• by David Moody
  • Narrated by Gerard Doyle
  • 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Within seconds, normally rational, self-controlled people become frenzied killers. Christened "Haters" by the media, the attackers strike without warning, killing all who cross their path. People are afraid to go to work, afraid to leave their homes, afraid that at any moment their friends or family could turn on them. In the face of this mindless terror, Danny McCoyne must secure his family, seek shelter, and watch as the world falls apart. "Attack first, ask questions later" becomes the order of the day.Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by J. A. Bayona.


What the Critics Say

"The novel moves at a deliberate, relentless pace, feeding readers just enough information to keep them perplexed and paranoid....Moody creates some truly chilling scenes, but there are also flashes of black comedy." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Originally self-published, Moody's nail-biter of a debut plausibly creates a nightmare world....this intelligent, well-written chiller heralds a significant new talent." (Publishers Weekly)
"It's a risky undertaking, giving literary form to a type of story that is traditionally told in pictures, but Moody completely pulls it off." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Too Successful for Its Own Good

This book is read and written perfectly for what its intent is. However, as its intent is to set up character(s) in a world where society is consently pounding them into submission, hearing the setup is as painful to me as to the narrator as it really is successful at setting up the tension (I'll use that word for lack of better one as I don't want to spoil the plot).

I did have trouble early on listening to the book because of that, but I'm glad I stuck with it. The book could not have been better sped up. It needs to build up the background properly, and it did it.
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- Guillermo

Not too bad

This book was entertaining enough. I like the concept and sorta cared what happend to the main character. I could relate to his bad days and frustrations. It even made me want to get away from the main characters kids, they were pretty annoying. It's not scarey but it takes a lot to scare me. Narrator was ok, someone else could have done worse, someone else could have done better. All in all, not bad but I probably won't remember it in a week or two.
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- Barbara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-03-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.