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Summary

Winner of the August Derleth award, Last Days is a chilling and terrifying novel from master of horror Adam Nevill.  

The Temple of the Last Days. The brutal cult with a history of murder, sex and occult dealings destroyed itself during one night of ritualistic violence decades ago. Or so they thought....

Kyle Freeman is an indie filmmaker with no money and few options, so when he lands a commission to make a documentary about The Temple of the Last Days he jumps at the chance. Little does he know that his investigation into the cult's bloody history will lead him into the darkest places he's ever been. As they travel from London and France to Arizona tracing the path of the cult, uncanny events, out-of-body experiences, ghastly artefacts and visits by the merciless 'old friends' plague Kyle and his one-man crew. They soon discover the power of the cult's terrible legacy and that it may be too late for them to escape....  

©2012 Adam Nevill (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

“His previous novel was the superb The Ritual, but with Last Days he's gone one better. This is riveting, and Nevill is fast becoming Britain's answer to Stephen King.” (The Guardian

“Taking its cue from real-life cults Last Days is an effectively creepy novel that will leave you sleeping with the lights on.” (SFX)

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On par with the ritual if not better.

Hooked from start to finish a great story dark and disturbing great narration nevill has a fantastic knowledge of the ocult and it shows in all his work by far the best out of the 3 books he has released recently..

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Genuinely frightening

It’s not very often a book has me on edge throughout each chapter, I could not stop thinking about what is going to happen next and to whom! Narration by Chris Dickens is superb as Kyle’s building fear and desperation is felt with each location he travels, this book really has it all and is definitely one of the best horror fiction, if you’ve read The Ritual you certainly enjoy this.

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A good horror story

A great story and a great narrator. A few odd pronunciations made me laugh but all in all the narrator brought the story to live.

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Slow progress, strong finish

Over descriptive sometimes which dragged scenes on for longer than necessary. The latter stages of the book however, were very good and gripping. Redeemed itself.

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I slept with the light on for three nights

I really enjoyed this horror, genuinely scary! Fingers crossed I can go to sleep tonight...

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Awesome book

A really great and creepy novel by Adam Nevill, brought wonderfully to life in this audiobook. Highly recommended

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Parts are missing - only silence

I thought it was a corruption in the download, but no. Chunks of 30 seconds are just silence! This means some key information is missing. Very frustrating.

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both ancient and modern

This book is essentially about a religious commune with despotism at its head. it relies on some ancient code or practice with a poor little rich girl taking back what she lost while still a child namely fame and fortune. It’s a practice that probably still goes on and certainly did during the time this book is set. it follows the exploits of a down on his luck film producer researching for a rich executive the demise of an ancient cult. It’s pretty well written though I’m not sure any of the people in it would make your top one hundred of favourite characters to meet. Kyle is pretty weak and Max is a manipulator. Stilll, it’s what they are eveen if they are largely irritating. It’s a bit top heady on the ‘he said’ and so on but not bad otherwise.

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not the ritual

enjoyed this book, not on the same level as the ritual, feel like the narrator was a poor choice for this.

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Ruined by narrator

I really should have returned this but I was filled with ennui. The story is passable even if the characters have absolutely zero internal lives but the whole experience was ruined by the narrator. Everything from the nasal, thin tone of his voice to his utter inability to distinguish between the two lead characters; apparently a young film director and aged film producer can share the same exact voice. And I won't even go into his inability to pronounce certain words (listen to his 'raison d'etre) or terrible French... accent, if we're to call it that. I will have to make a note to check and avoid anything narrated by this person in future.