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Summary

It has been two weeks, and now Ruby is totally alone. People weren’t prepared for the rain, got caught out in it, didn’t realise that you couldn’t drink water from the taps either. Even a drip of rain would infect your blood and eat you from the inside out. Ruby sets off on a journey that will take her the length of the country - surviving in the only way she knows how.

©2014 Virginia Bergin (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Distinctly British dystopian survival thriller. Great page turner, and I particularly enjoyed the very normal heroine." (The Bookseller)
"Tense, scary, and high emotion, The Rain will have you on the edge of your seat and afraid to step outside." (dark-readers.com)

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  • Kai
  • UK
  • 01-04-18

I enjoyed this book and found following Ruby quite funny at times even though she could be quite annoying. At times what she did in the book didn't make sense, focusing on her makeup, clothes or mobile for example. Or when she decided to ride her bike to get places even though it was dangerous because it could rain. It seems she has survived more by luck as she doesn't seem to think before she acts at times, but I found that these times reminded me that she wasn't an adult.

However I found the story was really interesting and wanted to continue to find out what would happen when she found the next survivor. Am going to continue onto the next book as curious what will happen next to Ruby. It is a good story to read, if you can ignore the main characters sometimes silly decisions. xxxx

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Rain storms now scare me!

Where does The Rain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love this story. Ruby is a typical obnoxious teenager. She is not really a likeable character, but by the end of the book I had grown to love her. Unlike many apocalypse stories, the characters in this story act like you would expect real people to act.

What about Avita Jay’s performance did you like?

Avita has a really clear voice. She is very expressive.

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

Really hard to answer this without spoilers, but several parts of the book were moving, especially when some characters die.

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A very butterfly good book. Very entertaining

What made the experience of listening to The Rain the most enjoyable?

There was never a dull moment, you just had to keep reading.

What does Avita Jay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

A voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it was a long book but didn't seem like it.

Any additional comments?

It's an apocalyptic book from the view of a 15 year old girl, with teenage problems.
It's fun, sad, exciting & makes you think too.

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  • Bill P.
  • 06-02-16

Gripping, Real, not your average dystopian

Where does The Rain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best. It wasn't so fantastical that you knew you were listening to a fictional book. It's in the form of girl's journal of events. It seemed all too real at times.

What did you like best about this story?

It seems so real, like it could happen. I was outside shoveling snow as I listened to the first hour, and found myself getting depressed and scared... In a good way!

What does Avita Jay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The British Accent! for an American anyway.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Not your average dystopian"