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The Night Eternal: Book Three of the Strain Trilogy | [Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan]

The Night Eternal: Book Three of the Strain Trilogy

It’s been two years since the vampiric virus was unleashed in The Strain and the entire world now lies on the brink of annihilation. There has been a mass extermination of humans orchestrated by the Master - an ancient vampire possessed of unparalleled powers. The future of humankind lies in the hands of a ragtag band of freedom fighters - Dr. Eph Goodweather, Dr. Nora Martinez, Vasiliy Fet, and Mr. Quinlan, the half-breed offspring of the Master who is bent on revenge. It’s their job to overturn this devastating new world order.
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It’s been two years since the vampiric virus was unleashed in The Strain and the entire world now lies on the brink of annihilation. There has been a mass extermination of humans orchestrated by the Master - an ancient vampire possessed of unparalleled powers. The future of humankind lies in the hands of a ragtag band of freedom fighters - Dr. Eph Goodweather, Dr. Nora Martinez, Vasiliy Fet, and Mr. Quinlan, the half-breed offspring of the Master who is bent on revenge. It’s their job to overturn this devastating new world order. But good and evil are malleable terms now, and the Master is most skilled at preying on the weaknesses of humans.

Now, at this critical hour, there is evidence of a traitor in their midst... And only one man holds the answer to the Master’s demise, but is he one who can be trusted with the fate of the world? And who among them will pay the ultimate sacrifice - so that others may be saved?

©2011 Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Jason United States 01-09-12
    Jason United States 01-09-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Weak Ending to a Strong Series"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The Deus Ex Machina in this story is blatant and jarring, especially considering how smoothly the other two books flowed.


    Was The Night Eternal worth the listening time?

    Yes, but only for a completionist. It has some fun ideas about a vampire apocalypse and does some great character development with Effram's kid, but the plot suffers. There's also a fair amount of


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 11-08-11
    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 11-08-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Good ending to a good series"

    The second one was disappointing, but this one brought the series back to the level of the first book. Gory, yes. Unbelievable, yes -- but, come on, we're talking vampires and vampire hunters. What did you expect? I hope the authors collaborate on another series.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    MrBoobo Bethpage, NY, United States 11-06-11
    MrBoobo Bethpage, NY, United States 11-06-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Nice end to the story"

    If you have been following the series from the beginning then you should know what to expect here. If you haven't read the other two books in the series start there.

    In regards to the story here, I would say it ends the way it needed to and the way you would have expected. If you have enjoyed the other two books you will like this one.

    The performance is like the story as strong as it has been all along.

    Overall very enjoyable vampire story done with the speed and flow of a movie.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Nils heber, UT, United States 01-25-12
    Nils heber, UT, United States 01-25-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Worst of the three"

    The story line pretty much falls flat on its face in this one. Lots of self pity and analysis, very little substance. I don't recommend this one.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    valarie hollister, ca, United States 04-18-12
    valarie hollister, ca, United States 04-18-12 Member Since 2014

    Love the horror genre but read all kinds of stuff! I'm 40 something, a wife, mom and Project Manager for a large Construction Company.

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    "Incredible Series!!!!"
    Would you listen to The Night Eternal again? Why?

    Yes and I have! The whole series (3) is amazing, unique and totally consuming.
    There are so many twists and turns and unexpected surprises. I was hooked from the beginning.


    What other book might you compare The Night Eternal to and why?

    Only the other two books in the series compare!


    What does Daniel Oreskes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator brings in the emotion and helps you connect more fully with the characters.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this series, it is one of my favorites!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laljit United States 11-29-11
    Laljit United States 11-29-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointing ending. Only buy if you must."

    The third book was a significant disappoint. The Strain began with a premise of a scientific explanation for vampires that was only enhanced by two of the heroes being scientists. The third book, however, departs from this and almost seems to be a separate story given the disparate explanation for the vampire's origins in this book. Quite frankly, the third book ruined the trilogy for me.

    *SPOILER ALERT*
    There were hints of some spiritual aspects in the second book, but they could be shrugged off as medieval people attempting to explain the unexplained. In the third book, the authors completely abandon the scientific explanation and go for some biblical nonsense about archangels.

    Quite frankly, it seemed as if the authors didn't really know how to finish the story. They wanted to be different and attempted to write a Crichton-esque vampire story, but when it came to the ending, they weren't able to do so. Instead, they concoct a nonsensical origin story that then allows them to basically find a "Hand of God" ending.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Romeoville, illinois, United States 02-24-12
    Robert Romeoville, illinois, United States 02-24-12
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    "Epic vampire story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Night Eternal to be better than the print version?

    yes and no. Its nice to have it read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eff


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The orgin of the vampires.


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

    The orgin of the vampires.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    James 03-31-15
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    "Oreskas had to live up to Ron Perlman..."

    The narrator didn't remain consistent with his voices or name pronunciation. Unfortunately, for him, Ron Perlman went before him. Oops.

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    Renard 03-21-15
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    "Great end to a great trilogy"

    Great end to a great trilogy. I highly recommend reading. I was not able to turn away due to the action.

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    Jason A Spangler 03-02-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Weak Ending for an Otherwise Strong Trilogy"

    I'm glad I finished the series but the skow build of The Strain and the classic and tragic connecting story of The Fall set a high standard. Can you say, "Nuke the Shark?"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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