Two men against an ever-changing world
5 out of 5 stars
Dan and Drew, the unlikely duo, are out trying to survive. They are comfortable, but they are running out of food and booze, so they decide to go out on some supply runs. Things aren’t looking good when they hear gunshots near the house. Wormwood Dawn: Episode Two will have you along for the ride while these two try and rescue neighbors and new friends alike.
Narration for this (and the rest of the Wormwood Dawn series) was done by Clifford Edwards. Clifford has the perfect voice for this. He voices the perfect deep, dark, and definitely libertarian voices. It’s just so incredibly fitting for these books. Once again the awesome effects were present in this audiobook, news reports sound like they’re on a TV. He voices the crazy old woman that the men go “rescue” in a funny female rendition. The sound quality is still lacking a little bit here, but I’ve been told that Episode III is going to be much better. The quality takes nothing away from the narration of this story at all.
Wow, well this story has some teeth. If the first episode was a marathon, this story is a sprint. There is no “getting to know” in this, from sentence one this story is full of action. Dan and Drew are really fun to listen to and follow in this story. They are no like anyone that I know, and I still feel like I know the duo really well. I chalk that up to the incredible writing that Crae does for these books. Every page, every second has me glued to my seat wondering what on earth could happen next. This episode is a top-speed dragster run from 0-120 in less than 5 seconds. Just pure craziness going on in this book. And I loved every second of it.
I know that there are at least a few more in this episodic series, but, hearing how well Edwards narrates them, I’ve been spoiled. Even though I want to know what happens to these guys, I need to hear it. The combination of Crae’s fast-paced writing and Edwards’ quick tongue has me chomping at the bits for the next book to be released.
Wormwood Dawn Episode II by Edward Crae
Narrator: Clifford Edwards
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
Series: Wormwood Dawn #2
on January 13, 2016
Dan and Drew continue their quest for survival in the chaotic new world. Having gained a little more knowledge and weaponry, the two strike out to prepare for the coming winter, and secure their base of operations. In the process, they discover a few frightening things about the former occupants of their neighborhood, and the surprising existence of another person who has faced the apocalypse with a startling indifference.
Communicating via the bulletin board system, Dan meets another survivor not far away who would make a valuable third addition to their little group. His knowledge of obscure things, and seeming preparedness leads Dan to believe that he is needed.
Deciding to scoop him up in an impromptu rescue mission, the two travel north. Along the way, they discover the desolation that has been left by not only the infection, but an ongoing conflict between a paramilitary group, and the surviving US Armed Forces.
As the world continues to crumble around them, new challenges, and shocking discoveries will test their strength and unity. Only by teaming up with their new ally, and making it safely back home, can Dan and Drew hope to survive.
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.