The Undying: Shades: An Apocalyptic Thriller Audiobook, by Ethan Reid Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Ethan Reid Narrator: Candace Thaxton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781442390478

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The Undying “screams for a sequel” (Publishers Weekly)—and Ethan Reid delivers, in this riveting follow-up to “a thriller that brings a genuinely fresh take to a monstrous mythology” (Andrew Pyper, #1 bestselling author of The Demonologist).


The Undying: SHADES finds American student Jeanie and her young charge, Ren, fifteen years after the EMP that wiped out Paris and sent them on the run from the undying. Walking the highways and hiding out in abandoned buildings across France, they eventually find their way to Spain and the walled city of Ronda where a few dozen survivors have gathered—safe enough from the hunting undying, but facing a new threat on the scorched planet: starvation.

With their main resource—humans—bordering on extinction, the undying have weakened, retreating to their hives and slowly withering away. But not for long. A dark presence arrives, casting its shadow across Spain, reawakening the hives and creating a new breed of monster. Driven by some alien intelligence, these Shades not only reanimate the undying, but can possess the living, turning survivors against one another.

When Ronda comes under attack, Ren saves the day. As the youngest human left on earth, he has been blessed with a special gift that makes him a perfect killing machine—and the last hope of humanity. Forced to leave the safety of the barricades, he takes to the highways with a company of Spaniards who intend to eradicate the undying from Europe, hive by hive, using Ren as their secret weapon. But as they approach Sevilla to face the most powerful Shade yet, Ren learns some in his company aren’t all they appear to be…

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  • “The Undying conjures a nightmarish city of lights that’s all about darkness, a tourists’ horror story that goes miles beyond delayed flights and bedbugs in the sheets. Pacy and visceral, Ethan Reid has written a thriller that brings a genuinely fresh take to a monstrous mythology.”

    - Andrew Pyper, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Demonologist
  • “After a devastating trigger touches off the fall of mankind, a desperate race for survival begins while the lush backdrop of Paris is brought to its knees. This is an enthralling tale of terror and survival. The writing is superb. The tension never stops. Keep the doors locked and the lights on—Ethan Reid is the new voice of horror you’ve been waiting for.”

    - Graham Brown, New York Times bestselling author of The Eden Prophecy
  • “Even the most original apocalypse won’t satisfy unless you can root for the survivors. Ethan Reid’s The Undying delivers resounding, realistic terror, vampiric demons, and characters whose fates you’ll follow with your heart in your throat.”

    - Sophie Littlefield, national bestselling author of the Aftertime Series
  • “This post-apocalyptic horror novel effectively delivers gross-out thrills…Debut author Reid keeps the action rushing ahead in hysterical panic with vivid scenes and convincing (albeit short-lived) characters. This one screams for a sequel.”

    - Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Ethan Reid received his BA in English from the University of Washington and his MFA from the University of Southern California’s MPW Program, where he studied under author S. L. Stebel, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sy Gomberg, and Oscar-winning screenwriter Frank Tarloff. Ethan is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. He lives in Seattle.

About the Narrator

Candace Thaxton is an actress and audiobook narrator. She has starred in several films and television shows, including Ghost Town and Law & Order.