Parasitology
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    Parasite | Mira Grant

    Parasite

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mira Grant
    • Narrated By Christine Lakin
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them. But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives... and will do anything to get them.

    Tedious story

    Less complaining from the main character and more sci fi. Its not until midway till something starts to happen, but by then I'd burnt all my goodwill..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 11 2014 by Andy (Wyndham Vale, Australia)
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    Parasite | Mira Grant

    Parasite

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Mira Grant
    • Narrated By Christine Lakin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (434)
    Performance
    (411)
    Story
    (409)

    A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams

    You Want To Put A What... Where?

    It was a compelling listen. I would hold off ranking it until I've completed the series.

    Reviewed on December 04 2013 by Kim Venatries (Philadelphia, PA USA)
  • 2
    Symbiont | Mira Grant

    Symbiont

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mira Grant
    • Narrated By Christine Lakin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (218)

    The SymboGen designed tapeworms were created to relieve humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority of the world's population began attacking their hosts turning them into a ravenous horde. Now those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for quarantine as panic spreads, but Sal and her companions must discover how the tapeworms are taking over their hosts, what their eventual goal is, and how they can be stopped.

    Like a worm in my brain

    I liked this book so much -- despite its flaws -- that I can't wait to hear the next one.

    Before I list any flaws, let me say that the story ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 10 2015 by Pam (United States)
  • 3
    Chimera | Mira Grant

    Chimera

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Mira Grant
    • Narrated By Christine Lakin
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (152)

    The outbreak has spread, tearing apart the foundations of society, as implanted tapeworms have turned their human hosts into a seemingly mindless mob. Sal and her family are trapped between bad and worse and must find a way to compromise between the two sides of their nature before the battle becomes large enough to destroy humanity and everything that humanity has built...including the chimera.

    Many unanswered questions

    While the premise of this series is an excellent one for exploring themes of identity (If a tapeworm takes over your brain, are you still you? Who do ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 07 2015 by Pam (United States)