Shadows of Tomorrow

  • by Jessica Meats
  • Narrated by Jake Urry
  • 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Earth is at war. Portals are opening across the planet and bringing creatures known as Outsiders. Their only desire is to eat, leaving a trail of destruction in their path. The only people who can stop them are the Defenders - led by Gareth Walker - who can open portals of their own to target the Outsiders in minutes. Gareth's only advantage is an ability to see glimpses of his future.
For the past decade the Defenders have held back the incursion, but now a new portal opens, bringing something that Gareth did not see coming. As he must find a way to stop this new threat, he starts a quest for answers. He must learn how the war began and find a way to stop them once and for all.
All the while, he is aware of a shadow in his future; a moment he can't see past. Will stopping the Outsiders cost him everything?


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Customer Reviews

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More than sci fi

I don’t typically read sci fi novels, but Shadows of Tomorrow is a fusion of fantasy, a smattering of romance, and a bit of horror along with the sci fi aspects to it, so I did enjoy this book more than I thought I would. The narration is crisp and effortless as can be expected from the very talented Jake Urry.

Some chapters are a bit boring, but what really saves this title are the characters. There are side stories that focus solely on the historicity of the characters, and those are utterly enjoyable. You learn so much about the various characters, and you find out where they come from and what makes them tick, and because of those side plots, you instantly understand their actions and decisions in the normal chapters where they interact with each other. My favourite characters are Garath because of the story of his past, and Richard who is kind of an underdog computer geek. The outsiders are a fun manifestation in the story too, and they bring a good amount of gore and horror which made me happy. All in all I think this is an interesting start to a new series.

This book was provided by the narrator in exchange for an honest and unbiased review- thanks again, your books are always a pleasure to listen to!
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- Lemó "Canadian | Lover of gruesome horror/depravity/anything medically related/urban fantasy/non-fiction/and YA."

An interesting Sci-Fi Novel

Shadows of Tomorrow is an interesting Sci-Fi novel with quite a few plot twists that will keep you guessing. There is actually quite a bit of romance in this book and I typically avoid romance novels completely. Despite all the romance I found this book highly engaging and I wanted to finish the book in one sitting. The characters are all relatable and believable, and I found myself getting attached to them. I didn’t realize the book was the first part in a series, but it answered enough of the questions so that this felt like a complete a story, while creating a lot of interest for the next book. The narrator does a fantastic job, as always. The way he voiced the characters helped create that sense of attachment for me. This book was a great listen and I look forward to listening to book two when it’s available.

This audiobook was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
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- Josh R

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-03-2016
  • Publisher: Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd