Yesterdays Gone by Sean Platt


Yesterdays Gone
Title : Yesterdays Gone
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Language : English
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YESTERDAY S GONE SEASON ONE Episodes 1 6 On October 15 at 2 15 a.m., everyone on Earth vanished.Well, almost everyone.A scattered few woke alone in a world where there are no rules other than survival at any cost.A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, in search for his wife and son.A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species.A mother shields her young daughter from danger, as every breath fills her with terror.A bullied teen is thrilled to find everyone gone Until the knock on his door.A fugitive survives a fiery plane crash Will he be redeemed, or return to what he s best at the kill An eight year old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family What he finds will change him forever.And there s a few people who aren t surprised that this happened atall In fact, they ve been dreaming about this day for years.These survivors aren t aloneSomeone or something is watching them.And waitingStrangers unite.Sides are chosen.Will humanity survive what it never saw coming Yesterday s Gone is the bestselling, groundbreaking, post apocalyptic serial thriller for fans of The Stand, Swan Song, and TV shows like LOST.


Yesterdays Gone Reviews


  • mark monday

    so this is a fast paced novel made up of six formerly serialized parts, modeled on tv episodes, about what happens after a scattered number of survivors wake up and realize that 99.9% of their fellow humans have disappeared and now there are these horrible monsters scurrying about wanting to eat them, and there are psychic powers and strange dreams and sinister government types too, and the whole thing was so fast furious that i read my eyes out, really the pacing is often excellent, such so this is a fast paced novel made up of six formerly serialized parts, modeled on tv episodes, about what happens after a scattered number of survivors wake up and realize that 99.9% of their fellow humans have disappeared and now there are these horrible monsters scurrying about wanting to eat them, and there are psychic powers and strange dreams and sinister government types too, and the whole thing was so fast furious that i read my eyes out, really the pacing is often excellent, such a driving narrative and so many compelling mysteries, it was so much fun, really, addicting crack type fun, so fun that i ignored the rather horribly trite characters, including a cardboard abusive dad and a cartoon serial killer and a nauseatingly precious cutesy poo psychic child and a few supporting characters who are noted as black or asian and i give the authors points for trying to be diverse, i really do, but then why aren t the white characters noted as white , well i guess that s just the default skin color, dear reader just assume someone is white unless you are told otherwise, and then, despite the pace still being set at FAST FAST FAST, there was just tons of that awful so called characterization, flashbacks stories being told lots of dialogue, except it was all so terrible, so trite overly long boring, the authors need to realize that characterization is actually their weak point, their soft spot, their fontanelle, that all that characterization began to be a real drag, a real block to my enjoyment, i started skipping all that crap, and then whaddyaknow, it didn t matter that the pacing was often so expert and the mysteries were still compelling, i just got so fucken frustrated that the end of the novel was actually a relief because then i didn t have to read such horribly amateurish attempts at characterization any, ugh, finished, over, done, happy sigh but now i wonder, what happens next sorry, Shovelmonkey i still think you have great taste

