• Shadows of Tomorrow

  • By: Jessica Meats
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Shadows of Tomorrow

By: Jessica Meats
Narrated by: Jake Urry
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Earth is at war. Portals are opening across the planet and bringing creatures known as Outsiders. Their only desire is to eat, leaving a trail of destruction in their path. The only people who can stop them are the Defenders - led by Gareth Walker - who can open portals of their own to target the Outsiders in minutes. Gareth's only advantage is an ability to see glimpses of his future.

For the past decade the Defenders have held back the incursion, but now a new portal opens, bringing something that Gareth did not see coming. As he must find a way to stop this new threat, he starts a quest for answers. He must learn how the war began and find a way to stop them once and for all.

All the while, he is aware of a shadow in his future; a moment he can't see past. Will stopping the Outsiders cost him everything?

©2016 Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd (P)2016 Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd

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Became completely lost in this terrific book.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Science fiction, Adult but appropriate for YA.

OVERALL: I absolutely loved this book. The story and well developed characters drew me in. Ended up listening to this book in three days. I loved the characters, their back stories, their flaws and their strengths. As with any good book it was the characters that made this book great.

SEX AND PROFANITY: None, thank you. This book is appropriate for all ages. I plan on recommending this book to my teenage children.

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Hungry mutant demons, whats not to love!

Would you consider the audio edition of Shadows of Tomorrow to be better than the print version?

I always consider the audio versions to be better. The narrators bring in an aspect to the stories that I couldn't come up with myself, and i can listen to them anywhere.

What did you like best about this story?

I love inter dimensional travel, and when you mix it with scary monsters, even better!

Which character – as performed by Jake Urry – was your favorite?

Probably Richard, Jake Urry just has that voice that is perfect for snooty "I know everything" types.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

They've come, and they are hungry.....

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I received this book for free from the author, narrator, or publisher via audiobookboom for an unbiased review.

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Truly a hidden gem

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Shadows of Tomorrow by Jessica Meats is a terrific book with interesting and believable characters that you can't help but feel for and become emotionally invested in. With the author's attention to detail, the reader can't help but be drawn into the story and the world in which she has created.

This book is narrated by Jake Urry and with his lovely British accent took this story to a whole other level of enjoyment. This is the third audio book I have listened to that is narrated by Mr. Urry, and each one continues to get better and better. The performance was solid and the 'voices' were subtle yet distinctive enough for the listener to keep track of the speaker. I would have liked to have heard more emotion from each of the characters, but this is just a personal preference and did not distract from the story.

Overall, Shadows of Tomorrow is riveting story with a unique plot that will keep any fan of science fiction engaged throughout. This book is truly a hidden gem among the many jewels in the literary world and one that I would highly recommend.

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You MUST listen to this story!

I am so glad I was able to listen to this. Jessica Meats has created a world full of portals, monsters and the struggle to be human...or at least almost human.

Jake Urry is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators. He brings a mysterious edge to the storyline that is enjoyable.

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Great Action Packed Story

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

This was a great, action packed book. It kept me on the edge of my seat and I finished it in one day. I would describe the book as similar to television shows such as Sliders and Stargate with portals to alternate realities and such. There are portals to other dimensions, monsters invading earth, dark blade sword fights and even a bit of future sight powers. It sounds like a weird combination but it works to create a highly entertaining story.

I’ve been reviewing some of these free books that new or indie authors have been providing me and to be honest they are hit or miss but this one was a really pleasant surprise. It does take a bit to get into as it starts in the middle of the action with no backstory really, but once you get a bit into it and understand the history of the characters and what’s going on it’s hard to stop listening.

This isn’t an epic long book that you have to get into, it’s just action packed fun, more like a TV series than a book. It looks like the author has written a sequel but there’s no audio version yet. If an audio book is produced I’ll be more than happy to purchase it as this book felt like a season one of a new show where you can tell there is a lot more room to explore in this world.

Jake Urry was a good narrator for this book. I was able to grasp the tone of the story and the voices for the different characters. I did have to speed it up a bit to suit my tastes but that’s just me.

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AMAZING!

First, I have to start off by stating that I got this book free of charge in exchange for a review, but as I always state, this does not in any way impact my review. My reviews are always honest and my own.

I liked it, wasn't sure I would but it does grow on you, The action is a mix of slow and fast, it can be bloody but also not as power packed as other books.

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Loved This!

This story had so many different elements that I think that it would appeal to a wide audience, including teens. I appreciated that the main characters were so fully developed and I enjoyed their back stories. Portals, alien monsters, action, adventure and clean romance - great stuff!

I've listened to Jake Urry narrate several audiobooks and he never fails to entertain me. Awesome as usual. I thoroughly enjoyed Shadows of Tomorrow and would recommend it to listeners of all ages.

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Great first installment

Great read. I enjoyed the action and mystery and Sci fi monsters from another dimension. It ended with a bit of cliffhanger. Hopefully the next installment will be out soon.

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Great new ideas

I enjoyed this book very much. I noticed so many similarities to Game of Thrones that I imagine that Jessica Meats must be a die hard fan. No there weren’t any dragons or wolves but if you are familiar with the series you will see the way she pays homage to the series with this book.
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The story was a bit slow to start but once it is going it really kicks off. I love the idea of alternate universes, portals to other worlds & time travel.
This book has some bad ass characters and great concepts I haven’t come across in all my years of reading. I love it when I get something new and totally different.
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I enjoyed this work performed by one of my favorite narrators, Jake Urey. The story by Jessica Meats is very good. She brings adventure and suspense together into a great book. I was glad to receive a free copy for review.

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