All is Silence

All is Silence

by Robert L Slater
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All is Silence by Robert L Slater

In a future that could be ours, Lizzie, a suicidal teen-age girl, barely navigates her own life. Then everything falls apart. In an apocalyptic land nearly deserted by disease, she lacks reasons to live until a shocking turn of events reveals a phone number. Her call pulls her dangerously cross-country to meet a stranger she thought was dead.

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ISBN-13: 9780989568777
Publisher: Village Books
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Pages: 298
Sales rank: 999,352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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ALL IS SILENCE 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The teenage girl, Lizzie, captures your immediate attention if not your heart - “I hope you all die!” - and they do. The story is compelling, exciting, gritty, and possible enough to be true, which is scary! Lizzie captures your heart as the story progresses. The first chapter is very difficult to read through the tears it brings, and then the action and extreme challenges keep you up past your bedtime, just gotta turn one more page and see what happens next! With what nowadays is common use of profanity, the roughness makes it even more real. It has enough action scenes to keep your adrenaline flowing, and makes me think it is written for moviemakers. I believe it would lend itself to film as easily as it leads the reader to quickly turn page after page. It leads to a satisfying conclusion that leaves you hoping Mr. Slater will follow up with a continuing story. This reader is very eager to learn what happens next. This reviewer is an 80-year-old Great-grandmother and I know the book is targeted at a young audience, but it certainly captured my interest. Of course, I’m just curious and snoopy enough to want to know what the young folks are up to next - and this book promises that the young people are definitely going to step up to the challenges faced in our future - be it fairly peaceful, or a whole new world as shown in “All is Silence.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book about a pandemic that takes most of the population on the US. Lizzie is the only survivor in her family and you soon learn that she is not alone.  I love this book seriously i couldn’t put it down! But the thing I loved the most was the emotions it made me feel.  From utterly sadness to incredibly Rage! The book premise says that Lizzie is a suicidal teen-age girl that doesn’t even the top of the iceberg for this amazing character.  Lizzie is a perturbed girl that went thru a lot growing up you can helped but feel for her.  The way this books shines a light on the way humans would manage in a world where the laws and rules we set for our self doesn’t exist anymore really takes you to the basic human instinct in all, surviving. It stretches the boundary for what’s wrong and what’s right.  There is hope and empathy in this book, you relate to the characters in one way or the other you feel for them, you want them to live to find a way to work in the new society that is forming. I give the book solid 5 stars for the first half of the book the second part I didn’t like so much but it was fine. The ending did leave a cliffhanger that set for another book so we just have to wait for a sequel to learn more Lizzie.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite In All is Silence by Robert L. Slater, seventeen-year-old Washington native Lizzie has just lost her mother, little brother, and step-father to a deadly pandemic that swept through the world. One of the remaining 1% that is immune to the deadly virus, she thinks she's all alone at first until she encounters two friends, Zach and Nev. As the weeks go by and other survivors join their group, Lizzie soon discovers that her father, whom she hadn't seen since she was three, is still alive. But as he is way down in Texas and she's in Washington, they agree to meet in Utah. However, this post-apocalyptic road trip is fraught with various pitfalls and rednecks with guns. A fast paced, adrenaline soaked novel,  All is Silence is the first book in the Deserted Lands series and is a perfect book for any reluctant reader. I really enjoyed All is Silence. Lizzie, or Crazy Lizzie to her friends, makes for a rather dark character. A former cutter who has occasional suicidal tendencies, she nonetheless manages to be very compelling. In fact, all the characters manage to be interesting and, as the book progresses, Zach and Lizzie's father sometimes pop in with their own point of view (each POV is separated by the cursive first letter of their name). Robert L. Slater is a very talented writer and he slowly ramps up the action and suspense until you're flipping the pages almost too fast to read the words. With its cliffhanger ending, I’ll definitely be waiting (impatiently) for the sequel.
jlgc More than 1 year ago
