Kindle Edition º 4 Hours PDF Þ

Kindle Edition º 4 Hours PDF Þ

4 Hours (Ferine Apocalypse #1.1) ➾ [Download] ➻ 4 Hours (Ferine Apocalypse #1.1) By John F. Leonard ➷ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk City Flu sweeps the globe Swift virulent devastating Beneath Whitehall a few of the immune gather in a government bunker Something worse than pandemic is taking place above their headsTwo men are sent City Flu sweeps the globe Swift virulent devastating Beneath Whitehall a few of the immune gather in a government bunker Something worse than pandemic is taking place above their headsTwo men are sent to investigate Pearcey is a veteran Cynical and smart Fear is an old friend Horror is nothing new But this is fear and horror of a different order It may well be an apocalyptic event The Apocalypse Right here right now In London across the country across the globe Ageing and tired his biggest weakness may be the creeping compassion that threatens to undermine his cynicismSonny Gallagher has another agenda Concern for his daughter Is Annie okay In the end nothing else will really matter for Sonny Jim Gallagher The science of survival has gone out of the window They're in a darkening world of fiction made realThey're against the clock and the unknown The clock won't stop and the unknown knows no bounds Hours is a novella drawn from the Post Apocalyptic story started in Collapse.


8 thoughts on “4 Hours (Ferine Apocalypse #1.1)

  1. The Grim Reader The Grim Reader says:

    Apocalyptic horror novels and novellas are a freuent sight when traversing the pages of I’ve read a lot In fact I’ve read a Hell of a lot My love of apocalyptic horror started a few years back with King’s ‘ The Stand’ and it is an area of the horror genre that I still enjoy reading I’m always searching for apocalyptic horror that steers clear of zombies and John F Leonard’s ‘Four Hours’ is a great take on the end of days‘Four Hours’ features a London tearing itself to pieces by its former inhabitants whilst a secret underground bunker in Whitehall houses a contingent of survivors Among the survivors are Pearcy and Gallagher; two friends who set off on a deadly mission across London to rescue Gallagher’s daughterThe ‘city flu’ that has swept through London turning people into mutant monsters is horrific The virus is well depicted and the people it affects mutate into savage beasts where there are some great descriptions that are sure to test your gag reflex Leonard doesn’t overload the novella with characters instead choosing to focus on the two main ones in Pearcy and Gallagher There are a couple of others one of which a girl who says very little and doesn’t add a great deal to the story progression though perhaps she will return in later books?The pacing is perfect for the novella form and there is plenty of action and narrow escapes The characters are well drawn and engaging and with the introduction of the slightly odd gas mask wearing survivalist things take on a troublesome and unpredictable turn A uite sad and surprising ending left this reader a happy man despite the grim content of the book I look forward to reading from Mr Leonard


  2. Kim Napolitano Kim Napolitano says:

    First I must say and I’m being honest I haven’t finished Collapse yet I know? That will be corrected very soon I was about half way through This story is a stand alone story of one of the characters in the book as he decides to leave a safe haven to find his daughter The infection is complete and these aren’t your usual zombies intelligent fast and almost impossible to kill Our search and rescue team finds out how wrong the world has become Sad in parts truly terrifying and faith in humanity not restored a bleak story The few survivors are on the edge of madness This story makes you want to know what is this? Where did this infection come from? I’ll be picking up Collapse again so I can follow through on this epic post apocalyptic adventure If Mr Leonard is not on your TBR? Change this immediately I can not recommend his stories You will not be disappointed


