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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Its definitely my least favorite, but I'm glad I read it.
It was pretty good.
It could've been better.
So I listened to the entire trilogy. Actually I read the first book and listened to the next two, and it was probably a better read than a listen. They probably thought Daniel Oreskes had a good, deep voice for the material, but I mostly just found it boring and too easy to tune out. That's my two biggest complaints with the audiobooks: 1) for whatever reason I frequently found myself completely tuning out and 2) it didn't really make much difference if I was paying attention or not. I listened to the entire Game of Thrones series and didn't have that problem at all!
#2 just makes my point that the story is not especially groundbreaking or novel. We've heard most of this before more or less. Just a few new twists involved. Del Toro is obviously very creative and Chuck Hogan is a really talented writer. So I think my expectations were high.
These criticisms aside, I would say that the books aren't bad and are probably still worth your credits and time to listen. Its a vampire story without the romance-sookiestackhouse-twilight goop. Along the lines of Justin Cronin's recent (and much better) novel. It also has an unusual sci-fi, post-apocalypse element to it. So if you've already read The Passage and Carrion Comfort and Swan Song, etc; and you're looking for something familiar, entertaining and not especially taxing, the Strain Trilogy is ok.
The story, character development and narration are flawless. An excellent ending to one of my favorite trilogies of all time. Thank you Mr. Del Toro and Mr. Hogan for this fantastic book. And thank you Mr. Oreskes for a hopefully award winning narration performance!!!
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