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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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