• The Ruins

  • By: Scott Smith
  • Narrated by: Patrick Wilson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-13-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 3 out of 5 stars 2.9 (57 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Eerie, terrifying, and unputdownable, The Ruins is Scott Smith's first novel since his acclaimed debut A Simple Plan earned rave reviews and stormed best seller lists. The Ruins follows two American couples enjoying a pleasant, lazy beach holiday together in Mexico. On an impulse, they go off with newfound friends in search of one of their group: the young German who, in pursuit of a girl, has headed for the remote Mayan ruins, site of a fabled archeological dig.
This is what happens from the moment the searchers, moving into the wild interior, begin to suspect that there is an insidious, horrific "other" among them....
©2006 Scott Smith. All rights reserved; (P)2006 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
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Critic Reviews

"A stunning horror thriller." (Publishers Weekly
"The book of the summer....Smith intends to scare the bejabbers out of you, and succeeds." (Stephen King)
"If you love ABC's Lost and the novels of King and Thomas Harris, you'll love this book." (USA Today)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amy Hale on 07-21-06

Great Book

Normally this isn't the type of book I like to "read". However, this is truly a spell binding tale with a lot of twist and turns.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Joshua on 05-27-08

A Fun Horror Book

The book is well written and the story is quick paced. There are some genuinely gruesome moments in the book and the situation the characters fins themselves in is desperate, tense, and sadistic. My biggest criticism is that the characters are not that fleshed out. It is hard to empathize with their situation when you do not have a good sense of who these people are. However, the dynamics of the group come into play through the course of the story and I found it to be quite original. I recommend this book. It is a good quick summer read/listen.

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