Wormwood Dawn: Zombies? You’ll wish these were zombies…
4 out of 5 stars
Wormwood Dawn follows an unlikely survivor. A drunk who tries to kick the habit, fails miserably and drives into town to pick up some more booze. On his way in he notices a weird rust colored fog sitting all over. Some of the stores are closed and there are people in the streets looking confused. After he picks up his liquor he notices that people are getting sick and starting to act crazy. He books it home and tries to figure out what is going on and how to protect himself.
I always comment on the narration and the production quality, usually if one suffers, the other does too. In this book, the production value was pretty low, lots of fluctuation in volume and a lot of “background” unfiltered noise. The chapter would end quiet and the next chapter would begin loud. A few times this actually made me jump because I wasn’t expecting the changing in volume/tone. With that being address, the narration and the different aspects that they added (news stories being read in a new voice and having a different “tone” to sound like it was coming from the TV or the radio) were really cool. A really nice addition to this short serial. So production was low, but the narration was really good.
Wormwood Dawn is a serial novel, so there will be/are more parts to this, but for it’s length and being a serial I really enjoyed this. Normally I’m frustrated that the story just stops mid-structure, but this one felt like it had a climax and a slight resolution. There is definitely more to be told — but all-in-all I really liked where things were left.
A quick and enjoyable read/listed with a slightly different take on “zombies” or post-apocalyptic fiction.
Wormwood Dawn Episode I by Edward Crae
Narrator: Clifford Edwards
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
Series: Wormwood Dawn #1
on November 17, 2015
WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE, GRAPHIC VIOLENCE, AND GRATUITOUS DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE.
Dan was an average loser on the brink of a meltdown. His rampant alcoholism and drug addiction have turned his life into a chaotic mess, and nothing seemed to ever go right for him. Then, one morning, he awakens to find that the world around him has fallen apart.
Earth has passed through the tail of a mysterious comet that scientists call Wormwood, and a strange, toxic mist has descended from the sky. People everywhere begin dying off in record numbers, and those who have survived seem to have completely lost their minds, or have walled themselves up in their homes.
Amid the chaos, Dan has to get it together and use everything he has learned in his life just to survive. With his addictions controlling his every decision, he will have to fight his inner demons if he is to live through Wormwood Dawn.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About the Author:
Edward was born in Zanesville, OH, where he did absolutely nothing worthwhile with his life. Having drank himself into a permanent stupor, he finally moved to Indiana. Years and years of alcoholism and drug abuse kept him from exploring his intellectual interests; including astronomy, quantum physics, biology, and weird things like UFOs, mythology, and interdimensional or astral travel.
Throughout the years, Ed’s constant binge drinking and pot smoking had polarized his brain into the realm of the deranged. Pill popping aside, he now contemplates battles against massive hordes of undead mutants, and has barricaded himself in his deep woods home; prepared for the inevitable apocalypse.
Having an extensive collection of high powered rifles, Ed constantly stares out his window to catch the first glimpse of the stumbling horde. If and when that happens, he WILL fire the first shot.
Don’t bother talking to Ed. He won’t listen. He’s crazy. Just read the filth that he spews out into MS Word, and be happy. It’s all you’ll ever get.