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I'm a big fan of this author and have to say that this is different than his other works. While his books are always dark, this was his darkest yet!!
So the world was sent back to the dark ages after a CME destroyed the power grid. Now, humanity is struggling to survive, not only from famine and social unrest but from the unleashing of hell on earth. Demons are possessing people and others are turning to the church for help. But the church is struggling too. A newer belief is trying to take hold and Rome has sent Exorcist Ossian McGregor to investigate. Along the way McGregor sees that evil is trying to take hold, but how can he stop it?
That is just a brief summary of what goes on in this book. There is so much more to this than what I've just said. The plot took a little while to get into and it dragged a bit in parts, but for the most part, it was entertaining, deliciously dark and gripping. It is gorey and hard to stomach at times, but it adds to the overall feel of the story. I loved the uniqueness of the plot and devoured the book!!
I loved McGregor. He has had a tough time of it and something happened that ended with him in prison and excommunicated from the church, but when the SHTF, he is called upon for his services and sent to France to check out this new church that they hear about. He is tough, brave, kind and just an all round bad ass!!
In all, this was a great read. Different than the normal post apocalyptic books, which I liked. While it won't be for everyone, I think anyone who likes a dark and, at times, gruesome read, will enjoy this.
Jake Urry was fantastic as always!! He has such a unique and distinctive voice and always reads the story well. He has a wide and varied array of voices that always make it a pleasure to listen to his work.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I've said this before and I will say it again: Ambrose Ibsen and Jake Urry are a match made in heaven (or, in this case, in the fires of hell?). Ibsen always delivers a dark and haunting story and he doesn't disappoint with 'The Conqueror Worm.' This tale takes place in a future so disturbing that Ibsen thought it necessary to warn the reader before they listen. The warning was warranted.
'Conqueror Worm' follows a dark priest who's job it is to exercise any and all demons he may come into contact with. He seems to be the sole person who can save this new world from the dark forces that have taken over the church. If you like a good horror/action/thriller/fantasy then this is the book for you! Jake Urry gives a most captivating performance in this one, as he always does! I loved this book (though I think the title is more than a bit odd). 10/10
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
We have a world changing event throwing us back to the dark ages. We have a true believer. We have a Holy sword. And Demons are real. Do I really need to say any more? This is a cool book. It's action filled. There's lots of horror in here that gives you both thrills and chills. It's a hell on earth ride that you really don't want to miss. If you like the genre or if you like the synopsis of the book you really wont be disappointed. It's well written. In fact I really should say that it's well crafted. To top that off we have a narrator that really does horror well. What a voice for this book. I think you found the perfect narrator in fact! The tone, pace, and just the way he wields his words draw you into the atmosphere of the book. An excellent package!
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I begged to be given the opportunity to review this book. Ambrose Ibsen is an exceptionally eloquent writer of dark, deeply disturbing tales. Jake Urry has a voice for terror. His tone, pitch and articulation make even the most mundane meanderings terrifying. Give him a story composed by the wondrous wordsmith Mr Ibsen and you have all the ingredients for a horror fest that will frighten and petrify the most laid back of listeners. This is a book full of descriptive torture techniques and the inhumanity of man to man. I devoured this audio book in one straight session, unable to turn it off and tear myself away. On many occasions I gasped aloud, put my hand to my mouth and felt the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Audible should sell The Conqueror Worm with a warning; not for the easily frightened or those with a nervous disposition. Fortunately, I enjoy being scared witless, resulting in a 5 star reward for both writer and narrator. If you're a fan of this genre, don't miss out, you must buy this one. Just don't listen in the dead of night. You have been warned!!!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful