The end of the world wasn’t enough… now he’s trapped.
4.5 out of 5 stars
Dan, our unlikely hero awakens to find himself trapped. Yes, the world has gone crazy — but where he awakens is even worse. Forced to “play games” by the “game master” he is subject to more and more horrible things. He must escape — he must save his friends from Gephardt.
The narration for episode IV was done by Clifford Edwards. The quality of this was perfect, and the effects that Edwards uses (such as inside voice) and the voice of the captor are great. Edwards performance really adds to this already awesome story.
The story starts off dark, and I mean really dark. I was a little worried that the story wouldn’t turn hopeful at all and I would be depressed by the time I finished it. Without spoiling anything, I was glad that the story did take an eventual turn.
Crae has this was of writing – it’s visceral and real and it really makes the reader feel like they are right there with Dan as he struggles his way through different situations.
The story, overall started off a bit different but ended up similarly than the other episodes. I did feel like this had more of an “ending,” but just because the arc of the story was complete and Dan and company were ready to continue fighting.
I will be eagerly awaiting the next episode that Crae & Edwards team up on. The duo of writing and performance has me coming back for more — similar to the never-ending hunger of the shamblers.
Wormwood Dawn Episode IV by Edward Crae
Narrator: Clifford Edwards
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
Series: Wormwood Dawn #4
Published by Shawn E. Crapo on April 11, 2016
After an intense battle with Gephardt security forces, Dan awakens to find himself trapped in a nightmare beyond belief. He is the pawn in a strange and macabre game, subjected to unspeakable horrors and torture, all put on by a familiar psychopath who has undergone some... changes.
Dan must play along with his twisted and demented captor's game long enough to escape and find his friends. Only by enduring the pain of addiction, the horrors of a new breed of infected, and the torturous days of solitude, can Dan hope to ever see Drew, Jake, and Vincent again.
Can he survive Hell long enough?
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Also by this author: Wormwood Dawn Episode I, Wormwood Dawn Episode II, Wormwood Dawn Episode III, Wormwood Dawn Episode V
Also in this series: Wormwood Dawn Episode I, Wormwood Dawn Episode II, Wormwood Dawn Episode III, Wormwood Dawn Episode V
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.