A young man descends into purgatory to save his wife and unborn child in this tale of wonder and terror from the mind of master storyteller and acclaimed artist Brom.
Fresh out of jail and eager to start a new life, Chet Moran and his pregnant wife, Trish, leave town to begin again. But an ancient evil is looming, and what seems like a safe haven may not be all it appears.
Snared and murdered by a vile, arcane horror, Chet quickly learns that pain and death are not unique to the living. Now the lives and very souls of his wife and unborn child are at stake. To save them he must journey into the bowels of purgatory in search of a sacred key promised to restore the natural order of life and death. Alone, confused, and damned, Chet steels himself against the unfathomable terrors awaiting him as he descends into death's stygian blackness.
With Lost Gods, Brom's gritty and visceral prose takes us on a haunting, harrowing journey into the depths of the underworld. Thrust into a realm of madness and chaos, where ancient gods and demons battle over the dead and where cabals of souls conspire to overthrow their masters, Chet plays a dangerous game, risking eternal damnation to save his family.
©2016 Gerald Brom (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
I definitely need to check out more if Brom's work. This is one of the best books I've listened to all year. R. C. Bray always does an excellent job with the narration but this blows his other work away! He brings each and every character to life (or death in some cases). The voices he does for the demons and old Gods is incredible. The story itself is great! Angels, demons, and old forgotten Gods trapped in purgatory.
"Generally not my genre."
I bought this Audible because of RC Bray. He makes a mediocre story good and one of his best performances. This was actually very well written and I will probably listen to another Brom.
"Easy 5 star decision"
Split between Chet & Gavin with all the twists. Is Gavin pure evil, or good, or worse evil, or good again or worse evil Or finally making things right with his grandson. Fascinating, simply fascination.
All characters performed by Bob were off the charts, simply mind blowing, perhaps his best work to date. Scary/tough/relentless/sticktoittiveness and just never says die to any situation.
RC is one of the very few performers I will buy sight unseen, he's that good. Great job Bob, simply amazing and mesmerizing.
"Best Book in a long time"
Loved this book !!! I highly recommend! Hope they make a movie! Will read again soon!
Beautiful ly written and expertly narrated. this Odyssey through purgatory is stunningly described through broms twisted Imagination.
Loved it. Story reeled me in and made pausing the book to tend to life a difficult task! RC Bray did an amazing job making the characters come to life.
"not one boring moment"
well worth the credit. I'm going to listen y this again. now way to tell what is going to happen next
Wonderful characters, world building, and fantastic plot layering with vibrant narrative.
Best way to describe this story is if Michael McDowell and Neil Gaiman got together to write a combination of American Gods, Dante's Inferno, and set it in the South with the experience and knowledge that only McDowell could have possessed.
As usual, R C Bray brings it all together with incredible narration and voice acting that reminds me of why he's one of my favourites.
"R.C. Bray is one of my favorite narrators."
this is the first time I have listened to a book by Brom and I got this because of RC Bray who is one of my favorite narrators now I have a fantastic author who I can start listening to more of his books in my collection this book was nothing less than amazing
"Wow. What a great book."
I was looking for something scary but this was not.
What it was though was truly fascinating!
I definitely recommend it if you find things like Dantes Inferno interesting.
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