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Rain

A Zombie Novel
Narrated by: Brian Grey
Series: Undead Rain, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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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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OMG it could have been so much better!

It started well but went on a bumpy journey downhill from there. It takes a different stance on the zombie genre by looking at the military and how they behave in the apocalypse.

What surprised me was the American narrator for English speakers most probably living in Wales? There were a lot of Americanism so why set it in Wales?? I won't bother with the other books.

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meh

The story was fine, traditional zombie outbreak, small group of survivors with different ideals and skills, 'humans are the real enemy' with a nice new take on the virus. However I really disliked that this is set in the UK but written and narrated by an American. The writer doesn't seem to have a good grasp of the English and their typical behaviours, uses American words frequently and for me I struggled to believe in the characters. It felt disjointed particularly when you realise the main characters are probably Welsh - there is no understanding of Welsh culture! Perhaps if the narration had at a least been from a Welshman or Englishman it would have added a little credibility a to these characters. I don't understand why this book was based in the UK except as a loose plot device because it rains on and off here frequently. So an enjoyable mindless read (excuse the pun) and I'll probably stick through the others to see how this new idea with the rain develops but not the best in it's genre.

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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

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A physical push

I listened to ‘Rain’ whilst doing some work in the garden. I’m levelling the ground and putting paving slabs down. Sounds easy enough but, when your a 21 year old nerd with an okay physical strength, rain pouring down on you and wind sending the rain sideways. Things become difficult, especially with sludge under your feet and copious bits to move first. However, Rain was an excellent audiobook to listen to. I genuinely felt like I was part of the story during certain scenes due to what was physically happening at those moments!

My only criticism is with the female voices. It’s a difficult decision to make with a male voice and unfortunately created a very slight disconnect at times but, other than that it was excellent!

To finish the work off I’m now moving on to listen to ‘Storm’!

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Best audio book I've listen to up to now.

First of all Brian grey is also the best Narrator I've herd.He brings the story to life, Shaun Harbinger should be proud of how Brian as told his wonderful story. I was gutted to finish book 1, but eh 2 more to go. This is a MUST read book for any apocalyptic fans and zombie fans. Truly a great listen. I would recommend this 100%. EXCELLENT!!!!

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One word: Bland

I tried my hardest but I practically forced myself to listen through to the end. Terrible book! Poorly written and the Narrators voice was just awful when telling the story! I don’t recommend this book and I won’t be listening to or reading any other books that have been written by this author or listening to any with that narrator.

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Waste of time and money

This book reads like it was written by a Fourteen year old child save your money and give it a miss.

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What happens when the ZA starts and you are unfit?

What happens when the ZA starts and you are unfit, a gaming and zombie book reading geek????
If you want to know you need to listen to this book!!
Good story. I like it because is set in the UK where I live. It's always America where the ZA books are usually based on, so this is a good change.
The characters are believeble and well constructed. The dialogue is good. And the story is also good.
The only thing I don't understand; and this is a personal one; is why is the narrator American? No disrispect to Brian Grey, he does a great job. But this are English people in England.....
Apart from that I loved it and will buy Storm book two.

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Very disappointed

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

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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. ..