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Hater | [David Moody]

Hater

Within seconds, normally rational, self-controlled people become frenzied killers. Christened "Haters" by the media, the attackers strike without warning, killing all who cross their path. People are afraid to go to work, afraid to leave their homes, afraid that at any moment their friends or family could turn on them. In the face of this mindless terror, Danny McCoyne must secure his family, seek shelter, and watch as the world falls apart. "Attack first, ask questions later" becomes the order of the day.
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Publisher's Summary

Within seconds, normally rational, self-controlled people become frenzied killers. Christened "Haters" by the media, the attackers strike without warning, killing all who cross their path. People are afraid to go to work, afraid to leave their homes, afraid that at any moment their friends or family could turn on them. In the face of this mindless terror, Danny McCoyne must secure his family, seek shelter, and watch as the world falls apart. "Attack first, ask questions later" becomes the order of the day.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by J. A. Bayona.

©2006 David Moody; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The novel moves at a deliberate, relentless pace, feeding readers just enough information to keep them perplexed and paranoid....Moody creates some truly chilling scenes, but there are also flashes of black comedy." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Originally self-published, Moody's nail-biter of a debut plausibly creates a nightmare world....this intelligent, well-written chiller heralds a significant new talent." (Publishers Weekly)
"It's a risky undertaking, giving literary form to a type of story that is traditionally told in pictures, but Moody completely pulls it off." (Booklist)

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    MCP 11-24-14
    MCP 11-24-14

    I like memoirs and zombies; funny and scary stories... I smell a book!

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    "Started off promising..."
    What did you like best about Hater? What did you like least?

    I liked the beginning... I wasn't real into the narrators voice... then I was disappointed in the end....


    What three words best describe Gerard Doyle’s voice?

    Like Michael Caine... I felt like the story portrayed a younger couple but the narrators voice made me feel like I was listening to a grandfather type figure.


    Did Hater inspire you to do anything?

    NOT listen to the sequel...


    Any additional comments?

    I went off of reviews on this one and I think it started off good... maybe if someone wanted to power on to the next book they'd find their questions answered but... I'm good :(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Randy 06-17-14
    Randy 06-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "An odd twist"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    What first started out as what I could only assume would be a zombie apocalypse novel, quickly changed into something more...likely that could happen. While i went in expecting zombies, I was presently surprised! I enjoyed the book, and liked how it was a very personal first person point of view story. I'd recommend to anyone who wants an interested thriller with a twist. I look forward to book 2!


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    Bev Alton, IL, USA 03-04-13
    Bev Alton, IL, USA 03-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Simply Scary"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hater to be better than the print version?

    Love this story. The narrater is great and the story is beyond. Imagine if someone you love and trust suddenly turned on you? Or if suddenly you felt threatened by someone you loved and felt you must kill them or they'd kill you?

    Great idea for an even better story. Thanks David Moody.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    michael WOODVILLE, OHIO, United States 03-03-13
    michael WOODVILLE, OHIO, United States 03-03-13 Member Since 2015

    I don't give spoilers

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    "Hater series"

    Hater, Dog blood and Them or us
    I found it a entertaining series, generally I dislike British accents but this narrator didn't bug me.
    The story goes maybe a third or more of the population succumb to some change that makes them incredibly violent and kill anyone who hasn't changed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alan 07-17-12
    Alan 07-17-12

    Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.

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    "Worse book I've gotten!"

    This has got to be the poorest written book and poorest performed book that I've ever gotten from Audible. I can not understand how it even got printed to begin with.
    The story line is weak at best the narrator does such a poor job of reading it that I truly did waste my money.
    This is the first book out of all the ones I've gotten that I am saying this, usually I give the benefit of the doubt but not on this one.

    Best thing, don't buy it, shoot I wouldn't even take it as a free download.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph LUBBOCK, TX, United States 05-18-12
    Joseph LUBBOCK, TX, United States 05-18-12 Member Since 2015
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    "HATER!!! ARE YOU A HATER!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hater to be better than the print version?

    Well the book leaves a lot for your mind to play with. I like the audio book more just because it saves me time that i dont always have when it comes to sitting down and reading.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously it was the main character. I wont say why because i will be giving away to much.


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    At first it threw me off, but i had no info on the book and had no idea it took place in Great Britain. Once i realized that it was fine. He did a very very good job.


    If you could take any character from Hater out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    It would also be the main character. I would have a lot of ?'s for him.


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    Daryl Edwards 03-22-12 Member Since 2014
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    "No Heros"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes but only a friend with a tast for lengthy backstory and non-traditional narrative


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Doyle's performance is simple, direct, and solid. He portrayal of the protagonist is pitch perfect. He renders a vivid portrayal of each character in the same fashion. Male, female, child, adult, working class British or politician, each character is spacific and fully realized.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not a book with Heros. There is no ex cop who holds a ragtag band of survivors together. No military man with quiet strength and combat expertise. No beautiful woman fighting Her way through a post Apocalyptic landscape. In fact the protagonist is not somone you like very much. You do however understand him. You empathize with him. That is the authors great accomplishment. The central crisis of this story unfolds in a believable fashion. The horrifying events of this story happen to ordinary people. this is a story about what happens to a society when we view our neighbors as

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    Albert Colorado Springs, CO, United States 10-02-10
    Albert Colorado Springs, CO, United States 10-02-10
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    "the worst ever - and my standards a low"

    Read this if you ever want to know what Milton Waddams (the guy with the stapler in "Office Space") would do if put into a life or death, end of the world situation. Nothing, lock himself in a house and pray noone look him in the eye, and wait for the mob to kill him and his family. I haven't finished the book, don't know if I will.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Woodbridge, VA, United States 06-10-10
    Shawn Woodbridge, VA, United States 06-10-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent"

    Yes, the story did take a while to get moving, but that remains true with the first story of any "Trilogy". You have to develop your characters properly and David Moody did an excellent job.

    The right combination of the decline of society, tension, suspense, not to mention blood and gore made this book an awesome "read".

    I love apocalyptic novels and this is definately in that category. Can't wait to hear "Dog Blood".

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    Scott Somerset, NJ, USA 10-27-09
    Scott Somerset, NJ, USA 10-27-09
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    "not bad.."

    I enjoy good apocalyptic/plague books but have been pulled in by bad novels one too many times. I was pleasantly surprised with Hater. It delivers on all levels and the true to life pessimistic attitude the narrator brings just makes the listen that much better. Great job by David Moody!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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