A different narrator. Make it unabridged. The book is much better than the abridged audio edition.
I loved the information and discussion concerning painting and art. Lacey's parents.
It really bothers me when performers don't bother to learn how Californians pronounce place names. She mispronounced San Jacinto and tule fog --a Californian wouldn't have done that. Also her voice is a gravely smoker's voice that was terribly distracting. Her voice detracted from the experience of listening to the story.
I've read this book several times and enjoyed it. The audio version was a disappointment.
I would listen to this book again. It is entertaining, interesting, and creepy.
The plot kept me engaged --that is all except the female character De Vaca. She was a moron, and tiresome.
I absolutely hated De Vaca. She was tiresome, stupid, and dangerous. I don't care if she was supposed to be attractive, her character was not.
I found it unrealistic that the scientists would expect to leave quarantine if they were exposed to a virus. They are supposed to work with the most dangerous infections in the world, they would know it would be the height of irresponsibility to have someone leave quarantine. They should have had a better sense of responsibility than their reactions. De Vaca in particular was impulsive and irresponsible. She is the only negative in this very good book.
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