Rain : Undead Rain

  • by Shaun Harbinger
  • Narrated by Brian Grey
  • Series: Undead Rain
  • 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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....

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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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- Kindle Customer "sammicatcat"

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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- Will

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-13-2014
  • Publisher: Harbinger of Horror