At Last, Goodbye

  • by Glynn James
  • Narrated by Andrea Emmes
  • 0 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ten years after the apocalypse destroyed the world that she knew, a survivor returns to her home town, hoping to piece together the bits of her past that have troubled her so much ever since.
Sometimes the past is best left behind us, but sometimes we all need to say goodbye.
"At Last, Goodbye" is a short story set in the world of the Diary of the Displaced novel series.

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Cracking story

Not what I expected from the narration ie voice, however I've read the book and think is built a picture in my head as to what the voice would sound like.
Great story as always.
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- G. Avery

Unexpectedly haunting

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author.

I listened to this and to 'Thrown Away' consecutively, and actually wondered if they could be two sides of the same story, although it is part of the 'Diary of the Displaced' series, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Do try 'Thrown Away' as well, and you'll see what I mean.


You don't need to have read the previous instalments in the series to understand this story, although I recommend them unreservedly as a very original story arc. This story lasts 25 minutes in audio format, and absolutely captivated me. What appears initially to be a woman looking back on a youthful love affair that was cut short by outside events becomes something even more touching and sad. As usual with Glynn James, we are in a dystopian future, but he sets the scene so delicately that the story actually becomes almost timeless. It's the emotions which are explored here, not primarily the mechanics of the breakdown of society.


The American performer of the audiobook does a pitch-perfect job of creating the story's narrator, and knows just where to pause to create an effect. Excellent work all round.
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- Heather Cawte

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2014
  • Publisher: Element 12 Ltd