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Author: R. L. Stine Narrator: Michael Cerveris Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781442346772
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R.L. Stine, New York Times bestselling author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series—the biggest selling children’s books of all time—delivers a terrifying new adult horror novel centered on a town in the grip of a sinister revolt.

Before there was J.K. Rowling, before there was Stephenie Meyer or Suzanne Collins, there was R.L. Stine. Witty, creepy, and compulsively readable, he defined horror for a generation of young readers—readers who have now come of age.
     Travel writer Lea Sutter finds herself on a small island off the coast of South Carolina, the wrong place at the wrong time. A merciless, unanticipated hurricane cuts a path of destruction and Lea barely escapes with her life. In the storm’s aftermath, she discovers orphaned twin boys and impulsively decides to adopt them. The boys, Samuel and Daniel, seem amiable and immensely grateful; Lea’s family back on Long Island—husband Mark and their two children, Ira and Elena—aren’t quite so pleased. But even they can’t anticipate the twins’ true nature—or predict that, within a few weeks’ time, Mark will wind up implicated in two brutal murders, with the police narrowing in.
     For the millions of readers who grew up on Goosebumps, and for every fan of deviously inventive horror, this is a must-read from a beloved master of the genre. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This is the moment I’ve been terrified of—when R. L. Stine decided he wasn’t just going to scare children, but that he would focus his power on frightening the rest of us. Ready to be haunted by the master? Red Rain proves he’s got nightmares for us all.”

    Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “From the opening scene—which is plently shocking—a terrifying and original story unspools that draws the reader in like a moth to flame. Real characters, crisp writing, and a wicked sense of humor. Keep this book far, far away from your kids.”

    Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Come on! There’s simply no need to frighten somebody that much. But what else should we expect from the undisputed master of fear? R. L. Stine is a name synonymous with excellence. He’s made a career out of scaring children. Now he’s turned his attention to adults in a dark, all-too-real that brings the unimaginable to life. Make sure the doors are locked and all of the lights are on in the house before you open this one up.”

    Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Stine has a freshly terrifying story to tell, and he tells it with gusto, ratcheting up the chills until we’re frozen in our chairs.”


  • “A creepy, fun read. Recommended.”

    Library Journal

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shirley | 2/4/2014

    " I loved the Fear Street series years ago, and R.L. Stine hasn't let me down with Red Rain. Totally unexpected ending to this fast-paced book. You won't be able to put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 2/1/2014

    " Not really impressed. Book was toted as suspenseful and a horror book. It was interesting and a fast read, but I wouldn't really consider this horror. The events were largely unrealistic in their simplicity and the characters unbelievably naive. Overall while the book captured my attention enough that I wanted to finish the book, I found I didn't ever feel like there was any reality to connect to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 1/21/2014

    " I was actually disappointed in this book and the reviews on the back of this book should feel bad, they were really exaggerating. I mean it was good! Really scary and twisted, but certain things I just didn't like. Like how it ended, how these "devil" children were never killed (again) or how Samuel (one of the twins) didn't stand up to his brother (Daniel) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 1/21/2014

    " Had to read a new RL Stine book written for adults, right? About what I expected. Not bad, but not great. Easy to read and amusing horror story in sort of Stephen King lite mode. Not bad if you are in the mood for that sort of thing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 12/25/2013

    " I didn't need to read this book to find out that children are evil. I've known that for a long time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gewizaz | 12/24/2013

    " not sure if i liked this book yet. he is know for writing creepy books for the younger reader. this was creepy with a paranormal ending. it was the sunday afternoon read. a little yawn, i should have guessed the story by the first 20 pages... darn "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 12/23/2013

    " The beginning was well written, up until the twins showed up, then it was all downhill from then on. Why was the f-word used so much? And if the twins could affect the minds of some people, why not all? So many inconsistencies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 12/19/2013

    " i read the first couple of chapters, then skimmed the rest. I was so excited about an adult R.L. Stine book, but I could've just read his Goosebumps again... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 11/16/2013

    " it was ok not in the same league as king or kootz but decent - a grownup goosebumps "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Trina | 8/8/2013

    " This is a YA book labeled as Adult fiction. TERRIBLE. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 6/17/2013

    " Awesome book. I've said it once, I'll say it again. I LOVE R.L. Stine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 6/5/2013

    " Could have been a "Goosebumps" story if not for the dad's secretary! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linsey | 1/8/2013

    " This is the creepiest book I think I have ever read. And that's saying a lot cause I have read a lot of books. I used to read R.L. Stine's Goosebumps and Fear Street series, and reading this book brought me back-with all the twists and weirdness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 11/23/2012

    " I listed to this during a road trip. Pretty gruesome. Still- kept me entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Val | 10/18/2012

    " Good & creepy book to read around Halloween. "

About the Author

R. L. Stine is the creator of the bestselling Goosebumps series, which inspired the popular television show, as well as the Fear Street series and many other spooky tales for children. He has also written dozens of joke books for kids. His books have sold more than 400 million copies, making him one of the most popular children’s authors in history.

About the Narrator

Michael Cerveris is an American singer, guitarist, and actor. He has performed in many stage musicals and plays including Romeo & Juliet, Sweeney Todd, and Hedwig and the Angry Itch. He won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his role in the Stephen Sondheim musical Assassins. His most notable television role has been as September in the series Fringe.