All is Silence is a post pandemic story written by Robert L. Slater. This is the first in the new series Deserted Lands.  Lizzie is a troubled 17 year old. At the end of a worldwide pandemic, she appears to be the last surviving person in the town of Bellingham. Amazingly enough 3 friends Zack, Nev, and Jess have also survived. While Zack and Nev’s families had moved away from Bellingham, they were still close. Jess’s family had moved to Texas. There is a brief allusion to a trip to Honduras they took together that may have something to do with their survival but that isn’t pursued in this story.  Lizzie isn’t all that likable, but her friends are solid and put up with her attitudes. She manages to get in touch with her dad whom she doesn’t remember because he left when she was very young. They make arrangements to meet up in Salt Lake City. He’s in New Mexico. On his way, he will be picking up Jess and bringing her along. None of Lizzie’s friends have family anymore.  The story is about their travels. While Lizzie is definitely defiant and hostile, she impresses one with the compassion in her heart. She rescues trapped animals, a baby, an older gentleman, and makes a connection with a young boy that draws him out of the shell he was hiding in. On their trip south, the kids run into a small number of survivors, some nice, some not so nice. Her father and Jess, traveling north run into the same.  The plight of the players drew me in. I wasn’t sure I was going to finish the story when I first started it. Their situations are believable considering they are surviving in the wake of the pandemic. The kids show amazing fortitude and courage. I would recommend this book. I believe that teens will like it as well as adults. And, I believe that there is encouragement for all written into this story. I will definitely be reading all future books in this series. 
kmary0622 More than 1 year ago
All is Silence follows group of people traveling across country after most of the population is wiped out by some kind of super-flu. We don’t know where the virus came from or where it really started, but we know that the people who are left are immune. Lizzie, the main character, sets out with a couple friends to meet her father, who she hasn’t seen since she was three. Along the way, they run into trouble, pick up other travelers, and gather bits of information about how the rest of the country is fairing in the wake of this disaster. Overall, this was an enjoyable read. I didn’t find it hard to finish and I didn’t get bored. But it was a lot longer than it needed to be. The book didn’t get to the plot until the end of part one, which was sixteen chapters into the book. So while I wasn’t bored necessarily, I did spend the first fifteen or so chapters wondering when we were going to get to the meat of the plot. It was interesting to read about the changes that had taken place in the world, but most of the first part wasn’t really necessary to the story. It was all stuff that could have been cut or mixed in later to fill in gaps for the reader. On top of that, I wanted more back story about where this thing had started or any rumors that may have gone around about it. Did they think it was a government experiment gone wrong? A terrorist attack? Where did it come from and what had they done to try to stop it? While I did have a few issues with the plot and characters, it was a good read and very entertaining. It kept my interest and I didn’t find myself skimming so I could get to the end. Which is always a good thing. If you like post-apocalyptic fiction I’d definitely recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A plague, epidemic, virus, has occurred leaving by some numbers only 1% of the population alive. They were the immune, or the ones left in a dead like state functioning. Lizzie is one of the survivors. She has just lost her mother and her half brother, quite possibly her mind (afterall she does have a history of that). With limited power and contact outside, small steps outside into the world beyond brings both the devastation and promise of what is left of humanity. As Lizzie gathers a new family of old friends and misfits, she finds herself on the run from danger into the unknown and into the best and worst the new world has to offer. I could not put this book down! I was lost into the dystopian world created by Mr. Slater, the amazing Lizzie - a wounded, heroic, powerful character, who has faults but the strength within that pulls through to another day is hopeful. My heart pounded as I devoured the pages, you will stay up all night to read this one. I can't wait for the continuation!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I use to read a lot when I was in middle school but as the years went on, I found it hard for me to find a book that I really liked and kept my attention. I went years without picking up a book. I started reading this book and I was obsessed from the get-go. Which is saying something! From cover to cover this book had me hooked. Within the first 24-hours of having this book, I was about half way through.  I honestly didn't want this book to end and I can't wait to see what the next book holds.  This book has so many plot twists and it really kept me on the edge of the seat. This is a book that was hard to put down! The characters are easy to relate to I could really feel their emotions throughout the book. This book is so worth the read! It is absolutely amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has great potential but the author is clearly a pervert because there was a sex scene and she mixed in a lot of dirty things with lots of terrible language. I would give a five star but the author used his or her talent miserably by mixing in the language and dirty parts.