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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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    rockhavenw 09-22-16
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    "This is why everybody should be prepared!"

    Terrorist attacks are not the only things that ccan cause chaos, and disrupt our country. This story is a great example of how it would not take much to really change our lives.

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    Willy 09-14-16
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    This should be made into a "B" movie which stars Treat Williams. It's an apocalyptic novel that can be accepted by any progressive liberal. The main character is a vegan and cares more about offending someone with his "assault rifle" than the safety of his family. The narrator is monotonous and unfortunately is used quite frequently with these types of novels. The only enjoyment I received from this book was making fun of the main character and his endless incapability to perform any task that his wife doesn't approve of.

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    Vinwelder Maine 09-03-16
    Vinwelder Maine 09-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome story!"

    loved this story! wish there were more like it! kinda odd though as I live in the exact location that the story takes place in!!! 😊

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    John Harris 08-15-16
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    "Could not finish"

    Full of sunshine, unicorns and dreams. Seems to be written by someone who does not understand the need for self defense in a society on the verge. Sure I wish the need was not there but realistically it is. Got this one to read before I read his books on financial collapse. Not even going to waste my time or money.

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    Chris L Raleigh 06-29-16
    Chris L Raleigh 06-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Konkoly is the master"

    Great suspense and descriptive capturing of what it would be like to live during a widespread pandemic. He really brings it home with the reality of suburbia.

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    Helen 04-20-16
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    solid suburban survival story set in a pandemic. interesting anecdote in gold at end of story. good differentiation of characters and human behavior.

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    julimonster Bend, OR 03-20-16
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    "Great premise, flat delivery"

    Kind of a waste of an Audible credit. I was really excited about the premise of the book, but unlike the overall detail on, say, The Stand, this whole thing happened inside one man's bubble, and the detail was wasted on the main character....adjusting his clothing before stepping outside to face the "Manson" (so named for the characters resemblance to the craziness of Charles Manson that came out of nowhere in response to some briefly mentioned food shortage. This book put me to sleep every night, one chapter at a time. Couldn't finish the last chapter. If I learned anything from this fictitious scenario, it's to save some food and stay inside and play games with your odds. Oh and have guns.

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    Jason 02-25-16
    Jason 02-25-16
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    "A gripping tale of caution and reflection."

    As love this review I have listened to the Jakarta Pandemic 5 times and have loved it more and more with each listen! The narration makes it very easy to listen to. I have fallen in love with the characters, can't seem to get something more out of the story each time I get through it. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in prepping, is curious about the behavior of their fellow man in a crisis, or wonders how a panfemic might play out. This book, and subsequent series, is highly recommended. 5 stars!

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    Thomas 12-15-15
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    "Gets you thinking"

    I would like to give the story a 3.5, it was slow moving at times and I felt like a lot of unnecessary descriptions about the environment were occurring at key parts in the story and got in the way. The story as a whole really gets you thinking about what the world would be like in the face of a disaster with scarce resources. For this reason alone, it is a good read to break through some of the naivety some of us carry around.

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    L0bst3rGuy Dallas, TX, US 10-23-15
    L0bst3rGuy Dallas, TX, US 10-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Thrilling to the end."

    Konkoly delivers an awesome story and Joseph Morton masterfully delivers another narration. Now on to the next story.

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