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ARES Virus Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

What would happen if a viral agent was released on American soil? How would local agencies react? How would the military respond? What if it was one of their own? Would they own it or attempt to cover it up? If a major operation was jeopardized because of the release, would that alter any of the decisions? A potent viral agent, created to destabilize a region for forces to move in and clean up, is accidentally spilled in a metropolis. Those infected serve only to afflict others through any means.

As forces move in on the beleaguered city, Sergeant Brown has to make his way through roving bands of the infected in order to escape. Will the ring close before he can reach safe grounds or will he and others he finds be added to the final tally?

©2017 John O'Brien (P)2017 John O'Brien

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    Annette Wright 27/11/2017
    Annette Wright 27/11/2017
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    "Great book"

    I'm a big fan of John O'Brien's A New World series. For fans of that series I'd say this is similar but has a stronger emphasis on the military side of things. I enjoyed the story. It had great characters and an interesting arc. I recommend.

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  • anne
    Phoenix, AZ, United States
    29/08/17
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    "SCARY PREMISE FOR THE ZOMPOCALYPSE!"
    Any additional comments?

    First off let me say I love John Obrien...he is a talented writer, and a very nice man...This was a great premise and shows you how scary the government could get..deceitful and careless...and really cruel! However this book is written in 3rd person...and that ruined it for me...John's other wonderful series is written first person..and its great..so I was disappointed that this book was written in 3rd...and that just does not do it for me...I struggled till about half way through this book and it finally hooked me enough to adjust to the writing style...Most people will love this..but even though the story is completely terrifying...it was not my cup of tea!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Neva
    Kingston, TN, United States
    16/09/17
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    "Silent But Deadly"

    I wasn't sure where the story was going at first but I can't wait to continue. At first I thought it was going to be about a couple of cadets trying to get out of an infected town. Then it turned into another plot twist on top of that one and now we see into the mindset of the person responsible for the virus. Then the virus spreads.
    Then on top of that one we go to a story about one admitted terrorist (?) just trying to survive after being unfairly blamed for the whole thing going from country to country to country. Then the virus spreads.
    Starts out with a lot of action and doesn't stop. Just enough character build to get into the thinking process of the people involved. I really want to know how these stories evolve as I am beginning to care about each one.
    Virus versus people versus government versus survival - all good!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Connie
    06/09/17
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    "Something Different"

    Not exactly Zombies, but something to be feared non the less. This book is filled with action, compassion, and giggles. O'Brien sure did his homework from the CDC to the Military. The only complaint I have is that I have to wait for the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Erin Koepplinger
    Salida, Colorado United States
    31/08/17
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    "Terrifyingly realistic"

    Another John O'Brien story to scare the crap out of me. This zombie tale starts at Ground Zero and shows just how easily thus could happen. I couldn't stop listening!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Martinez, ca United States
    30/08/17
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    "Couldn't Stop Listening"

    You did it again. Awesome book! I can't wait for the next book to come out on audio.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • M. Philo
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    17/08/17
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    "Scary"

    Very realistic and scary, nightmare causing stuff. The realist and well written story is a could be scenario, that only a highly successful author could write. The narrator gives a masterful performance of the story. Recommended

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jeff T
    Huntsville, Al, US
    12/02/18
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    "a great way to start a series "

    great start of the series. i think you will have another top selling series. thanks for another great book John.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa L
    Allentown, PA United States
    06/02/18
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    "Great start!"

    This story had an awesome build up that leaves you wondering; what’s left to tell? Yet the fact that it’s a trilogy tells me there is plenty of story I still don’t know.

    The build up is done so well; mistakes made, bad choices compound it and nature has it’s way. You see people trying to do what’s right only to cause horrible outcomes they never saw coming. This book makes you think, makes you see that slippery slope and scares you in a very real way.

    A definite must read!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Al
    17/01/18
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    "Rarely write reviews anymore but...."
    Would you try another book from John O'Brien and/or Mark Gagliardi?

    Not sure. It would have to have been out a while and have received rave reviews from the large majority of listeners.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    After it Happened set 3.


    Did Mark Gagliardi do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Not at all.


    Was ARES Virus worth the listening time?

    No. I've actually stopped with 3 hrs to go.


    Any additional comments?

    Didn't like the narrator at all. There was zero relationship built between the characters. Every male character sounds exactly the same. Hard to tell when the story switched from one person to another as they all sounded the same.

    Obviously i'm in the minority as many readers love this book but it really just did nothing for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J. Gallegos
    pasco, Wa.
    24/12/17
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    "good read"

    I liked it, never been much at reviews, but I feel that this effort rewarded it. I'm going to continue the series.
    Nice Job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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