  • Junkie for the Written Word

    12 11 I m halfway done with this, erm, season, and I can tell you that I m already terribly disappointed For a few reasons 1 Sweet baby Jesus the number of characters that I don t give a shit about is astounding I don t know how many actual characters are in these books 20 25 but I do know that there are TOO MANY If they had maybe chosen to go with 3 or 4 main characters and really really developed them I feel like it would have been much better Instead we get 500 words of a character s 12 11 I m halfway done with this, erm, season, and I can tell you that I m already terribly disappointed For a few reasons 1 Sweet baby Jesus the number of characters that I don t give a shit about is astounding I don t know how many actual characters are in these books 20 25 but I do know that there are TOO MANY If they had maybe chosen to go with 3 or 4 main characters and really really developed them I feel like it would have been much better Instead we get 500 words of a character s POV, jump to another character, then another and another and by the time you re back to the first one you ve run out of fucks to give 2 The prose I get it I know and I m guilty of it myself Self published romance authors, such as myself, are told time and time again to dumb down our prose We re writing for a 5th to 7th grade reading level We re pulp fiction But I thought fantasy and sci fi were exempt from this rule Obviously not Unless this should aptly be categorized in action then the rule applies again 3 I really wanted to like it Sean and Dave and Johnny have a podcast I listen too quite often, and while it s mostly them bullshitting for an hour, occasionally a useful nugget of information will fall between the cracks I like these guys and I wanted to like their books I m going to finish it, just in case it takes a turn for the better, but as of right now I m just really sad that I m not enjoying it very much 12 15 So in the five or six hundred pages contained within this book we only advance the plot like four or five days Going through so many characters was mind numbing for me and I won t be doing it again I haven t looked to see how many books total are in this series but if it s going to chronicle a year or two Jesus help us Also there are few characters I have actually physically hated than I have Borocio sp Not because he was supposed to be a bad guy and I m supposed to hate him, nope, it was because the authors made him ridiculous I wanted to scream at him, SAY BEER BATTERED BULLSHIT ONE MORE TIME ONE MORE TIME I WILL FIGHT A FICTIONAL CHARACTER BITCH And his excessive use of ridiculous analogies was a little than I could handle Or I mean to say, his beer battered bullshit analogies were fucked up than a pump and dump pimply prostitute giving a blow job to a priest in the Vatican on the popes lap while singing a Conway Twitty tune and playing dice with a cum covered clown in a car full of Mexicans

  • Susan

    Remember when your mother told you that using a constant stream of constant swear words or dirty language meant you don t have a very good vocabulary Well, in all but a dozen or so scenes of Yesterday s Gone, the language is fine So what if there are some four letter words scattered throughout It s the inclusion of a disgusting, filthy mouthed character named Boricio that made me wonder why the authors thought the rest of their book could not stand on its own It s almost like he was added af Remember when your mother told you that using a constant stream of constant swear words or dirty language meant you don t have a very good vocabulary Well, in all but a dozen or so scenes of Yesterday s Gone, the language is fine So what if there are some four letter words scattered throughout It s the inclusion of a disgusting, filthy mouthed character named Boricio that made me wonder why the authors thought the rest of their book could not stand on its own It s almost like he was added after the fact, mixing his scenes in with the rest, because there was not enough shock value in a monster Martian mummy pod being version of Disappeared.Beyond the vile mind of Boricio and the themes introduced by his character, the obvious writing talent, storytelling prowess, other characters, talking dog, oddly aging boy, shape shifting beings, gory fight scenes, weird happenings, and the rest of the unbelievable goings on, ALL would make for a book that could merit a great review if not for the filth that the Boricio character brought to the party That s pretty dramatic.And yes, that s how I really felt None of the good things about this book offset the language and themes the writers introduced and kept bringing up over and over and over through this character I mean, enough already I lost my appetite enough in these scenes to last for the rest of my reading lifetime.Yup For awhile I turned my reaction to this character theme off, but just kept reading and tried to let the stench roll off me But after a certain point, and clearly once I found out that any scenes including this character would follow the same vile pattern and there was no purpose for it that was enough to make me not want to read any And that is really almost impossible to get me to do Even if your target audience is composed of prisoners or prepubescent boys from the lowest caliber of home life the slime spewed by this character would be appalling As a book for general audiences, even rated R, it s beyond that And the themes introduced by this character is the ONLY thing that keeps the book from getting 4 stars And yes, it s not just gaggingly rank, it is unnecessarily so Really, REALLY unnecessarily so

