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Contagious Audiobook

Contagious

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Publisher's Summary

From the acclaimed author of Infected comes an epic and exhilarating story of humanity's secret battle against a horrific enemy.

Across America, a mysterious pathogen transforms ordinary people into raging killers, psychopaths driven by a terrifying, alien agenda. The human race fights back, yet after every battle the disease responds, adapts, using sophisticated strategies and brilliant ruses to fool its pursuers. The only possible explanation: the epidemic is driven not by evolution but by some malevolent intelligence.

Standing against this unimaginable threat is a small group, assembled under the strictest secrecy. Their best weapon is hulking former football star Perry Dawsey, left psychologically shattered by his own struggles with this terrible enemy, who possesses an unexplainable ability to locate the disease's hosts. Violent and unpredictable, Perry is both the nation's best hope and a terrifying liability.

Hardened CIA veteran Dew Phillips must somehow forge a connection with him if they're going to stand a chance against this maddeningly adaptable opponent. Alongside them is Margaret Montoya, a brilliant epidemiologist who fights for a cure even as she reels under the weight of endless horrors.

These three and their team have kept humanity in the game, but that's not good enough anymore, not when the disease turns contagious, triggering a fast countdown to Armageddon. Meanwhile, other enemies join the battle, and a new threat - one that comes from a most unexpected source - may ultimately prove the most dangerous of all.

Catapulting the reader into a world where humanity's life span is measured in hours and the president's finger hovers over the nuclear button, rising star Scott Sigler takes us on a breathtaking, hyper-adrenalized ride filled with terror and jaw-dropping action. Contagious is a truly grand work of suspense, science, and horror from a new master.

©2008 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"An inventive, amped-up yarn . . . full of pressure-cooker mind games." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Riveting . . . leads the reader from one startling detail to the next . . . a terrifying page-turner." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Stoney 02-11-11
    Stoney 02-11-11 Member Since 2016
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    "So much better than the first book "Infected"!"

    This is truly a book where the sequel is so much better than the original. I liked “Infected” but it didn’t have a true story to me. This book is a great story and I really enjoyed it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Booothby, III Elk Grove, CA United States 07-14-17
    Booothby, III Elk Grove, CA United States 07-14-17
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    "wickly good listen, worthy purchase."

    always am concerned about long books. though they are perfect for long drives, they tend to be uneccessarily wordy, and at times deeply boring. this book was non of that. from start to conclusion, it had my attention.

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    Ernest Whisman Suwanee, Ga. 07-14-17
    Ernest Whisman Suwanee, Ga. 07-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I love this series!"

    It's hard to get through some of the gore, but so far I have made it. Scott Sigler has the talent for painting pictures in your mind. I am emotionally invested in the main players and the plot. Excellent series!

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    C. Elliott 07-12-17
    C. Elliott 07-12-17

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Performance"

    In the forward, the author apologized for his rendition of the female characters in the book. He needs to apologized give more profusely. I don't really feel I can review the book because it was so difficult to tolerate the female voices.

    Maybe we can take up a collection to hire a proper narrator.

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    bebe South Carolina 07-12-17
    bebe South Carolina 07-12-17

    I love books - all kinds of books. My genre is "good book"

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    "Awesome series"
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    I have REALLY enjoyed the first two books of this series. So exciting. My heart begins to pound and I squirm in anticipation in many parts, especially towards the end. This books starts exactly where the first book, Infected, left off. I highly suggest you listen to Infected before you listen to Contagious. <br/><br/>The characters are great. My favorite two are Dew and Perry, but there are many others that are also outstanding. There are some that are deplorable and it is fun to hate them, even if one was a little girl only seven years old.<br/><br/>There is not too much I can say without spoilers. I can tell you that the infection continues and mutates into a disease type that is contagious from one infected person to a well person, and it can also be airborne. The infection must be eradicated and the "gate" must not be opened. The best person to help accomplish this is Perry. Poor scary Perry has had a tough time over the past couple of weeks and things just get worse. <br/><br/>The author narrates this book and I have really enjoyed his performance. He creates unique voices for the characters and he presents the story with enthusiasm. Most enjoyable to listen to narration.

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    S. German New York 06-29-17
    S. German New York 06-29-17 Member Since 2016

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    "loved it!"

    A terrifying story. After book 1 I got hooked. Book 2 is definitely worth it. Perry is a mess from the triangles but he is also a hero.

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    TJP 03-31-17
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    "May be best of the three"

    Read Pandemic and knew I liked the authors style. Picked up infected to start the trilogy from the beginning and it was worth it. Contagious was a ride from beginning to end...too bad it had to end. Scott Sigler has a great writing style...maybe because I'm from the Midwest and can relate to his wordplay. Truly recommend this book and all in the series. The authors other books and series are also fun rides!

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    Amazon Customer 07-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the writer/narrator. Great series!"

    Can't wait to listen to the next one. I'm hooked. Love the science and storyline.

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    Edric 04-16-16
    Edric 04-16-16
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    "Excellent and frightening"

    You know you want to so do it already. Get this book! It's one of the best I've listened to.

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    yvonda 02-24-16
    yvonda 02-24-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Discipline"

    Worth reading a dozen times, greatest lesson EVER,"Discipline", I'll give you "Discipline". If you need a reminder of just how good your life is, spend an hour with scary Perry.

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