When Zoo agrees to take part in a new reality television show, In the Dark, she knows she will be tested to the limit.
Fighting to survive deep in the forest, every moment analysed by the outside world, this is her ultimate challenge before starting a family. But as the contestants are overtaken by hunger, injury and psychological breakdown, the mind games and hazards to which they are subjected seem increasingly extreme and dark beyond measure. This isn't what Zoo signed up for. Is she in a game with no end? Discovering the truth is just the beginning....
©2016 Alexandra Oliva (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd
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I really thought this had potential and enjoyed the first few hours thinking hunger games meets running man .. I should be so lucky. It got more and more boring and the narrator, who was pretty good, adapted her voice along with the depressed state of the 'participant' so in the end she was boring too.. I usually love this sort of book but I was just relieved it was over and could barely stay awake to listen to the end. This was a clever concept that should have been a much better read.
When I download an audio book I always listen to the sample first so I can get a feel not only for story but also the reader. The sample for this was obviously from a fair way through the book and was a woman dealing with a traumatic situation. She was good. The man who starts the book is so bad I could only make it a few minutes in. The story maybe very good but I am fussy about my reader. If you have more patience than I do all I can do is to wish you the very best of luck.
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