Most people only think about airborne pathogens in terms of the common cold. This book highlights the vulnerability of all the world's citizens and gives an in-depth look at how viruses are identified and contained. The author delineated the individual fears and personalities of the people involved, as well as the laborious efforts to contain a world-wide disaster. Mesmerizing from start to finish!
Nancy Jacks, a woman who balanced family and work, was my favorite character. She is a brilliant woman who does a good job at making it all work. Her decisions are not always easy.
I looked forward to my commute as an opportunity to continue with the narrative. Besides being entertaining, the book was a learning experience.
A real-life whodunnit!
There was nothing interesting about this story line. This book is about characters who are sexually obsessed with one another. If you want to listen to disk after disk about the characters foreplay, sexual fantasies, and fulfillment, this is for you. If you want some romance and a decent story line, download a book by Nora Roberts.
From the start, it was totally unbelievable that this man didn't initiate a search for his father. We are expected to believe that this young man can run a substantial empire, but was too dense to try to locate his missing father. Any first grader could have figured out who the villain was early in the novel.
A complete waste of time. Since I only download books with a rating that is at least close to 4, I was amazed that so many people found this book in that category.
I enjoyed this story, but the narration was below average. The narrator's enunciation and articulation was so poor that I had to listen to much of the book twice, losing much of the flow of the story. Straining to make out the words while listening in the car definitely impacted my enjoyment.
I enjoyed the visual pictures du Maurier painted with her words. However, two-thirds of the book is devoted to the neurotic thoughts of the leading character, making the book drag unmercifully. The plot is thin and, I felt, the characters unbelievable. There are thousands of better choices.
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