©2007 Jeff Carlson; (P)2008 Recorded Books
I've read & enjoyed a few other great books in this genre (the Road, Lucifer's Hammer) and I loved listening to Plague Year. The story material is, of course, pretty dark. The ramifications of the plague are well thought out as we're told of remains of the world from multiple characters' points of view. In addition to following individuals' struggle for survival we learn about the technological, military, & political battles that are taking place in the thin air.
This book is dark and complex...like it should be. Great read and unlike any other novel in this catagory.
I enjoyed how the story began but as it went on it felt like he author ran out of ideas. I wanted to like the book but the way it turned toward the end left disappointed. I think I could have been so much better.
I have never listened to an audio book more than once. I don't intend on starting now.
There is a whole slew of "end of times, apocalypse stories" on Audible, seemingly timed around the rumoured ( and bogus ) Mayan calendar event. A notable number of them seem to involve nano technology. This one certainly is no exception.
That said, it's not a bad example of this subset of fantasy mysteries.
Ferrone does a fine read here, bringing many of the characters to life
Never happened, never will. Doesn't make it a bad story, just impractical for a single session.
This is a good to very good example of nano technology base "end of times" storytelling, and is very enjoyable in that context.
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