The audiobook of Red Hill by Jamie McGuire was quite simply phenomenal! It is set against an apocalyptic world and it is fast paced and unputdownable. From the beginning of this audiobook I was sucked into this world and couldn’t bring myself to shut this audio off for even the simplest things. Red Hill is gripping, suspenseful, and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole journey it takes you on.
Scarlett is a single mom of two girls. When she drops them off at school one day she has no idea that she may never see them again. Going into work at the hospital it becomes apparent quickly that something is very wrong. The news reports are saying that there is a widespread, deadly outbreak taking over everywhere. Soon enough Scarlett sees exactly what they mean when ordinary people are all of sudden turning into crazed zombies. She is horrified and scared but her main priority is finding her girls and keeping them safe. Her journey to find them is nothing short of terrifying.
Others are fleeing the big cities as well. After Nathan’s wife leaves him and his daughter he knows he needs to get Zoe somewhere safe. Miranda and her friends had been planning a fun weekend when the zombies take over. All of these people are heading towards Red Hill Ranch which is owned by Miranda’s family. It’s out of the way and should be safer than anywhere else. The journey to get there and all that occurs afterwards will keep you flipping those pages ever faster.
Red Hill in audio is excellent. It is narrated by Emma Galvin, January LaVoy, and Zachary Webber and they do such an amazing job of bringing this apocalyptic world alive for the listener. I was on the edge of my seat from the beginning to the end of this audio. Highly recommended for those who like stories like this and if you can the audio version is the way to go because it is fabulous!
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Source: Review copy provided by the publisher. No compensation was received for this review and all opinions are my own.
bermudaonion (Kathy) says
Wow, the fact that you couldn’t stop listening says a lot!
Kathy, I did love it especially on audio. It has zombies though so it’s not your thing but for those of us who like them it’s great. lol.
wall-to-wall books-wendy says
Wow cool cover!
LOL seeing that it was an apocalyptic book, I saw the name Zoe and thought it said zombie! heehee
Wendy, you’re funny. It is a great cover!
Darlene, I’m glad you found this so enjoyable to listen to! I enjoyed your enthusiastic review of Red Hill.
Susan, it was a great audio for a really good book. This is one I can see myself listening to again.
I’m sold! I was kind of on the fence with this one since I’ve read some good/bad reviews but I trust your opinion on this and can’t wait to pick this book up. Thanks Darlene 🙂
Sam, you would like this book. At least I’m pretty sure you would. It reminded me a bit of our Walking Dead show – hiding out from the zombies. lol.
I am listening to this one right now and agree, I am rivited.
Nise, I’ll be keeping an eye out for your review. It’s such a great audio isn’t it.