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Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Over eight billion people died when the world ended.

Two survived.

L and M don't know why they're alive. They don't remember what happened. Addicted to a drug that kills them for eight minutes and thirty-two seconds, they risk the end of humanity in order to learn the truth.
Kindle Edition, 184 pages
Published April 10th 2019 by PseudoPsalms Press
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May 16, 2020 rated it liked it
As book titles go Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds is a stinker for YA audiences, no matter what the title refers to, kids are going to avoid it like the plague. Simply put, it is just too clunky. Neither was I certain this was a YA novel at all, or just a science fiction thriller which is accessible to strong teen readers. It was also one of those books where if you don’t follow the action very closely it is easy to lose the thread, which could happen with teen readers. Once you get your head ...more
The Grim Reader
Nope, not my bag, baby.
Ryan H
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a very cool audiobook. It definitely had a lot working for it, the premise, the characters, the backstory fit together very nicely and intrigue me. However, I think it was just missing a little something. Perhaps an execution, perhaps on the performance or maybe a combination of the two I just can’t quite put my finger on it. I got really involved in this universe quite quickly and I think I wanted more description. At times during this audiobook I just felt like my mind was getting pul ...more
Pamela Morris
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Apocalypse is here. Two people have survived.

They have no idea what happened, how they ended up in this vast network of corridors and rooms. They don't even know their own names. They simply go by L. and M. What they do know is that they can access the former lives and memories of six other people, people from the world that was, but only for eight minutes and thirty-two seconds at a time and they have to die in order to do that. That would be great, kind of, if they could remember much of
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cool post-apocalyptic YA novel that reveals, little by little, what led to the annihilation of all but two humans and how it leads back to disaffected teenagers.
Ed Clay
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A new twist on the Apocalypse

David Simpson recommended this book on his Facebook fan page and I am glad he did. A very well written and entertaining book about how the world ends as we know it.I won't give any spoilers but I do highly recommend this book.
Brooke Banks
I received this book for free from Silver Dagger Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Eight Minutes And Thirty-Two Seconds is the time the last two surviving humans spend dead and live in a populated world again. And again. And again. As the time between deaths gets shorter with each death, can they figure out how the world ended? Does it matter anymore?

From the author of the amazing Henry Franks, one of the first b
Elena Alvarez Dosil
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Two teenagers, L and M, live inside an isolated facility. They are the last two people alive in the world, but they don’t remember what happened to the rest of the world. They are addicted to a drug that kills them for eight minutes and thirty-two seconds but that also makes them dream, during that time, about other lives. With this scattered information and an AI with not much information, they try to puzzle everything toge
( Format : Audiobook )
"All systems operating within recommended reboot parameters."
Two people, one male and one female, alone in a vast warehouse comp!ex with only an AI. who cannot, or will not, tell them what has happened. Because they are the only two survivors of the end of the world. But they can't re.ember it. They can't even remember their own names.

But, bit by tiny bit, they begin to piece together some outline of an history. An injected drug, which effectively kills them, for eight mi
Eight Minutes, Thirty Two Seconds was a very fast read. The story was absorbing and the characters were very engaging. The jumps back and forth through time work well since each jump is clearly defined in time and through the people who's memories they are visiting.

The premise is very intriguing. The world has ended and no one left really knows why. You find out throughout the book in bits and pieces. About a third in I was ahead of the characters on what was going on but the way the scenario is
Marlena Frank
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi, it, dystopias, ya
What starts out as a very stream-of consciousness style slowly pieces together as the story progresses. You get snippets of details as each person explores memories. You get insight, piece by piece, into what happened that led to this bizarre state of existence. You start to understand the mistakes, the terrible decisions, the consequences of being so very intelligent and untouchable.

After reading this book, I've started to keep an eye out for any of Peter's other work because I binged this in t
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
I received this book for free. I am voluntarily leaving this review and all opinions expressed herein are mine.

Here, there are only two people left in the world - they have no memory of what happened to everyone else, why they are the only individuals left, can't remember their own names - calling themselves L and M - and have AI which has no information in its databases which can help them. So, they inject a drug which causes them to die for 8 minutes, 32 seconds but allows them to access the l
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds is a strange story that has a slight Flatliners vibe.
It's a post-apocalyptic-esque sci-fi story about a virus that wipes out the entire for two people. Unfortunately for those two people, L and M, they don't know anything. They don't know their names, what happened, where they are, or why they're able to die and come back after eight minutes and thirty two seconds.
I found this story to be a bit odd. At first, it was a little confusing and hard to
Crystal O'Leary-Davidson
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Bram Stoker nominee for Best YA Horror Novel of 2019, Peter Salomon’s EIGHT MINUTES AND THIRTY-TWO SECONDS is an original dystopian work about how the world ends. Salomon’s research is impressive and his structure is creative, fueling a page-turning plot. As the two characters “die”’to relive the memories of other characters, a mystery emerges as to how and why the world will end, driving this fast-paced story. I can’t say too much without giving too much away, but this is a smart, unique, and ...more
J.M. Frey
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A riveting mystery that explores the dangerous, heady, horrifying mix of altruism, teen angst, and the self-important ego of would-be saviors.Eight Minutes is a page-turner with stark prose that nonetheless vividly imbues the tale with a deep well of feeling and urgency.

And, unlike so many science-fiction stories, the actual science of the tale was believable and never bogged down the progression of plot or character.

Like all the best horror stories, the monster in this book is in the mind of
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
First of all: "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

It's hard to come up with a completely novel approach to the end of the world. But that is exactly what the author has done with Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds. The story takes place after an apocalypse has occurred, and through flashbacks we try to learn how it was that it happened. The plot is very intriguing, and the author pulls it off nicely.

The narrator of the audiobook does a good job
Aug 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook

A creative sci-fi apocalypse. We come into the story as the last two people have been trying to figure out what happened and why they were spared.

It’s a one part really good, one part confusing, and one part dull-ish without a climax or significant viable villain. It lacked true emotion; it really didn’t even capture desperation nor despair.

Anyone seeking a different apocalypse fix without a thriller, but with some suspense would appreciate this more than I did.

This is my voluntary
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not sure what I was expecting but this took me by surprise
I read anything apocalypse related I can get my hands on and this definitely stands out as one of the more creative ones
Brilliant storytelling andNot wanting to spoil anything I can only give it the highest recommendation
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review
Jan 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Audible:This was not what I was expecting.At the end of the world the last two people are doing drugs to relive memories and to die,over and over.Interesting but just mostly boring to me.Tom Howery was an ok narrator. was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'  ...more
Ashley Meeks
Nov 25, 2019 rated it liked it
I am a big YA fan. This book had a lot of potential. The premise was great. Execution not so much. What frustrates me about this book is I never gain any connection to the characters. There is no development. There's no surprise. You want more you just never get it. ...more
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Peter Adam Salomon’s second and third novels, ALL THOSE BROKEN ANGELS and EIGHT MINUTES, THIRTY-TWO SECONDS, were nominated for the Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in Young Adult fiction. His first two novels were named a ‘Book All Young Georgians Should Read’ by The Georgia Center for The Book.

He founded both National Dark Poetry Day (Oct. 7) and the annual international Horror Poetry

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