Bite

The most gripping thriller you will ever read
Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
4 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Tomorrow should be the greatest day of Erica Stroud-Jones' life. In just 24 hours this brilliant young scientist will present her secret work to a conference in Amsterdam - research that promises to revolutionise the battle against a deadly tropical disease. Millions of lives could be saved; a Nobel Prize beckons.

Arriving to watch her are sceptics and rivals, admirers and enemies. Erica's own eyes will be on sculptor Max Carver, her American new love, to whom she will dedicate her achievement.

Tomorrow never comes.

Erica vanishes during the night. Max, desperate, terrified, sets out to find her, descending into an underworld full of malice and cunning. But even he is shocked by the dark terror he finds in the heart of the woman he loves.

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Tour de force of research: pretty good listen

To me, possibly the most important aspect of any audiobook is the narrator, I have my favourites (as does everyone), and this man isn't one of them. To be fair, it's his American accent that I can't hear with any joy; but he also uses his voice as if he's doing a radio play - too much acting. Narrators don't need to act: what they tell listeners through the writers' words provides the drama without need for augmentation.
Apart from that whinge, this is an absolutely astounding work of research: in fact I can't help thiink that Louth must have some amount of medical learning; or he wouldn't have even contemplated writing this novel.
It's very well constructed, with all its interweaving plot-lines. Having said that, I was never totally won over by the protagonist. I felt as if things fell into place far too easily for him - as if they did so without much from him by way of effort. This could be my predilection for crime novels, I suppose, and their linear progression of plot.
But ! - I did enjoy it. Certainly sufficiently to listen to the whole thing (while being amazed). :)

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Terrible

If you like concentration camp stories, this is for you. If ,on the other hand you are looking for a medical thriller, leave this strictly alone. It’s full of graphic brutality with not much story and certainly no medical,biological content. The worst book I’ve struggled through in my memory !!!

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  • TrudyW
  • 09-10-18

Complex, educational, exciting great story

The amount of research for this book must have been phenomenal. I learnt a lot about mosquitos. There are a lot of characters that make up this fascinating story which is very original. The narration was superb. I enjoyed Nick Louth’s writing so much I will read more books of his. A great read

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-06-19

Slow

Really struggling to get into the story. the narration is flat and just turned it off

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  • Cromarty
  • 04-15-20

Disappointing

I have enjoyed the DCI Gillard series, so I was excited about this book. Don’t bother. The plot has potential, but the book totally fails to deliver. Random, chaotic, and completely fails to thrill

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  • Nicks
  • 03-08-20

Interesting

Especially if you equate the malaria epidemic (which is what the book is about) with the coronavirus; quite scary.
Highlights the philosophy of large pharmaceutical companies - profit.

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  • Mrs A McDowell
  • 07-28-20

great

loved it, but found this author looking for narrator, Lucy Price-Lewis. I found a whammy, ordering next book before finishing this oms. Not too intellectual for bedtime listening and both narrators are brill.