Songs for the End of the World by Saleema Nawaz

Songs for the End of the World

Saleema Nawaz with Alex Paxton-Beesley (Narrator), Amelia Sargisson (Narrator), Tyrone Savage (Narrator), Braden Wright (Narrator), David Reale (Narrator), Christina Ho (Narrator), Douglas E. Hughes (Narrator), Stephanie Belding (Narrator), John Fray (Narrator), Victoria Carr (Narrator), Odario Williams (Narrator), Nana aba Duncan (Narrator), Amy Matysio (Narrator), Ali Hassan (Narrator)

14 hours, 40 minutes first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction speculative fiction challenging emotional reflective slow-paced


"In these dark days, Saleema Nawaz dares to write of hope. Songs for the End of the World is a loving, vivid, tenderly felt novel about men, women, and a possible apocalypse. I couldn't put it down." -- Sean Michaels, author of Us Conductors and T...

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Community Reviews Summary of 227 reviews


reflective 67%
emotional 60%
challenging 32%
hopeful 32%
sad 32%
dark 28%
tense 21%
adventurous 10%
funny 7%
informative 7%
inspiring 7%


medium 57%
slow 35%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 68% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 65% | No: 34%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 42% | No: 38% | It's complicated: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 54% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 8% | N/A: 4%

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