Both Infected and Contagious were great books (make sure you get Infected first.) While many complain about the author reading his own work, one needs to understand Sigler offers all his novels as free podcasts on his website. Sure, at first I wasn't thrilled with his reading style, but it grew on me as the story progressed.
The storyline is solid, and I had a hard time stopping it when my commute ended. If you're concerned about the author's reading technique then get the print edition, but don't miss this pair of books, because they're great!
Sigler has added another fan to his cult-following.
OMG! A GREAT "what if" ride! I don't care how "bad" folks thought the author read this book. (I don't like the way Stephen King reads his books either but it doesn't stop me from listening) I enjoyed this book soooo much! I drive for a living and I listen to LOTS of books and there are some I have by very popular writers that I have had to turn off because they were putting me to sleep...not this one though...I had to force myself to stop. Am posting same review on his other book cuz I feel the same...hope he writes lots more...
This may just be Scott Sigler's best book yet. As always, Sigler's reading is inspired -- he puts so much energy and effort into the reading that you can't help but get caught up in the story. The characters for this book are engaging, and the plot is tight. While the book preceding this, Infected, wasn't my favorite book ever, Contagious takes the story to a whole new level. If you like sci fi, action, or horror -- this book is for you. I stayed up long past my bedtime listening to the very end of this novel, and it was well worth it.
Must read the first book "Infected" before this book. Overall I believe that Sigler did well writing these books. I really loved the research that went into his novels. Wow! I actually enjoyed the scientific and military aspect of the story. I think that the characters were creepy, and loved the way they played off each other. I did not like the "triangles" thought he could of come up with a better and thoughtful representation of these creators. Can't wait to read more from this author.
Listened to this book in one shot. As usual Sigler weaves a thick web and keeps you holding on to every word.
Lots of effort made to keep the character voices interesting. His style of narration is a bit different than the typical audio book ... but I like it. We notice Perry has a lighter voice in this one ... hmmm I wonder why? (wink wink).
Seems like there could just be a 3rd part to the story ... I am sooo waiting for it.
This book is the equivalent of an exciting roller coaster ride. With each chapter, Sigler leaves you at the top of a huge drop, leaving you breathless with the anticipation of what comes next. I thoroughly enjoyed Infected and Contagious does not disappoint. Sigler does a better job of both character development and narration with Contagious than he did with Infected. Make sure you listen to Infected first (another great listen), then hop on this thrill ride!
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
I REEK OF CLASS
Sigler has a very inventive mind. This whole scenario is detailed, but not complicated. Everything is explained with lots of science, but not in a dry way. The beginning and the ending are exciting.
GUYS DON'T HAVE BONDING STRATEGIES
Through RAH RAH SPEACHES and tough MALE BONDING, Sigler attempts to build character. It added about three hours in the middle of the book, I could have done without. I usually like character driven stories, but some authors we love, not for characters, but imagination, political incorrectness, shock value and appealing to our inner sophomore. Sigler, B.V. Larson and Vaughn Heppner are wasting our time with their attempts to be Literary Geniuses. I JUST GOT MY ASS KICKED BY THE POSTER CHILD FOR AARP. GUNS ARE FOR PUSS EEES. HE DIDN'T HAVE THE GRAPES FOR THAT. I also could have done without the President and his staff. I think we could have been told what they did in short and it would have been less boring. We did not have to get up close and personal.. IT'S ONLY THE TAX PAYERS MONEY.
YOU DROPPED A BOMB ON ME
One of the things that make this story more evil, is the main bad guy, who is a little girl. Little kids can really be scary, such as the kids in Ray Bradbury's Zero Hour. One of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes stars the kid from Lost In Space, when he was younger. Similar to the girl in this book he can do things with his mind and his parents and all adults must be very careful, if they want to live or not be tortured in some weird child imagination way.
IF, IF'S AND BUT'S WERE CANDY AND NUTS
Sigler narrates a lot of his work. It takes a few minutes to get used to him, but he does alright. There are professionals who are better, but plenty who are worse. I see in Pandemic, he is using Paul Gigante. Sigler is a lot better known now, than he was in 2008, so he can afford the talent. Perhaps, had he not read his own stuff starting out, we would not know who he was today.
I loved this book. I didn't mind the author reading his material. This one takes you on quite a ride. I would recommend this one. On a side note if you like his work Earthcore, Nocturnal (if you can get past some of the character voices), and Ancestor are must listens.
I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too
Very enjoyable, great voice acting. Great descriptive story.
I might add the weapon at the end (no spoiler) and affects of the weapon had me thanking God, we do not use such weapons. A very good description.
Listening to third book now....
This is truly a book where the sequel is so much better than the original. I liked “Infected” but it didn’t have a true story to me. This book is a great story and I really enjoyed it!