The Rot

  • by Paul Kane
  • Narrated by Chris Barnes
  • 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Something has happened to the world.
People are going mad, the very foundations of society are crumbling. Only Adam Keller, testing a prototype environment suit, apparently remains safe - but for how long?
Can anything be done, can any of it be reversed, before everything goes to rot?
The latest post-apocalyptic tale from award-winning and best-selling author Paul Kane (the sellout Hooded Man, The Disease, The End of the End) presents a nightmarish vision of a possible future, blending social commentary with pause-resisting action. This is one that fans of The Road and The Walking Dead will really not want to miss!

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Definitely unique!

This is going to be a hard book to review as I don't want to spoil things. The story is centered on Adam. He is testing a revolutionary new suit, called a Skin. From what I gathered, it recycles your waste, sweat etc and makes it so that you don't need to eat or drink etc. While in the suit, some event happens that causes everything to start rotting, I mean everything!! Adam seems to be the only person immune to it because of the suit. Is he it? Is there hope for him and his future?

While I liked the concept and originality of the plot, it felt rushed at times. I know it's a relatively short read, but I do think that the overall world building suffered because of it. I wanted to know more about how the Rot came about and about the suit.

Same way with the character development. We never really got a sense of who Adam really was. He goes through a lot during the Rot, but he never seems to grow. Again, I know it's hard to have all the elements in a short book, he still could have grown a little.

My thoughts seem all doom and gloom about the book, but it's not all bad. The overall story was good and I liked it, I just wanted more from it! I will check out more from this author though, as he has a wonderful imagination!!

Narrator Chris Barnes did a great job with this book. It's told in a format of recordings from the main character and the narrator really knew how to bring him to life. He captured the hopelessness, the sense of lose from the character perfectly and gave a brilliant performance. I've listened to quite a few of the books he has narrated and never once has it been a less than stellar performance!!

*I received a free copy of this but voluntarily reviewed it. This in no way affected or influenced my thoughts.*
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- Natalie @ BookLoversLife

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-17-2016
  • Publisher: Paul Kane