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Infected Audiobook

Infected: A Novel

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.
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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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    Martin NEWBERG, OR, United States 01-23-14
    Martin NEWBERG, OR, United States 01-23-14 Member Since 2012

    Hi my name is Marty, Im book worm from Portland Oregon. I work graveyard shifts and listen to books while I work and read comics in the day

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    "Oh perry you poor sod"

    You know an author is good when he can make some thing happen to his character and you feel their pain.

    This book is Amazing.
    Buy it.

    I'll admit, I have a man crush on Sigler now.

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    barc2003 Glendale, AZ, United States 08-21-13
    barc2003 Glendale, AZ, United States 08-21-13 Member Since 2010
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    "If you like King & Cook, this one is for you"

    Robin Cook meets Stephen King. Creepy, freaky and totally enthralling. I couldn't put this one down.

    What ARE those little triangles?

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    Laura Yelm, WA, United States 01-05-13
    Laura Yelm, WA, United States 01-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Pretty good"

    Not what I expected but not bad. I don't really like stories about aliens so I was a little disappointed when this one turned out to be just that, but the characters were so interesting that they made up for it. I don't think I will care to listen to the next on, maybe, maybe not, but this one wasn't bad at all.

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    Dattokar Elyria,Oh United States 10-31-12
    Dattokar Elyria,Oh United States 10-31-12
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    "A Simply Fantastic horror core book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Infected to be better than the print version?

    I would consider the Audio better because Scott imparts an amazing feeling to his characters.


    What other book might you compare Infected to and why?

    NONE. Scott has a true original here the premise and the attention to detail are great.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can not say because it would be a spoiler and I can not ruin it for listeners.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    YOU GOT TO HAVE DISCIPLINE.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read and listened to allot of books and This was not one on my radar at first. I was able to get the podiobook version of this and had listened o it because it was free. I have listened to the podio version roughly 15 times and was compelled to buy the book to give this author his due. This is a great story it start a bit slow but about and hour in I was dying to hear what was next listen in the car, on breaks, in stead of watching television, hell I blocked out my wife to listen to every moment of the book.The voice work the imagery everything works so well listen to this then great Book II Contagious. Best purchase you can make. If you into hardcore horror, mystery and a bit of the old ultra-violence get this book now.

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    Timothy Killeen, TX, United States 08-14-12
    Timothy Killeen, TX, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Impressive"

    Great book great narrater great everything. Very graphic. I enjoy the no holds bar this book details. this is what i would expect a psychotic, paranoid, delusional monster of man would do if an alien perisite took over his body. But it is not all blood and violence this book has great humor in it. There is a second book named contagious and a third on the way. I do hope audible picks this book up as well casue i can't wait to listen to it.

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    Kelley M 06-04-12
    Kelley M 06-04-12

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    "Good book, decent narration"

    The story is really well done. The only thing about it that I did not enjoy was some of the graphic violence, but the nice thing about the audio is that it takes seconds to skip it.

    Some folks have complained about the narration. The author is no Jim Dale (Harry Potter) narrator, but he is pretty good, and believe me I have heard way worse. It only took me a chapter to get drawn into the story and then I did not notice his narrator voice anymore. The sample listen give a good sample of the authors voice and style, so unless you are super picky and just can't stand anything but perfection from your narrator, it is a good pick.

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    April 04-25-12
    April 04-25-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Strange but Good!!!"

    Sigler is odd to say the least, but I find his books very entertaining. They are a bit gory, but very entertaining.

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    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 04-24-12
    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 04-24-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Comic-book fun"

    The author warns you that there will be "violence, lots and lots of violence" -- and there is. Just when you think nothing more horrific can happen to the characters, it does. That said, the horror is riveting! I could not stop listening! Not even the author's voice (his female characters are particularly cartoon-like) will stop you. Actually, after a while, his voice becomes part of the 'mood' of the book.

    If blood and gore don't turn you off, you won't be able to turn off your iPod. (I already downloaded the sequel but am saving it for a long drive I have to do next weekend.)

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    jax 04-11-12
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    "Interesting story"
    Where does Infected rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's ok, maybe even good. Really distracted by the narration.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was good. Action kept moving.


    What aspect of Scott Sigler’s performance would you have changed?

    I think I would rather have had a different narrator. I saw the earlier reviews that had issue with his style. I don't consider myself very picky in this category. I usually get used to the each narrator's style within a few minutes.The problem I had was with this was his overall tone. It's hard to explain, but each sentence ends with a little rise in his voice. Almost overly enunciated, and over the top like a children's book reading. There were several times I got wrapped up in the story and then would just all of a sudden hear that tone or whatever it is and remind me he was talking. It was annoying and made me not want to listen to more.


    Who was the most memorable character of Infected and why?

    The character's voices were great. There was never any doubt who was talking. Much better than most in this aspect.


    Any additional comments?

    I have about an hour left to finish this book. I want to know the end, but don't really want to listen to it. I will though, eventually. What can I say.... I have to know. Not sure if I will try another in the series. Not right away for sure. Need a break.

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    Randy S. Tehachapi, Ca United States 09-10-11
    Randy S. Tehachapi, Ca United States 09-10-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Smart readers don't waste your money"

    I have to say this was the worst book I have ever downloaded from Audible. So much so that I have to write this review. I love a good science mystery and have enjoyed several through audible. But this book was truly awful. Bad writing and bad narration (both done by the author). I know there are those who will love this book - but it is so cliched it is almost satirical. Unfortunately that was not the authors intent. Scott Sigler has his followers - I definitely (and defiantly) will not be one of them.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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