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After overwhelming Scotland, the glacier gouged its unstoppable way south. Only a few people remained in the desolate, frozen streets of the cities of Northern England. As the daily blizzards blew stronger and the icebergs on the River Mersey grew larger, Norman and Chrissy Leonard prepared to flee their Liverpool home. When Norman heard - The Roar - he knew the time for preparation had passed. An unspeakable dread twisted inside him at that primordial sound. The glacier was pushing more than just snow and ice ahead of it. A nightmare was coming, one Norman would not be able to wake from.

©2013 Omnium Gatherum (P)2020 Neil Davies

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"An innovative plot by a new author." (Guy N. Smith, author of Night of the Crabs and Killer Crabs: The Return)

“Neil Davies’s Hard Winter put me smack down in the middle of an icy world I, as a reader, never want to leave. His descriptions and atmosphere made me shiver and drink whatever warm beverages I could find, while his character insights and prose left me breathless. This book will make you cringe, cry, laugh and beg for more. What an amazing book.” (Joe Mynhardt, Crystal Lake Publishing) 

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Great winter audio - fabulous narration

I really enjoyed this wintery, apocalypic,scifi/horror mesh - the story was gripping and I just loved Kevin Green's narration. At 7h26 it is a fairly swift listen - just perfect for a rainy November day.

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The Apocolypse that Came

Hard winter set in the future when a huge glacier is on its way down England already decimated Scotland and well on the way to Liverpool where Norman and his wife Crissy still live, many of the inhabitants have already left to go south hoping they will be safe. Norman it seems is dependant on his wife and at the time quite selfish but not with Crissy he absolutely adores her, and while out he hears this roar and the river Mersey is rising more to the point of a tsunami and with the excess water Norman and Crissy could not make it to higher ground and were swept away, Norman was holding on tight to Crissy but with the force of the water Crissy's hand slips and she goes off in the rapid never to be seen again. Norman, when he comes round, is in a camp and he realized that there are others that will join forces with each other and help one another something that Norman has not done, before and he does make friends and one time goes out hunting with 3 others and they came across wolves vicious and while trying to fight them off with just sticks 1 gets killed so once back at camp things are not the same, one of the men blames Norman for his friend's death so is it time to move on? there is also talk of Norsemen and they came with the wolves and then the trolls, every day is like living on the edge. First, the Norsemen came and after fighting Norman decided he should go south and met up with different camps along the way, once the trolls arrived. By the time Norman gets nearer the south, he already lost his fingers to frostbite and the weather was freezing with blizzards on a daily basis, is it time to make a stand? Cold bleak listen but although the story is mainly about Norman's survival it also brings home that there are others and people will come together in a time of crisis.

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Apocalyptic horror

Although a horror story, set in 2118, it makes you wonder what might be in our future - as our environment changes accelerate. A group of stragglers, including Norman and Chrissy, find themselves in an increasingly tense situation, needing to step up in order to have a chance of survival. The marching glacier is an obvious danger, as the whole landscapes structure is crushed - but what about that menacing roar that is forever lurking? A good tense read as we get to know the central characters, seeing them adapt to the threats that become more and more imminent as they attempt to escape. Enjoyable narration by Kevin Green.

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  • 15-12-20

Hard Winter

This was excellent!I did not want to stop listening! An iceberg,Norsemen with wolves and monsters!Who could believe all this in one book.Pity the people who encounter these things!Kevin E. Green was a terrific narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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  • Shantelle Hazelton
  • 06-11-20

Great audio book

Thoroughly enjoyed this audio book. This guy has really bad luck and some really good luck. I loved how realistic most of the situations seemed. Some post world books are all rainbows and sunshine. Which is not realistic at all.

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 23-09-20

Post apocalyptic sub zero terror

I'm a huge fan of the post apocalyptic genre and this extremely well written tale did not disappoint. The narrator does a fantastic job!

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  • Sara Sue
  • 09-09-20

Hard Winter: The Novel

I received this audible title for free in exchange for a honest review, I absolutely loved this story. Is a well written storie with wonderful imagination. I highly recommend this book. 😎