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
No. But I like to read too. But this way I can follow a story and work at the same time.
Not the usual direction for a vampire novel, but a great story. I like how they folded religion into the story, but still made it very plausible. Hey, Guillermo, when is the movie coming out?
When Barnes finally got his.
No. I like to savor a story.
Loved the series but I felt like they didn't try to build the characters much more. Ending was rushed. Felt like they were just trying to get it over with
If you like real horror and not teenage angst, you'll be in heaven!
Pure vicious horror, they have reinvented vampires and made them scary again!
Reader was great and I loved he performed the characters, especially Gus.
The human angered me more, especially Nora, how about a "Thank you for help saving my ass", instead she goes off on one of the guys who saves her who happens to be her ex...and he sucks it up and takes it. She tell him he endangers them and he could have said, YOUR MOMMA, literally...debate over!
Great story, real humans reactions to the ultimate horror!
This is a truly original and terrifying new vampire lore. This third entry in the series does not disappoint. It is both satisfying, but tonally equal to its predecessors. No yub yub Ewoks making it artificially light. There is gravity to the consequences of the characters' actions, and you continue to empathize with all of them, even when they're trying to kill each other. I kind of wish the events of The Strain and The Fall happened in the first novel so we had 2 novels to explore this post vampire world more, but that's a small quibble.
I just stated to listen and I love the narrator. His voice makes the story good so far. I'm glad they kept the same guy. I like that some of the past is covered because it has been a while since I listened to the last 2 books. I only just started listening. I'm glad there is a 3rd book.
I could not contain my excitement while waiting for this book and the conclusion of this series. I was not disappointed!
This trilogy is a must-read, not only for those who love the paranormal suspense genre, but also those who like historical or contemporary suspense and even horror.
I think these will eventually be made into movies and the best part is that the author, Del Toro, is also a director!
I will read this trilogy over and over for years to come!
Something much lighter and shorter.
The accents were great. His deep voice suited the story.
Other than put it down? No
I enjoyed the first two books, but the 3rd was a bit stretched. Goodweather started to annoy the daylights out of me. Both father and son actually. Eph needs to grow a pair to say the least, and Zach needs to open his eyes. He just became too much of a brat. In fact, all the characters became a bit weak and directionless. It started dragging too much. I actually stopped listening halfway through. I don't often put a book down (so to speak) and abandon it, but I just couldn't take it anymore.
Still was very emotionally connected to the characters.
I thought the narrator did a very good job portraying all the characters, but in this book his portrayl of the master was excellent.
A voracious reader with little time to read actual print books, I adore Audible and have been listening to audiobooks regularly for years.
I really like the firm resolution to the story.
The ending. That was the best part of the book. Also, I enjoyed how some of the background was explained in more detail.
Yes, but I don't think he was the most effective narrator for this book.
Probably not. There were definitely some boring areas that made me want to put it down for a while.
I think the book could have been a little shorter. Some parts seemed a bit forced and long.
I have read the two previous books of this trilogy and really enjoyed them, but listening to this third book was a real treat. The Narrator was excellent and the story line was just as good as the previous two. The entire series gives you a glimpse into how fragile our whole world is. It only takes a major crisis to happen and the world as we know it comes crashing around us. It's a great study in honor, faith and courage. I highly recommend the whole series.
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