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Book Review of The Ruins (Audio CD) (Abridged)

The Ruins (Audio CD) (Abridged)
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Helpful Score: 1

Don't be put off by the awful film. This audio version is actually very good. The story is much more interesting when you can use your own imagination about the characters and their environment. I really enjoyed listening to it. Some nice variations on the "bored, dumb kids get into trouble in a foreign country" theme. I liked some of the things you couln't be sure of during the story. Was there really a cell phone? Was it a case of quarantine or sacrifice? Can something that isn't human be a murderer? I was pleased the ending was seated in a kind of realism and not in a fake "tie it all up so we can go home happiness".

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