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Down Station Audiobook

Down Station

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Publisher's Summary

A small group of commuters and tube workers witness a fiery apocalypse overtaking London. They make their escape through a service tunnel. Reaching a door, they step through...and find themselves on a wild shore backed by cliffs and rolling grassland. The way back is blocked.

Making their way inland, they meet a man dressed in a wolf's cloak and with wolves by his side. He speaks English and has heard of a place called London - other people have arrived here down the ages, all escaping from a London that is burning. None of them has returned. Except one - who travels between the two worlds at will.

The group begin a quest to find this one survivor - the one who holds the key to their return and to the safety of London. And as they travel this world, meeting mythical and legendary creatures, split between north and south by a mighty river and bordered by The White City and The Crystal Palace, they realise they are in a world defined by all the Londons there have ever been.

Reminiscent of Michael Moorcock and Julian May, this is a grand and sweeping science fantasy built on the ideas, the legends, the memories of every London there has ever been.

©2016 Simon Morden (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group

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    Ariadne Jones Essex, England 01/03/2016
    Ariadne Jones Essex, England 01/03/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Different!"

    Fantastic story, fantastic narrator and I really enjoyed listening to it. Can't wait for the next one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    M LITTLEHAMPTON, United Kingdom 29/02/2016
    M LITTLEHAMPTON, United Kingdom 29/02/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "More please!"

    interesting story, can't wait for the next book!
    the way that the characters grew was new and unexpected!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gerard the dog 26/02/2016
    Gerard the dog 26/02/2016
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    "Very enjoyable"

    Pleasing escapism in both senses of the word, nicely written, and well narrated. Look forward to the sequel.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Steve S UK SE 06/05/2016
    Steve S UK SE 06/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Glad when it ended!"

    I really struggled to get to the end of this book and had I not paid for it, I would have stopped listening after an hour-or-so.

    The plot was loose and uninspiring and the characters were a strange mix that I just couldn’t connect with at all.

    I couldn’t understand the purpose of profanities that accompanied most of what Mary had to say. You could strip them all out and you wouldn’t be any the worse for it. It’s not that I mind swearing as such, so long as it is there to convey something.

    The narrator in the main was OK-ish, although Stanislav (sp?) and Mary’s characters really grated after a short period.

    To my reckoning, this is one to miss.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 27/02/2016
    Chris 27/02/2016
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    "Should have mentioned it was onlyPart 1!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If I had known that this was not a complete story! The narration stops in the middle of the adventure.


    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    denis 01/10/2016
    denis 01/10/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "great story very well read"

    there are great voices for all the characters that help you to immerse in story

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    D. Deeks 26/09/2016
    D. Deeks 26/09/2016 Member Since 2015

    Tell yourself about us!

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    "uneven but has some interesting ideas"

    while an interesting story/concept the execution was muddled and lacked a strong narrative flow. will check out the rest of the books for the story and hope the characters and flow improve

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    Brad Phelan 07/09/2016
    Brad Phelan 07/09/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "London kids escape appocolypse, turn into x-men."

    Not yet a man Dalip becomes one by learning to stab a pig in the arse. London bad girl, Mary, discovers her super powers and dissavows drugs, car jacking and street brawling. Stainslav, Serbian war criminal, teaches kids how to stab pigs in the arse and then darth vader style succumbs to the dark side and tranforms into a sith jelly monster. Kids try to stab him to death, possibly in the arse. Apparently that doesn't work. One interesting character "the steward" gets no lines, his magic cane is not magic, and is murdered off stage just in case we wondered what happened to him. And more unto the setup for the sequel. Meh!

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    Joeski 02/07/2016
    Joeski 02/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent book"

    An excellent story, well narrated. Good combination of fantasy and mystery with memorable characters. Seems to be setting up a new trilogy, which can be only be a good thing from Simon Morden.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TM 17/05/2016
    TM 17/05/2016

    Tattooed Mummy

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    "Really enjoyed this, part one of an epic"

    Can't wait for the next instalment. Excellent mix of diverse characters. Gripping story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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