• by Jeremy Bishop
  • Narrated by R. C. Bray
  • 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jeremy Bishop's first pulse-pounding novel is a horrific tale of post-apocalyptic terror that is one part zombie story and one part Dante's Inferno. The story asks hard questions and generates strong emotions in everyone who reads it - anger, excitement, and most of all: FEAR. This book asks the question that everyone is afraid to answer: Are you ready?
Small town reporter, Mia Durante, finds herself having brunch with the President of the United States on the day civilization comes to an end. An electromagnetic pulse blinds the U.S. Cars crash. Planes fall. Chaos reigns. Power is restored within minutes, but it's already too late. Russian nukes are falling. U.S. allies around the world are all ready wiped out. The United States will cease to exist inside of five minutes.
After giving the order to launch a full-scale retaliation, dooming the planet, the president, White House staff, Secret Service, and those lucky enough to be visiting the white house, are whisked below ground where they board several Earth Escape Pods. As the EEPs launch into Earth orbit, missiles descend.
Less than 40 survive the end of the world. When they return, they're greeted by survivors of a different sort. The bloodbath that follows leaves Durante and nine other survivors on the run. They find themselves fighting for survival in a world in which only torment remains and where death is the only escape.
** THE SENTINEL, Bishop's second novel, is available now! Check it out.
Jeremy Bishop has, by all outward appearances, lived a normal life. He grew up in a nice home, in a friendly seaside town. But, as is often, the pleasant facade seen at first glance conceals a darker side. Throughout childhood and early teen years he encountered malevolent entities that whisked in and out of rooms, moved furniture and haunted his dreams.
He processed these encounters through drawings of monsters and devils, expunging horrible images from his mind. As an adult, he continues to expel the monsters of his childhood through his novels, the first of which, Torment, is based on a dream.
Enter the mind of Jeremy Bishop if you dare. Share his nightmares. Experience the fear that shaped his life. You may never be the same.


What the Critics Say

"Jeremy Bishop takes a terrifying bite out of the zombie genre with TORMENT. This is a dark and devious post-apocalypting thrill-ride!" (Jonathan Maberry, New York Times Best-selling author of Patient Zero and Rot & Ruin)
"Torment is a nightmarish descent through Armageddon. With barely a pause for breath, Bishop drags you out of normality, straight into the depths of a devastated post-apocalyptic landscape. Surreal and extraordinary locations, grotesque characters and outlandish events rise up from the devastated ashes of the familiar in this startlingly original horror novel. Dreamlike, disturbing and never predictable, once you start reading, you won't want to put it down." (David Moody, author of Hater, Dog Blood, and the Autumn Series)
"Jeremy Bishop explodes onto the zombie scene with Torment, a thought-provoking gorefest that turns the genre on its head. Both shocking and riveting, this is a debut novel that leaves the reader hungry for more." (Steven Savile, number one best-selling author of Primeval and Silver)


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If you could sum up TORMENT in three words, what would they be?

didn't expect that

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mia, simply because she had more time to develop the character. But all of them where pretty good!

Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favorite?

Bray could not have done any better! All were top notch

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I had the time yes!

Any additional comments?

Bray does so many other books at times it is hard to disassociate the characters. His reading style means that you can increase the speed to 1.25x and hardly notice a difference (shortening the book, which is a pity because I wanted more).

The style of writing is excellent, no 'he said', 'she said' type of thing. I loved the way the author allowed the inner thoughts of the main character to develop the characters of others within the story.

Do yourself a favour be very careful what you read in some of the other reviews. One in particular gives away too much of what happens in the story, spoiling what should be an unexpected surprise.

I was expecting a a standard zombie flick but was blown away with this. A zombie story it is not!

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- The Zombie Specialist "The world's fastest fatman specialising in reviewing new and or unreviewed zombie titles see more at audiblereviews dot org"


Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The story if flacky and weird. Half of the story makes no sense while the other half is boring causing me to roll my eyes in disbelief. The story is novel in its own special way but I will take a predictable Zombie novel over a novel that sounds like a 12 year old came up with. Spaceships, ex-hippie monster, insane preacher, worm like human creature that eats leaves and poops them out, and Zombies that don't want to be Zombies. Yeah just save your credit.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jeremy Bishop again?

Depends on the topic

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Narration was actually good.

Did TORMENT inspire you to do anything?

Roll my eyes countless times in disbelief and frustration.

Any additional comments?

Save your credit or wait till it goes on sale.

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- Amanda H.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-13-2012
  • Publisher: Breakneck Media