  3. Dylan Dylan says:

    A pandemic has swept through the city of London and most of the population has been changed altered turned into monsters A handful of immune have holed up inside an underground government bunker but someone needs to investigate just how bad things above ground really are—enter Carlton Pearcey and Sonny Jim Gallagher What starts as a brief excursion to the surface changes when Sonny Jim needs to find his daughter; and so the two men head out across a city crumbling under the weight of an apocalyptic disease4 Hours by John F Leonard is a turbo charged sprint through a forever changed and unforgiving world filled with danger at every turn by a torrent of blood and mangled bodies The main characters are a pair of likeable dudes and the tension of their trip is increased with the knowledge of what’s at stake and the constant reminder that the sun is sinking—being stuck out in the city at night with hideous monsters can only end one way badly The monsters that London’s population have turned into are horrific and their threat is as real and identifiable as the two main characters are likeable There’s no shortage of tense moments and bashed in brains and John F Leonard does a great job of describing this gore fest in an artistic wayThe book’s prose is short sharp sentences one liners stacked on top of each other like the floors of a flimsy block of flats in London’s east end While this does serve to pull the reader along at a fast pace I found it very jarring; just not something I’m used to There are four characters we meet during this high octane jaunt—three of them are pretty cool interesting and make the story come to life the other one I seriously wondered what was the point of them being there in such a small amount of pagesIn the end though 4 Hours was see sawing between a strong three star rating or a weak four star rating I ultimately settled on four stars simply because I love post apocalyptic fiction and stories with drama And besides this is 149 pages of violence and gore man versus monsters and you can’t go wrong with that


  4. Terry Tyler Terry Tyler says:

    A post apocalyptic horror story novelette length in which Carlton Pearcey braves the world outside the Westminster bunker with one colleague running into the now non human victims of the 'City Flu' and two survivors The story is well written with short often almost staccato style sentences that match the genre and the sense of menace so well The building of suspense makes it a page turner the characterisation is good and the story fits perfectly into the short format My only criticism is that I think it needs another go through to tighten the prose in places and take care of some missed punctuation mostly vocative commas but it's a good read I enjoyed it and would definitely recommend to lovers of the horror end of the post apocalyptic genre


  5. Morgan Tanner Morgan Tanner says:

    4 Hours is grim desolate unnerving and gross So tick tick tick and tickI believe that this story follows on from John F Leonard’s previous novel Collapse although this one can be read without reading the former Well this was how I approached it And I’d agree with the previous point I never felt like I was lacking any information that would have heightened my enjoymentIn fact I think going into this story with no idea what the hell was going on only aided me in sharing the stunned and desperate reactions of the charactersHumanity has been almost wiped out as an infection takes hold of London It seems that a few are immune to the transformation into these hideous creatures that are sort of humansort of beast monsters with only one thing on their disease addled minds; the flesh of the living You see even though your immune to the infection you ain’t immune to being munched onBut what is this infection I speak of? I don’t know and that made this book even frightening We all know about books and movies describingshowing news reports as whatever the latest outbreak is sweeps across the country The characters are then prepped about what they’re facing and how to go about defending themselves But not here it’s just one big mystery Although I’m saying all that maybe it is explained in CollapseAs with most apocalyptic horror stories there’s not a great scope for any great plot twists or things you haven’t really seen before; it’s all about the characters and the mood Well here they are done well and certainly don’t disappointThis novella isn’t re inventing the wheel like presenting you with a wheel made of human bones with clotted gore dripping from the decrepit spokes that are actually razor sharp teeth ready to rip your puny body to shreds The monsters here are grotesue and described in stunning detail Being infected seemingly isn’t good for your looksThe two main characters Pearcey and Gallagher are sent above ground from their secret Government bunker to find out just what the Jesus is going on up there Their exploits turn in to a mission to find Gallagher’s daughter and if she’s safe rescue her from these atrocities But of course along the way they have to deal with a substantial number of these infected monster bastards who just want to feedThere’s not a massive ensemble of characters on display here and while that’s a good thing in this fast paced tale of survival it did take away a few possible death scenes What I mean is that if there were say a couple then we could be treated to specifics as the beasts devoured them before the eyes of the main dudes But I’m nit picking and to be honest the descriptions of the victims lying casually around the streets were terrifying enough so being walked through what actually happened to them may have been the author’s intention to keep my dinner safely in my stomachSo on the whole bloody great Collapse is now on my TBR pile so I’m excited for that Reading books in order is just so last year


