Skarlet

Narrated by: Arthur Darvill
Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
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Fear grips London as dozens of clubbers die after taking a sinister new drug. But that's only the beginning. 48 Hours later, the dead clubbers wake up - and it's open season on the living, which are butchered for their blood. Soon, London gives a name to its terror: Vampires. Jake Lawton, bitter and betrayed after the Iraq War, finds himself fighting another battle - against the growing army of immortal hunters and their human cohorts. Lawton joins forces with the journalist who brought about his downfall and the dealer tricked into distributing the drug. And together they take on the spineless authorities, the ruthless cohorts, and the hungry dead.

But the vampire plague unleashed in London is nothing to what lurks beneath the streets - Waiting to be fed ...Waiting to be resurrected... Waiting to reign again over a city of human slaves...

©2012 Thomas Emson (P)2012 Audible Ltd
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A Return To Scary Vampires!

So refreshing to hear a vampire story where they aren't sparkly, sexy, tormented immortals! Vampires are supposed to be scary and Thomas Emson remembered that. The characters are very real. I could have done without the political ranting about the Iraq war, but overall enjoyed the story and am looking forward to the next 2 books. Arthur Darvill (Rory from Doctor Who) does an excellent job narrating and I hope he will narrate the rest of the series.

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The cover is really awesome

This book just didn't take off for me. I'll admit I have the attention span of a five year old, but it just never hooked me. Didn't finish it. I gave 2 stars for the benefit of the doubt.

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now that's my kind of vampire

Loved the vampires...maybe not the monsters, but I get why they added it. Overall, good story - fast moving and engrossing. Not nail biting - but stays with you long after each listen.

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  • Freda
  • 05-22-13

Skarlett is more like Pink

I enjoyed this book when it first came out but the audio doesn't seem as good. It's not bad but it doesn't grab you or scare you, maybe with a different narrator it may have been better.