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The Last Town on Earth

Thomas Mullen

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Description:

During World War I, the influenza pandemic ultimately killed more people around the world than the war itself. The Last Town on Earth takes as its launching point a striking historical footnote: some uninfected towns were so terrified of the surrounding flu that they closed their entrances, posted signs warning strangers not to enter, and even stationed armed guards to make sure no outsiders brought infection into their communities. Mullen incisively imagines this situation, employing it as the basis for the moral drama spurring his story forward. One night, an infected soldier approaches the newly founded town of Commonwealth, which was created as a refuge for its mill worker residents, begging for food and shelter. Should the guards on duty admit a stranger to their town (someone who has been fighting a war on their behalf), thereby putting their families and loved ones at risk of infection? Or should they place their lives above his and leave him to freeze to death in the dark woods?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Henry Strozier

Length:

15h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

09:00


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

27:06


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

32:10


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

24:43


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

21:52


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

10:18


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

18:20


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

42:56


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

03:41


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

15:26


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

15:56


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

11:29


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

10:50


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

41:38


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

10:34


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

17:28


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

15:46


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

05:37


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

22:02


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

04:17


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

19:06


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

08:42


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

14:44


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

17:28


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

22:50


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

04:30


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

16:38


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

16:36


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

14:12


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

17:43


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

03:27


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

08:44


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

10:14


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

20:35


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

05:20


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

17:09


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

05:08


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

07:01


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

07:29


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

26:54


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

14:52


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

38:34


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

10:21


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

04:18


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

03:40


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

24:45


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

15:50


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

09:34


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

13:13


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

07:38


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

21:29


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

31:39


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

14:51


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

19:18


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

31:18


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

21:03


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

36:11