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Author: Adrian J. Walker Narrator: Jot Davies Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2017 ISBN: 9781538422793
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Edgar Hill is thirty-five and caught in his own headlock. Overweight slob, underperforming husband, and reluctant father—for Ed, the world may as well have already ended. So when it does end in a catastrophic asteroid strike and Edgar and his family find refuge in an Edinburgh army barracks, it comes as something of a relief.

But nothing’s ever that simple. Returning from a salvage run in the city, Edgar finds his family gone, taken to the south coast for evacuation by an international task force. Suddenly he finds himself facing a grueling journey on foot across a devastated United Kingdom. Edgar must race against time and overcome his own shortcomings, not to mention hundred-mile canyons and a heavily flooded west coast, to find the people he loves before he loses them forever.

This is a vivid, gripping story of hope, long-distance running, and how we break the limits of our own endurance.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An exciting and nerve-wracking ‘run.’”

    Robert McCammon, New York Times bestselling author

  • “What sets this novel apart is Walker’s extraordinary emotional articulacy.”

    Sun (UK)

  • “Proves a great success as a novel of the apocalypse: one that focuses not on the nightmares that the end of the world might bring but on what it takes to find meaning amid such horrors.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • “Initially a dislikable character, Ed emerges as a hero from the wreckage, and readers will cheer, perhaps unwillingly at first, for a very human father. Harrowing and heartrending, this is a novel that is almost impossible to put down.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A beautifully written postapocalyptic tale of a flawed man’s struggle for survival and redemption.”


  • “A gripping portrayal of a postapocalyptic world. This type of end-of-the-world story has been told before, but rarely with the intensity and believability that Walker creates here…This is a wholly convincing and exciting novel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ridiculously gripping straight from the start.”

    Jenny Colgan, author of Little Beach Street Bakery

  • BookRiot Pick of September Must Reads
  • io9 Pick for Fall 2017
  • Indie Next List selection for reading groups

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About the Author

Adrian J. Walker was born in the bush suburbs of Sydney, Australia, in the mid ’70s. After his father found a camper van in a ditch, he renovated it and moved his family back to the UK, where Adrian was raised. Ever since he can remember, Adrian has been interested in three things: words, music, and technology, and when he graduated from the University of Leeds, he found a career in software.

About the Narrator

Jot Davies is a television and voice actor who has recorded dozens of audiobooks, including Ben Goldacre’s Bad Pharma and multiple works by Charles Cumming and Paul Strathern. His acting credits include roles in the television shows Casualty, New Tricks, and Hotel Babylon, as well as the video game Haze.