  6. Evan Evan says:

    I loved it Absolutely brutal Dare I say I enjoyed it than John's main book Collapse not to say that Collapse is bad but just that I really really liked 4 HoursI'm gonna be keeping my eye on Mr Leonard I'm really diggin' his work


  7. Dean Dean says:

    Interesting takeOn what's rapidly becoming a tired idea The story moves at a fair clip characters are well drawn and all in all worth the 90 minutes it took to read Guess I'll be looking forward to from Leonard


  8. Stephen Lightfoot Stephen Lightfoot says:

    Enjoyable follow up to the authour's first book Not a seuel but set in the same world Nicely written dark fiction


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8 thoughts on “4 Hours (Ferine Apocalypse #1.1)

  1. The Grim Reader The Grim Reader says:

    Apocalyptic horror novels and novellas are a freuent sight when traversing the pages of I’ve read a lot In fact I’ve read a Hell of a lot My love of apocalyptic horror started a few years back with King’s ‘ The Stand’ and it is an area of the horror genre that I still enjoy reading I’m always searching for apocalyptic horror that steers clear of zombies and John F Leonard’s ‘Four Hours’ is a great take on the end of days‘Four Hours’ features a London tearing itself to pieces by its former inhabitants whilst a secret underground bunker in Whitehall houses a contingent of survivors Among the survivors are Pearcy and Gallagher; two friends who set off on a deadly mission across London to rescue Gallagher’s daughterThe ‘city flu’ that has swept through London turning people into mutant monsters is horrific The virus is well depicted and the people it affects mutate into savage beasts where there are some great descriptions that are sure to test your gag reflex Leonard doesn’t overload the novella with characters instead choosing to focus on the two main ones in Pearcy and Gallagher There are a couple of others one of which a girl who says very little and doesn’t add a great deal to the story progression though perhaps she will return in later books?The pacing is perfect for the novella form and there is plenty of action and narrow escapes The characters are well drawn and engaging and with the introduction of the slightly odd gas mask wearing survivalist things take on a troublesome and unpredictable turn A uite sad and surprising ending left this reader a happy man despite the grim content of the book I look forward to reading from Mr Leonard

  2. Kim Napolitano Kim Napolitano says:

    First I must say and I’m being honest I haven’t finished Collapse yet I know? That will be corrected very soon I was about half way through This story is a stand alone story of one of the characters in the book as he decides to leave a safe haven to find his daughter The infection is complete and these aren’t your usual zombies intelligent fast and almost impossible to kill Our search and rescue team finds out how wrong the world has become Sad in parts truly terrifying and faith in humanity not restored a bleak story The few survivors are on the edge of madness This story makes you want to know what is this? Where did this infection come from? I’ll be picking up Collapse again so I can follow through on this epic post apocalyptic adventure If Mr Leonard is not on your TBR? Change this immediately I can not recommend his stories You will not be disappointed

  3. Dylan Dylan says:

    A pandemic has swept through the city of London and most of the population has been changed altered turned into monsters A handful of immune have holed up inside an underground government bunker but someone needs to investigate just how bad things above ground really are—enter Carlton Pearcey and Sonny Jim Gallagher What starts as a brief excursion to the surface changes when Sonny Jim needs to find his daughter; and so the two men head out across a city crumbling under the weight of an apocalyptic disease4 Hours by John F Leonard is a turbo charged sprint through a forever changed and unforgiving world filled with danger at every turn by a torrent of blood and mangled bodies The main characters are a pair of likeable dudes and the tension of their trip is increased with the knowledge of what’s at stake and the constant reminder that the sun is sinking—being stuck out in the city at night with hideous monsters can only end one way badly The monsters that London’s population have turned into are horrific and their threat is as real and identifiable as the two main characters are likeable There’s no shortage of tense moments and bashed in brains and John F Leonard does a great job of describing this gore fest in an artistic wayThe book’s prose is short sharp sentences one liners stacked on top of each other like the floors of a flimsy block of flats in London’s east end While this does serve to pull the reader along at a fast pace I found it very jarring; just not something I’m used to There are four characters we meet during this high octane jaunt—three of them are pretty cool interesting and make the story come to life the other one I seriously wondered what was the point of them being there in such a small amount of pagesIn the end though 4 Hours was see sawing between a strong three star rating or a weak four star rating I ultimately settled on four stars simply because I love post apocalyptic fiction and stories with drama And besides this is 149 pages of violence and gore man versus monsters and you can’t go wrong with that

