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The First to Die at the End
The First to Die at the End
The First to Die at the End
Audiobook10 hours

The First to Die at the End

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

In this prequel to the bestselling phenomenon They Both Die at the End, two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast first makes their fateful calls. #1 New York Times bestseller!

It’s the night before Death-Cast goes live, and there’s one question on everyone’s mind: Can Death-Cast actually predict when someone will die, or is it just an elaborate hoax?

Orion Pagan has waited years for someone to tell him that he’s going to die. He has a serious heart condition, and he signed up for Death-Cast so he could know what’s coming.

Valentino Prince is restarting his life in New York. He has a long and promising future ahead and he only registered for Death-Cast after his twin sister nearly died in a car accident.

Orion and Valentino cross paths in Times Square and immediately feel a deep connection. But when the first round of End Day calls goes out, their lives are changed forever—one of them receives a call, and the other doesn’t. Though neither boy is certain how the day will end, they know they want to spend it together…even if that means their goodbye will be heartbreaking.

Told with acclaimed author Adam Silvera’s signature bittersweet touch, this story celebrates the lasting impact that people have on each other and proves that life is always worth living to the fullest. 

* A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year *

Editor's Note

Fan favorite…

This prequel to Silvera’s “They Both Die at the End” (a favorite among YA fans and critics) travels back to the initial launch of Death-Cast — a technology that alerts people on the day of their death. Chronically ill Orion Pagan meets up-and-coming model Valentino Prince on Death-Cast’s opening day, but a single phone call changes everything. One may be living their final hours, but the two are determined to spend them together.

Release dateOct 4, 2022
The First to Die at the End

Adam Silvera

Adam Silvera is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of They Both Die at the End, More Happy Than Not, History Is All You Left Me, the Infinity Cycle, and—with Becky Albertalli—What If It’s Us and Here’s to Us. He worked in the publishing industry as a children’s bookseller, community manager at a content development company, and book reviewer of children’s and young adult novels. He was born and raised in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. He is tall for no reason. Visit him online at www.adamsilvera.com.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    lived up to the high expectations i held after reading TBDATE, and it definitely helped that Orions VA conveyed the emotions set up by The Writer oh so well. the callbacks to the first book were like finding a $20 bill in the pocket of an old jacket.

    4/5 book
    3/5 Voice Acting (Valentino dosent change his tone much, or maybe at all no matter what’s happening in the story)
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    I’m sorry but nothing interesting happened. Valentino’s voice actor choosing to read every single chapter in this heartfelt, almost-about-to-cry voice really irked me on a whole new level. If I never have to hear someone say “everything is mad hazy” like it’s the most poetic thing and like they’re moving themselves to tears ever again I’m good. Also the clownery of saying that and hating on the word selfie literally in the next sentence.
    This was not for me
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Enthralling and heartbreaking. This author allowed you to get to know the characters as people without pandering to us because some of them are gay. This is another if his beautifully written and well-read books.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful! An amazing experience and a great story ?. Adam Silvera is one of my favorite authors!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    ???? Why must Adam Silvera hurt me like this. This is the story of Valentino and Orion. They met at times quare on the first night death-cast announced the first Deckers. One of the boys received a call while the other one did not. Eventhough they had just met they became inseparable and decided to spend the last day living life to the fullest and I enjoyed every single moment with them. There were laughs, there were tears. My emotions where all over the place. I also loved how the author brought Rufus and Mateo into this story giving us a bit more of a background on them. I definitely recommend this gem.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    So lovely and a perfect pair for the first one. I love the characterization and the world building. Just really great.