Dan and his family awake one day in a world where everyone is dead but no evidence points to a cause. Initial searches for survivors yield nothing and, in panic, the family turns their house into a stronghold. Eventually, they find Laura, a survivor who manages to win their hearts…and leads Dan to temptation. Laura reveals her panicking encounter with strange entities which Dan recognizes in his childhood hallucinations. He forces himself to find and confront them: An older power controls the fate of men.
©2012 Massimo Marino (P)2013 Massimo Marino
To say that Daimones is an exceptional work, is an understatement. To say it is unusual, even more so. While it lacks the action most science fiction thrives on, Massimo Marino maintains tension almost from the story’s outset and doesn’t let it drop until the story’s unexpected conclusion. With a clarity of language and style few writers achieve, his elegantly painted scenes transport the reader straight to Geneva where, after a windstorm throws the protagonist out of his everyday existence into a surreal but believable one, the reader is compelled keep turning pages to learn the reason why.
Marino blends renditions of recent news stories with science and mysticism into an explanation that will give the reader reason to question mankind’s current state of affairs. Just as The Matrix gave one plausible explanation to our existence, Daimones offers another.
Dan was immediately believable and identifiable. His reactions to the predicments the author placed him in were highly credible.
Mr. Hays has an easy reading style that, except of an occasional mispronounced word (e.g.: the initial consonant of chasm as a "ch" rather than a "k", or the "a" of acrid as a long "a"), did not interfere with the "reading" experience.
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I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a gripping suspense type of story. It starts off ordinarily enough but then you get to a place where chaos unfolds. Where he is searching for people online an there is no one out there...where did everyone go? Amazing award winning story here!
I really enjoyed Dan, his character as a scientist a guy that tries to do the right thing and figure it all out.
The narrator did a great job with the lead character here, really getting across the emotion here.
Would say when things are going crazy and his family is freaking out.
Very enjoyable listen.
I received a free audiobook for an honest review.
Diamones starts out slowly and at first I wondered how I was going to be able to listen to it without my mind wandering. It did get interesting pretty quickly, though, when they woke up to a changed world, and it kept my attention throughout,.
The way that Massimo Marino described what Dan, Mary, and their daughter were going through made me feel like I was there. I could feel their frustration when they couldn’t find another living person and their joy when they did find someone. I did think that there was a little too much detail at times. For example, I didn’t care to hear a list of all of the items in their neighbor’s desk drawer.
I didn’t like the way Daimones ended but I am pretty sure (I hope) that was intentional by the author. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
I definitely recommend Daimones for all readers especially if you like post-apocalyptic stories without zombies (yay).
This was a very interesting story which I thoroughly enjoyed listening to. It is well thought out and a refreshing change from the usual post-apocalyptic zombie novel.If you woke up and discovered everyone outside your house was dead, what would YOU do?Well Dan and his wife Mary have to not only decide what to do, but also how to shield and protect their daughter Annah from the realities which now face them.Thoughtfully written and logical, the decisions, and how they react to each experience make this a really enjoyable story.What happens to the rules when there’s no-one there to enforce them? How long will the internet survive? Are there other human’s out there, isolated and afraid too, and if so, how can you contact them?So many questions, not forgetting the obvious one, what happened?
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An exciting story, with interesting twists and turns and great characters. I thought that Jeff Hayes narrated it well and the icing on the cake was the ending which explained a lot, and yet kept you wanting to know more.
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