The Last Ship

  • by William Brinkley
  • Narrated by Christopher Lane
  • 29 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hailed "an extraordinary novel of men at war" (Washington Post), The Last Ship is the book that inspired the TNT mini series starring Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, and Adam Baldwin, with Michael Bay as executive producer.
The unimaginable has happened: The world has been plunged into all-out nuclear war. Sailing near the Arctic Circle, the USS Nathan James is relatively unscathed, but the future is grim and Captain Thomas is facing mutiny from the tattered remnants of his crew. With civilization in ruins, he urges those that remain - 152 men and 26 women - to pull together in search of land. Once they reach safety, however, the men and women on board realize that they are the earth's last remaining survivors - and they've all been exposed to radiation. When none of the women seems able to conceive, fear sets in. Will this be the end of humankind?
This thrilling tale of post apocalyptic suspense is perfect for readers of Going Home by A. American, Lights Out by DavidCrawford, The End and The Long Road by G. Michael Hopf, and One Second After by William Forstchen.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Tragic. Beautifully written

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

One of the best books I have listened to. Beautifully written with unbelievable use of language. Comparable to Moby Dick or some other classic.
Tragic, frightening, but very relevant story

What other book might you compare The Last Ship to, and why?

The Road. This is much longer but worth every minute. Not for those who are impatient for action.

What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

Voices really suited the characters. The measured manner of speech of the Captain was beautiful to listen to - it really expressed his character

Any additional comments?

A classic dystopian novel.

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- Zelda


What would have made The Last Ship better?

Er, a complete rewrite with modern attitudes to the sexes, morality, etc and a big, big prune. The tone of the author as 'God' and his use of this medium to extol his own thoughts, rather than explore different viewpoints (that's what I believe this is more about) wore me down very quickly. Really didn't like this at all

What will your next listen be?

Something less condescending

Would you be willing to try another one of Christopher Lane’s performances?

Maybe, the material was dreary and he lived down to it's dreariness - a different book may raise him but the downbeat time to this and the overly judgemental and moralistic viewpoint had me tearing what little of my hair is left out!

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really, even as a background noise while driving this drove me mad and I couldn't listen beyond the first 2 hours - I gave it a go!

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- paul crowe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-02-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.