- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 8 hours and 33 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Massimo Marino
- Audible.com Release Date: November 14, 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GOA2GSO
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Daimones Audible – Unabridged
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It is a post-apocalyptic vision that is stunning in its breadth and complexity. It easily rivals the power of Stephen King's THE STAND and Neville Shute's ON THE BEACH.
Animals are suddenly and mysteriously dying by the thousands and soon the people follow. Only Dan Amenta and his wife and daughter seem to have survived. They find themselves alone on the planet in Switzerland and begin the search for other survivors.
Massimo Marino has crafted a powerful and entertaining novel that has suspense, action and plenty of anxious moments about the future. It is difficult to stop reading until you find the answer and whether or not they are in fact alone on the planet. The ending is also one of new hope and could easily make for a sequel.
The first edition I read suffered from some significant editorial issues which hampered the reader's enjoyment. The author, to his credit, recognized this and the book underwent some serious revision and line editing by a professional. The newly edited version is stellar. Anyone who loves post apocalyptic sci-fi should read this book. I think now it is even better than Stephen King's The Stand.
I now revoke my earlier conditional 5-star review and give it an unconditional one. The book is so much better. What a jewel!
Brilliant, very well written!
Dan and his family had the almost-perfect life in the French countryside until a mysterious windstorm in February. Nobody realized that anything unusual had happened until it was time to drive Annah to school. Vehicles of every type littered the highway, their dead drivers still behind the wheel. Dan decided to return home and instructed Mary to stay put instead of going to her teaching job. No one was answering the phone at any of the emergency departments. The family didn't know what happened, so decided to go check on their friends next door only to find more death.
Once they discovered that they were the only survivors of some catastrophe, Dan decided it was best to stock up on emergency supplies. Therefore, instead of looking for a new job, which was the plan, he went to the mall and began to collect food, medical supplies and other things the family may need, not knowing what was coming later.
Luckily the internet still worked, so Dan decided to launch a massive campaign to find any other survivors in hopes of learning more about what they were facing. While they waited for a response, not expecting any, they continued to collect supplies, even going as far as befriending some neighborhood dogs and arming themselves with survival gear.
At first, it was hard to simply go into the stores and take things without paying for them, but of course, there was no one to pay. The whole world had become a ghost town. After awhile that got easier and Dan even allowed himself a few luxuries, as well as the needed supplies.Read more ›
The story opens with Dan, a man who is unhappy with the administration at his place of employment. He is still in love with his wife, Mary, and actively participates in the homeschooling of his daughter, Annah. Before the end of the day, he has lost his job. He could never imagine just how much his life would be changed after falling asleep that night. Dan woke to chaos, and the world as he knew it had vanished. What happened to all of the people? Were they the only survivors?
I did not read this book quickly - rather I savored it. I had to let each bit digest before I could continue, because I didn't want to miss anything. I have never read a book quite like this one. I cannot recommend this book highly enough!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book Review: Daimones
by Massimo Marino
Reviewed by J Bryden Lloyd
Writing Style – 4.5/5. Read more
It seemed to start out very interesting but then dragged on and on. I like more action than complex insight of each characters mind which seemed to be in this book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Kelly
I was told by a friend that this book is incredible and she was right. I eagerly turned the pages to discover what had left seemingly everyone but one family dead on planet Earth... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dex
I was unsure what to expect from this book. I thought it might be dramatic like The Walking Dead but instead I found a compelling and intelligent end-of-the-world story that... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Becca Goodsell
This review originally appeared on my blog at www.gimmethatbook.com
Many thanks to the author for gifting me this book in exchange for a review. Read more
A copy of this Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*
I freely confess that post-apocalyptic stories leave me bored as they are so often... Read more
I usually don't have that much trouble putting a book down. Most of the time I have a pretty good idea what's going to happen next and even if I don't, it takes a lot of suspense... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Marcha Fox