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Infected Audiobook

Infected: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families.

Working under the government's shroud of secrecy, CIA operative Dew Phillips crisscrosses the country trying in vain to capture a live victim.

With only decomposing corpses for clues, CDC epidemiologist Margaret Montoya races to analyze the science behind this deadly contagion. She discovers that these killers all have one thing in common - they've been contaminated by a bioengineered parasite, shaped by a complexity far beyond the limits of known science.

Meanwhile, Perry Dawsey - a hulking former football star now resigned to life as a cubicle-bound desk jockey - awakens one morning to find several mysterious welts growing on his body. Soon Perry finds himself acting and thinking strangely, hearing voices....He is infected. The fate of the human race may well depend on the bloody war Perry must wage with his own body, because the parasites want something from him, something that goes beyond mere murder.

Infected was the first major print release from Internet phenom Scott Sigler, whose podcast-only audiobooks have drawn an immense cult following, with more than three million individual episodes downloaded. Now Sigler thrills listeners with this cinematic, relentlessly paced novel that mixes and matches genres, combining horror, techno thriller, and suspense in a heady mix that is equal parts Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton, and Stephen King.

©2008 Scott Sigler; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Sigler is masterful at grabbing the reader by the throat and refusing to let go. Just when I thought I knew what abyss he was leading me across, he knocked the bridge out from under... I think I screamed the whole way down." (Lincoln Child)
"Infected blends science fiction and horror into a pulpy masterpiece of action, terror, and suspense....Three recommendations: don't read it at night, or just after you've eaten a full meal, or if you're weak of heart....You've been warned!" (James Rollins)

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    Mike Williams 10-04-16
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    "Authors shouldn't voice their own books"

    Mr Sigler's performance was grating. The story was ok, but he is obviously obsessed with football and that comes through to the detriment of the story.

    When you hear the author talking as a Hispanic female with a really bad accent and no tone, you realize this is what that character sounds like in the author's mind. irritating.

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    Lynda Norcross, GA United States 09-23-16
    Lynda Norcross, GA United States 09-23-16 Member Since 2014

    pnjmommy

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    "Love it!!!"

    This was my fourth time listening. I love Scott's books and LOVE hearing him read it. :)

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    MAR-Sees 09-18-16
    MAR-Sees 09-18-16

    Brutally Honest.

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    "Couldn't. listen/read it."

    I tried a few times last year to read this and ended up putting it down before making past 2 pages. Then I thought perhaps if I listen to it, I can get into it....nope It's crazy all over the place, overwhelming fiction. I didn't know it was a series either. I found it to be too mixed up with characters your not sure if you need to remember with events that don't serve a purpose. It's like peanut butter and jelly with chocolate syrup added with sugar cubes and honey covered bananas. lol That might sound yummy to you, but it was way too much in one chapter or as I put it. In one sandwich.

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    Kim BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 09-11-16
    Kim BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 09-11-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Horrific narrating"
    Would you try another book from Scott Sigler and/or Scott Sigler?

    Sure. I really did like the story. But he needs to learn his limitations. Get a professional narrator for the love of all that's holy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Perry. Why not. He was awesome.


    What didn’t you like about Scott Sigler’s performance?

    Everything. Including the schmaltzy music. And HOW EXACTLY do you pronouonce subsequent?


    Was Infected worth the listening time?

    Yup.


    Any additional comments?

    He's gotta get rid of the horrrible music and sound effects and he needs to hire someone who actually knows how to narrate. He needs to write. Find someone else to read. He needs to listen to Ray Porter. Or Scott Brick.

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    David 09-02-16
    David 09-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Gory, disgusting, over the top, and wonderful!"

    Wow. This is my second time listening to this book and I had forgotten just how gruesome and graphic it gets. There are definitely times when you wish Scott would tone it down a notch but in the end I'm thankful he doesn't. It's truly jaw dropping. All that being said, the story and performance are both phenomenal, no bout adoubt it.

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    Bender Norway 08-28-16
    Bender Norway 08-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Should have been a shortstory"

    This book felt like it should be a lean 30 pages.
    As it is, it feels like an overlong, bareboned outline.
    Also, Sigler should definately fork up some and hire professional voice-actors.

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    Thalo Porter California 07-16-16
    Thalo Porter California 07-16-16 Member Since 2014

    Thalo Porter Tempest

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    "More like a movie than a book"
    Any additional comments?

    I thought this was entertaining in the beginning but it ended up sounding a combination or old ideas already done in movies and TV shows. I gave this a try but I won't be listening to the other books in the series, the concept is trite and just not that interesting.

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    Jesse 07-01-16
    Jesse 07-01-16
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    "Started out super cheesy"

    Like really cheesy. "the trees reached out to each other like lovers... Like husband and wife." Make it past the first couple chapters and it gets sooooo good. I might have nightmares.

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    James 04-30-16
    James 04-30-16
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    "Incredibly hard to get through"

    I read this in high-school, meant to re-read it but the audio version makes me wish I had. I like the author but him reading it was terrible. I can't blame him for wanting to have a lot of production value but it only serves as a distraction. One of the characters just seems like he lowered the pitch which makes it sound ridiculous. I would recommend this, not because of the story, but the narrator. I really wanted to listen to this series, but now I think I'll pass.

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    Erin 04-27-16
    Erin 04-27-16 Listener Since 2008
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    "Great book"

    it's been a very enjoyable book comma both in story and narrating. I highly recommend giving it a chance

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