• Blood Rush

  • By: Helen Black
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-07-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Would you commit murder, just to fit in?
The UK is gripped by the threat of gang violence - the media is building on that hysteria, convincing us that knife crime is rife and the streets are flooded with guns and drugs. So when a member of a notorious girl gang is charged with a brutal murder, sympathy is in short supply. Enter Lilly Valentine, a tough talking lawyer who is never prepared to take things at face value and is determined to uncover the truth, whatever the cost.
A gripping crime novel that will force every listener to reassess what they think they know about society and gang culture.
About the author: Helen grew up in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. At 18 she went to Hull University and left three years later with a tattoo on her shoulder and a law degree. She became a lawyer in Peckham and soon had a loyal following of teenagers needing legal advice and bus fares. She ended up working in Luton, working predominantly for children going through the care system.
©2011 Helen Black (P)2013 Audible Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"A dark and gripping read that will have you on the edge of your seat" (Closer magazine)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Susan Vilas Grulee on 01-25-16

Intriguing story read by my favorite narrator.

Would you consider the audio edition of Blood Rush to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version; but since Imogen Church narrates the audio, nothing could be better. I discovered Helen Black because Imogen Church does the narration. I am addicted to Imogen Church, and I love thrillers, so I search for thrillers narrated by her. This was a good find.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood Rush?

Maybe the scene in the crack house? This was a very atmospheric, scene heavy novel, so there were many.

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

Thanks for giving me a chance to rhapsodize about my favorite narrator! She is able to embody each character with their unique voice, without drawing attention to the transition. Her velvety voice draws one inside the story, and is never distracting in itself. Her timing is always flawless. I find it very difficult to wean myself off of Imogen Church when I want to listen to a book narrated by someone else. I have listened to four Imogen Church narrations in a row. My definition of bliss is to be read aloud to by Imogen Church.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Sorry, it would be a spoiler.

Any additional comments?

This is a fascinating glimpse inside the world of girl gangs, poverty and adolescent angst.

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1 out of 5 stars
By mollyeyre on 04-27-13

I would give no stars if possible

I hated this from the minute I started listening - the gang fight - the awful speech - etc. but when I got to the part where the heroine/solicitor was not capable of keeping staff because she was so untidy and disorganised - and then when we caught her trying to make a 360 degree circuit/twirl on her secretary's office chair, I really decide that I had better things to do.

I bought this based on quite good reviews - but my goodness, I found it abysmal in both characters AND writing.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Pauline on 07-30-13

Not a book I would recommend

What would have made Blood Rush better?

Difficult to say. The book was awful from beginning to end with a very weak storyline and not particularly well narrated.

Has Blood Rush put you off other books in this genre?


Would you be willing to try another one of Imogen Church’s performances?

Don't think so

What character would you cut from Blood Rush?

The pathetic do-good solicitor.

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