• Shadows of a Lost Age

  • Dustfall, Book 1
  • By: Glynn James, J. Thorn
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (703 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"With every light comes a shadow." - Dustfall

In a ravaged tribe on the edge of humanity, the suspicious death of a chief thrusts a man into a dark realm for which he is unprepared. When Jonah inherits leadership of the Elk Clan from his father, many in the old man's inner circle question his son's ability to lead the tribe to their winter shelter at the ruins of Eliz. A dark stranger, a journey over hundreds of miles of dangerous highway and clashes with feral gangs will push Jonah to the edge.

From best-selling authors J. Thorn and Glynn James comes Dustfall, a new post-apocalyptic series chronicling one man's challenge and his epic quest to save what remains of humanity.

©2016 Glynn James and J. Thorn (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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A boring book with an unlikeable main character

I usually enjoy end of the world type of audible books, but this one featured a particularly unlikeable main character - "Jonah" the new leader of the clan. Jonah made so many dumb decisions that I found myself mentally chastising him. Also, this book was boring and repetitive (how many times can "Jonah" say "Im not my father"). Sadly, I began wishing the book was about his father as he sounded like a more interesting fellow. I listened to the whole thing, waiting for something to happen or for the book to get better. Turns out, nothing happened at the end of the book. Listening to it become a chore I had to get through. Glad its over and I will not be continuing with book 2. The only interesting character was a side story about the girl with the arrows and even she couldn't save the book. Oh, and the reader did a good job! Amazon, can I have the 8 hours of my life back please.

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New favorite series!!

My absolute favorite genre is post apocalyptic & I thought I had read every good series written but what a fantastic find!!! Glynn James is a genius this is completely engrossing & original.

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Unique after disaster story

Very good start to a good series. Great characters and they are developed well. The series is like Madd Max combined with Game of Throwns. It shows you how fragile societies and knowledge is. Losing and rediscovering knowledge is something that probably has happened many times in human history. A generation that grows up without the passed down knowledge of human history has to go back to grown zero, and it starts with our most primal needs and desires. Of all the books like this that Keven Pierce has done, this is by far the best. A lot of the books he has done are flooded with religious or political undertones. This is just a great human story.

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A whole lot of nothing

This book was boring and slow. It ends with no real resolution and seems mostly like a setup to buy the next book. Jonas' father must be spinning in his grave at how lousy a leader he turned out to be. I am passing on any further books in this series.

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Purely original storyline

An angle on dystopian survival unlike anything I have previously read. Strong original story line, and of course Kevin Pierce nailed it again!

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interesting.

Firstly, I read some of the other lower starred reviews and I dont think they were wholely unjust. this book can be boring at times; the plot spans more than one book and that can be off putting to some. however, unlike some books Ive listened too. this author does well with describing scenery and the problems faced by those forced into change.
I enjoyed many of the characters, and the ending left it open to many different scenarios. the narrator is one of my favorites, though his voice does become monotonous at times.

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Great Original Story

Great story. I like the concept. Things are described well, but not so much that your imagination can’t form its own ideas. It’s got a little adventure, a little love, and a some good guy / bad guy scenarios. I truly enjoyed when the narrative changed to a wolf’s perspective.
I truly enjoyed this one.

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Whole lot of nothing

It has a few good things about it but his father sounds more interesting and I know nothing about the event and there should be a chapter or prologue telling you about the event or something that happened before this book. >:/

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Good book could use some refining

Good book but lacks 2 things.

1. Character development
2. Not enough time spent on important parts like the clan leader battle.

All things considered great read

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Slow Moving but interesting

The story was the survival of people long after an apocalyptic event. The characters seem both simple yet intelligent. They live in a world that has challenges that continually affect their numbers. I did not think the narrator was good for this book because he couldn't reflect emotions in his voice. I will purchase the next book in the series.

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