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The last one / Alexandra Oliva.

By: Oliva, Alexandra [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 342 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781405923187; 1405923180.Subject(s): Reality television programs -- Fiction | Single women -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction). | Psychological fiction.DDC classification: 813.6 Summary: When Zoo agrees to take part in a new reality TV show, 'In the Dark', she knows that she will be tested to the limits of her endurance. Beating eleven competitors in a series of survival tasks deep in the forest, living on camera at the extremes of her comfort zone will be the ultimate challenge before she returns home to start a family. But as the contestants are overcome by hunger, injury and psychological breakdown, the mind games, tricks and hazards to which Zoo is subjected grow dark beyond belief. This isn't what she signed up for: the deserted towns and gruesome props, the empty loneliness. Is this a game with no end? And what is happening away from the cameras' gaze? Discovering the truth will be just the beginning.
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She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far. Twelve Contestants When Zoo agrees to take part in a new reality TV show, In the Dark, she knows that she will be tested to the limits of her endurance. Beating eleven competitors in a series of survival tasks deep in the forest will be the ultimate challenge before she returns home to start a family. A Game With No End As the contestants are overcome by hunger, injury and psychological breakdown, the mind games to which Zoo is subjected grow dark beyond belief. This isn't what she signed up for- the deserted towns and gruesome props. Is this a game with no end? Alone and disoriented, Zoo is heavy with doubt regarding the life - and husband - she left behind, but she refuses to quit. Zoo must summon all her survival skills-and learn new ones as she goes . . . An Altered Reality Translated into over twenty languages, The Last One is a gripping, provocative tale of survival. It's a searingly modern thriller and a timeless story of a woman's journey home.

Originally published in London by Michael Joseph.

When Zoo agrees to take part in a new reality TV show, 'In the Dark', she knows that she will be tested to the limits of her endurance. Beating eleven competitors in a series of survival tasks deep in the forest, living on camera at the extremes of her comfort zone will be the ultimate challenge before she returns home to start a family. But as the contestants are overcome by hunger, injury and psychological breakdown, the mind games, tricks and hazards to which Zoo is subjected grow dark beyond belief. This isn't what she signed up for: the deserted towns and gruesome props, the empty loneliness. Is this a game with no end? And what is happening away from the cameras' gaze? Discovering the truth will be just the beginning.

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Twelve strangers selected for a wilderness survival challenge with a $1 million prize go in expecting a standard reality-show environment: dramatic but not life or death. Unknown to them, a mysterious disease changes the game into a battle for literal survival. One contestant, Zoo, stumbling through the mostly dead world, interprets the devastation around her as props in a game. Narration alternates between Mike Chamberlain, reading scenes about the contest, and Nicol Zanzarella, the voice of Zoo during her solo journey. While plot and style are strong, the story starts at an inexplicable midpoint of Zoo's challenge, transitions to a group scene near the beginning, and is hard to interpret until at least an hour into the audio. VERDICT This complicated construction might make some wish to select the print version, although listeners who stick with it will be rewarded with a fine story and excellent performances.--Janet Martin, Southern Pines P.L., NC © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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