  4. Terry Tyler Terry Tyler says:

    A post apocalyptic horror story novelette length in which Carlton Pearcey braves the world outside the Westminster bunker with one colleague running into the now non human victims of the 'City Flu' and two survivors The story is well written with short often almost staccato style sentences that match the genre and the sense of menace so well The building of suspense makes it a page turner the characterisation is good and the story fits perfectly into the short format My only criticism is that I think it needs another go through to tighten the prose in places and take care of some missed punctuation mostly vocative commas but it's a good read I enjoyed it and would definitely recommend to lovers of the horror end of the post apocalyptic genre

  5. Morgan Tanner Morgan Tanner says:

    4 Hours is grim desolate unnerving and gross So tick tick tick and tickI believe that this story follows on from John F Leonard’s previous novel Collapse although this one can be read without reading the former Well this was how I approached it And I’d agree with the previous point I never felt like I was lacking any information that would have heightened my enjoymentIn fact I think going into this story with no idea what the hell was going on only aided me in sharing the stunned and desperate reactions of the charactersHumanity has been almost wiped out as an infection takes hold of London It seems that a few are immune to the transformation into these hideous creatures that are sort of humansort of beast monsters with only one thing on their disease addled minds; the flesh of the living You see even though your immune to the infection you ain’t immune to being munched onBut what is this infection I speak of? I don’t know and that made this book even frightening We all know about books and movies describingshowing news reports as whatever the latest outbreak is sweeps across the country The characters are then prepped about what they’re facing and how to go about defending themselves But not here it’s just one big mystery Although I’m saying all that maybe it is explained in CollapseAs with most apocalyptic horror stories there’s not a great scope for any great plot twists or things you haven’t really seen before; it’s all about the characters and the mood Well here they are done well and certainly don’t disappointThis novella isn’t re inventing the wheel like presenting you with a wheel made of human bones with clotted gore dripping from the decrepit spokes that are actually razor sharp teeth ready to rip your puny body to shreds The monsters here are grotesue and described in stunning detail Being infected seemingly isn’t good for your looksThe two main characters Pearcey and Gallagher are sent above ground from their secret Government bunker to find out just what the Jesus is going on up there Their exploits turn in to a mission to find Gallagher’s daughter and if she’s safe rescue her from these atrocities But of course along the way they have to deal with a substantial number of these infected monster bastards who just want to feedThere’s not a massive ensemble of characters on display here and while that’s a good thing in this fast paced tale of survival it did take away a few possible death scenes What I mean is that if there were say a couple then we could be treated to specifics as the beasts devoured them before the eyes of the main dudes But I’m nit picking and to be honest the descriptions of the victims lying casually around the streets were terrifying enough so being walked through what actually happened to them may have been the author’s intention to keep my dinner safely in my stomachSo on the whole bloody great Collapse is now on my TBR pile so I’m excited for that Reading books in order is just so last year

  6. Evan Evan says:

    I loved it Absolutely brutal Dare I say I enjoyed it than John's main book Collapse not to say that Collapse is bad but just that I really really liked 4 HoursI'm gonna be keeping my eye on Mr Leonard I'm really diggin' his work

  7. Dean Dean says:

    Interesting takeOn what's rapidly becoming a tired idea The story moves at a fair clip characters are well drawn and all in all worth the 90 minutes it took to read Guess I'll be looking forward to from Leonard

  8. Stephen Lightfoot Stephen Lightfoot says:

    Enjoyable follow up to the authour's first book Not a seuel but set in the same world Nicely written dark fiction

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