• Impact Winter

  • By: Travis Beacham
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (25,379 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

“They came after the impact and the firestorms. When the sun went dark. Like they’d been there all along. Just waiting.” 

From executive producers of The Walking Dead and Travis Beacham, the writer of Pacific Rim, comes a heart-stopping Audible Original featuring a brilliant British cast. It’s the near future and seven years since a comet hit the earth and blotted out the sun. The world is a dark, frozen landscape. And then, beastly creatures emerge and take over. Can they really be vampires?  

In the British countryside, a band of survivors forms a resistance in the fallout shelter of a medieval castle. Darcy is a battle-tested vampire hunter who is at the front line leading the charge to save humanity. Meanwhile, her younger sister Hope wants life to return normal so she can go above ground and know what it’s like to live again. And she just might be willing to risk it all. 

A story of apocalypse, horror, and adventure, Impact Winter is a wholly original new saga created just for Audible with immersive 3D audio that dares you to pop in your earbuds and listen in the dark. Venture into an eternally sunless world of swords and crossbows; primal hunters and shape-shifters; leaders and lovers. Hear how a brave few fight to survive the impact winter. 

Please note: This content is for mature audiences only. It contains adult language and themes. Discretion is advised.

©2022 Shoe Leather Digital, Inc (P)2022 Audible Originals, LLC

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About the Creator

Travis Beacham is the writer and director of the Audible drama Impact Winter. Most recently, he’s served as creator and executive producer on the Amazon series Carnival Row starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, based on Beacham’s acclaimed feature film spec script A Killing on Carnival Row which was honoured on the 2005 Black List, and sold to New Line shortly after Beacham’s graduation from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. His past projects include Clash of the Titans for Warner Brothers, and Pacific Rim, from an idea by Beacham, starring Idris Elba and helmed by Oscar-winning director Guillermo Del Toro.

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Just Amazing

Wow! This one blew me away! I didn't want it to be over. More please!

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can't stand the sounds

there's too many mouth noises, chewing, swallowing. it distracts from the enjoyment of the story when you're cringing every 5 seconds because of noises. at times the sound effects drown out the actual words. the story itself was great, but the overall enjoyment was lessened by the sound effects

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FANTASTIC STORY

I absolutely love the story very engaging, The audio is amazing, its easy to imaging all the characters in the various scenes. It would be great to see this as a movie. More please!!!

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Spectacular! Highly recommended!

I listen to MANY audiobooks, and only comment/review just a few.

First, to call this an “audiobook” doesn’t give it justice since this is a full cast recording with soundtrack and sound effects. Hats off to the Foley studio & sound editing… brilliantly done!

I found it fascinating that were many similar productions would describe some the action, in this work some of the action was provided all in the background (and in some case foreground) sound effects. The pacing and dialogue were right on, and the only bad thing is that now that I know this kind of thing is out there — I need to find MORE! Suggestions welcomed.

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Good performance

The performance was good, however, some of the dialogue was difficult to understand due to background sound effects. I was looking forward to this and was disappointed, it was not scary, and it didn't show much of what happens to society when the world implodes which is what I expect in my dystopia fiction. This may be because it was so short. Because this is more like an old time radio show there was very little character development and not much happens.

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This needs to be a mini series on TV!

I really enjoyed this! I loved how I felt like I was watching a movie with my eyes closed instead of listening to someone reading a book to me.

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Such and amazing audio experience!

This is like nothing I’ve experienced before - such a great listen and really let’s your imagination run wild.

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been waiting for this!

great performance! loved jt. drew me in right away and I listened to the entire story in one sitting, that never happens.

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Great cast

This story has amazing sound design. I was listening with my work headphones and felt fully immersed in the environment. Plus you can never go wrong with Liam Cunningham as a voice actor.

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Unable to Finish

I had high expectations for this audiobook, based on the description of the story, the cover art, and what I now consider to be highly questionable ratings. Unfortunately, I was unable to make it through the entire performance, in large part due to the excessive use of reverberation in the dialogue, and the heavy use of background sound effects. I fall into a category of audiobook listeners who is a senior adult with hearing aids. There are millions of us all over the world! For many of us in this category of listeners, the reverberation and background sound effects during the narrations by the actors results in much of the story, and the anticipated enjoyment of the book to be lost. Maybe Audible should consider affixing a "caution" for offerings such as this, that the book "May be challenging for those who rely on hearing aids."

