Ravage

  • by Iain Rob Wright
  • Narrated by Nigel Patterson
  • 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

First people got sick. Then they got very sick…
Nick Adams is just a normal guy. He loves his family, appreciates his home, and covets his car. But he absolutely hates his job. Which is what makes it so difficult when not a single customer comes by his store that day. It seems as though there's a bug going around, something that has come out of nowhere and is keeping people at home. Still, it's probably nothing to worry about. People get sick all the time. And besides, things are finally starting to look up. Nick's first customer of the day has just stumbled through the door…
His day is about to get worse…
It won't be long before Nick's entire life is turned upside down, sending him on a frantic journey through a ravaged world that will ultimately lead him 500 feet upwards to a hilltop amusement park. Is it the last safe place on Earth, or are the monsters at the top of the hill even worse than the ones below?
Welcome to Ripley Heights. Where the fun never starts.

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is it me or the story

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The characters seem all a little stupid. For example, the word zombie or 'coming back from the dead' is not mentioned despite all of the blood shed until over half way. Surely the characters would not be so stupid as not to even know what was happening? It would appear in the realm of his book no one had ever read or even heard of a zombie book or film.


What three words best describe Nigel Patterson’s performance?

Did his best!


Did Ravage inspire you to do anything?

no


Any additional comments?

To be honest I'm not sure if I have listened to one to many 'zombie end of the world' stories, and I have had enough, or if this story was just plain old average. The story certainly had the elements to be something great, but compared to some other recent releases it does not rise to the challenge.

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- The Zombie Specialist

Perhaps I've Read One Too Many of These

Perhaps I've read one too many of these zombie apocalypse books and have just hit the wall on them, but overall, I found this book frustrating and annoying.

I found the main character very hard to engage with from the beginning. I can see that Wright was trying to write a very 'everyman,' unremarkable character for his main protagonist in the first part of the book, but Nick Adams is SO unremarkable, I sort of kept hoping he'd get bitten and die off fast.

Also, both he and the main character in the second part of the book keep seeming extraordinarily stupid and doing extraordinarily stupid things just to build artificial tension. All of this seems a bit of a shame since the one good thing about post-apocalyptic zombie novels is that the tension is really built in. You can write really smart, capable characters and still have tension galore.

I found the story, on the whole, unoriginal and dreadfully formulaic. The sub-characters were stock and 2 dimensional.

Patterson's narration is fine, but not outstanding. Sometimes a really good narrator can rescue a mediocre story and Patterson didn't succeed in doing it.
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- Madeleine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-24-2014
  • Publisher: WRIGHT IDEAS LIMITED