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Rain Audiobook

Rain: A Zombie Novel

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Publisher's Summary

The dead rise....

A doctor returning from the mountains of India unknowingly brings a deadly virus to the western world. The nightmare begins.

Society crumbles....

Alex Harley is hiking with three friends when all media channels shut down to be replaced with the Emergency Broadcast. Civilians are warned to stay in their homes. Isolated and afraid, the four friends begin a fight for survival.

The end of the world is here....

The military sets up Survivor Camps to separate the infected from the uninfected. As a U.N. rescue mission is put into operation to save survivors from the clutches of the zombies, Alex and his friends must deal with the undead and power-crazed soldiers.

But while they fight to survive, the authorities consider drastic measures to rid the world of monsters....

©2014 Shaun Harbinger (P)2014 Adam Wright

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    gene 01-12-16
    gene 01-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "It was entertaining."

    Was a decent story. I liked it. A narrator with a British accent would have been nice though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Missouri 01-05-16
    Amazon Customer Missouri 01-05-16
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    "Great story!"

    I can't wait to get to the next in this serial. This was a great read with lots of twists. Well done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Walter Shepard Allegan, MI, US 10-05-15
    Walter Shepard Allegan, MI, US 10-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Stranded with a hottie."

    enjoyed the story and the fantasy, I would just stay on the boat with the hot girl.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen 09-27-15
    Maureen 09-27-15
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    "Enjoyable variation on the theme"
    Would you listen to Rain again? Why?

    Yes. I have several post apocalyptic/ zombie attack series in my audio book collection. This was a well done variation on the theme: not overly predictable but not too far fetched. I like the addition of considering the "psychology" of the virus as a way of forming an understanding of the behavior of the infected victims.


    Which character – as performed by Brian Grey – was your favorite?

    The narrator character, Alex. Enough real emotions and enough real limitations and practically applied science/ sci-if knowledge.


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

    I basically did listen to this in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I really wish the other 2 books in the series were also available as audiobooks. I could get the ebooks, but I go through audiobooks much faster.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zachary Rye 03-11-15
    Zachary Rye 03-11-15
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    "Entertaining and Addictive"
    Would you listen to Rain again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to Rain again. It does a great job painting a short time post apocalyptic world. The characters are vivid in some aspects and vague in others, but all to the point of being able to imagine yourself in their shoes.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Alex, the main, because he has a common sense approach to the apocalypse. He becomes a capable survivor.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I wouldn't necessarily say it was an extreme reaction, but there were a few times i was on the edge of my seat saying "Come on, you guys are idiots...don't go there!"


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 07-13-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Mediocre Zombie Outing"

    I've read and listened to many zombie books. You could say I'm addicted to the genre. That said, Rain was disappointing. The narrator did not fit my auditory picture of a young video gamer turned zombie apocalypse survivor and his attempts to convey excitement or tension seemed shrill and unconvincing to me.

    The interaction between the characters was often jarring. The narrator Alex is pathetically grateful to his friend Mike the jock for allowing him to be his friend and Mike usually acts like a jerk and gets away with it. Then we have to hear the horny adolescent fantasies of Alex regarding Lucy (one of two girls he and Mike are on a hike with at the beginning of the book). Lucy and Elena (the two girls) never really emerge as characters; they exist to illustrate the emotional ups and downs of the two boys (we can't really call them men).

    The plot follows the usual conventions of the genre. The four main characters exhibit initial disbelief followed by descent into social chaos followed by randomized killing (zombie and otherwise) and the death of a major character or two, and at the end, the set-up for the next book. The characters often behave stupidly but that's much S.O.P. for a zombie novel (and the horror genre as a whole for that matter).

    Bottom line: if you're a zombie apocalypse fan and you enjoy reading about geeky, socially awkward young post-adolescents who get the girl in the end, you'll probably like this book.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    M. Webb 02-01-15
    M. Webb 02-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining."

    I enjoyed this book. It's a good listen and worth the money. I would certainly purchas another of his books.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Will 06-18-14
    Will 06-18-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointed"
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    Overall I was disappointed. The narrator's characterisation sounded quite whiney which got annoying. The story was rambling with no climax and an ending that really didn't go anywhere. This is my second zombie book I've consumed, the first being World War Z, and wow, the gap in quality between the two is HUGE.

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    Rikke 06-24-16
    Rikke 06-24-16 Member Since 2013
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    "dont like the main characters"

    stupid people you get mad ad through the book.
    the rain idea is okay but the main characters are stupid and gives bad reasons fore killing others.

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    Amazon Customer 03-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great idea, bad reading"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The person reading this book is very slow, and the story line is very slow moving.
    A different reader may have been better, but over all the story line just moves very slow.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Shaun Harbinger again?

    Maybe... if the story line is good I might give it a try.. but only on my library check out.. I would not purchase another book from this author.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Brian Grey’s performances?

    No, he reads to slow and without emotion.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Rain?

    I am not sure because I could not make it all the way threw the book...


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I could have my money back, my time back.. this was really bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    8/25/14
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    "Learned to love the rain"
    What made the experience of listening to Rain the most enjoyable?

    Improved my night time runs (as if the night wasn't creepy enough!) I could relate to the character 'Alex'


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is how people would act. Some would be realistic, some hysterical and some would not want to believe the facts.

    I wouldn't put my faith in the army either


    Have you listened to any of Brian Grey’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This is my first time


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The family on the boat and the light house moments (i will say no more)


    Any additional comments?

    I was slightly confused at first as the story takes place in England, but the narrator was American. So i thought the place names he mentioned was America till he mentioned a few which are English only.

    It really is a good book. I really would like to listen to more of this author

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Micky the Ring
    5/23/16
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    "Very disappointed"

    Sorry but did not think much of this story,
    Just pants and a waste of time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J. Johnson
    Manchester
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    "reader too slow could have been better first time"

    struggle to finish as it wasn't amazingly recorded did not like man's voice meh. ..

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. A. J. H. Jackson
    London, UK.
    11/12/14
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    "Really not very good at all..."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A very young teenager.


    What could Shaun Harbinger have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Spent a lot more time writing it.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    If he had a better book to work with - seemed to get better through the book - perhaps I just got used to the style?


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Derisive snorts.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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