Performed in a sonorous British accent by David Rintoul, Lair finds the rats regrouping in the English countryside. When they strike again, it’s up to protagonist and rat catcher Lucas Pender to fight them off.
Rintoul’s narration picks up in intensity and sharpens in tone during Lair’s many action-packed and grisly scenes.
They've waited long enough. The mutant white rats had grown and mated, creating offspring in its own image. They dominated the others, the dark-furred ones, who foraged for food and brought it back to the lair. Now the dark rats were restless, tormented by a craving they could not satisfy. But the white slug-like thing that ruled them knew. Its two heads weaved to and fro and a stickiness drooled from its mouth as it remembered the taste of human flesh.
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.
"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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By Fran Sandling on 22-02-16
LAIR: by James Herbert
This is a fabulous book, well narrated. Full of on your seat edge moments. I highly reckomend this 3 book series. Number 1: the Rats, 2: Lair and 3 Domain. I've actually read these books. Know days due to bad eye sight I enjoy listening to books. Having a real Human voice rather than a computer read it, is totally brilliant. All the correct inflections. I reckomend James Herbert's books, all of them to anyone, who enjoys a bit of fear. It's so sad he's left us. What a great loss. His last book ASH is very good indeed
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By Matthew S. Hill on 14-01-17
The Rats Sequel "Lair", does not disappoint!
James Herbert has stuck with the same formula of creating awesome secondary characters that have the background development of a main and then destroying them.
In this one though the main characters and their stories are much deeper and finely tuned. There's definite growth in the writer from "The Rats" to this middle child known as "Lair".
David Rintoul reads this book beautifully.
Now on to the last in the trilogy... "Domain".
By BlueRidgeBob on 18-08-15
I thoroughly enjoyed "Lair". I am already into the next book of this trilogy, and it promises to be just as enthralling!!!