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  • Olly
  • 02-22-22

Gripped

Love this! Immersive, dark & gripping! Walking to gym and to work at 530 am checking over my shoulder 😳😂

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-20-22

Post Apocalyptic Britain

Well written and good performances, a few reviews mentioning background noise or loud noises but with any good audio drama listen with earphones as I thought the audio and production was of a really high quality. Nice enough length to create a world and story without dragging it out so definitely worth a listen.

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  • paul sparks
  • 02-19-22

Too much distraction

I am sure that this is a great story and the actors voicing the characters are very good but it was way too distracting for me, I could not follow the story due to all the extraneous sounds

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  • russell miller
  • 02-22-22

I'm not a vampire fan but I loved this

Well written and well acted. I am not a big fan of the vampire genre, but this won me over massively

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  • Blondie
  • 02-21-22

Brilliant

throughly enjoyed this audio book and the narration was on point.
sorry it ended so soon and hope the next instalment is released soon

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  • Rachel
  • 02-21-22

Please, sir, may I have some more?

That was bloody brilliant. One of the best vampire productions I’ve heard. Loved the casts, loved the sound effects, loved the music. Really hope more are coming.

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  • Gina
  • 02-18-22

Silly

Love me a good post-apocalypse story, love a good horror so I should have loved this…but it throws you right into the thick of it, no world building first and so it’s very hard to believe in the universe you’re being presented with. And so I found it just silly and didn’t have any relationship with the characters at all so didn’t care about them or believe in the situation they found themselves in.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-20-22

excellent

it's not for everyone, I listened with head phones and found it amazing, it was well written and preformed, really enjoyed the fact that it was mostly just dialog and noise. loved it

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  • David Sharp
  • 02-21-22

Brilliant

Wasn't sure what to expect but the moment I started listening to this book I couldn't pick it down loved it great story great narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-17-22

As good as I was hoping

this is one of, if not the best full cast story on audible, its not the most original story, but its so well performed and writin that it had be hood all the way to the end and even with a great ending still left me wantijg more, cant wait if theres more.

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  • NotErik
  • 02-22-22

holy s***

wasn't expecting this to be so good.
no narration but didn't need it.
the VAs did an excellent job.

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  • Swifty Liberty
  • 02-21-22

Perfect, I'm addicted into it!

100% love the sound effect!

"A story of apocalypse, horror, and adventure, Impact Winter is a wholly original new saga created just for Audible with immersive 3D audio that dares you to pop in your earbuds and listen in the dark."

100% true with goosebumps!
100% love the story, understandable and easy to follow. I can even remember the characters.
+ 100 point coz I'm a fan of vampire story.
100% love how the full cast narrated it. Good job, this is perfect!

FYI, I even listen to the end credits ( can't put down my ear buds) coz I want more please 🧛‍♀️.

Thanks Audible for this amazing experience listening to audiobook. 🔥

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-01-22

AT THE MOVIES

felt like I was at the movies or watching a theatre play but I had my eyes closed taken it all in with my ears, great story to listen too.

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  • connie gore
  • 02-26-22

Interesting and witty

Really enjoyed the narration and the story was enjoyable too.
Will listen to the next book if there is one.

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  • Tegan Rigoll
  • 06-28-22

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant!

The story was riveting, the performance was fantastic and I can't wait for the next one to come out. Will definitely be listening to it again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-14-22

Awesome

Excellent casting and Production. can't wait for more audiobooks to put in this much effort.

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  • Emma Langan
  • 02-26-22

Brilliant

Fantastic story with great performances. I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-22-22

Captivating!

This 'book' is a cinematic experience. Professional voice actors, exceptional production and no narrator.
Likeable characters with unexpected development.
'Yet another vampire story' done like nothing you have ever witnessed before.
I've listened to it twice now and it still holds up.
By far the best performance of anything I've found in Audible.

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  • Greed
  • 09-20-22

Worth the listen

Really well done, the voice actors, sound effects were superb. Even if you are over the whole "vampire" thing this is worth listening to, especially being free.

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