Scott Sigler's Infected shocked listeners with a visceral, up-close account of physical metamorphosis and one man's desperate fight for sanity and survival, as "Scary" Perry Dawsey suffered the impact of an alien pathogen's early attempts at mass extinction. In the sequel Contagious, Sigler pulled back the camera and let the listener experience the frantic national response to this growing cataclysm.
And now in Pandemic, the entire human race balances on the razor's edge of annihilation, beset by an enemy that turns our own bodies against us, that changes normal people into psychopaths or transforms them into nightmares.
To some, Doctor Margaret Montoya is a hero-a brilliant scientist who saved the human race from an alien intelligence determined to exterminate all of humanity. To others, she's a monster - a mass murderer single-handedly responsible for the worst atrocity ever to take place on American soil.
All Margaret knows is that she's broken. The blood of a million deaths is on her hands. Guilt and nightmares have turned her into a shut-in, too mired in self-hatred even to salvage her marriage, let alone be the warrior she once was.
But she is about to be called into action again. Because before the murderous intelligence was destroyed, it launched one last payload - a soda can-sized container filled with deadly microorganisms that make humans feed upon their own kind.
That harmless-looking container has languished a thousand feet below the surface of Lake Michigan, undisturbed and impotent...until now.
Part Cthulhu epic, part zombie apocalypse and part blockbuster alien-invasion tale, Pandemic completes the Infected trilogy and sets a new high-water mark in the world of horror fiction.
©2014 Scott Sigler (P)2014 Gigantic Productions, LLC
During my commute Audible keeps me from going insane. I like books that keep my mind awake. No slow moving books here.
During the time the audiobook was being complied all I could think of is, "How can Scott Sigler make the evolution of this alien species even creepier than triangles and sub-human kissy-face monsters?" Well he took it up a slight notch and I was not disappointed.
Audiobook-wise, Scott's stories always take you into a place your mind that makes most people uncomfortable. Sit in a car and listen and you will be asking yourself, "Could I take on the seemly nice lady in the car next to me if she got out of her car brandishing an axe?" "Would I be able to escape a horde of blood-thirsty teens waiting for me when I stop next to the bus stop?"
Anything in the Scott Sigler universe..
I wasn't thrilled to not hear Scott Sigler perform but Phil did a okay job in his place.
Sit in a dark room, turn on this audiobook and let the book help you create the scenes in your head. You will laugh, tense up, yawn (sorry there are some conversations that will make you want to fast forward) and many moments you will ask yourself, "could you deal with all of this?"
I would listen to it again, I love this trilogy and you catch new things each time you listen/read.
Scott Sigler is one sick man, and I love it. A perfect wrap-up on the Infected Trilogy.
I am listening to him on Nocturnal by Scott Sigler as well and it is just as good
I have to pick?
Do you like gore?
Do you like thinking it couldn't get worse then being proved wrong?
This book is awesome. Pure and simple. Scott Sigler will have you at the edge of your seat and scared out of your mind.
I am a fan of the audiobooks. Due to my schedule and on the road a lot.
I really liked Margaret throughout the series. And she steps out more fully as a character in the third book.
Phil Gigante is one of my favorite narrators. Although Scott Sigler did the narration on books one and two in this trilogy, I had no problem with character identification in this book.
This trilogy grabs you and takes off like a rocket, but definitely should be read in order. 4 STARS
If the rank is 1-10 this read is a strong 9. I would say this book is one of my favorites.
Infected and contagious
All of them. I cant pick just one.
Yes ..probabbly when margret montoya became infected. Up to then she was a strong will to stop the infected.
The plot was just one dimensional. The other books had depth and good plots. This one seemed like he wanted to finish the story so he dragged out an ending he could have just tagged onto the last book in one chapter.
Yes, I would.
He was alright. I've heard better, I've heard worse.
Umm... no. None I hate to say.
I've read the book and was eager to listen to the audio book. Phil Gigante made an already powerful page turner into a audio binge session. I would listen for hours each day!
