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Domain Audiobook

Domain: The Rats Series, Book 3

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Audible Editor Reviews

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!

Publisher's Summary

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.

©1984 James Herbert (P)2013 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

“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)

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    klaserie MILTON KEYNES, United Kingdom 07/11/2013
    klaserie MILTON KEYNES, United Kingdom 07/11/2013

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    "Gripping"
    Would you listen to Domain again? Why?

    There would be no need to as every word is embossed on your brain,(excuse the pun)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Domain?

    The killing of the "THING" and is offspring..


    What about David Rintoul’s performance did you like?

    He made you feel as though you were involved in the story.


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

    The death of the doctor.


    Any additional comments?

    The story tells you what could happen when Man interfers with Nature.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. Stuart Mcginney US 25/08/2017
    Mr. Stuart Mcginney US 25/08/2017

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    "Domain....Book 3"

    This is an excellent book for horror fans, packed with twists and turns and the narration was perfect.

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    V. Cooney UK 14/06/2017
    V. Cooney UK 14/06/2017

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    "A horror masterpiece"

    Thanks to some brilliant narration and even better writing this visceral and tense story of a London in ruins was hard to put down. At times feeling close to the characters and at others wishing to distance myself from their plight this was a brilliant story. Intense, graphic and at times beautifully raw story telling gives the reader a grim reality of life after the bombs... And it is not just the terror of the world gone mad... The survivors of the ultimate horrors contend with an all too familiar and deadly beast... The rats!

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    M Field 24/03/2017
    M Field 24/03/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Dramatic Reading of a classic"

    Classic horror book from my youth.

    Held up the test of time mostly.

    Found the narrative far too dramatic, although you get used to it.

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    John 04/02/2017
    John 04/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Ouch"

    I did enjoy this story, as I did with the first two could do more.

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    robert 02/06/2016
    robert 02/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent grand finale of a series."

    What an exciting Finnish to the rats series full of tension and excitement and expertly narrated

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    TrickstersDaughter UK 15/02/2016
    TrickstersDaughter UK 15/02/2016 Member Since 2014

    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.

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    "Raw, horrifically descriptive and totally compelling"

    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.

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    philip anthony goodfellow 10/08/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "a totally gripping book"

    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.

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    Pete 23/05/2015
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    "A great end"

    The Rats Trilogy is some of James Herbert's first work.

    This presentation does it great justice, the narrator keeps the story flowing perfectly.

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    Ian Millar 24/03/2015
    Ian Millar 24/03/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Third Of The Best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No problem recommening this title to anyone.
    From the off, it's gripping,exciting and thrilling.
    A briiliant ending to a brilliant trilogy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by David Rintoul – was your favourite?

    Got to be Culver


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

    Loss of animals


    Any additional comments?

    Epic third of three rats books. It was a shame when it came to an end.

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  • Matthew S. Hill
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    18/01/17
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CJ
    06/07/16
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    "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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