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Publisher's Summary

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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Great

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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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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Great story, excellent narration

I really enjoyed this book. The story was solid - almost YA, but much darker. Dan Stevens was AMAZING!

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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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Brilliant story, brilliantly performed!

This spell-binding story takes place in a world that is mesmerizingly brought to life with captivating characters—oh just listen to it, because like everything that defies description, it must be experienced. Look forward to much more from this author, and Dan Stevens is the perfect choice for delivering Peter Hackshaw’s Instantly epic novel to the world.

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Great characters brought to life

Other reviewers have mentioned Dan Stevens’ performance and I agree - superlative. The story’s icy world comes alive too and the action produced goose bumps on my skin that weren’t cold related. Great tension built for the final act. Don’t want to talk too much about the plot points and spoil others’ discovery because that’s part of this book’s joy too. highly recommended.

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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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so good couldn't Put it Down /stop listening

my favorite book so far not only for the writing but for the performance the narration the storyline the characters just from page 1 to the ending was good it kept me in thralled I couldn't put it down didn't want to stop listening brought my headphones inside the house to listen while I did dishes great all-around if I could give it more than five stars I would

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Fantastic read

I’ve just finished the audio book for the second time and I’m blown away that this is the authors first book. He’s a brilliant story teller. The detail was amazing. I’m recommending to all readers and listeners. Great choice for the narrator. I love Dan S.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Garnet
  • 02-27-21

A good, wintery adventure

Really enjoyed the vivid and interesting world and characters. Narration was also great. If I could give 4.5 stars I would... the only thing missing was a bit more complexity to the story. Really looking forward to the next one, and would certainly recommend this one.

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  • 02-11-21

Outstanding!

Brilliantly narrated by Dan Stevens and a fantastic story from start to finish by this first time author.

From the first introductions to Henry and has family to the closing lines I was hooked.

This author truly held control of the story and his style throughout. Looking forward to book 2 or part 2 of ever winter. Great job.

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  • james pattie
  • 02-10-21

Brilliant

totally love this audio book Dan Stevens performance is brilliant, Peter hackshaw you better keep writing book mate

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  • Jill Locker
  • 02-06-21

Ever Winter

I enjoy a wide range of genre and it’s been a while since I last dipped my toe in the dystopian waters - from the opening chapters I cared about the characters and I understood that even though the landscape of the fictional world had changed beyond recognition- people have not. Recommended to everyone I know and I look forward to reading the authors next book.

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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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  • Mark Hebblewhite
  • 02-02-21

Great listen

excellent book, really well read. one of the most enjoyable listens I have had. would highly recommend this.

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  • 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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  • 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.