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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (786 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Herbert Narrator: Alex Jennings Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN:
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It is the near future, and signs of an impending global disaster are multiplying. Earthquakes, floods, and volcanic eruptions sweep the earth. As the storms and tempests rage, a series of ominous events signal the emergence of a new and terrifying force.

While scuba-diving on the Great Barrier Reef, a diver watches fascinated as a tiny light floats past him towards the surface. Moments later he is torn to pieces as the reef erupts with colossal power.

On the banks of the Ganges, a young boy pauses from his back-breaking labours, transfixed by the play of a mysterious light amidst the monsoon rains, before a towering geyser of boiling water bursts from beneath the streets, scalding him to death.

In the Chinese city of Kashi, travellers bring back reports of a strange light seen shining above the endless sands of the Taklimakan Desert. And as the city's inhabitants watch for its return, the desert rises up to engulf them in a tidal wave of sand.

All have seen a portent. A sign of unimaginable powers about to be unleashed. A sign that something incredible is about to begin.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael O'Donnell | 11/11/2013

    " Not my cup of tea. The story was not engaging. The characters were not engaging. In a few places the descriptions of peoples reactions/responses conflicted from one paragraph to the next. Not a book i can recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn | 9/25/2013

    " A friend lent me this book because she knows I take a guilty pleasure in watching disaster movies. Hmmmm. This book was like one of the more mediocre movies, but without the special effects. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 8/17/2013

    " I love Herbert! this could read more like fact than fiction considering the bizarre weather patterns happening around our planet. Quite amazing predictions as this was written early 1990's... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Orange | 8/4/2013

    " Tedious story about the environment and global warming. Portrayed as a horror but it was more of sci-fi with a moral. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rob Wiltsher | 2/21/2013

    " Ever read a book, got to the end and thought ' why did I bother ?'. Yup - this was one of those books, folks. Pointless, dreadful ending, badly written and wasted time I could have spent doing something far more precious. I should have read the signs...ho, ho "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malissa Mcdermott | 1/8/2013

    " Very Bizarre book but very entertaining, with a continuous edge to it. Again you don'y know what to expect a bit gruesome in places but not as bad as some books can get, it just depends how far you want to stretch your imagination. Another good read from Mr Herbert "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie Durell | 12/31/2012

    " Not bad but the best from JH. Think that the ending could have been better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Hamnett | 12/22/2012

    " A bit slow in getting started, but all about what could happen if the global warming continues and the devistation it could cause "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Nesbit-comer | 9/4/2012

    " He did his research. This book made me really think about what we are doing to Earth, though I must say that I was really taking the side of the planet in all of it's killings. There are way too many people doing way too many destructive things. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jack Griffin | 4/25/2012

    " Unlike Herbert's earlier pulp works, which rattle along at a great pace, this is his most wordy and over-written piece. Good premise but he could have easily shaved a hundred pages off and not lost any of the books power. Not a bad book but a struggle. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charlotte Bird | 4/15/2012

    " the worst iv read by Herbert. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 12/21/2011

    " Good story but the supernatural element could've been explored further. The ending also appeared a bit rushed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 11/13/2011

    " This book was fun. Had some intense scenes and good characters. The ending was kind of fluffy and disappointing. But a good read nontheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 10/17/2011

    " Great light and easy read if you like the horror genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/18/2011

    " He did his research. This book made me really think about what we are doing to Earth, though I must say that I was really taking the side of the planet in all of it's killings. There are way too many people doing way too many destructive things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 3/25/2010

    " Great light and easy read if you like the horror genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 5/20/2009

    " This book was fun. Had some intense scenes and good characters. The ending was kind of fluffy and disappointing. But a good read nontheless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jack | 12/22/2008

    " Unlike Herbert's earlier pulp works, which rattle along at a great pace, this is his most wordy and over-written piece. Good premise but he could have easily shaved a hundred pages off and not lost any of the books power. Not a bad book but a struggle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malissa | 8/26/2007

    " Very Bizarre book but very entertaining, with a continuous edge to it. Again you don'y know what to expect a bit gruesome in places but not as bad as some books can get, it just depends how far you want to stretch your imagination. Another good read from Mr Herbert "

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