Gather, Darkness! is a science-fiction classic. It tells the story of Armon Jarles, a man on the edge, living amidst the disputes of two rival powers at large in the world. 360 years after a nuclear holocaust ravaged mankind, throwing society back into the dark ages, the world is fraught with chaos and superstition. The new rulers over the masses of humanity are the techno-priests of the Great God, endowed with scientific knowledge lost to the rest of humanity.
©1950 Fritz Leiber (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
This is my first book from audible and with so much choice it was difficult to choose. In the end I plumped for a Fritz Leiber book as I am familiar with his work and have never read this one. The narration is superb, when Jonathon Davis uttered the words "Gather Darkness", it sent a shiver down my spine, I had to listen to it 2 or 3 times it was so good. The story is excellent, but the way it was read elevates the experience to a different level. I would give the story 8/10 and the reading 10/10.
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