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The Jakarta Pandemic Audiobook

The Jakarta Pandemic

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Publisher's Summary

In the late fall of 2013, a lethal pandemic virus emerges from the Islamic Republic of Indonesia (IRI) and rages unchecked across every continent. When the Jakarta Flu threatens his picture-perfect Maine neighborhood, Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep his family safe. As a seasoned sales representative for Biosphere Pharmaceuticals, makers of a leading flu virus treatment, Alex understands what a deadly pandemic means for all of them. He particularly knows that strict isolation is the only guaranteed way to protect his family from the new disease.

With his family and home prepared for an extended period of seclusion, Alex has few real concerns about the growing pandemic. But as the deadliest pandemic in human history ravages northern New England, and starts to unravel the fabric of their Maine neighborhood, he starts to realize that the flu itself is the least of his problems.

A mounting scarcity of food and critical supplies turns most of the neighbors against him, and Alex is forced to confront their unexpected hostility before it goes too far. Just when he thinks it can't get any worse, the very face of human evil arrives on Durham Rd and threatens to destroy them all. Alex and his few remaining friends band together to protect the neighborhood from a threat far deadlier than the flu, as they edge closer to the inevitable confrontation that will test the limits of their humanity.

©2010 Steven Konkoly (P)2012 Sunny Day Audiobooks

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    James 09-22-15
    James 09-22-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Loved it"

    If you want to read a book on how to become a prepper this book is for you.

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    Peter Anzuini 08-10-15
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    "different type of prepping"
    What did you love best about The Jakarta Pandemic?

    The pandemic is a very scary event, and it was described in detail about what could go wrong.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story worked really well on identifying how different people would approach the preparation and how people really are not ready for being on their own.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when the migrants moved into the neighborhood, it was scary.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    yes, need to have a clear communication strategy no PC.


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    Kate 06-28-15
    Kate 06-28-15 Member Since 2010
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    "A chore to finish"
    What disappointed you about The Jakarta Pandemic?

    Seemed an interesting premise but the story was dull. I spent the whole read thinking that something truely interesting and exciting might happen and was sorely disappointed.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The reader had terrible syntax, poor pacing and all the characters sounded alike. It was excruciating to listen to. He sounded bored with the entire project.


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    J.D. 02-03-15
    J.D. 02-03-15

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    "Transported"
    If you could sum up The Jakarta Pandemic in three words, what would they be?

    It could happen!


    What other book might you compare The Jakarta Pandemic to and why?

    The Goldfinch...The storytelling by the narrator was so very convincing, it felt like it could happen tomorrow. I was on edge waiting for the next chapter after each chapter. I was aware that anything could happen in the story because in reality anything could happen as well. Another great story and storyteller!


    Which character – as performed by Joseph Morton – was your favorite?

    Alex, of course! The nuances in tone depicting Alex's thoughts made me smile, smirk, and grimace.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I could not stop thinking about it. I work in medicine and appreciate the book was not about the disease, rather the sequela and fight for survival.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope this isn't the end of Alex and his family.....I would love to read more.

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    James 02-01-15
    James 02-01-15 Member Since 2011

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    "THIS IS NOT ANOTHER ZOMBIE OUTBREAK STORY"

    I was pleasantly surprised by this story. I went into it expecting a zombie virus outbreak story. This is not that. It deals with the build up of a flu pandemic and how it affects a single street community during the outbreak. The main character is a prepper and is well prepared for the event. However, his naive neighbors are unbelieving that an outbreak could happen. The story deals with the main character convincing his neighbors that the outbreak is real and the government will not be able to help the residents for some time to come. Of course some of the neighbors do not have enough food or supplies to survive. They turn on their neighbors out of desperation. The story is believable. There are protagonists and antagonists amongst the neighbors which is what I would expect during a major crisis.

    If you enjoy this story I would suggest you read "One Second After" for a different perspective of how a local community deals with a world apocalypse.

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    Andrew 01-11-15
    Andrew 01-11-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Not much happened"
    Would you try another book from Steven Konkoly and/or Joseph Morton?

    Probably not.


    Has The Jakarta Pandemic turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. But this book really didn't have anything interesting in it to read about. It basically was a very very realistic telling of one family staying safe in an epedimic that really didn't get to out of hand. It was so realistic (no zombies, no massive gangs, no aliens) that I'm sure this is what will really happen but it was pretty boring as a book


    What about Joseph Morton’s performance did you like?

    The reader was fine


    Could you see The Jakarta Pandemic being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    not really fun

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    Domino Parker 01-09-15
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    "Excellent!!"

    Great storyline. Love Alex but he can be a little wussy at times. His wife is ok but annoying at times with her anti gun crap Are there really people this on the fence about their own survival?

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    Rebecca 12-28-14
    Rebecca 12-28-14

    I read like a madwoman all my life but now I have bad eyes. Thank goodness for audio books

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    "With the Ebola Scare It is not that far fetched"

    I enjoy this kind of science fiction that goes in to a story about what could happen if a disease becomes rampant in our country. Maybe just thinking about this will help us be better prepared if something like this did happen. I know it got me thinking and it was a very good read. Great narration as well.

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    William 12-14-14
    William 12-14-14
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    "Not Mr. Rodger's neighborhood"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, as it was a thought provoking presentation of how an upper middle class neighbor would probably react to a pandemic. Our recent history show how some refuse to isolate for fear of contaminating the many.


    Which character – as performed by Joseph Morton – was your favorite?

    The


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    Jeffrey 09-11-14
    Jeffrey 09-11-14 Member Since 2013
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    "If You Enjoy Tedium You Will Love This"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you are looking for a faster moving story, don't look here. In the interest of full disclosure, I enjoy books that keep the story moving and do not become bogged down in endless detail. So, with that in mind, if you enjoy minute detail of every aspect of the story then you will like this book.


    What was most disappointing about Steven Konkoly’s story?

    The plot was a good idea and it could have been a riveting story. However, it could also have been 8-10 hours long rather than 16. I enjoyed the last two hours of the book, but in the other 14 hours the author spent far too much time on details that added little or nothing to the story line. I understand the need for color and background. Yet, the author went well beyond background and color. I found myself saying "Just move on will you please." As I said, the last two hours were good and I found myself drawn into the story. But, it takes far too long to get to the last 2 hours. In addition, I was turned off by the fact that the author felt the need to include his apparent dislike of conservatives and Fox News. I could not care less about his political views. However, I have an Audible account and listen to fictionalized novels to enjoy a little time away from the continual political wranglings of the day, not to be dragged back into it. Love Fox News or hate Fox News; I don't care. I just don't want to hear about it in a fictionalized novel I bought to get away from all that.


    What about Joseph Morton’s performance did you like?

    Morton's performance was good. I would listen to him again.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The book does make you think about what would happen in a pandemic or other national disaster that shut down the country's emergency services, medical services, infrastructure and food supply. It did not help that as I was listening to this book, Ebola was sweeping across parts of West Africa. It did not make me a full blown "prepper" but it caused me to realize the need to have a couple of months emergency supplies on hand.


    Any additional comments?

    Regardless of what I wrote above, it is not a terrible book. Nevertheless, there are far better books available to spend 16 hours on.

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