Rat Run

  • by Michael Robertson
  • Narrated by Phillip J. Mather
  • 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With extreme austerity driving everyone but the super wealthy into poverty, Matt joined the revolutionaries in their fight against the UK government.
The previous monuments to political rule were toppled, and London was reduced to rubble.
Ten years later, and Matt's desperate for one last roll of the dice.
He's promised his 12-year-old daughter a new life in a fairer world.
To fulfil his promise, he must find the other revolutionaries.
To find the other revolutionaries, they must take to the streets.
With The Elite's drones on patrol, nowhere is more dangerous than the streets of London....
Rat Run is a dark post-apocalyptic novella.


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The path of least resistance

I received a complementary copy of this book from the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom, in exchange for an honest review. I had expected a fast paced post apocalyptic tale of survival and, indeed, this book is all of that and it incorporates very atmospheric descriptions of a London laid waste by revolution. Instead of an alien invasion, our two main protagonists have to also avoid government forces as they travel through the remains
What I had not expected was the overt political diatribe contained in the conversation and, even if agreeing with it in principle, found it too trite to have inspired the actions related. I also found myself doubting other story aspects - where were the people? How had Matt managed to feed and hide himself and his tiny daughter for the ten years since devastation? It didn't feel right, somehow and even the unexpected ending did not resolve these for me.
The narrator, Philip Mather has an unexpectedly deep voice, pleasant to hear, and his reading was very good, especially his dialogue. However, I was disconcerted by his strange pronunciation at times, such as tur instead of tear and ay-ur for our, all of which combined seemed to indicated an accent I could not identify and which was distracting. These oddities did not occur when he was reading dialogue, only the intervening text.

Despite all of the above, I found the story enjoyable with imaginative ideas and different from the usual dystopian adventure. But be prepared to seriously suspend disbelief.
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- Norma Miles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-07-2016
  • Publisher: Michael Robertson