Rat Run

  • by Michael Robertson
  • Narrated by Phillip J. Mather
  • 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With extreme austerity driving everyone but the super wealthy into poverty, Matt joined the revolutionaries in their fight against the UK government.
The previous monuments to political rule were toppled, and London was reduced to rubble.
Ten years later, and Matt's desperate for one last roll of the dice.
He's promised his 12-year-old daughter a new life in a fairer world.
To fulfil his promise, he must find the other revolutionaries.
To find the other revolutionaries, they must take to the streets.
With The Elite's drones on patrol, nowhere is more dangerous than the streets of London....
Rat Run is a dark post-apocalyptic novella.


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Rat Run is a post apocalyptic story of the apparent futility of life in that era. The main characters are a father and daughter as they struggle over a ten year period to survive the horrors of their environment. If you are a parent you will really feel for them.This is a very short audibook and can be listened to in one sitting.

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- mani

Bleak world, well written

What did you like best about Rat Run? What did you like least?

From what I've read or listened to so far it is clear that Michael Robertson is an excellent author. Although not as detail-rich as Crash, Rat Run was well written and, for the most part, very engaging. The bleak, desperate imagery of this post-apocalyptic existence is artfully captured and left me wishing for a longer, more thorough story.

This is actually one of the issues I had with the book, it was too short; more of a short story really, and it left so much untold.

I also did not like the ending. It was too abrupt and too convenient. I thought the story deserved much more attention and respect. Furthermore, the abruptness and "matter-of-factness" about the final scene flattened any element of surprise at the twist. Addressing this alone would have made this a 4-star story for me.

Would you be willing to try another one of Phillip J. Mather’s performances?

I did not like Mather's narration in Rat Run whatsoever but it seems that he scores pretty highly with many so I would likely try another book. Honestly, there were times I felt like I was being read to by Stewie from Family Guy which made it difficult to take seriously. But even so, he still had decent inflection and is obviously not a novice; he just didn't cut it for me here.

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This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-19-2016
  • Publisher: Michael Robertson