Monday, October 10, 2016

Audio Book Review ~ Shadows of Tomorrow by Jessica Meats, Narrated by Jake Urry

Shadows of Tomorrow
by Jessica Meats
Narrated by Jake Urry
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:10-03-16
Publisher: Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd

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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Shadows of Tomorrow by Jessica Meats is a terrific book with interesting and believable characters that you can't help but feel for and become emotionally invested in.  With the author's attention to detail, the reader can't help but be drawn into the story and the world in which she has created. 

This book is narrated by Jake Urry and with his lovely British accent took this story to a whole other level of enjoyment.  This is the third audio book I have listened to that is narrated by Mr. Urry, and each one continues to get better and better.  The performance was solid and the 'voices' were subtle yet distinctive enough for the listener to keep track of the speaker.  I would have liked to have heard more emotion from each of the characters, but this is just a personal preference and did not distract from the story.

Overall,  Shadows of Tomorrow is riveting story with a unique plot that will keep any fan of science fiction engaged throughout. This book is truly a hidden gem among the many jewels in the literary world and one that I would highly recommend.

Overall - 4 stars
Performance - 4 stars
Story - 4 stars


Jessica Meats


Jake Urry is a British actor and audiobook narrator, and also co-founder of Just Some Theatre. Since graduating from an Acting degree course in 2012 he’s toured with Just Some Theatre as an actor and producer, worked on a number of commercial voice over projects and most recently started producing Audiobooks. Jake has produced over 10 titles since March 2016 and has rapidly found himself at home narrating Thriller, Horror, Mystery and Suspense titles. His audiobook work includes dark psychological thrillers White is the Coldest Colour and Portraits of the Dead by John Nicholl, occult mystery series The Ulrich Files by Ambrose Ibsen, and gritty Sci-Fi novel Shadows of Tomorrow by Jessica Meats.