• 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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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!

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- Laura Prime

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

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-12-2014