Imagine: the scrabble of little claws, the cold slither of hairless tails.... That is just part of the terror of James Herbert's third book in the chilling Rats Series. Domain imagines a horrible post-apocalyptic world in which humans must compete with rats to survive the nuclear holocaust. David Rintoul's performance is truly disturbing in the best ways! Rintoul is able to ratchet up the suspense in Herbert's novel until it almost feels as if the rats are right below you!
Book Three in Herbert's classic 'rats' series. The final countdown. The long-dreaded nuclear conflict. The city torn apart, shattered, its people destroyed or mutilated beyond hope. For just a few, survival is possible only beneath the wrecked streets - if there is time to avoid the slow-descending poisonous ashes. But below, the rats, demonic offspring of irradiated forebears, are waiting. They know that Man is weakened, become frail. Man has become their prey.
James Herbert was one of Britain's greatest popular novelists and our #1 best-selling writer of chiller fiction. Widely imitated and hugely influential, he wrote 23 novels which have collectively sold over 54 million copies worldwide and been translated into 34 languages.
Born in London in the forties, James Herbert was art director of an advertising agency before turning to writing fiction in 1975. His first novel, The Rats, was an instant bestseller and is now recognised as a classic of popular contemporary fiction.
Herbert went on to publish a new top ten best-seller every year until 1988. He wrote six more bestselling novels in the 1990s and three more since: Once, Nobody True and The Secret of Crickley Hall.
Herbert died in March 2013 at the age of 69.
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"Herbert was by no means literary, but his work had a raw urgency. His best novels, The Rats and The Fog, had the effect of Mike Tyson in his championship days: no finesse, all crude power. Those books were best sellers because many readers (including me) were too horrified to put them down." (Stephen King) "There are few things I would like to do less than lie under a cloudy night sky while someone read aloud the more vivid passages of Moon. In the thriller genre, do recommendations come any higher?" (Andrew Postman, The New York Times Book Review) "Herbert goes out in a blaze of glory" (Daily Mail)
There would be no need to as every word is embossed on your brain,(excuse the pun)
The killing of the "THING" and is offspring..
He made you feel as though you were involved in the story.
The death of the doctor.
The story tells you what could happen when Man interfers with Nature.
I'm an author who loves to listen. I work as a zoologist specialising in pathology and behaviour and while I'm doing so I love to listen.
I've loved the Rats series. Typically Herbert, it's earthy and unfiltered with graphically good descriptives. These are pure, right to the point, not ease you in slowly dirty bloody horrors, without the need for ghosts to frighten. Domain gets right into the action, no slow ease, no gentle background, you just go in and stay there till the end. Not a chill out audiobook. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
from the first bomb to the last bullet fired I was there willing the humans on to survive the destruction of London and the nashing teeth of the Rats.
No problem recommening this title to anyone.
From the off, it's gripping,exciting and thrilling.
A briiliant ending to a brilliant trilogy.
Culver or Deely....not a lot between them but two totally different charactors.
Culver is your typical have a go hero and Deely is a typical government official who secretly wants to be a leader.
Got to be Culver
Loss of animals
Epic third of three rats books. It was a shame when it came to an end.
I would recommend this book to a friend...and have! The Rats will never be beaten, and in my opinion Lair was a not as good as the Rats, but this could be simply because the story had lost its shock value on its audience. However, with the apocalyptic theme the shock value returns in this book and gives a hard hitting view of how the survivors cope with the aftermath and the attacking rats. The story lets the imagination run riot and there were certainly some moments that made me flinch and cringe! The attacks get a little repetitive towards the end, as well as some of the characters’ reactions. However this is still a good read. If you enjoyed The Rats you will undoubtedly enjoy Domain.
I didn't really have a favourite character, probably because there was no point getting attached to any of them as they were dropping like flies!
David Rintoul was great at narrating this book and gave it oodles of passion and added intenseness. However, he was speaking a little too fast at some points when the action was going, although this probably would have been fine if it weren't for the fact I was listening to it in the car which has added motorway driving noise added. Also, there seemed to be a bit of an echo all the way through which sometimes made it hard to understand what was being said.
"A fitting end to a great trilogy!"
"Domain" is the third and final installment of "The Rats" trilogy. It is primarily about London dealing with the fall out of Nuclear destruction and the survivors of the attack. But of course when the meek inherit the earth, in this case we're talking about the rats, who are anything but meek. They are violence, hunger and fury rolled into one.
This is 1970's style horror story telling at its best.
Read excitedly by David Rintoul.
"Not what I exerted for the final chapter."
I really enjoyed the first two books but this Domain took a big left turn. It was alright and David Rantoul did a great job as usual. I would still recommend it so you can finish the story of the rats.
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