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Rot & Ruin Audiobook

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Read By: Brian Hutchison Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Rot & Ruin Series Release Date: December 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781449840044

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

57

Longest Chapter Length:

37:10 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:34 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

13:55 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

96

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Publisher Description

Multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry's Rot & Ruin is his debut work for young readers. Fifteen-year-old Benny Imura lives in a world infested with zombies where, when a kid turns 15, he must get a job to continue receiving food rations. Benny has no interest in the family business of zombie killing, but figures he doesn't have much of a choice. He's tried out a bunch of other jobs, and hasn't found anything he likes. But as Benny starts training with his brother, he learns things about being human that he never expected.

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"I really enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed the characters and the story line of the book. The characters were well developed and very likable. The story also had a good flow to it. Even though this is a YA, I think any zombie fan would enjoy the story of Benny and Tom. Will def read book 2!"

— Tabatha (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “An action-packed, thought-provoking look at life—and death—as readers determine the true enemy.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

Rot & Ruin Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.23333333333333 out of 54.23333333333333 out of 54.23333333333333 out of 54.23333333333333 out of 54.23333333333333 out of 5 (4.23)
5 Stars: 14
4 Stars: 12
3 Stars: 2
2 Stars: 1
1 Stars: 1
Narration: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (4.00)
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Story: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (4.00)
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — Flo, 11/27/2022
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I wasnt used to Sci-fi, I don't think I should've started reading Sci-fi with this book. I Just didn't like it... I probably would have gotten the book a bit more if i had started with another book but maybe not. "

    — Donn, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked this book, especially the character of Tom Imura. In fact I wish a story was told from his perspective. However, I also really liked the growth and experiences of Benny. It was a good book and I am looking forward to the next one in the series. "

    — Mindy, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A nice sit down and read book,but it has some language "

    — Luca, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked this book. The zombie twist on the apocalyptic plot was different and interesting. I liked it enough that I will probably read the second in the series to see how things develop. "

    — Selena, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I have to say that I enjoyed this story. I suppose its meant more for the YA group, but I enjoyed the characters. Certainly nothing deep or complex, but....human. There is also lots of zombie action and I felt that the landscape was well thought out. On to the next one! "

    — Jennifer, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A zombie apocalypse book that is not about zombies. "

    — Bonnie, 1/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The First Night. More destructuive than 100 nukes. The thing that crumbled the world. The zombie apocalypse. "

    — Austin, 12/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Recommended by my husband for the great characters and storyline in the post apocalypse. He said it has a sort of Hunger Games feel to it and I agree. This is what FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH wishes it could have been. "

    — Tracy, 12/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Scary. I can't imagine living in a world overrun by zombies. It's just really creepy. But I really liked the plot. I found myself biting my lip and biting my nails as I turned every page. It was witty too, and I loved the main character. "

    — Daniela, 12/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent Teen Distopian Zombie Novel! Nuff Said. "

    — Crystal, 11/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I honestly wasn't sure I could get into a Zombie novel, especially one obviously written for teenage boys not long out of puberty but I found that I have barely been able to put this down. Im so thankful I have an adorable teenage cousin to recommend books to me. lol "

    — Cerrah, 9/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Brilliant. These zombies will smoke vampire books anyway. Great storyline. I love the characters and you never know who will die next. Riveting, fun, must read!! "

    — Jody, 4/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I don't like zombies. I don't like zombie stories. But I want to read more of this series. THIS zombie book indeed has heart just as it said. Even if most of them aren't beating anymore.... "

    — Kristine, 12/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Could. Not. Put. It. Down. This is the book that sparked my zombie obsession. Love the characters, love Maberry's story. I've read other zombie books, but this is my favorite. "

    — Kristi, 10/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Super good great story and characters "

    — Jose, 5/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is the first zombie book I have read and I love it! It takes a completely different approach to dealing with a world of zombies! Very good read!!! "

    — Rachael, 12/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This one took a bit to get into, but once into it, it was a great ride. The story was interesting and fun. "

    — La, 11/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is a book for everyone because it's a beautiful story of how a fifteen-year-old boy comes to understand his older brother. It just happens to be set in a world where the dead becomes zombies. "

    — J., 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Benny doesn't much like his brother Tom, even though he is a well-known Zom fighter. He finds out Tom is so much more than that when he becomes his apprentice. He also starts seeing Zoms as more than flesh eating zombies and his character matures in front of us. Looking forward to the next story. "

    — Sharon, 5/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very quick and fun read! Coming of age in a post-apocalyptic world where the walking dead are everywhere is not as easy as it sounds, but Benny Imura steps up. "

    — Justin, 5/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " In the midst of a zombie apocalypse, what if the most frightening thing were us? Just who are the monsters here anyway? "

    — Michael, 5/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was one was really good. It took a different take on zombies which I liked. Can't wait for the second book! "

    — Chelsea, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " When Benny turns 15 he must become an apprentice to a job or his rations get cut in half. After trying a couple jobs he turns to the family business, zombie hunting. His older brother is the best around but entering the family business might be too much for Benny to handle. "

    — Danie, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Love the covers but...probably won't read the next one. "

    — Chandra, 5/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " (I'll write it soon. xD ) "

    — Auston, 4/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I realize I've probably used the rating system wrong. I love the books I've given 5 stars to, but I would give this one a six. Not your average zombie thriller, though plenty of those. Real story of a boy and his brother, and what it means to be family, and a good man. "

    — Kristin, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is a good book if you are into books that are descriptive. This book had me hooked from the first page. While i was reading it, i felt like i was there. I also like how the author took Benny and made him learn the lessons of life. Personally i liked this book. "

    — Mateusz, 4/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Well done, Maberry! Not only did he manage to get me to care about a bratty fifteen-year-old narrator whom I hated at the beginning, but he got me to love everyone Benny Imura loved, too. I laughed and I cried. What a surprisingly compelling and gripping book! I was very impressed. "

    — Rachel, 4/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A zombie book that stands up above the rest. It was dark, but the real evil was found in the living this time. The zombies took a back burner to alot of drama that happens in a town. I loved the characters. Can't wait for the sequel! "

    — Jessica, 4/18/2011

About Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner, four-time Scribe Award winner, Inkpot Award winner, and comic book writer. His vampire apocalypse book series, V-Wars, became a Netflix original series. He writes horror, science fiction, epic fantasy, thriller, and more. He is the president of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and the editor of Weird Tales magazine.

About Brian Hutchison

Amy McFadden has narrated more than two hundred titles in many different genres. She is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She has acted on stage throughout Michigan for more than twenty years and in commercials and film for ten years. She is a founding member of Dog Story Theater in Grand Rapids, Michigan.