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The Rains Audiobook

The Rains

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Publisher's Summary

In the tradition of Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave, the first YA novel from New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz. In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek's Cause turns into a war zone. No one under the age of eighteen is safe. Chance Rain and his older brother, Patrick, have already fended off multiple attacks from infected adults by the time they arrive at the school where other young survivors are hiding.

Most of the kids they know have been dragged away by once-trusted adults who are now ferocious, inhuman beings. The parasite that transformed them takes hold after people turn eighteen - and Patrick's birthday is only a few days away.

Determined to save Patrick's life and the lives of the remaining kids, the brothers embark on a mission to uncover the truth about the parasites - and what they find is horrifying. Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity's only hope for salvation.

©2016 Gregg Hurwitz. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Janelle Powell 11-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome, awaiting part 2"

    Awesome, Can't wait for part 2 to find out what happens! When is the realease date?!

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    Jeffrey veals 11-21-16
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    If you could sum up The Rains in three words, what would they be?

    Okay, three words... If it's three words about what it is about, I'd say: Aliens, Swarm, and Fight! If it's three words, describing the book and my reaction, I'd say: Intense, Unique, and Great!


    What other book might you compare The Rains to and why?

    I guess The 5th Wave, because of the aliens; however, I think it was written better than that book. This book is unique and I really couldn't get enough of it. From the start, it was so intense that I couldn't stop listening, but had to in order to keep my sanity.


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

    No, however, I will say this, because I think it's important. When I first started listening (about thirty minutes in), I was annoyed by Haberkorn's teenage boy voice. BUT, please stick with it! I honestly can't imagine Chance being done by anyone else. He's absolutely perfect and it's so silly that I hated it at first.


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

    Well, I have a brother, so basically the whole relationship between Chance and Patrick was very personal for me. You could tell they just cared so much about each other.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't say: if you like this, you'll like "The Rains." But I will say read it. It's smart, well-written, and the narration is great.

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    Tommy 11-08-16
    Tommy 11-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good for YA genre"

    Love Gregg Hurwitz, all of his books are excellent. This is a good book, worth reading if you like the Zombie genre and I'll get the sequel to see what happens. But it is a young adult book and plenty of cheesy parts for teens which make this book not up to par with his normal thrillers.

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    Gidget Brogdon 11-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    hoping there is a continuation for this story. I loved the story and the characters!

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    JMcB 11-05-16
    JMcB 11-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Gregg Hurwitz-lite!!"

    I anxiously await anything written by Gregg Hurwitz. They are based (or were based) on the same formula--but I find them suspenseful and addicting. This is not the same. Granted, it is advertised as a YA novel--so the intended audience of this work is not the same.

    That said--I liked the book. I wasn't hanging on every word like in his other books--but it provided an enjoyable distraction. I will purchase the next one to see what happens--but I won't be counting the minutes until publication. I hope he continues to write his other books-one of those I would gladly give up a final credit!

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    Sean CRYSTAL, MN, United States 11-01-16
    Sean CRYSTAL, MN, United States 11-01-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Don't say the "Z" word"

    This is not a zombie novel. Let me start there. It's a creative take on on that genre that's worth a listen. I've never listened to this narrator before but he did a good job distinguishing the characters and keeping a steady flow in the story. It's not what I expected and although I felt like the ending was a bit lacking... I'll be looking for the sequel. Bottom line: it's worth the credit

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    Angela El Dorado Hills, CA, United States 10-24-16
    Angela El Dorado Hills, CA, United States 10-24-16
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    "Great series can't wait for next installment"

    Loved the characters, the twist on classic end of world stories
    And the narrator was excellent

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