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Infected Audiobook

Infected: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families.

Working under the government's shroud of secrecy, CIA operative Dew Phillips crisscrosses the country trying in vain to capture a live victim.

With only decomposing corpses for clues, CDC epidemiologist Margaret Montoya races to analyze the science behind this deadly contagion. She discovers that these killers all have one thing in common - they've been contaminated by a bioengineered parasite, shaped by a complexity far beyond the limits of known science.

Meanwhile, Perry Dawsey - a hulking former football star now resigned to life as a cubicle-bound desk jockey - awakens one morning to find several mysterious welts growing on his body. Soon Perry finds himself acting and thinking strangely, hearing voices....He is infected. The fate of the human race may well depend on the bloody war Perry must wage with his own body, because the parasites want something from him, something that goes beyond mere murder.

Infected was the first major print release from Internet phenom Scott Sigler, whose podcast-only audiobooks have drawn an immense cult following, with more than three million individual episodes downloaded. Now Sigler thrills listeners with this cinematic, relentlessly paced novel that mixes and matches genres, combining horror, techno thriller, and suspense in a heady mix that is equal parts Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton, and Stephen King.

©2008 Scott Sigler; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Sigler is masterful at grabbing the reader by the throat and refusing to let go. Just when I thought I knew what abyss he was leading me across, he knocked the bridge out from under... I think I screamed the whole way down." (Lincoln Child)
"Infected blends science fiction and horror into a pulpy masterpiece of action, terror, and suspense....Three recommendations: don't read it at night, or just after you've eaten a full meal, or if you're weak of heart....You've been warned!" (James Rollins)

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    Christina 04-15-15
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    "Gotta give him credit story was great"

    Gotta give him credit, the narration was terrible but he's a writer not a narrator...he rushed through the sentences and the character voices were terrible BUT the story plot was GREAT. I'm looking forward to trying the next book although I pray he can nab RC Bray to narrate it this time.

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    Lisa 04-01-15
    Lisa 04-01-15
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    "awesome, in-your-face story"

    A little vulgar but fairly warned. I was on the edge of my seat, enthralled with the story. The author narrating was a special treat. I loved the sound effects and different voices.

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    Mike 04-01-15
    Mike 04-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining - Lovecraft/Drive-in/Da Vinci Code"

    The best part about this audiobook is that the author narrates it himself. It is easy to understand his intended tones and inflections and it makes for a compelling- if unrealistic - horror remniscent of a tasty mix of HP Lovecraft, 1950/60s Drive-in, B movie monsters, and modern Da Vinci Code-esque rapid pace, anticipation, and suspense. Overall quite impressed and glad this poppedup on my recommendation list.

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    A. O. Dea Ireland 03-31-15
    A. O. Dea Ireland 03-31-15 Member Since 2016
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    "narrator's voices a complete turnoff"

    Well reviewed but could not finish it for the above reason. Will not now be listening to Pandemic for the same reason.

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    VPrinceza 02-27-15
    VPrinceza 02-27-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Slow to start"

    The book had an okay story to me. It was slow to start. I did enjoy it more towards the end and am hoping the next book is better. I loved the story his author wrote called "Nocturnal" so I decided to try this.

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    Sci-Fi and Scary 02-19-15

    Prolific reader, who always wished I could find a way to read and drive. Then, I found Audible. Wish granted!

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    "Creeeeeeepy narration. Loved it!"
    What did you love best about Infected?

    Honestly, it wasn't the story as much as it was the way it was narrated. Sigler did an excellent job. The sound effects, the "we're huuuuuuungry" voices, all were perfect, and lemme tell you... you don't want to fall asleep with this book playing. Waking up hearing those whispery voices will freak you out!!


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    "....the hell?"


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any of the infection mutilation scenes were pretty awesome.


    If you could rename Infected, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't. Infected works well.


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    OutdoorDude 02-10-15
    OutdoorDude 02-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyed the book"

    I enjoyed the book and story concept. Did feel a little like there were lots of unanswered questions.

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    Circle K Riverside, CA United States 11-17-14
    Circle K Riverside, CA United States 11-17-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Tedious"

    How people can compare this author to Stephen King or anyone of that caliber is truly amazing. The story just wasn't put together neatly and the narration ruined it. Thank goodness for returns!

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    Carl E Slaton 11-01-14
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    "It is really, really BAD! And not in a good way.."

    I was first concerned when I realized the writer also read the story, since it was not autobiographical. And, unfortunately, my concern was justified, it is horrible. The characters are copied from other stories with nothing that makes you care about them. The writing is stilted and is simply one cliché after another. The characters even speak in clichés with bad accents. I had to stop listening after the first three chapters, I simply could not take it any longer. The plot has some promise, although it seems very similar to other plots, unfortunately I could not put up with the writing to find out if the plot is any good. So far, it appears to be another alien spawn kind of story. To bad I will never find out.

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    Tracy 10-30-14
    Tracy 10-30-14 Member Since 2014

    Zombie books, apocalypse books gotta have them!

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    "Wow wow wow!!!!"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I loved every part of this audiobook. The story , the characters, the action on and on. Wow Scott does an amazing job telling the story. I could not stop listening. I wish every audiobook was performed this amazingly!


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I have always enjoyed Sci Fi books. This is however one book that scared the crap out of me I was so enthralled. At some points I was laughing out loud, this book has it all.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Yes absolutely. The whole book was beyond interesting.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Absolutely Nothing! Best performance ever!


    Do you have any additional comments?

    You will not regret getting this audio book. I am definitely getting the next books in this series. Thank you Thank you Scott for an amazing book!

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