What will you do when the world ends? That's a question that needs answering quickly when the gates to Hell open up all over Earth. Taking place across the globe is an apocalypse like no other, and humanity will find itself at war against a smart and merciless foe. Follow the struggles to survive with several characters as things go from bad to worse. Humanity is dwindling.
Guy Granger is a Coast Guard captain in search of his kids. Mina Magar is a photojournalist taking pictures of horror she could never have imagined. Rick Bastion is a fading pop star with his head in a bottle and no hope for his future. Tony Cross is a soldier stuck on the Iraq-Syria border, but fighting insurgents is no longer a priority as a new threat emerges. Follow them all as they fight to stay alive.
When the gates open, all Hell will break loose!
©2015 Iain Rob Wright (P)2016 Iain Rob Wright
When strange black stones appear all over the word, nobody knows what to make of them or how they came to be. But then these stones become something of a gateway and horrible things start coming out! What can people do against these Demons? This book follows certain people, a reporter and his camera woman, an army personnel, a coast guard captain and an ex rock star, and their struggle to stay alive.
I absolutely devoured this book!! For me anyway, the measure of a great book is one that grabs you from the first page and envelops you in the world the author created, it's one where you forget your own life and struggles and become part of the world. This is one of those books. Despite this being one hell of a world (literally ;)) I was sucked in and didn't want to leave. It's a brutal, disturbing, devastating and evil world but incredibly written and executed.
The characters were all well written and developed, and despite there being quite a few of them, I grew to love all. As per usual though, the author rips your heart out and stomps on it when it comes to his characters!! I thoroughly enjoyed each of their journeys and can't wait to see more from them.
In all this is an amazing Apocalyptic book and I need book 2 yesterday!! ;) Filled to the brim with action, adventure, Demons, Angels, Good vs Evil, deception, heroics and everything you could possibly want in a great read. This is a must read. This isn't my first, nor will it be my last book by this author. He has captured my attention with his talent and I can highly recommend.
Nigel Patterson has such an easy to listen to voice and made this a book that was effortless to listen to. He has a variety of tones and cadences that brought the book alive. He is a narrator that I need to check out more of his work.
*I received this for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*
(A) Fascinating, Unique Apocalypse
Rick Bastion, he starts out low and has a chance at redemption
I like them all, his tone and mannerisms are always spot on, they really add a lot of emphasis and emotion to Wright's novels! And he's virtually mistake free (unlike all too many other narrators on this site)
Don't want to give anything away, but rest assured there is more than one gut wrenching moment
Iain Rob Wright is one of my favorite newer horror writers and Nigel Patterson does an awesome job narrating his books. It's a great pairing of talent. If you want a fresh voice in the horror scene, then look no further, Wright has you covered. Check out his back catalogue too, I especially recommended Housemates and ASBO!
So disappointed. Loved the concept but the book didn't deliver. It brings to mind a saying that we sometimes say in the operating room. "The enemy of good is better." To me It came across like someone read a mediocre horror book and thought they could improve upon it by added more of everything. Like the author thought ok this book had a ten foot tall monster so my monster will be 15ft tall, I'll add more gore, more clever one liners, more reluctant heroes more action etc. It tried so hard that it became cheesy and not in a good way. It was predicable and I found my attention wandering off while listening to it. I'm the type of person will stick with a movie or book long after others give up because I want to give things a fair shot. With this book however I couldn't ,I couldn't even finish this book. The story was crap and the narration was awful. To be honest it seemed like the narrator was hating every minute he had to spend reading this book. Save yourself, a root canal without anesthesia would be less painful than listening to this.
Could have been great. Should have been great.
If only ISIS and street thug gangs weren't the good guys, the military weren't a bunch of bumbling idiots and the rest of thd characters weren't all as shallow as a kiddy pool while they ran around spouting the most corny one-liners ever regurgitated from already corny Hollywood movies.
Bold Concept. Not many serious writers willing to take something like this on, I'll give it that much. But come really? ISIS are secretly heroes they're just misunderstood? It's OK for them to commit atrocities because so did Britain hundreds of years ago? People are smart enough to figure out our own politics without having it spoon fed to us in, of all things, horror fiction. Just wish the focus here could have been more on telling a good story.
Don't waste your time.
The story is an original idea but it repeats itself with identical storylines with different circumstances. Half baked would be a good way to describe it. Kinda like a rough draft of a book which had promise.
This audiobook was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review. Thank you for the opportunity to listen to this story for free. I have enjoyed many books by IRW. I thoroughly enjoyed Nigel Patterson as the narrator. He has a large variety of voices and accents that really enhance the story. It is the story that is just OK. It wasn't really anything new or edge of your seat exciting. It is easy to stop listening and pick up days later. I prefer to be gripped at the beginning and sucked into a story. This didn't happen. I didn't particularly like the ending either. I realize it's hard to write something extremely unique that has never been done before, therefore, it wasn't bad, just not great.
I love almost anything post-apocalyptic, zombie, scifi, ect. Always looking for some new earhole entertainment!
Excellent post apocalyptic book, a literal biblical apocalypse. The gates of hell are opening all over the world and the demons are coming to claim the earth and escape hell. I loved this book and can't wait for the next! Nigel Patterson does an excellent job with the narration.
Love listening to audio books.
This is another great book by IRW - I enjoy how he introduces us to various characters who are facing the world's greatest nightmare. We get to cut back and forth between each of them and see how they're coping. Keeps it interesting and I like how he intertwined their story lines.
Nigel Patterson does an outstanding job with his narration. He gives each character a unique voice. He doesn't drag or rush...his pacing matches the mood of the story. His versatility with various accents is top notch.
I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
Oh my!Nothing much better than a horror novel by Iain Rob Wright narrated by Nigel Patterson!I loved it.When black stones start showing up all over the world people hope for the best.A blessing maybe?When they open up to the gates of hell and demons come through,all may be lost! Don't get too attached to characters!lol I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
"Apocalyptic fiction with a fun twist & read well"
No, idea as I only listened to the audiobook. I do like to read (and it's certainly quicker) but audiobooks are wonderful on my daily commute.
There are many stand-out moments to the story but what really held me was the sense of unnerving menace and foreboding that IRW managed top create from the outset. The first scene is very tranquil and calm but suddenly takes a very dark turn that is then maintained throughout,
The narrator makes or breaks an audiobook for me (Dotrice's reading of the Game of Thrones books was so awful I gave up halfway through the first book) but Nigel Patterson's voice and narration style is great. I previously listened to another NP/IRW collaboration ("Savage") so I was really pleased to hear his dulcet tones again.
As mentioned above, the main feeling from the book was dread, mixed with moments of fear and the occasional flash of humour. I didn't exactly go into the book expecting a comedy. Some things (like the end for the lady with the dog at the start of the novel) have stayed with me as they seem so tragic.
I understand that Nigel Patterson is now working on reading "Legion" (the sequel to this book) and I'm really looking forward to it. I should say that Mr Patterson was kind enough to provide me with a free copy of the book (via Audible) so please bear that in mind for full transparency. He did so without any need for a review (either positive or negative) but I'd have given one anyway as I think both the author and narrator are well worth the attention of anyone who likes apocalyptic horror.
My one complaint is that I have to wait for the next book. Come on, Nigel, read faster!
"Not sure this really went anywhere."
Not the best narration and I felt that the story was a little hit and miss. Really wanted to enjoy this book after reading all the positive reviews and was hoping for at least a grand finale.
"Loved reading it, loved listening to it even more"
Yes, it's a great story and the narration is just awesome.
I wouldn't, it's a class of its own.
Yes, I have listened to Wings of Sorrow
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