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
After putting this book down for a very long time, I picked it up again and I'm really glad I did.
One thing Scott Sigler does better than anyone else is put that knot in your stomach. That sinking feeling that "it isn't going to work out." That we're doomed. That bad things happen. That even main characters are expendable at all times.
This book starts out really slow and uncomfortable, which was why I put it down, but when you get into the story you realize how important those first few chapters are to the story. Without giving too much away, you spend most of this book going "Jesus Christ, how are they going to get out of this one?" Or "Oh my God, humanity is doomed." The lightbulb moments when scientists make progress make you go "Oh my God! We have hope!" You really feel invested in the whole story.
I loved this book way more than I thought I would initially. It might be my favorite in the series, the entirety of which is absolutely 100% worth reading if you haven't already.
Also worthy of note: That this is more "produced" than a typical audiobook made it so much more fun. I'm just wondering why if they were going to put all that effort into voices and modulating them, why not have a woman read the female parts?
Other than that, this one is a must-read and a must-listen!
This book is full of puppies and kittens and is a strong end to a complex and well written series. Fans of action horror with a kiss of science will love this book. The future dark overlord has lived up to his name.
Though I did enjoy Book 1 & 2 of Sigler's series, this book just didn't interest me as much. It was interesting enough to keep me listening, but at some points I had to force myself. The book seemed to jump around more, and I wasn't as invested in the characters.
it was different hearing this read by someone other that Scott, but I still enjoyed the ending of this awesome tale. I believe this would make one hell of a movie!
This is a perfect winding up of the infected trilogy, with imagination, real science, and deep, Spellbinding character development. If you have read the first two books and you like science fiction with more then a Smattering of horror but don't have to have zombies, this is most definitely for you. The narrator brings this book to life expertly and vividly write down to the difficult foreign accents. Thanks for reading.
"Another fantastic Scott Sigler story"
Great from beginning to end,could not put it down.What a way to end the infected trilogy.Thanks Scott.
Shallow characters. Missing suspense masked by movie-like violence. Boring too...had to stop listening after half the book.
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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