The Housemates

  • by Iain Rob Wright
  • Narrated by Chris Barnes
  • 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ten days, twelve competitors, two million pounds cash.
What at first appears to be a wonderful opportunity for Damien Banks turns out to be the worst nightmare he can imagine. Trapped inside a house with 11 strangers, and a booming voice known only as "The Landlord" controlling his every move, Damien will be forced to compete not only for the money, but for his life.
Let the games begin....


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Customer Reviews

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Recommended! Horror fans won't be disappointed.

What did you love best about The Housemates?

It's a mixture of 'My Little Eye' and the Saw films, so doesn't skimp on the horror and it quickly gets to the point. It's an exciting story and one that could easily be turned into it's own film or tv show.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Housemates?

It's hard to really say anything too specific without ruining the surprises, but lets just say that things aren't always what they seem. The "tasks" for the housemates are rather intense and messy.

Which scene was your favorite?

There's a certain task involving the removal of fingernails that I'll be trying not to think about for a while.

Who was the most memorable character of The Housemates and why?

I was really intrigued by the Landlord (essentially Big Brother) and what was really going on. There's certainly potential for sequels.

Any additional comments?

The narration from Chris Barnes really stood out and perfectly matched the story. One thing that is a huge part of Big Brother in the UK is the voice of Big Brother, typically a regional accent, and Chris absolutely nailed it. The story would have been let down without a narrator that understood the material and was willing to go the extra mile with the characters and I never once felt myself dropping out of it.

In general, the production quality was high too and it felt very slick. This was my first dip into the world of audiobooks and I wasn't disappointed.

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- Scott Mckellar

You've Got to Love the Wright/Barnes Combination!

What made the experience of listening to The Housemates the most enjoyable?

After having previously read The Housemates and finding myself in love with Celebrity Big Brother, I had to go back and relive this wonderfully executed novel. Chris Barnes brings the characters to life in a way that made me feel as though I was in the house with the contestants.

Who was your favorite character and why?

In all Iain's books in which Damien appears, he is my favorite character. Iain writes with him with such depth and personality, it's hard to not like him, despite his flaws.

What does Chris Barnes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The Housemates is a unique book that is disturbing and disgusting on its own. Listening to Chris Barnes tell the story adds a whole new level of discomfort and emotion that was not present when I read the book on my own. He performs different voices and accents, giving each character a unique voice, and the sound effects he uses gives the story new dimension.

Who was the most memorable character of The Housemates and why?

Each character is so varied, it makes them all memorable in one way or another. If I had to choose, I think either Damien or The Landlord is the most memorable character.

Any additional comments?

I think it's ridiculous when people complain about Chris Barnes' thick accent. Anyone who is interested in listening to one of his books has the opportunity to preview a sample of the book first, and if his accent is too thick, why purchase the book? Because of this, I find it hard to take those reviews very seriously. Accent or no accent, this narrator loves what he does and that is very obvious in each book he reads.

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- Dawnzilla

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-08-2014