Man is no longer at the top of the food chain.
The Purge has devastated the globe, turning much of humanity into night-dwelling, bloodthirsty creatures (dubbed "ghouls" by the survivors), while small pockets of remaining humans have managed to carry on.
With the loss of their sanctuary, Will and his small band of survivors are forced to seek shelter. Following the call of a mysterious radio broadcast, they make the treacherous journey to Louisiana, where an island might hold the key to survival.
Along the way they meet new survivors, clash with new enemies, and renew old acquaintances that have been forever altered. Collaborators - humans working with the ghouls - are more dangerous than ever, and the ghouls have begun a new phase of their domination.
Will learns that a larger war between survivors and ghouls is raging in the rest of the country, but before he can join the fight, he must first ensure the continued survival of his group at all costs.
Where the Purge ends, the Gates beckon...
©2014 Sam Sisavath (P)2015 Sam Sisavath
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"The exciting continuation to the Babylon series"
The first book in this series started a strong endeavor in world building, while never deviating from the importance of character development. Gates of Byzantium continued on the path of creating a complex, in-depth exploration into a brilliant conceptualization of a post-apocolypic zombie world.
I would hesitate to compare this book to others. Sam Sisavath has done a phenomenal job of creating an original story, and I believe he has succeeded to the degree of crafting a unique saga that, while comparable to elements of other books, is best considered in its own context.
I was pleased with Adam's performance with all of the characters, and really could not single one out as a favorite.
As with character performance, I did not feel one character was more memorable than the rest-- each character contributes a unique facet to the overall story.
While there are a number of "zombie books" out there, I would highly recommend this series for its novel take upon the genre. You will find that the plot never dulls as you progress through the story arc, and while some events are predictable, each book will surprise you with a new twist.
"Another great novel from Sam.!"
The first novel Purge of Babylon really captured my imagination. All the res of the following series is just as captivating. I can see and feel the scenes. Sometimes you get a great story in the first book of the series and then it loses momentum. This isn't the case with the Purge of Babylon series. They are all equally exciting. Doesn't feel like some of the cookie cutter series I've seen. If you haven't yet read any of his novels download the preview and you'll be hooked like I was.
Yes, I have encourage co-workers to escape into this world that Sam has created.
the believability of the whole thing. It keeps you hooked
Will, Danny, Blane and Keo
Blane or Keo
keep em' comming
I love the story, I love the non stop action, I love the characters
Will........he gives his all to protect the people with him
Danny...Adam gave Danny a lot of humor, as depicted in the book..Danny is the funny one...Adam reads it that way...I laughed out loud at times
Gaby...you see how much she grows
I have this whole series, I am not one for Audible, but the way Adam tells the story is so good
"Every bit as good as the first book!"
Worried it wouldn't be as good as the first book. But I was definitely not letdown. I really enjoyed the fact that this author does not mind killing off a main character. I could do without all the love stories though.
Great audio book enjoyed it even more than reading Kept them coming thank you very much
"Good but not great"
I really enjoyed the first book. This one wasn't as good in my opinion. Not much really happened. I always like hearing what Will and Danny are up to, but the other characters weren't as interesting and the ghouls were almost absent. I need more "blue eyed ghoul" back story. Next book I guess.
"An enjoyable book"
While Gates of Byzantium is the first audiobook from audible that I listened too I would rank it fairly high.
I dont find any particular moment in itself memorable but several moments and those being the banthering between our two spec-ops boys...specialy Danny's Bad humor :D.
This is the first whole Adam Danoff Book I listened to.
Giving this book only 4 out of 5 storywise as I found the first book in the series better then this one. But do not get me wrong, its a good book and Im looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
"Loved this book too!"
This book was very good I Am looking forward to the audible book 3!! Hope it comes out soon! You
NO! A very drawn out story that could have been completed in one book,
Made me bored and kept tuning out, leaving on as back ground noise.
Only bought the second at the same time as the first because it sounded good. It will teach me not to buy a series in one go,
"Best post apocalypse story ever"
Ideal for people who don't get time to read
Danny for his constant wise cracking
Well read and easy to follow
Left me hungry for the next one
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