Summary

Your fear is their entertainment... Andrew's life is one of bored contentedness: a teenage daughter, a faithful wife, and a middle-class job. He even has a Mercedes. His life is without drama, and the comfort of middle-age is setting in. That all changes when he refuses to buy a pack of cigarettes for the local gang of youths. Led by the emotionally unstable, and sadistic, Frankie, the gang target Andrew and his family in an escalating campaign of terror and violence that threatens their very lives. It isn't long before Andrew starts to wish that he'd just brought those damn cigarettes.
©2012 Iain Rob Wright (P)2014 Iain Rob Wright
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5 out of 5 stars
By Laura Prime on 31-05-17

It made me sick to my stomach !! Brilliant

What made the experience of listening to ASBO the most enjoyable?

ASBO on Audiobook
* Sickening
* Depraved
* Morally Debased
* Intimidating
* Wretched
* Bloody Brilliant
* RealIy love love loved this book, I loved it because it felt real, real in the way you would imagine these reprobates to be.So Bravo to Narrator Nigel Patterson.This indeed is a novel of extreme violent terror made sickeningly real by the fact it is based on real event,we all know that do and can happen!This is not for the faint hearted at all , if you are of a nervous disposition i suggest you dont listen to this .I listened to this on audiobook and I am so glad I did. I haven't read or heard anything so intense in a long time and would have found it difficult to see and feel the change in Andrew,the mild mannered family man to the violent murderer he becomes, by myself.The characters are all strong from the beginning and the storyline flowed all the way through, sometimes such a hard intense storyline fizzles out, not this one, I was holding my ribs and breath for mostly the whole book!The vile characters made me sick to my stomach the things they did , yet, I couldn't stop listening. Isn't it strange how we cant stop though its awful?

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

When Andrew was defending his family as much as he could but seemed not to be able to do anything I felt quite helpless!

Any additional comments?

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5 out of 5 stars
By serisa on 27-12-14

Disturbing and brilliant

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Its a great story with strong charachters and has brilliant narration.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Andrew because he starts off being bullied and then he turns the tables to protect his family.

What about Nigel Patterson’s performance did you like?

Nigel brings the story and charachters to life.

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

When Frankie and his crew hold Andrew and his family hostage in Andrews house.The scenes are so emotional and frightening. Perfectly written and perfectly narrated.

Any additional comments?

This is areally great story it makes you think about your actions because thiscould happen to you.

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5 out of 5 stars
By jami on 12-01-15

Disturbing

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

A very good book. Even more terrifying, because I can see this one actually happening.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Andrew, I feel horrible for him.. his whole life goes to hell in a matter of hours and just gets worse as time goes on,

Which character – as performed by Nigel Patterson – was your favorite?

Frankie. A true psychopath. Nigel Patterson did great with all the voices though. He has a very pleasant voice, a pleasure to listen to.

Any additional comments?

Audiobook received for an honest review.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kim on 15-09-17

PLEASE bare in mind this review is only my opinion

Baring in mind this review is only my opinion, please do not judge the book solely by my review.

I'm a horror fan, I don't mind suspense and thrills in horror. That being said.......

I would say that this is more of a psychological thriller than "extreme horror". This was a very good book that (in today's world) you can imagine this happening. An innocent man is approached by a group of psycho thugs and when the man doesn't do what they want the thugs terrorize him and his family. At first the Man tries to be passive and doesn't tell his family about the incident but as the encounters with the thugs continues he must then tell his family and the police. From there things escalate to nightmarish levels.

Although there is blood and gore described in detail (I wouldn't recommended this for young readers) I , personally, wouldn't describe this as "extreme horror", I would class it as an "extreme psychological thriller".

It's a well rounded story, the characters are also well rounded. The narrator did a great job as well.

I would recommend this book.

Thanks for reading my review.

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