Domain

  • by James Herbert
  • Narrated by David Rintoul
  • 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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!

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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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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.

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- klaserie

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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- V. Cooney

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios