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Netflix scored another hit with the new film, Leave the world behind. Starring Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Mahershala Ali, Myha'la and Kevin Bacon, the film follows two families who must band together to survive as the world's technological services slowly disintegrate.

Written and directed by Sam Esmail, Leave the world behind is based on the 2020 book of the same name by Rumaan Alam. Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award and New York Times bestseller, you can now read the novel online through Amazon, which has “Leave the World Behind” on sale for 20% off at the time of this writing.

You can also read “Leave the World Behind” in paperback and on your Kindle. The book returned to number one on the women's fiction Kindle book charts.

Prefer an audiobook version? Listen to the audiobook “Leave the World Behind” through Audible online. You can purchase the audiobook download for $5.95 or listen to it for free with an Audible free trial here. The length of the audiobook is just over seven hours and the book is narrated by Marin Ireland.

“Leave the World Behind” was an instant critical darling when the book was released in 2020, topping “Best Of” lists from everyone from The Washington Post for NPR to the New York Public Library. It also made former President Barack Obama's 2020 “Summer Reads” list, and Barack and Michelle Obama are listed as executive producers of the new Netflix film.

From Ecco Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, “Leave the World Behind” is “a magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone horribly wrong.”


The publisher’s notes call the book “a provocative, suspenseful novel deeply attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. 'Leave the world behind' explores how our closest ties are reshaped – and unexpected new bonds are forged – in times of crisis.”

Read the book behind the Netflix film now by purchasing it on Amazon.com or downloading the audiobook on Audible.



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