ASBO

  • by Iain Rob Wright
  • Narrated by Nigel Patterson
  • 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.

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Prisshy and weak as well as terrible

I don't deny that this is a novel of extreme terror. It's never funny when you cross or are crossed by a psycho but that apart this book was atrocious. The steriotuype council hosue teenager is a myth and should not be perpetrated by writers. People who live in social houses are not all as bad as steriotypes paint them. I know plenty and can attest to that. Secondly the dialogue was weak and prissy. it didn't fit. The bias of the narator showed itself over and over again. The characcters were themselves weak and if that's what the author intended then he succeeded but otherwise they were quite beyond belief. Even the use of teenage phrases seemed forced to me and out of place. This might have had more to do with the narator than the phrases themselves but really? This book was not for me though I can understand how harrowing the behaviour of the teenagers could be to people but their reactions to it seemed a bit false to me.
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- Rose "I write short stories and love reading. I can't stand poor grammar though. I like most types of books but I don't like erotica or romance."

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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- serisa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-12-2014
  • Publisher: WRIGHT IDEAS LIMITED