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The Black: Outbreak Audiobook

The Black: Outbreak

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Publisher's Summary

When a Centers for Disease Control quarantine fails at Ben Taub Hospital, a Houston SWAT Team is sent in to secure the facility. What they find is destruction and death. Trapped in the hospital, cut off from the world, a mysterious voice on the radio is all they have to guide them. They're no longer on a mission to quarantine the remaining inhabitants. Instead, they have to destroy a multiplying menace that could infect the world before the Federal Government enacts a final solution. Outbreak is a standalone, parallel story to both the 2015 Parsec Award Winning Novel The Black and The Black: Arrival. A winning mashup of action and horror, Outbreak is a suspenseful thriller that will keep you guessing at what's around the next corner.

©2016 Paul E Cooley (P)2016 Paul E Cooley

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    Rogeraee 11/09/2016
    Rogeraee 11/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Altogether a great series, enjoyed it very much."

    this one started quicker than the others, probably because by this time I was able to understand more about the it.

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    Alex 26/08/2016
    Alex 26/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Not as good as first 2."

    Wasn't as good as the first two. Didn't add enough to the world. I was hoping to learn more about the creature, maybe it's origins, but instead it was more or less re-treadng the events of the second book with a different locale.
    I'd still highly recommend the first two, narrantion was great.

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  • David De Zwirek
    Karmiel, Israel
    22/08/16
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    "Great Classic Horror Thriller"
    If you could sum up The Black: Outbreak in three words, what would they be?

    Constant Action Horror


    What did you like best about this story?

    The use of (spoiler) frequent short plot arcs of quickly developing an individual, interesting character, and then killing him/her. As Paul Cooley says, "We don't believe in happy endings"!Fast paced and not predictable, but nonetheless constant and consistent terror


    Have you listened to any of Paul E. Cooley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Just as clear and well paced - good enunciation, distinct difference in character voices


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    "Want to" but cannot - although spellbinding need a break from the constant intensity!


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent narration exclusively by the author himself. Part of an on-going series (3 so far). Each can stand alone but is best that the first one (The Black) is first to give origin story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • James M. Monroig
    Katy, TX
    20/08/16
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    "The Black is BACK"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I love hearing an audiobook performed by the author because I think it adds a lot to hear exactly how the author envisioned it including what the characters sound like.


    What does Paul E. Cooley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Distinctive Character voices


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was exhausted when I finished. The action was intense and I just felt like I was there with them running one minute, holding my breath the next and then fighting for my life. By the time I finished, I just felt completely worn out like the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Although each book in the series gives some background allowing them to be read out of order, I suggest experiencing them in order as it is fun to know more than the characters about what is going on. It's interesting to realize when a character inadvertently dooms themselves by doing what would seem like the logical action, but this creature defies traditional expectations.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kim Venatries
    Philadelphia, PA USA
    19/08/16
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    "Nail Biting Close Quarter Action"

    The inky nemesis continues to wreak havoc. This book does stand-alone, but books 1 and 2 are good listening so I would recommend them regardless. The events in this book take place inside a hospital. The main protagonist is a swat team leader who believes she’s after one or more terrorists loose in the facility. I’ll admit the characters here are not well developed but if you love the combination of action and horror this one’s for you. As for the narration… well there are two major female characters in the story and lots of dialogue so you really have to be able to nail a female voice. Here it was just okay.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • CyberCowboy
    Wisconsin
    25/08/16
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    "Another wonderful Cooley story"
    Would you listen to The Black: Outbreak again? Why?

    I enjoy everything Paul puts out, but his The Black series is probably my favorite. The constant suspense, and evolution along the series strikes me. I re-listen to each book before the next comes out just to watch the creature's evolution.


    Any additional comments?

    One thing I do have trouble with is keeping all the characters straight. Part of this is certainly a failing on my part. I listen while doing other things, driving, mowing the lawn, housework, etc and thus can't concentrate fully on the characters, however the cast in this one felt REALLY large, especially with the different teams (SWAT, CDC,Homeland, hospital staff) intermingling and such.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Billie Jo M Cook
    Virginia beach, Virginia United States
    23/08/16
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    "Such an excellent writer!"

    I originally started listening to Paul E Cooley from his podcast reading and I don't regret it one bit. I have to be honest, it took me a little while to get around to downloading and listening to "The Black", the first book in the trilogy. Once I started though, I could not stop ... it was such a great story and the fact that Paul was doing the reading made it even better. I proved to myself that binge listening is just as addicting as binge watching!

    The Black: Arrival was just as good and got me loving a whole new cast of characters.

    I'm only about half way through Outbreak but, I'm enjoying it just as much. Paul is very passionate about his stories and you can tell he's writing out of love for the craft and love for the story, rather than just being in it for the money (though, I'm sure that the money is still a good thing!)

    The motto of his publication is "We don't believe in happy endings ..." and, so far, for some of the characters that I've come to be attached to, that's a very true statement! We, as the reader though, will have very happy endings as our literary lives are enriched by Paul's imagination. Go read this trilogy!! You won't be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Karanna
    22/08/16
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    "We don't like happy endings! I love it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    i would really, really recommend this book to a friend. it is scary and exciting. the author kills off characters i don't expect to lose. i love it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    the author does suvh a good job with description, i enjoy picturing myself in those rooms and corridors to see if i vicariously survive.


    What does Paul E. Cooley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    i thought he did a great job with the voices. i was really surprised. he also knows houston because it floods often, and we cannot get to work. ben taub is where these folks would have ended up, too.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    i wasn't moved traditionally. i empathized, but did not get caught up in sorrow. i did, however, get caught up in fear, thinking, "Go, man! Move it!" thus, i was very into the story and suspense.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope to heck he is ready to publish the next book. i can't wait!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    29/08/16
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    "YES!"

    Cooley at his best!
    Have been a fan of Cooley's since 2007. He's never been better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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