As the new voice of the Sigler universe I was resistant to the change in the beginning. Now I'm all in. He brings the stories to life in a way few really seem to be able to. Great work!
I'm a Government Documents librarian and knitter that loves audio books!
Probably not. Scott Sigler should have read the 3rd book since he read the first two. I was disappointed to find a different reader even though I really hated his female voices in the first too books. I had gotten use to his reading.
If you read the first two of your own books out of a trilogy, read the last in the series please.
In some ways, yes. I enjoyed the story very much and was curious how it would be resolved.
Say something about yourself!
The whole trilogy is very entertaining. At times it's quite foul, disgusting, disturbing, stomach turning, vomitous…but overall entertaining and well paced.
I do cringe at the sight of a sign post.
Scott Sigler ruined BBQ for me as soundly as Training Day put me off chunky peanut butter for life.
Yes, its a good trilogy and im sure ill listen to the lot again
Dr. feelgoody. Great character, funny and lovable.
No, but he was great.
Pretty damn good! I do love how dark and twisted Scott Sigler can get while still keeping the story flowing well. Never a dull moment and always biting nails.
Polious Clemous, Because he was a BADASS!
Honestly would have Liked to hear Scott Sigler narrate it like the other two. Phil G. Did great just not the same as the Author.
Tim Feely. That dude is a nut but knows how to have a good time.... lol
"what a way to go!"
best audiobook of 2014 so far
doctor feely good! such a contrast of characters traits all mixed up in one person makes for unexpected twists in the story
I first heard Phil Gigante perform Scott Siglers NOCTURNAL and it took me a couple of episodes to get used to his voice as its so deep, but he is very professional and draws you into the narrative until your fingers are clenched and your waiting with baited breath for what's coming next!
its an apocalyptic story so its going to have its gory moments that fill you with revulsion and fright , but it also has its lighter side that made me laugh out loud and a few where the story brought a tear to my eye
this is the 3rd in a trilogy so if you haven't read(heard) the first two I would definitely urge you to seek out the first two, if you haven't heard of scary Perry Dawsy and his eye watering scene with the chicken scissors then you haven't lived!
Having listened to most of Scott's work which is wrote and recorded by him I was a little worried about listening to a new performer but Phil Gigante did a great job on Scott's work.
I am not sure if it was because Scott was not the reader but the book did not feel as exiting and edgy as his other books. I would have liked Scott reading his own work but if it meant getting more books from the FDL with another reader, give me the books.
Intelligent, unrelenting, brutal.
Why Dr Tim Feely of course. Read it and see why
Phil seems to improve with each production. Is voice is so smooth that you just fall into the story. His voice acting is great and he never misses a beat between characters. Some effects on the voice a little hard to make out but they sounded awesome.
This book made me laugh out loud, cheer, shed a few tears, and the punch the air and cheer some more.
Scott Sigler never disappoints. It was the first book in this series that got me hooked on his work and this third part Pandemic as ended it every bit as dramatically. Although following a three book arc, each book has it own style and feel and sense of dramatic tension and desperation for the characters.
This book is an epic of carnage, chaos and destruction but at the same time is funny engaging and will make you shed a few tears as well.
If unfamiliar with the trilogy do yourself a favour and start with 'Infected' and I guarantee you will be back here very soon to snap up this ball busting adrenaline ride of a concluding tome!
I really enjoyed all three books in this trilogy. I do like this sort of end of the world disaster anyway. Wasn't to sure about the narration in the first couple of books but I got used to it (Authors should not narrate there own books, Leave it to the experts). Narration in the last book was excellent. Very well paced and written. Enjoy!!
"Superb conclusion to the trilogy."
Infected, Contagious, Pandemic.......Have enjoyed this trilogy a lot, was really made for Audio. Have listened to others by this Author too which were also great. Can be pretty Gory at times, but its a gory subject and is Horror / Sci Fi. Very memorable Characters and great story.
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