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?
©2016 Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd (P)2016 Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd
Shadows of Tomorrow is an entertaining scifi novel which explores of what life might be like if you could see into your future. Looks so simple but it will turn out that time is not a single, unbroken, continuous forward line. Very interesting novel adding a superb narration
the concept of portals from other worlds with alien zombies pouring through eating and killing anything in their path, of people with precognition fighting through the knowledge that others going into battle with them will die and not being able to do or say anything that will change that whilst coping with the deception of those once admired made for an action packed roller coaster ride of a tale that was very well written
when Richard realized that the capture and abduction of Gareth his best and only friend was down to his childish prank to get back at Geoff was a real turning point in how he saw not only himself but his but his friend and well, enabling him to refocus his abilities in understanding the portals
the race up the tower on the alien planet, fighting every step of the way , trying to get to the top, Jake ulry's narration really pulled me into the scene with the heroic team battling impossible odds to try and save humanity, absolutely gripping stuff!
for sure! it was certainly a tale that kept you gripped to the edge of your seat, the story was very well written and Jake's narration always made you feel that you could be just one step from certain destruction!
"More than sci fi"
I don’t typically read sci fi novels, but Shadows of Tomorrow is a fusion of fantasy, a smattering of romance, and a bit of horror along with the sci fi aspects to it, so I did enjoy this book more than I thought I would. The narration is crisp and effortless as can be expected from the very talented Jake Urry.
Some chapters are a bit boring, but what really saves this title are the characters. There are side stories that focus solely on the historicity of the characters, and those are utterly enjoyable. You learn so much about the various characters, and you find out where they come from and what makes them tick, and because of those side plots, you instantly understand their actions and decisions in the normal chapters where they interact with each other. My favourite characters are Garath because of the story of his past, and Richard who is kind of an underdog computer geek. The outsiders are a fun manifestation in the story too, and they bring a good amount of gore and horror which made me happy. All in all I think this is an interesting start to a new series.
This book was provided by the narrator in exchange for an honest and unbiased review- thanks again, your books are always a pleasure to listen to!
"An interesting Sci-Fi Novel"
Shadows of Tomorrow is an interesting Sci-Fi novel with quite a few plot twists that will keep you guessing. There is actually quite a bit of romance in this book and I typically avoid romance novels completely. Despite all the romance I found this book highly engaging and I wanted to finish the book in one sitting. The characters are all relatable and believable, and I found myself getting attached to them. I didn’t realize the book was the first part in a series, but it answered enough of the questions so that this felt like a complete a story, while creating a lot of interest for the next book. The narrator does a fantastic job, as always. The way he voiced the characters helped create that sense of attachment for me. This book was a great listen and I look forward to listening to book two when it’s available.
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This is a good Sci-Fi book with hints of horror (creatures). Really liked the characters especially Gareth and will miss Cassie and Karl. When is the next book going to be made into audiobook (Between Yesterdays)? Highly recommend this different Sci-Fi to anyone who enjoys contemporary science fiction. This audiobook was given by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review, Jake you do great with narration whether is horror or science fiction, THANK YOY!
"Truly a hidden gem"
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.
"SHADOWS OF TOMMORROW"
Quite the epic fantasy story! Very well written with strong characters who compliment one another perfectly.
Jake Urry's narration is fantastic. The voices he uses are consistant with the characters. The emphasis placed in spacific area's and words will draw you right into the story.
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"Shadows of Tomorrow"
“This audiobook was given by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
Shadows Of Tomorrow
by Jessica Meats
A futuristic novel about a group of "Defender," that are tasked with protecting Earth from the "Outsiders." There is plenty of action,suspense , and even some romance. The listener will think they have it figured out when twists and turns hit and you start over with a different idea.
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.I love Jake Urry's British accent. The only thing I would change, a little more enthusiasm during the action scenes.
"A Futuristic Suspense.."
This book was a fast pace full of action with the main character, Gareth, having psychic
Overall, this was an entertaining read that covered just about everything from betrayal,
action, and a bit of romance.
Once again, Jake Urry did really well with the narration.
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"A tad slow"
Very well written, this was a very character driven book. Could be a bit slow at times for my taste. Which surprised me seeing as it's an alien invasion book. The plot twists and the story were interesting enough to hold me though.
I always enjoy Jake Urry's narration. I have several books he's done and I love them all.
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