Hekla’s Children Audiobook, by James Brogden Play Audiobook Sample

Hekla’s Children Audiobook

Hekla’s Children Audiobook, by James Brogden Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Matthew Lloyd Davies Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781799932413

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Longest Chapter Length:

40:57 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04:30 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

14:35 minutes

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Publisher Description

A decade ago, teacher Nathan Brookes saw four of his students walk up a hill and vanish. Only one returned, Olivia, starved, terrified, and with no memory of where she’d been. Questioned by the police but released for lack of evidence, Nathan spent the years trying to forget.

When a body is found in the same ancient woodland where they disappeared, it is first believed to be one of the missing children but is soon identified as a Bronze Age warrior, nothing more than an archaeological curiosity. Yet Nathan starts to have horrific visions of the students, alive but trapped. Then Olivia reappears, desperate that the warrior’s body be returned to the earth—for he is the only thing keeping a terrible evil at bay.

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“The engrossing plot features steadily intensifying dread, a diverse cast of characters, and expert world building. Brogden takes readers on a fast-paced and terrifying ride as everyone tries to solve two mysteries, one modern and one ancient, but both with strong ties to a supernatural evil. This is a horror novel and a standout thriller that can hold its own against the best in either genre today.”

— Booklist (starred review) 


  • “Genuinely scary, and…will keep readers enthralled. Brogden’s US debut is a wonderfully odd mix of dark Bronze Age fantasy and modern-day thriller, and it works.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “Exceptional.”

    — Tim Lebbon, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Like an irresistible mix of Masterton, Simmons, and Gaiman, this novel marks Brogden out as a new rising star.”

    — Paul Kane, author of Hooded Man
  • “A compulsive and unpredictable page-turner.”

    — Mark Morris, British Fantasy Award–winning author
  • “Hekla’s Children had me in its thrall.”

    — Steven Savile, internationally bestselling author
  • “A brilliant novel full of great twists and beautifully drawn characters.”

    — Tim Lebbon, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Deliciously dark and twisty and filled with menace. A real pleasure to read.”

    — Ren Warom, author of Escapology

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About James Brogden

James Brogden is a British writer of horror and dark fantasy. He lives in the United Kingdom where he teaches English. He is the author of the Tourmaline series and many more stand-alone novels. His horror and fantasy stories have appeared in anthologies and periodicals and have been published by the Big Issue, the British Fantasy Society’s Dark Horizons, Alchemy Press, and Anachron Press.

About Matthew Lloyd Davies

Matthew Lloyd Davies is a veteran actor, director, and Audie Award–winning audiobook narrator. Highlights of his acting career include regular appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre in the West End, on international tours, and in award-winning television shows and films. He has experience in radio, a master’s degree in directing, and extensive experience in presenting at corporate events.