Amy Landon's warm, flowing voice at first seems to be at odds with the horror in this audiobook. But its soothing quality suits the rational tones of the four strangers in the story, and it intensifies the violence when it happens. Wen is on holiday with her fathers at a remote cabin when the four arrive, armed with unusual homemade weapons and demanding access. Eric and Andrew can't keep them out and are eventually overpowered. If Wen, Eric, and Andrew do not choose to sacrifice someone in their family, the world will end. Most of the audiobook is informational narrative--why the four are there and how they can prove the world will end--interspersed with moments of shocking violence. The ending seems forced, as if the author hasn't quite decided his conclusion, but this is still a compelling listen. C.A.T. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2018]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9780062849588 $26.99
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