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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (278 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Doty Narrator: Emily Durante Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781452672731
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In a world made nearly perfect by man’s enlightened progress, an ancient, hungry apocalypse slithers from the shadows and onto the clean, brightly lit streets. Though few realize anything is wrong, it’s already too late: too late for the authorities to face this new threat, for science to discover a cure, and for the world’s warriors to gear up to fight. It is humanity’s swan song, and the fat lady is on the stage and clearing her throat.

Now it’s up to five damaged strangers—a homicide detective, a lonely nurse, a college student, his insecure girlfriend, and a methodical killer with the heart of a child—who must piece together the mystery and find the courage to stand together against impossible odds.

Sometimes destiny falls unexpectedly into the most broken lives, like a careless brick fallen out of the clear black sky.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 2/13/2014

    " this book blew my face off. i finished it in a few days. read it! (and maybe even more importantly, buy it!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Young | 1/27/2014

    " Suspenseful, fast paced with intriguing plot. New characters are dropped in without any explanation making it difficult to mentally jump ahead in the story. It was challenging but, I enjoyed trying to guess where the story was going and whether the immediate characters were good or bad. Great read and opportunity for author to expand story line into a series and also give background on the characters. I would love a chance to read more about the recurring life experiences of these people. Treat yourselves to some edge of your chair fun with a group of characters that are anything but run of the mill. Kudos to the author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay Turpin | 12/19/2013

    " Very enjoyable sci-fi, urban fantasy book. The author does a nice job of character development. Dialog is fast and witty, similar to Jim Butcher. He does some very interesting things with the timelines of the different threads in the story and ties them together very nicely. I'm looking forward to his next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Yard | 12/19/2013

    " A but hard to follow at times, but for a free Kindle book, it was a good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Efthymis | 11/9/2013

    " Nice writting, good humor, complicated story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jason Brackins | 10/30/2013

    " oh my, why did I even finish. ugh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim Callahan | 8/15/2013

    " nothing too remarkable, kinda loose at times, a bit confusing at other times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremiah | 7/18/2013

    " Although in some parts it was obviously a first time for this author the humor employed to give emotion to the story had me laughing through the whole book. Excellent action and better banter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Blome | 5/5/2013

    " Just started it on my Nook. Probably will go slow while I finish the other books I'm reading... So far it seems a little surreal. I actually enjoyed the book and liked the characters. It would make a cool movie! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spencer | 2/22/2013

    " Good, quick moving story that I probably would have given 3.5 stars to if they allowed it here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Albert | 1/1/2013

    " For $2.99 I was not expecting much but wow was I wrong. This is a must have for the Kindle and any science fiction reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anette | 6/10/2012

    " It was an amazing sci-fi thriller. Loved the humor, the action and the story. The characters are easy to relate to and sympathize with. Highly recommend this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 5/14/2012

    " A great blend of high technology and wizardry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 1/15/2012

    " This reads like a movie script of a Matrix knock-off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha Martinez | 12/10/2011

    " Absolutely amazing. . . Couldn't put it down. Highly recommend to any sci-fi readers!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Wilson | 11/12/2011

    " It's not just that the author is my literary doppleganger (a software developer with literary aspirations), but the book as really fun to read. The ending kind of floundered and could have used some better editting, but a really nice work overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 9/19/2011

    " One of my favorite reads of 2011. I laughed, I bored my partner quoting harlious passages referencing star wars that he didn't get. The worst part was finishing it and finding this is the debut and as yet only book by the author. Please Mr Doty, when will you publish some more stories for your fans? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bax | 5/25/2011

    " Badly needs editing. Hard to follow. Shows promise for the author. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kender Elford | 5/8/2011

    " I couldn't finish this book. The idea was OK, but it suffered from poor structure and characters that I didn't particularly for. I hate not finishing books =( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremiah | 4/20/2011

    " Although in some parts it was obviously a first time for this author the humor employed to give emotion to the story had me laughing through the whole book. Excellent action and better banter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 4/13/2011

    " Fast paced, heavy on nerdy references. Characters and plot were okay, but not great. Which would bother me more if it weren't so quick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reitze | 3/21/2011

    " Strange, a bit like the Neuromancer meets minority report with zombie vampires thrown in. And the loom, reminds me of Wanted (the movie). At some parts it held me spell bound, and others, not so much.

    Worth a read though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 3/1/2011

    " It's not just that the author is my literary doppleganger (a software developer with literary aspirations), but the book as really fun to read. The ending kind of floundered and could have used some better editting, but a really nice work overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 2/10/2011

    " Just started it on my Nook. Probably will go slow while I finish the other books I'm reading... So far it seems a little surreal. I actually enjoyed the book and liked the characters. It would make a cool movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 2/6/2011

    " If you can make sense of the jumping timeline, then it's a good read. A nice mix of sci-fi and fantasy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jimbeau | 2/2/2011

    " nothing too remarkable, kinda loose at times, a bit confusing at other times. "

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About the Author

Lee Doty writes realtime trading systems for a major investment bank and writes books during his train commute to his downtown Chicago office. He lives with his wife and four daughters.