The Ruins

  • by Scott Smith
  • Narrated by Patrick Wilson
  • 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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....


What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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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- Amy Hale

good premise

This started out with a good and interesting premise - I thought it would develop into something about the Mayans - nope - just a bad horror book with a worse ending.
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- Judith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-13-2006
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio