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The Dust of Dawn

By: Eloise J. Knapp
Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
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Summary

Zabat's Comet promises a stunning astronomical display as it narrowly passes our planet. Then a solar flare nudges it hurtling toward Earth. Humanity crumbles during the countdown to doomsday.

But Zabat is more than just a comet. The impact brings not swift extinction but a massive cloud of dust that appears to have a mind of its own. A sinister intelligence. A force that threatens to change what's left of humanity.

Jack, Colleen, Lara, and Dan survived the violent chaos of the countdown. They survived the threat of extinction. Now, they're about to find out that after doomsday, there are horrors even worse than death.

"The Dust of Dawn is a suffocating thriller that will keep you turning the pages and wondering what's going to happen next. An apocalypse unlike any I’ve read." (Nicholas Sansbury Smith, USA Today best-selling author of the Hell Divers series)

“Eloise Knapp once again shows her ability to look at the most overused ideas with sharp, fresh eyes and deliver amazing stories. Eerie and thought provoking in a way few post-apocalyptic thrillers manage. A wonderfully disturbing book.” (Peter Clines, NYT best-selling author of Paradox Bound and Dead Moon)

©2018 Eloise J. Knapp (P)2019 Eloise J. Knapp

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Totally different take on the end of the wotld

This story starts out with a bang literally. A huge comet hits the earth, everybody is supposed to die but doesn't. This is a good story with several twists and turns. I enjoyed how the characters interact with each others. There should be a sequel and I want it soon.

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A surprising enjoyable slice of apocalyptic Sci-Fi

Occasionally it's good to pick up a title that isn't in your normal group of favoured Sci-Fi likes and here, with Dust of Dawn (Book 1) by Eloise Knapp, I'm glad I did.

Eloise delivers so well enough of a 'confined' apocalyptic Sci-Fi mystery and keeps you chasing the bait, wondering what is on the end on the hook. So much so when the book came to a close, it was fair to say I was left a bit frustrated as I never had Book 2 lined up to continue on with the series.

If there is any negative, and this is extremely minor, on occasion Andrew Wehren's narration can be a bit to fast, to the point were I did have to see if I'd accidentally knocked the speed of my Audible player up a notch or two. However, this isn't all the time and as said is a very minor negative in what is a highly enjoyable story.

I'd truly recommend buying Dust of Dawn Book 1 as it's rather excellent.

N.B. This title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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An amazing take on the post-apocalypse gen

The world that the author has crafted is truly great. I love where we join the story in terms of societies break down and the impact of the comet on the immediate area and also wider world. The story runs with this premise really well. It's a grungy sort of world with absolutely amazing characters. It's well paced keeping you really engaged throughout. There's plenty of action and tension to the plot that keeps you wanting more. Jack is a great character and he is really well developed. I thought the author did a great job with their knowledge of science, giving things a realistic edge to the story.

The narration was excellent. Andrew B. Wehrlen does a brilliant job in adding to the sense of pace and giving a feeling for this post-apocalyptic world as well as distinguishing well between the characters. Excellent all round.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Cant wait for the next one

This was a really nice set up to what I'm hoping will be a great series. A nice sci-fi jaunt that was well worth a listen. There's a word from the author at the end asking saying she hopes there's an audience for here work - well, you gained a fan today.

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A cruel fate to wish upon anyone.

When a 3 miles wide comet is knocked from it's pathway to head straight for Earth, it's people realize they have only three months to live. Society begins to rapidly break down and we follow five people living out the end of their days in different ways, counting down to the collision. But the expected world disintegrating explosion doesn't happen. Instead, a thick yellow dust coats the area of impact and, for many, a fate worse than death awaits them.
Unfortunately, the brilliant opening premise of how to live on after three months of societal breakdown on both the personal and worldwide level is not then pursued. Instead, the reader continues to follow the survival attempts of the original protagonists in the area now filled with lethal dust and - something. It is still a fresh picture of the apocalypse but with many of the usual scenarios.

The Dust of Dawn is the first of a new series, soon (I hope) to be followed by The Dust of Day. It is an easy, if sometimes graphically uncomfortable, read, the world building and initial discovery of the effects of the dust better than that of the character development. Narrator, Andrew Wehrlen, helps to overcome this deficiency with his excellent performance, breathing life into the characters as well as driving forward the story with his fine, fast paced delivery.

My thanks to the rights holder who, at my request freely gifted me with a complimentary copy of the book, via Audiobook Boom. This is certainly a series that I am curious to continue.

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