  • Emily

    If I quit books, I can tell you exactly when I would have quit this one It was at 53%, and I had quite hit my Ugh saturation I don t quit books, however, so I slogged through endless pages of crap This book is a giant pile of shit, and every time you think it is as smelly and disgusting as it possibly can get, the authors take another giant dump on the pile making it even grosser until it is completely unbearable By that, I mean that this book is a humorless, unmitigated series of unfortu If I quit books, I can tell you exactly when I would have quit this one It was at 53%, and I had quite hit my Ugh saturation I don t quit books, however, so I slogged through endless pages of crap This book is a giant pile of shit, and every time you think it is as smelly and disgusting as it possibly can get, the authors take another giant dump on the pile making it even grosser until it is completely unbearable By that, I mean that this book is a humorless, unmitigated series of unfortunate events that makes it dreary and unenjoyable By the end, I was seriously experiencing physical nausea at the idea of reading any of it As other readers have mentioned, the worst part was the Boricio bits I could have perhaps put up with it if his role was deemphasized, but the authors were clearly having a rollicking good time writing their serial killer and actually expand his poison into other characters Fun Speaking of serial killers, aren t they pretty much by definition psychopaths Which means that they can t feel empathy, at all Right, so some of the events toward the end are a stretch for me Oh, should I say something about all the lurid PA details They re not fresh You can see which various books and movies the scenes and characters were borrowed from, so let s add unoriginal to my stack of adjectives Also, I can t tell if it was difficulty incorporating those borrowed images, or a desire for a stack of red herrings, or if the authors were just making it up as they went along, but the plot was all over the place like a schizophrenic rat.I considered giving this two stars, because the first episode was pretty snappy, but let s be honest I hated this, and I didn t want to finish it, so for me it is a one star book Kindle Lending Library, Feb 13, for Apoclaypse Whenever group

  • Elizabeth

    This was fun Downloaded Season 2 already Apocalyptic fiction is a guilty pleasure, but hey, it helps me relate to my 14 year old son and his friends really well I ll never forget the conversation I had with a friend of my son s when he tried to go toe to toe with me on Zombie and end of the world books He left with a long list and I finally got someone that could discuss my disappointment with World War Z intelligently Bravo.Anyhoo, this is enjoyable Everyone disappears There are creepy s This was fun Downloaded Season 2 already Apocalyptic fiction is a guilty pleasure, but hey, it helps me relate to my 14 year old son and his friends really well I ll never forget the conversation I had with a friend of my son s when he tried to go toe to toe with me on Zombie and end of the world books He left with a long list and I finally got someone that could discuss my disappointment with World War Z intelligently Bravo.Anyhoo, this is enjoyable Everyone disappears There are creepy survivors a serial killer, nice touch and those who are genuinely good There are scenes that actually spooked me, monsters that scared even his jade 42 year old mom and let s face it, not much can scare a mom , and characters that are well developed and intriguing Written in serial form, I wish I would have heard about this series when it first came out Reminds me a lot of The Walking Dead without my beloved zombies Love the cliffhangers and I think it would have been delightfully agonizing to await the next installments On to series 2

  • Charlton

    One of those books I didn t know I d like so much.I mean I d read the blurb and thought this sounds interesting.But within the first 10 pages it pretty much had me.Basically it deals with the U.S.,it doesn t mention any other countries.One evening all the humans disappear.With the exception of a scattered few,NY,MO.,LA.,FL.,CA..With only a smattering of people in each state.And the type of people really varies,from a psycho killer to a man just looking for his wife and son.And all these people a One of those books I didn t know I d like so much.I mean I d read the blurb and thought this sounds interesting.But within the first 10 pages it pretty much had me.Basically it deals with the U.S.,it doesn t mention any other countries.One evening all the humans disappear.With the exception of a scattered few,NY,MO.,LA.,FL.,CA..With only a smattering of people in each state.And the type of people really varies,from a psycho killer to a man just looking for his wife and son.And all these people are subconsciously going to the same area.I wouldn t say this is YA apocalyptic because of the graphic violence.There are creatures that have to be killed,or do the killing and it can be messy sometimes.I would definitely recommend it

  • Angela

    I relented and actually BOUGHT yes, you saw that word correctly the first season.I downloaded the first two parts for free a while back and thoroughly enjoyed them My annoyance at not knowing how the rest of the story pans out finally got to me and I bought the first season last week Congratulations Sean Platt and David Wright, you jointly have the honour of being the first downloaded authors to my kindle that I paid for with actual money.Full review to come.

