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
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Scott Sigler has a crazy talent for writing. His stories suck you in and leave you hanging especially when they're in multiple parts. Here's the thing though, his reading is integral to the stories. Phil Gigante might be okay for other books but he absolutely sucks at this. He ruins Scott's stories. I have everything Scott has ever done either in book form or in podcast form. I have listened to each at least 3 times, except for this and everything which is now narrated by Gigante, which I will never listen to again. Come on Scott, either do it yourself, or find someone who doesn't suck the life out of your work.
I never really enjoy when a series decides to go with a new narrator for the last part. otherwise it was good, nice to have some conclusion to the story, nothing too exciting about it though.
Great performance. Initially I was sad that Scott didn't read it himself but the reader was amazing. Best of the infected trilogy.
This was a great Sci fi story, very realistic with good transitions between points of view to show you the scope of the events. the narrator did a good job of brining it to life.
Overall the book was ok, but the ending of the previous book would have been a much more satisfactory ending. It felt drug out and villainized some characters that it didn't really need to.
Great book and great finish to the series. Scott gives so much of his work away for ftee. Everyone who has listened to one of his free podcast books should go out and buy one of his books or audio books. He never disappoints.
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