amongst the gunman’s victims in Opportunity High’s auditorium.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Will hit close to home and is best suited for older teens.” BookPage
“The story makes effective use of flashbacks that lay bare the pain and deception that have led up to the day’s horror…[A] compelling story of terror, betrayal, and heroism.” Kirkus Reviews
“Love, loyalty, bravery, and loss meld into a chaotic, heart-wrenching mélange of issues that unite some and divide others. A highly diverse cast of characters, paired with vivid imagery and close attention to detail, set the stage for an engrossing, unrelenting tale.” Publishers Weekly
“The four main narratives are joined by text messages, tweets, and blog entries interspersed throughout, allowing for more viewpoints and commentary without narrative clutter. Although the work is devastating, it offers a small moment of optimism and closure at the end without resorting to an incongruous tidy ending.” School Library Journal
“Every word hits frighteningly close to home and is tragically too familiar. This book will leave you asking questions that we as a society should have answered a long time ago.” Julie Murphy, author of Side Effects May Vary

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Author

Author Bio: Marieke Nijkamp

Author Bio: Marieke Nijkamp

Marieke Nijkamp is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, and is an executive member of We Need Diverse Books, the founder of DiversifYA, and a founding contributor to YA Misfits. She lives in the Netherlands. Visit her at mariekenijkamp.com.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.28
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English