When Gods Fail: Volume 1

  • by Nelson Lowhim
  • Narrated by Patrick Baur
  • 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Exploring a cave, Tom finds himself trapped when a series of earthquakes seal the cave entrance. Weeks later he pulls himself out. But something is wrong; he sees nothing but ashes. A forest fire? With his wife in mind, he walks until he finds a sign of civilization. When he meets new people he learns a terrible truth: The world as he knows it is over, destroyed. He decides that he will pull the world towards a humane new order, but he soon realizes that in a fight for survival he cannot do what he wants. What he discovers instead is something that will horrify and change him, and you, forever.
This novella takes a brutal and realistic look at an ordinary man who faces a post-apocalyptic world, his hopes, and how he manages to survive.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not your feminist, end of the world read

Where does When Gods Fail: Volume 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

When Gods Fail is an interesting take on the end of the world. It's bleak and carnal, and you become immersed in the narrator's experiences and emotions.

What was one of the most memorable moments of When Gods Fail: Volume 1?

The narrator has some issues justifying his actions, which really gave a different perspective on some modern-day crimes, which go unchecked in the post-apocalyptic world.

What does Patrick Baur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Baur's experience really immerses you into the lead character, and plays the emotions and perceptions in a way to help build the dismal setting the novel occurs in.

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

Yes, this was a book I read in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

Cringe-worthy. It's dark, and offers a creepy insight into the male perspective when pushed to the limits. Feminists would have a field day with the character's inner thoughts and justifications. Quite an interesting read, to say the least!

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- Mazza

Decent story

Decent story. A little far fetched in some areas with some cringe worthy moments. The narrator was fine but his country accent during the readings of the "city slicker" parts brought me out. Quite a bit of repetitive word usage as well.
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- sl1277

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-14-2012
  • Publisher: Nelson Lowhim