The Damaged

  • by Simon Law
  • Narrated by Rob Goll
  • 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The storm of '87 had been the greatest, most ferocious storm to have hit Britain in centuries. The suffering that ensued was plentiful, but none more so than that of little Matthew Mason, whose parents were brutally murdered in the midst of the storm by a homeless man desperate to find shelter.
After 25 years of torment, Matthew is released from a mental institute under the watchful eye and care of Tammy Atkins, a care worker with a secret history of alcohol abuse and self-harm. As Matthew struggles to adapt to his new found liberty, he finds himself continuously plagued by the demons of his past. Haunted by strange and ghastly images and urges, Matthew sets himself upon a path of vengeance; determined to seek out his parents' killer and put his demons to rest once and for all. The Damaged is a disturbing psychological thriller, delving deep into the darkest depths of the human psyche.

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This was a book I could hardly put down,even through the gorey bits.Rob Goll does a fine job with character voices.When Matthew was a child he saw his parents murdered by a tramp.He is released 25 years later from a mental institution with instructions for home care personnel to make sure he takes his pills.Through his masterful deceit he forgoes them causing a lengthy breakdown that takes its toll on his care workers,vagrants and anyone that gets in his way.
I was given this book for an honest review.
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- Deedra "I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol"

A Fascinating and Disturbingly Dark Read

Where does The Damaged rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Wow! It is fairly high!


What did you like best about this story?

The deep look into the human psyche. Overall? It is really good.


Have you listened to any of Rob Goll’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time I have heard him. He did an Awesome Job!


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! Unfortunately, life does not agree at times.


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Rating
5 out of 5 Hearts

A Fascinating and Disturbingly Dark Read!!

Simon Law is a New to me author.I found this book to be both Fascinating and Disturbingly Dark. Fascinating because it does look pretty deep into the human psyche and how events in our lives can affect us, even years down the road.

Well written, multi layered, and packed with characters that are very well developed and believable, I had to walk away a time or two, set my tablet down, and process what was happening. This story has some serious triggers in it and may not be for everyone.The world is dark, consistent, and well developed, downright even scary at times. 25 years in a mental institution is not an easy pill to swallow.

Both Matthew and Tammy have some deep seated issues they are dealing with too. I don't use spoilers in my reviews, as they may ruin a read for someone.

The narrator did an amazing job of presenting each of the chararafters, there is no way I could not keep them consistent. Great Job!

I was gifted an audio book version of this story by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. No renumeration was involved.

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- Wendy Lovetiggi "Avid Supporter of the Arts! Mom, G~ma of 5 Gorgeous G~Monkeys, Reader, Reviewer, Blogger, & Promoter"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-12-2016
  • Publisher: Mr Simon Law