  • David Fike

    As much as I hate comparing things to my all time favorite show LOST , this book just in the first episode alone seems to be a perfect mash up of LOST , Fringe , The Stand , and even a little bit of 24 thrown in for good measure Simply put It s AWESOME I was perusing the Kindle Store this afternoon over my lunch at work trying to find something new to read, and I came across Yesterday s Gone I wasn t sure how I felt about the serialized nature of the book, but after reading some ve As much as I hate comparing things to my all time favorite show LOST , this book just in the first episode alone seems to be a perfect mash up of LOST , Fringe , The Stand , and even a little bit of 24 thrown in for good measure Simply put It s AWESOME I was perusing the Kindle Store this afternoon over my lunch at work trying to find something new to read, and I came across Yesterday s Gone I wasn t sure how I felt about the serialized nature of the book, but after reading some very positive reviews and seeing there are 3 seasons so far, I decided to give it a shot Not to mention the first episode is currently free, which is always a plus And wow, was I in for a shock this is awesome I got about halfway through the first episode during the remainder of my lunch, and as soon as I got home from work I immediately pulled out the iPad and finished the remainder of the episode As soon as that was done, I joined their newsletter fan group and immediately purchased the entire first season 6 episodes, each one about 100 110 pages It s THAT good I have a feeling that if the pacing, suspense, and intrigue continues at the way it has so far I ll have no trouble finishing the season by Monday morning It seems almost a crime to reveal too much in a review as it would spoil it for you, but I ll try the best I canThe first episode jumps between a group of several characters that wake up only to find that everyone has inexplicably vanished, with creepy occurences following in their wake.There is the prisoner who wakes up only to find that the airplane he was on has crashed, with no survivors bodies to be found Standing in awe amidst the wreckage, another airliner screams by overhead in an uncontrolled dive, exploding in the surrounding woods as if no one was at the controls Stumbling into a residential area still in handcuffs, he manages to free himself only to find that everything is seemingly abandoned and no one around The circumstances creeping him out, he borrows a car from an empty home and attempts to put as much distance between himself and the law enforcement he feels must be closing in on him.The serial killer who after a gruesome killing and night of hard partying awakens in New Orleans to find the city completely empty, with even some prominent landmarks simply gone as if they never existed Stealing an empty police car he sets out for the Mississippi River where he feels everyone must have fled for an evacuation of some sort Along the way, the static filled radio begins acting very strange..A group of neighbors in a well to do neighborhood outside St Louis, MO awaken to find their families mysteriously gone with no trace of them at all After banding together with one of the richest of the rich in the neighborhood named Desmond one of my favorite characters from LOST I have to add who seems oddly prepared for this specific occurrence, they hit the road in several vehicles for Fort Leonard Wood, MO a large army base where they believe others must have gathered Shortly into their journey they encounter something that doesn t appear to be quite human , and shortly after come across something truly horrifying that changes the entire gameI ve left out a couple of characters, mostly because I don t want to give away too much and secondly because the ones I skipped I m having trouble coming up with words to describe exactly what the hell is happening in their scenes..LOL And I don t mean that in a negative way it s totally engrossing, it s just that not enough has been revealed so far to understand exactly what is happening or why and it keeps you flipping page after page.Mr Platt, Mr Wright My hat is off to the both of you you have yourselves another hooked fan and I can t wait to see where this goes next

