The deadliest disease in history....
A lethal pathogen appears on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Dr. Samantha Bower of the Centers for Disease Control is handed the case and asked to investigate its origins and containment.
A mysterious figure that is not who he appears to be....
Samantha discovers a lethal pathogen unlike any she has encountered in her lifetime. Extremely contagious with a mortality rate higher than any disease ever recorded, it is an extinction level event. A man with an intimate knowledge of the microorganism offers her help. But Samantha Bower begins to suspect he is not who he says he is.
Humanity hangs on the edge of a cliff....
Samantha begins to realize there are forces at work that she can't understand. Pressures are being applied from outside sources and not all of them wish for a vaccine. But Samantha is sure of one thing: If a vaccine isn't developed, humanity may soon be an endangered species....
About the author: Victor Methos is the best-selling author of The White Angel Murder, the number-one mystery book in the United States and United Kingdom for over eight weeks. He is a former prosecutor specializing in violent crime and is currently a criminal defense attorney in the United States. He is on a quest to climb the "Seven Summits", the seven highest peaks on Earth, and attain his certificate as a deep-sea submersible pilot. He can be reached through his blog at www.methosreview.blogspot.com
©2012 Victor Methos (P)2013 Victor Methos
"Nice story, interesting characters"
Yes. I enjoyed the story once I decided not to dwell on medical inaccuracies.
Mispronounciations ("filling" from the plane instead of "filing" from the plane). Inconsistent Aussie accent. Were the lesions "pustules" or "papules"?
I would see the movie if it had one of my favorite actors.
The author should listen to his medical advisor more closely. Have the advisor listen to the audio script as well.
"ok but not the best"
slow to get started . sometimes hard to follow. I enjoyed some of the other books by this much more
"Really interesting story!"
I'm always fascinated by things (typically microscopic) that challenge human arrogance and this novel really delivered. I was anxious to see what would happen next and though I generally avoid serial novels, I'll certainly be reading the follow-up to this one. The only negative was the narrator. I was surprised to learn that she's an actress, because her narration of this book was so poor. It seemed as if she hadn't read the book before recording the narration. She paused sentences in the wrong places, and most egregiously, she consistently mispronounced words. There's no "d" in the word, "exponentially," Ms. Ghigliotti. Other than the narration, however, I highly recommend this book.
"Chilling haunting and terrifyingly realistic."
Victor Method spins a chilling tale about how an unknown pathogen similar to smallpox and the black plague enters Honolulu and decimates the island. They think they've kept it contained to the island and morn it's loss. However, 2 courageous doctors lay it all on the line to go to Peru to find the first patient that survived the initial outbreak . Barely making it back to the states alive to tell the tale of what really happened they believe the crisis is over...but is it.
This book could actually happen which terrifies me on certain levels. I'm thankful I'm a Christian and have God to rely on because in a scenario like this, you really don't have much else. Don't read if you're squeamish.
"production quality poor and other things"
The first thing I noticed with this book was the poor production quality. There is a fine static hum throughout the book. Also, at the end of chapter six is says, "chapter six (pause) chapter seven". Made me think we'd gone backwards The narrator isn't bad when she's doing dialogue but for the narration it's a little too monotone. And well a pet peeve of mine mispronouced words. The book itself was interesting, not great. A few too many medical/scientific mistakes. But it kept my interest that I listened to the whole thing. So don't waste a credit but get it on sale or something if you really want to listen to it. There are better books out there.
"Good story....but not a fan of the narrator"
Cannot say as i did not read the print version.
I guess Sam was my favourite character. A strong woman, educated and dedicated. Though the narrator made her sound a bit whinny at times.
She did do a good job, but her voice had a tendency to be annoying almost...i found it reminded me of a teenager asked to read in front of the class (somewhat monotone, with infliction of being bored). I feel that this narrator was the wrong choice and would be more suited to young adult books.
i listen to my audio books while hiking with my dog...1 to 1.5 hours at a time....but if i had been on a long car ride or plane ride, i would have had no problems listening to it all at once.
Good story, simple, nothing out of the box here though.
"Needs better pronunciation."
The plot was ok but the reader mispronounced much of the technical/medical terminology. If this is being billed as a medical thriller- you need to get it right.
"Fast paced story and excellent narration"
I'm relatively new to Audible. This is my second book. I found the story intriguing and Marilyn Ghiliotti's narration engaging.
"Perhaps with a different narrator..."
Too many awkward pauses & mispronounced words - good story but too distracting. Struggled to complete. Good story, though! Bad narration. Pity...
The premise was interesting and quite valid, considering what we have been seeing in the news about outbreaks. I learned a lot about the CDC and what its purpose is, and how very common outbreaks are around the world.....which is quite terrifying in itself! What makes the book so terrifying is the prospect of how the military and government could possibly treat such a scenario. Quite thought provoking.
We are bombarded with negative horrors in our news daily.....I would prefer a somewhat more positive outcome......as much as possible anyway with the prospect of an outbreak.
Probably, its almost like the accident you can't look away from, although your are horrified by what you see.
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