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Infected Audiobook
Infected
Written by: 
Scott Sigler
Narrated by: 
Scott Sigler
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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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    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 10-27-14
    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 10-27-14 Member Since 2016

    Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant

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    "Not what I expected"

    This wasn’t exactly a zombie book like I thought, but it’s really good. I listened to the audio book which was really well put together and a fun listening (but don’t do it while you’re eating). It’s got a lot of gore but the story sticks together really well and the characters interesting. I highly recommend this!

    The production value is great!

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    Dave Cissell 09-11-14
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    "This Book is Infectious"
    If you could sum up Infected in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining Beyond Belief


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Perry Dawson. Seeing his decent into madness and how he responded was fascinating.


    What does Scott Sigler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    That super cool sound effect between chapters and the sound of the aliens' voices


    Who was the most memorable character of Infected and why?

    Perry Dawson was my most memorable character. The mental conversations he had with the infection were scary, funny, chilling, and thrilling all at the same time.


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    M. Smalley 08-03-14
    M. Smalley 08-03-14 Member Since 2006
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    "My heart is pounding!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    To the right person, yes. It is very violent and very awesome!


    Any additional comments?

    Beware earbud and headphone users! This book startled the hell outta me! Sounds and voices come outta nowhere and mug your brain.

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    A.L. Hernandez Rodeo, CA, United States 06-24-14
    A.L. Hernandez Rodeo, CA, United States 06-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I LOVE this author/narrator!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Infected the most enjoyable?

    This guy has got to be one of my favorite writers of all time. I remember getting the "podiobook" version of this years ago and falling in love with the story and the voice! If you don't mind the graphic violence, and love good science fiction, you'll love this book as well as most of his others!


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    Abbie brisbane, Australia 06-23-14
    Abbie brisbane, Australia 06-23-14 Member Since 2013

    Love a good book with a great storyline, read by a captivating voice.

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    "Grossly Great"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    i would recommend this to friend if they had a strong gag reflex. I did really enjoying this book tho there is a cast of great charecters that draw you in and wanting more and hoping for the best in a bad situation. i am def going to have to give the rest of this series a read. And please be careful if you are going to eat and listening to this at the same time, no seriously it has it's moments few and far between when it's got some grisly descriptors. Give it a go.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Davy United States 05-27-14
    Davy United States 05-27-14 Member Since 2012

    Rusty Shackelford

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    "Buy the book instead."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The story itself from where I left off, I didn't finish the book, was rather good so far but I couldn't take Scott Sigler's narrating anymore. He would constantly almost cut off what people were saying and one the main characters he tried to give them the voice of Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead and it just pissed me off cause it was horrible. If this book had a new narrator, I would have definitely been able to finish it but I just couldn't take it anymore past the 3 hour mark.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anna Krajcik 04-17-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Why do writers think they are narrators"

    The narrator (also the author) gave a sort of weird combination of both over acting and underacting with very little variety. What variety there was seemed more like caricatures as opposed to characters. I'm on the edge of returning the book, it's so hard to listen to.

    Please Authors, hire professionals.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    karinzart hawaii 04-12-14
    karinzart hawaii 04-12-14 Member Since 2016

    Professional woman, reading constantly

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    "Totally gross...........bring a barf bag"

    I am having a love/hate relationship with this book. I hated it's descriptive, disgusting nature but also found it to be a page burner.........so go figure.

    Giving it 4 stars on the notion that the folks that are reading this review ALREADY like really creepy books, and I would definitely recommend it. However, if by chance, you get an upset stomach or a bit queasy when reading bloody and gorey stories, close this book and move on to another, more light hearted story. This one will definitely gross you out. Just when I thought I'd seen it all, up pops the weirdest and nastiest of all body-snatchers and Ziegler has spared nothing with his description.

    The only thing that bothered me with this book was the voice used for Margaret.......bothersome, too fast and it just didn't do the character justice. Hope that changes in future books.

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    Se San Diego 04-03-14
    Se San Diego 04-03-14 Member Since 2013

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    "pretty good, like the fact the author narrates"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Infected to be better than the print version?

    yes,


    What did you like best about this story?

    I thought it was it nice to hear the author narrate the whole book with characters.


    Any additional comments?

    one problem I had was the sound in-between chapters. After a while it just became annoying...every chapter, or every change of scenes...Boinnggggg

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    Linda ROCHESTER, MI, United States 03-29-14
    Linda ROCHESTER, MI, United States 03-29-14 Member Since 2003
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    "Good story, terrible narrator!"
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scott Sigler?

    Anyone else!! This narrator sounds very inexperienced. He is sing songy, all his sentences ending with a down lilt. The voice of Margaret is the worst hispanic accent I've ever heard Even the southern accent of Dew makes him sound goofy instead of smooth & dangerous.
    I am finding their voices distracting from the story. Scott Sigler is an awesome writer, but a narrator he is not!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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