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Plague Audiobook

Plague: A Medical Thriller

A lethal pathogen appears on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Dr. Samantha Bower of the Centers for Disease Control is handed the case and asked to investigate its origins and containment. Samantha discovers a lethal pathogen unlike any she has encountered in her lifetime. Extremely contagious with a mortality rate higher than any disease ever recorded, it is an extinction level event. A man with an intimate knowledge of the microorganism offers her help. But Samantha Bower begins to suspect he is not who he says he is.
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Publisher's Summary

The deadliest disease in history....

A lethal pathogen appears on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Dr. Samantha Bower of the Centers for Disease Control is handed the case and asked to investigate its origins and containment.

A mysterious figure that is not who he appears to be....

Samantha discovers a lethal pathogen unlike any she has encountered in her lifetime. Extremely contagious with a mortality rate higher than any disease ever recorded, it is an extinction level event. A man with an intimate knowledge of the microorganism offers her help. But Samantha Bower begins to suspect he is not who he says he is.

Humanity hangs on the edge of a cliff....

Samantha begins to realize there are forces at work that she can't understand. Pressures are being applied from outside sources and not all of them wish for a vaccine. But Samantha is sure of one thing: If a vaccine isn't developed, humanity may soon be an endangered species....

About the author: Victor Methos is the best-selling author of The White Angel Murder, the number-one mystery book in the United States and United Kingdom for over eight weeks. He is a former prosecutor specializing in violent crime and is currently a criminal defense attorney in the United States. He is on a quest to climb the "Seven Summits", the seven highest peaks on Earth, and attain his certificate as a deep-sea submersible pilot. He can be reached through his blog at www.methosreview.blogspot.com

©2012 Victor Methos (P)2013 Victor Methos

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    Valerie DELAND, FL, United States 08-04-13
    Valerie DELAND, FL, United States 08-04-13
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    "Nice story, interesting characters"
    Would you try another book from Victor Methos and/or Marilyn Ghigliotti?

    Yes. I enjoyed the story once I decided not to dwell on medical inaccuracies.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Mispronounciations ("filling" from the plane instead of "filing" from the plane). Inconsistent Aussie accent. Were the lesions "pustules" or "papules"?


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I would see the movie if it had one of my favorite actors.


    Any additional comments?

    The author should listen to his medical advisor more closely. Have the advisor listen to the audio script as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Meghan Greenbelt, MD, United States 04-07-16
    Meghan Greenbelt, MD, United States 04-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "production quality poor and other things"

    The first thing I noticed with this book was the poor production quality. There is a fine static hum throughout the book. Also, at the end of chapter six is says, "chapter six (pause) chapter seven". Made me think we'd gone backwards The narrator isn't bad when she's doing dialogue but for the narration it's a little too monotone. And well a pet peeve of mine mispronouced words. The book itself was interesting, not great. A few too many medical/scientific mistakes. But it kept my interest that I listened to the whole thing. So don't waste a credit but get it on sale or something if you really want to listen to it. There are better books out there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    veronique 02-13-16
    veronique 02-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story....but not a fan of the narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Plague to be better than the print version?

    Cannot say as i did not read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I guess Sam was my favourite character. A strong woman, educated and dedicated. Though the narrator made her sound a bit whinny at times.


    Did Marilyn Ghigliotti do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    She did do a good job, but her voice had a tendency to be annoying almost...i found it reminded me of a teenager asked to read in front of the class (somewhat monotone, with infliction of being bored). I feel that this narrator was the wrong choice and would be more suited to young adult books.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    i listen to my audio books while hiking with my dog...1 to 1.5 hours at a time....but if i had been on a long car ride or plane ride, i would have had no problems listening to it all at once.


    Any additional comments?

    Good story, simple, nothing out of the box here though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Oba 09-22-15
    Ellen Oba 09-22-15
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    "Needs better pronunciation."

    The plot was ok but the reader mispronounced much of the technical/medical terminology. If this is being billed as a medical thriller- you need to get it right.

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    Amanda L. Serra 05-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fast paced story and excellent narration"

    I'm relatively new to Audible. This is my second book. I found the story intriguing and Marilyn Ghiliotti's narration engaging.

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    Bethany 04-22-15
    Bethany 04-22-15
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    "Perhaps with a different narrator..."

    Too many awkward pauses & mispronounced words - good story but too distracting. Struggled to complete. Good story, though! Bad narration. Pity...

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    Gigi New Orleans 09-09-14
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    "Terrifying Scenario"
    What did you like best about Plague? What did you like least?

    The premise was interesting and quite valid, considering what we have been seeing in the news about outbreaks. I learned a lot about the CDC and what its purpose is, and how very common outbreaks are around the world.....which is quite terrifying in itself! What makes the book so terrifying is the prospect of how the military and government could possibly treat such a scenario. Quite thought provoking.


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

    We are bombarded with negative horrors in our news daily.....I would prefer a somewhat more positive outcome......as much as possible anyway with the prospect of an outbreak.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably, its almost like the accident you can't look away from, although your are horrified by what you see.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Really good"

    Yes definitely met expectations
    Excellent narrator
    Need to read pestilence now
    I had not read books by this author previously

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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