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The Jakarta Pandemic | [Steven Konkoly]

The Jakarta Pandemic

In the late fall of 2013, a lethal pandemic virus emerges from the Islamic Republic of Indonesia (IRI) and rages unchecked across every continent. When the Jakarta Flu threatens his picture-perfect Maine neighborhood, Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep his family safe. As a seasoned sales representative for Biosphere Pharmaceuticals, makers of a leading flu virus treatment, Alex understands what a deadly pandemic means for all of them.
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In the late fall of 2013, a lethal pandemic virus emerges from the Islamic Republic of Indonesia (IRI) and rages unchecked across every continent. When the Jakarta Flu threatens his picture-perfect Maine neighborhood, Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep his family safe. As a seasoned sales representative for Biosphere Pharmaceuticals, makers of a leading flu virus treatment, Alex understands what a deadly pandemic means for all of them. He particularly knows that strict isolation is the only guaranteed way to protect his family from the new disease.

With his family and home prepared for an extended period of seclusion, Alex has few real concerns about the growing pandemic. But as the deadliest pandemic in human history ravages northern New England, and starts to unravel the fabric of their Maine neighborhood, he starts to realize that the flu itself is the least of his problems.

A mounting scarcity of food and critical supplies turns most of the neighbors against him, and Alex is forced to confront their unexpected hostility before it goes too far. Just when he thinks it can't get any worse, the very face of human evil arrives on Durham Rd and threatens to destroy them all. Alex and his few remaining friends band together to protect the neighborhood from a threat far deadlier than the flu, as they edge closer to the inevitable confrontation that will test the limits of their humanity.

©2010 Steven Konkoly (P)2012 Sunny Day Audiobooks

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    John Bonnett 07-07-13
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    "Worst book to date"

    Completely dragged out, boring, outdated story...also the performance wasn't great. Book seemed as though it was written by a Liberal, Anti Gun, Anti War author, whom wanted to write a survivalist novel. Really slow, no action, characters were forced...no useful info for preparedness.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Allison Powell, TN, United States 06-23-13
    Allison Powell, TN, United States 06-23-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Narrator needs an antidepressant"
    Would you try another book from Steven Konkoly and/or Joseph Morton?

    Possibly. I think I would have enjoyed the book more of there was a different narrator.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I felt cheated.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joseph Morton?

    Grover Gardner


    Was The Jakarta Pandemic worth the listening time?

    It was entertaining enough. But the narration made it very difficult to get through. There was no emotion in his voice.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Scott frisco, TX, United States 01-21-13
    Scott frisco, TX, United States 01-21-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Very good plot and great narration"
    Would you listen to The Jakarta Pandemic again? Why?

    Yes...I have listened to it three times and it is a great story. It is an interesting perspective on how "every day America" would react and shows why you should hold off on your gut reaction to some situations. Ted was a great character to hate.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Overall reaction by the characters and the national reaction


    What about Joseph Morton’s performance did you like?

    Voice inflection and natural story telling ability. I am currently looking for more of his work.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The collection of the corporate supplies by Ted.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the credit.

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    John Leesburg, FL, United States 12-01-13
    John Leesburg, FL, United States 12-01-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Really sucked"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Leftist idiots, the clown promotes CNN, and MSNBC while knocking Fox. CNN and especially NBC are the most disreputable news staions out there. He also has warped ideas about the use of guns and deadly force. The story is SOS.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    nothing by this author


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    he did ok


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappoinment and anger


    Any additional comments?

    Keep the politiocs out of a half way ok novel, Yhe politics made no sense and were a mahjor distraction.

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    Aaron 10-23-13
    Aaron 10-23-13
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    "corny dialogue"

    Had to put this one down for a bit, unfinished. If I ever get back to it, I will contact Audible to delete my existing review (thanks Audi) and write a new one. Save a credit on this one.

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    Chris Waianae, HI, United States 08-17-12
    Chris Waianae, HI, United States 08-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    "TO MUCH DRAMA...NOT ENOUGH KUNG FU"

    FIRST OF ALL LET ME SAY THAT THIS BOOK COULD HAVE BEEN GREAT..... IT WAS ONLY GOOD FOR TWO REASONS.... FIRST, TO MUCH TIME SPENT ON STORY (DRAMA) LEADING UP TO CONFLICT WITH BAD GUYS. SECOND "KATE" WHINES SO MUCH AND BRINGS SO MUCH DRAMA THAT YOU DREAD HEARING HER CHARACTER. EVERYTIME SHE SAID SOMETHING OUT OF HER PIE HOLE IT MAKE THE LISTNER CRINGE.

    THAT SAID THE NEXT BOOK SHOULD BE GOOD....GREAT, IF THE AUTHOR DOES NOT GO BACK INTO THE FIRST BOOK TO MUCH TO CATCH A NEW READER UP...

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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