Narrator: Joe Hempel
Published by Crossroad Press on 07 July 2017
Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Zombie Apocalypse
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Since its 2003 debut, Brian Keene's The Rising is one of the best-selling zombie novels of all-time. It has been translated into over a dozen languages, inspired the works of other authors and filmmakers, and has become a cultural touchstone for an entire generation of horror fans.
The Rising is the story of Jim Thurmond, a determined father battling his way across a post-apocalyptic zombie landscape, to find his young son. Accompanied by Martin, a preacher still holding to his faith, and Frankie, a recovering heroin addict with an indomitable will to survive, Jim travels from state to state and town to town facing an endless onslaught of undead hordes and the evils perpetrated by his fellow man.
©2003 Brian Keene (P)2017 David N. Wilson
The Rising by Brian Keene is a horrifying, nightmare inducing listen! (When I read it in book form I thought that was scary enough but now, listening to it as an audiobook I know better!)
Jim Thurmond was a prepper who prepared an underground bunker for when the end of the world came along. Little did he know he’d need it but not for the reasons he believed. There are just some things a father and a husband should never have to do, … except, unfortunately, Jim. Contemplating suicide after having removed his pregnant and now dead wife from his bunker, Jim receives a call from his son – his son who needs him. Jim must now traverse through hundreds of miles of zombies of all kinds, maniac men who believe they are in charge and try to rescue his son. With the aid a few good people he encounters along the way he sets out to rescue his son. Will he be in time?
Brian Keene is the master of horror. His books are terrifying as they demonstrate time and again how no one is in control, chaos truly does rule. Keene is detailed and his imagery is perfect instilling complete and total fear.
Joe Hempel, the narrator did an excellent job of performing the book. His talent shines through as he voices the wide range of emotions each person experiences from fear to desperation to psychotic. Hempel excelled at providing this already terrifying book with more horror as he captured the emotions perfectly. Well done!
If you love horror – these two – Keene and Hempel are an excellent pair!
There were no issues with the audiobook or the quality of the production.