James S. Murray (Author) Darren Wearmouth (Author)

Product Details

Harper Voyager
Publish Date
February 26, 2019
4.1 X 7.5 X 1.1 inches | 0.4 pounds
Mass Market Paperbound

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About the Author

James S. Murray is a writer, executive producer, and actor, best known as "Murr" on the hit television show Impractical Jokers on truTV. He is also one of the stars of the TV show The Misery Index on TBS along with his comedy troupe, The Tenderloins. He has worked as the Senior Vice President of Development for NorthSouth Productions for a decade, is the owner of Impractical Productions, LLC, and is the author of the international bestselling novels Awakened and The Brink. Originally from Staten Island, he now lives in Princeton, NJ. Facebook / Twitter: @ jamessmurray Instagram: @TheRealMurr

Darren Wearmouth spent six years in the British Army before pursuing a career in corporate technology. After fifteen years working for multinational firms and a start-ups, he decided to follow his passion for writing. He is the author of numerous international bestselling novels, including Awakened, The Brink, First Activation, and Critical Dawn. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.Twitter: @ darrenwearmouth


"This book is no joke. Get ready to not sleep tonight. Awakened does exactly what it advertises. Scary amazing fun."--Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of The Escape Artist
"A great book with both science fiction and horror elements, along with some mystery. I highly recommend this."--SciFiMoviePage
"Awakened is a good old-fashioned monster story with devious new twists. Creepy and disturbing in all the right ways!"--Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Glimpse and V-Wars
"Awakened is a taughtly written, brilliantly unexpected thriller from authorial duo James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth [...] Awakened hits the high notes of Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child's Relic and Scott Snyder's The Wake [...] but its scope actually extends much further."--Kirkus Reviews
"Murray and coauthor Wearmouth [...] sculpt a briskly moving narrative that includes a plethora of short-burst action sequences and pacing fit for a Brad Meltzer novel. Along the way, they plant the seeds for sequels and craft a tight, pulse-pounding story that practically cries out for a film adaptation."--Booklist
"Aliens meets The Taking of Pelham 123 in this fast-moving science fiction thriller."
--Publishers Weekly
"Awakened is a thrilling read."--New York Journal of Books
"Short, tightly plotted and as grounded in reality as monster stories can be, it's a cinematic read."--Serendipitous Reads
"It took James S. Murray many years to get his debut thriller Awakened finally published....It was well worth the wait. The thriller is a page-turning great debut."--Red Carpet Crash
"Awakened is an action-packed, fast-paced and exciting read, one to switch your brain off and just enjoy for what it is, a fun-filled creature-fest."--The Tattooed Book Geek
"If you're looking for a good scare delivered in a fast-paced, blockbuster-style novel with thrilling action and horror, this novel should do the trick. Overall, I thought it was a fun and thrilling read."--Bibliosanctum