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    The dead rise....

    A doctor returning from the mountains of India unknowingly brings a deadly virus to the western world. The nightmare begins.

    Society crumbles....

    Alex Harley is hiking with three friends when all media channels shut down to be replaced with the Emergency Broadcast. Civilians are warned to stay in their homes. Isolated and afraid, the four friends begin a fight for survival.

    The end of the world is here....

    The military sets up Survivor Camps to separate the infected from the uninfected. As a U.N. rescue mission is put into operation to save survivors from the clutches of the zombies, Alex and his friends must deal with the undead and power-crazed soldiers.

    But while they fight to survive, the authorities consider drastic measures to rid the world of monsters....

    ©2014 Shaun Harbinger (P)2014 Adam Wright

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 13/07/2014

    Mediocre Zombie Outing

    I've read and listened to many zombie books. You could say I'm addicted to the genre. That said, Rain was disappointing. The narrator did not fit my auditory picture of a young video gamer turned zombie apocalypse survivor and his attempts to convey excitement or tension seemed shrill and unconvincing to me.

    The interaction between the characters was often jarring. The narrator Alex is pathetically grateful to his friend Mike the jock for allowing him to be his friend and Mike usually acts like a jerk and gets away with it. Then we have to hear the horny adolescent fantasies of Alex regarding Lucy (one of two girls he and Mike are on a hike with at the beginning of the book). Lucy and Elena (the two girls) never really emerge as characters; they exist to illustrate the emotional ups and downs of the two boys (we can't really call them men).

    The plot follows the usual conventions of the genre. The four main characters exhibit initial disbelief followed by descent into social chaos followed by randomized killing (zombie and otherwise) and the death of a major character or two, and at the end, the set-up for the next book. The characters often behave stupidly but that's much S.O.P. for a zombie novel (and the horror genre as a whole for that matter).

    Bottom line: if you're a zombie apocalypse fan and you enjoy reading about geeky, socially awkward young post-adolescents who get the girl in the end, you'll probably like this book.

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    • Nathan
    • 08/03/2016

    nothing unusual here this book was pretty straight

    even though it was not an extraordinary performance for a book I still enjoyed it an easy read and a good zombie book.

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    • Mean Gene
    • 12/01/2016

    It was entertaining.

    Was a decent story. I liked it. A narrator with a British accent would have been nice though.

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    • S. T.
    • 05/01/2016

    Great story!

    I can't wait to get to the next in this serial. This was a great read with lots of twists. Well done.

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    • Walter Shepard
    • 05/10/2015

    Stranded with a hottie.

    enjoyed the story and the fantasy, I would just stay on the boat with the hot girl.

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    • Maureen
    • 27/09/2015

    Enjoyable variation on the theme

    Would you listen to Rain again? Why?

    Yes. I have several post apocalyptic/ zombie attack series in my audio book collection. This was a well done variation on the theme: not overly predictable but not too far fetched. I like the addition of considering the "psychology" of the virus as a way of forming an understanding of the behavior of the infected victims.

    Which character – as performed by Brian Grey – was your favorite?

    The narrator character, Alex. Enough real emotions and enough real limitations and practically applied science/ sci-if knowledge.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I basically did listen to this in one sitting.

    Any additional comments?

    I really wish the other 2 books in the series were also available as audiobooks. I could get the ebooks, but I go through audiobooks much faster.

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    • Zac
    • 11/03/2015

    Entertaining and Addictive

    Would you listen to Rain again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to Rain again. It does a great job painting a short time post apocalyptic world. The characters are vivid in some aspects and vague in others, but all to the point of being able to imagine yourself in their shoes.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Alex, the main, because he has a common sense approach to the apocalypse. He becomes a capable survivor.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I wouldn't necessarily say it was an extreme reaction, but there were a few times i was on the edge of my seat saying "Come on, you guys are idiots...don't go there!"

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    • M. Webb
    • 01/02/2015

    Entertaining.

    I enjoyed this book. It's a good listen and worth the money. I would certainly purchas another of his books.

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    • Will
    • 18/06/2014

    Disappointed

    Any additional comments?

    Overall I was disappointed. The narrator's characterisation sounded quite whiney which got annoying. The story was rambling with no climax and an ending that really didn't go anywhere. This is my second zombie book I've consumed, the first being World War Z, and wow, the gap in quality between the two is HUGE.

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    • happyjo
    • 12/02/2020

    Rain

    Oh I really enjoyed this zombie book! I can't wait to read the next book in the series.