The Rain

  • by Virginia Bergin
  • Narrated by Avita Jay
  • 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It has been two weeks, and now Ruby is totally alone. People weren’t prepared for the rain, got caught out in it, didn’t realise that you couldn’t drink water from the taps either. Even a drip of rain would infect your blood and eat you from the inside out. Ruby sets off on a journey that will take her the length of the country - surviving in the only way she knows how.


What the Critics Say

"Distinctly British dystopian survival thriller. Great page turner, and I particularly enjoyed the very normal heroine." (The Bookseller)
"Tense, scary, and high emotion, The Rain will have you on the edge of your seat and afraid to step outside." (


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Rain storms now scare me!

Where does The Rain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love this story. Ruby is a typical obnoxious teenager. She is not really a likeable character, but by the end of the book I had grown to love her. Unlike many apocalypse stories, the characters in this story act like you would expect real people to act.

What about Avita Jay’s performance did you like?

Avita has a really clear voice. She is very expressive.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Really hard to answer this without spoilers, but several parts of the book were moving, especially when some characters die.

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- Glitter

A very butterfly good book. Very entertaining

What made the experience of listening to The Rain the most enjoyable?

There was never a dull moment, you just had to keep reading.

What does Avita Jay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

A voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it was a long book but didn't seem like it.

Any additional comments?

It's an apocalyptic book from the view of a 15 year old girl, with teenage problems.
It's fun, sad, exciting & makes you think too.

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- Graham

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-04-2015
  • Publisher: Jammer Audio