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The fall of mankind begins with just one man, a man who sells his soul piece by piece. Perhaps he does it with the purest of intentions or perhaps he does it because he's a greedy, grasping, evil son of a bitch. Either way the results are the same: Hell on Earth.
Jack Dreyden, a doctoral candidate in ancient languages, begins his road to Hell when he translates an ancient scroll that was never supposed to see the light of day. At first it seems to be the usual semi-coherent mumbo-jumbo found in every Egyptian burial chamber, but when Jack is attacked by the living remains of someone who had been dead for the last 5,000 years, he is thrown into an adventure that not only threatens his life and his very soul, it also threatens the entire planet.
The art of necromancy is suddenly alive and well in New York City and there is no room in this fight for a nice boy like Jack. He finds that the only way to beat a necromancer who can command the true undead by the millions is by getting his hands bloody and his soul filthy. He can only win by getting mean. By taking everything from his enemy, including his crown and his title: King of the Dead.
©2016 Peter Meredith (P)2016 Peter Meredith
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5 out of 5 stars
By Christopher on 06-06-16

Peter Meredith has done it again !

It was a great story. It held my attention from beginning to end. Can't wait until the next one comes out.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Virgil on 06-06-16

Interesting angle on the Zombie genre

First, full disclosure. I was given a copy of this audio book by the author as part of a random "comment on this and win" type giveaway he recently did on Facebook. Thanks Peter!

I really enjoyed and had a lot of fun with this story, the "how" of the zombies was very different, and the magic of this world has some excellent potential to be very interesting once it is explored in more detail. The characters were good, the action intense, and the pacing of the book flowed quite nicely. This is my first novel from Peter Meredith, and I will be checking out more of his books soon.

I would definitely recommend this book to a friend, and will listen to it again as a refresher when the next volume is released.

My only beef is with the narrator. He isn't awful, but he isn't really great either.

I don't really care about the authenticity of accents used. As long as a narrator attempts to use a somewhat different voice to differentiate the characters, I am totally ok with that. Erik delivers on this score well enough for me. Not everyone can be Jim Dale, after all.

I don't care if a metronomic cadence is in play during the "non speaking" portions of a narration. Michael Kramer does it, and his narrations are excellent. I think this is where Erik tries and fails to deliver, as much of his narration feels stilted and devoid of feeling, rushed in some places, too slow in others, and much over enunciation all around, like an actor practicing vocal warm ups.

Nevertheless, it does not make the narration unbearable. One of my favorite series is narrated by a man so boring that he is capable of vocalizing chloroform. I love, love, love those books, but I simply cannot listen to the narration. That is not the case here friends. Don't go into this expecting an epic narrator, and you'll do fine. It really is a fun story!

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4 out of 5 stars
By SJ on 07-03-17

Meredith does it again!

Would you listen to The Edge of Hell again? Why?

I would, It was a very different take on zombie/mummy stories. I enjoyed it!

Have you listened to any of Erik Johnson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've not listened to any before but I thought his change in voice between characters was much better than I've previously heard from other performers.

Any additional comments?

I'm a big Meredith fan generally, and whilst this wasn't as good as some of his other stories, it was still well up there among others of it's genre. I recommend it, even if the main character is a bit of a drip!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Annette Wright on 12-12-16

Original and enthralling twist on the zombie story

I really enjoyed this very original twist on the zombie story. The book explores good versus evil, God versus demon and gives situations where the reader can question, "What would I do?" Brilliantly written. Gripping, taught, horrific and romantic at times. Very well read by Erik Johnson. He brings the characters alive and adds to the tension and horror. Highly recommend. I also highly recommend his 7 book series, The Apocalypse The Undead World and his 3 book series, The Trilogy of the Void. Brilliant.

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