  • Gadget Girl

    This is my very first set of books I have read that are a serial like you get on TV but are now on your kindle, I had my doubts whether I could actually get into a book with the knowing I may have to wait for the next book to be published.leaving me hanging grinding at the bit to find out what has happened to my favourite characters.BUT OMG I love it, you guys absolutely drive me mad, its fast paced, well written and the cliff hangers are the most amazing cliff hangers I have ever read.I adore This is my very first set of books I have read that are a serial like you get on TV but are now on your kindle, I had my doubts whether I could actually get into a book with the knowing I may have to wait for the next book to be published.leaving me hanging grinding at the bit to find out what has happened to my favourite characters.BUT OMG I love it, you guys absolutely drive me mad, its fast paced, well written and the cliff hangers are the most amazing cliff hangers I have ever read.I adore sci fi and love post apocalyptic reads and films You have bundled all my favorite aspects of the genre into these books Im nearly finished season 2 and I cannot put my kindle down, its glued to my handWhat have you dont to me guys The characters are relatable and so believable, I ve wanted to yell, scream and shout at the booksno don t do thatdo this and have made me feel a whole volley of human emotions within just series one.I did find it at first confusing jumping from one character to another without them joining up or getting together but now its like having stories within one and it really works, its nothing like I have ever read.I have my favorite series of the moment, Walking deadabout to finish on season finale this Friday, True blood now waiting for next season and Vampire diaries waiting for next seasonand NOW Yesterdays gone you have me clenched to my Kindle waiting for the next series 4 in Juneargh I cant wait so I ve gone and bought Available Darkness as well as I cant be without one of your book.Brilliant, imaginative, creative and funny in places and I love Boricio and Brent some fab characters within the series and I m so hoping they dont get killed off Well yes you can tell I loved these books, I highly recommend this style of reading if you love your cliff hangers and dont get too mad waiting for the next instalments, I find it exciting and such a refreshing change within the book world.Ill add to this review once I have completed series 2 as its a hard series of books to review without giving spoilers away and believe me you won t want to know its the whole excitement of the the seasons series of books.So looking forward to reading of the series I cant wait, you guys are so cruel leaving such amazing cliffhangers for us

  • Natasa

    This book was awesome, it had so many different elements, so many deeply developed characters but still only one main and biggest mystery plot as in no one has a clue what s happened to the world and to the people.There is a serial killer who loves killing slowly but fast is awesome as well, a drunk ass stepfather who s making his stepson life miserable every single day, a reporter who lost his kid and wife, a small boy who is than special and walked many miles in a company of a dog who s This book was awesome, it had so many different elements, so many deeply developed characters but still only one main and biggest mystery plot as in no one has a clue what s happened to the world and to the people.There is a serial killer who loves killing slowly but fast is awesome as well, a drunk ass stepfather who s making his stepson life miserable every single day, a reporter who lost his kid and wife, a small boy who is than special and walked many miles in a company of a dog who speaks to him when he sleeps but he s in a form of an Indian until both have found another nice old quirky old man who feels what needs to be done driving around in planes and helicopters, a father of a girl that thinks he s some secret agent who saves a pregnant girl on the way to find his daughter and realizing she looks almost the same as his like his daughter, a mother of a teenage girl who always felt like she knew what her daughter thinks or plans to say or domost or all people having weird dreams that , places that start loosing part of the building complexes, trees, roads, birds etc.Everything is totally weird and gets weirder with the government special trained ops picking up people to put them in research facilities and killing affected ones after they get bitten by the monsters aliens no one knows what the hell they areAnd so much I m really looking forward to the second season of this series, I subscribed to the newsletter from these authors At the end of the book they offered the first 2 seasons with the subscription and much which totally made me happy since I really wish to see what s happening next.What I really liked is that these 2 authors love any serialized TV shows and decied to write them like thisif I understand correctly they publish episodes weekly don t know where and to keep the interest brewing from week to week.As far as I understand, the series is complete and the season six has recently been published.I really recommend this awesome book to all my friends and all Goodreads lovers of a great scifi horror paranormal monsters goverment conspiracy first novel of a series