• by Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by Phil Gigante
  • 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Five days ago a rash of bizarre murders swept the country. Senseless. Brutal. Seemingly unconnected....
A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike. A mass of school shootings. Prison riots of unprecedented brutality. Mind-boggling acts of violence in every state.
Four Days Ago the murders increased ten-fold....
Three days ago the President addressed the nation and begged for calm and peace....
Two days ago the killers began to mobilize....
Yesterday all the power went out....
Tonight they’re reading the names of those to be killed on the Emergency Broadcast System. You are listening over the battery-powered radio on your kitchen table, and they’ve just read yours. Your name is Jack Colclough. You have a wife, a daughter, and a young son. You live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. People are coming to your house to kill you and your family. You don’t know why, but you don’t have time to think about that any more. You only have time to run!


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Good story... reminds me of something...

This book is so similar in its basic idea to Hater by David Moody that I have a hard time believing it was not inspired by it. In both a portion of the population is overtaken by irrational, uncontrollable hatred toward the rest of the population and the need to destroy them. In both those full of hate can instantly tell on sight who the enemy is but the normal people cannot. A big difference though is that in Hater, we do not find out what caused it, and Hater is far more an examination of the crazy, irrational, zombie-like nature of divisive, pointless hatred. This is more of a survival story and we do find out what caused the division. So in terms of plot there is not a huge similarity ( aside from one scene that is nearly identical), but the premise is very similar.

This is not a criticism. It follows some similarities as a zombie survival story, but with the interesting twist that the people who are in the role of a zombie are not dead and retain their intellect. It is action packed and I felt for the characters and thought it was fairly well paced. The narrator does a great job too.
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- Linda B


An action packed thrill ride, a mystery, and very entertaining. It is kind of a Zombie book without the Zombies. After seeing some lights in the sky (Day of the Triffids) most of the population become murdering monsters. They don't become dumb easy to out run, falling apart zombies, they still have their brains, they just want to kill anyone who has not seen the light.

It is also about a family that was dysfunctional, that comes together in tragedy. Those reviewers who concentrated on the gore, seemed to ignored this large part of the book. Is there a lot of gore, well yea!!, it is a horror book, not a romance. I did get tired of the kids always asking why, in the middle of a crisis, but that is how we raise them these days. Finally toward the end of the story the dad, tells them " Just do what I F tell you." When I was a kid my dad said to do it because he said so and he was the boss. We learned early in life not to question dad. This is a good entertaining book and well written.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-25-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio