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Publisher's Summary

Winner of 2021 Voice Arts Award, Audiobook Narration — Science Fiction  

Narrated by award-winning actor Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast, FX’s Legion) Ever Winter is a vivid and eloquent story of loss, rehabilitation, and revenge set in a post-apocalyptic ice world.

Far from the savage remnants of humanity, Henry and his family have managed to survive the grip of desolate, perpetual winter on a vast tundra that was once an ocean teeming with life. When the family is discovered, their peaceful existence is shattered and their lives changed forever.  

Henry’s siblings are kidnapped, leaving him alone in the ruins of their home. Broken, altered, and tormented by all that has befallen him, he is driven to wreak vengeance upon those who assume him dead...by any means necessary.

Fans of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road or Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven will enjoy the raw, emotional pull of debut author Peter Hackshaw’s writing.

©2020 Peter Hackshaw (P)2021 Podium Audio

Critic Reviews

"Stevens proves once again that his acting training translates perfectly to audiobook narration." (AudioFile Magazine

"Peter Hackshaw’s writing is immersive...and I knew while reading it that listeners would feel like they’re entering the post-apocalyptic world with Henry and his family. I’m delighted to join Podium Audio in bringing Ever Winter to life.” (Actor Dan Stevens, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga; Downton Abbey

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Not sure whether to read or listen? LISTEN!!!

Outstanding all the way round! Whether this book is read or listened to, it is a wonderful journey. The story is thoughtful, exciting, stressful, you name it. Ever Winter is more than well written, futuristic science fiction. It is a story of love, loss, and revenge. Then add Dan Stevens as the narrator and THERE YOU GO! I have long enjoyed Mr. Stevens's work as both an actor and narrator but listening to this book, I could not get over how amazing he is at bringing the characters to life. Phenomenal work here! There are only a handful of books I reread or re-listen to (Moby Dick, Count of Monte Cristo, Frankenstein (narrated by Dan) ), and Ever Winter will DEFINITELY be on my revisit list!

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Grabs your attention and never let’s go. I listened to this book straight through. Found my headphones whenever I got out the car.

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  • KJ
  • 02-09-21

rehashed plot devices

The book started strong, but soon delved into your favorite YA plot devices. I finished it, but my eyes were rolling the entire time.

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Not Recommended

To violent for me. Disappointed. Not recommended. Hoping I can return this. Hoping my next pick is better than this one.

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Unique take on Post-Apocalyptic

I enjoyed this book a lot. Every chapter from start to finish was compelling. I like the unique take on post apocalyptic life. The narrator was perfect for this story. His story telling alley me envision the scenes as if it were a movie. Which, btw, would be a flic I would want to see.

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Survival in the frozen Earth

Ever Winter tells the story of the fate of one family living through the post apocalyptic frozen Earth.
Father and Mother chose to live apart from survivors with their six children, knowing what is left of the world is a cruel place.
An intense hardship life is, but the family has yet to realize it's most harrowing experience; when their world is torn apart, not only survival, but revenge becomes the focal point of existing.
A dark story of Earth's afterlife, with a small glimmer of light that humanity will endure it's challenges to become an inhumane society when all around us collapses.
Enough can not be said for the magic of Dan Stevens' narration, so I won't even try.

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Fantastically presented!

I can only think that the narrator did his job so well as my reason for the high rating. Best ever winter novel.

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Riveting!

Well written with characters that are nuanced and complex. Excellent visual descriptions making you feel the cold and desolation. Couldn’t put it down!!

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Good Start then boring

A bit disappointed after such a good start. Dragged myself through the last of it.

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Thrilling story you can’t put down

Ever Winter is an unforgettable story from start to finish. It’s not just another dystopian novel about the downfall of humanity. It makes you think about what is good about humanity in the first place, and comes from the most unlikely source of all, artificial intelligence. Dan Stevens does a brilliant job narrating, giving every character their own unique voice. I especially like his depictions of Hepburn and the King. Buy this book!

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  • Dave Dunmow
  • 01-27-21

Amazing Book and Performance from Dan Stevens

I loved this book and Dan Stevens has really brought this Audiobook to life and has made the characters feel so real, his performance compliments Peter Hackshaws writing so well. The characters and storyline in the book are so good would highly recommend this fantastic Audiobook to anyone.

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  • Craig Preston
  • 04-26-21

Addictive

Fantastic story, once I started I couldn't stop. 100% would recommend this book. Would make a great film.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-14-21

Perfect!!!

I had a spare credit and thought I would give this book a chance not expecting anything remarkable....but it was absolutely brilliant I was hooked from the very beginning, Peters story telling is exceptional and Dan’s narration is perfect in every way! I will definitely be looking out for Peters next book! Highly recommended.

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  • melanie
  • 02-06-21

amazing!

I cannot begin to tell you just how much I loved this book, it has everything you could possibly want. you will fall deeply for the characters, some more than others and will deeply feel the loses that they feel. it's amazing.

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  • Ford
  • 01-31-21

Page turning brilliance

Wow what a tale!
The characters and storyline are told so well that I felt I was there. Each chapter leads seamlessly to the next.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, worth every 5 star and more. Well done Peter Hackshaw, am following you on twitter so I don't miss out on the next book!!

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  • Caroline Hill
  • 01-27-21

Throughly Enjoyed

Loved every moment of this story both author and narrator brought the entire world to life in a vivid and compelling way. I highly recommend this debut novel.

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  • Fraser Morrison
  • 10-30-21

A Tragic Triumph

Really enjoyed this would recommend. Thought-provoking tale which seems like it could continue in future installments. The heartbreaking hero journey is worth sticking out till the end!

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  • Daniela
  • 09-22-21

Superb narration

Although I don't like post-apocalyptic stories, I chose this audiobook after listening to Dan Stevens reading the first chapter, on his instagram page . My confidence in his ability as a narrator was not disappointed, in fact his amazing performance made listening to me enjoyable also in this case.

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  • Cross.Smith
  • 05-15-21

Cold, warmth, brutal & tender.

I really enjoyed this book, it gets pretty dark, pretty brutal in places which is something we ought not desensitise ourselves to while ingesting literature, and if you do or have, you won't get the most from this story. Horror and grief through children's eyes woven through a post near human extinction event & interesting si-fi tale.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-20-21

Superb!

Utterly superb storytelling! I have been a bookworm for almost 50 years, and this is everything I could want! Engrossing from beginning to end, with exceptional narration by Dan Stevens! Not a story to be nibbled away at, but devoured quickly!

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  • Lauren Irvine
  • 03-25-22

outstanding

i read a lot of this type of fiction this is hqnds dwon the bes
whens th3 n3xt one bro

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-03-21

Good story, well told

Good pace. Well told. Post apocolyptic world well realized. More substantial than your average sci-fi tale. narrator makes an excellent job that adds to overall quality

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-02-21

Fantastic listen and narration

I loved every minute of this book and the performance was exemplary. This will be listened to over and over again.