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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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    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
    julimonster Bend, OR 03-20-16

    Julia

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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 Member Since 2014
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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
    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 BIXBY, OK, US 10-23-15
    L0bst3rGuy BIXBY, OK, 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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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 09-23-15
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 09-23-15 Member Since 2013

    Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!

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    "Exactly what I was looking for!"

    I love books about dystopian societies. This one is seriously one of the best in this genre. At first I was worried that the author was going to try to bite off more than he could chew; try and tackle big picture topics and scenarios that would have been too broad. However, once I got into the novel I found that this was not the case at all. In fact, most of this story centers around one family and their immediate community. It is honestly a very well written, well thought out book. The characters are spot on, and the protagonist is really one that I could get behind. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

    Amazing writing and excellent narration. I do not give out 5's across the board very easily, but this one deserves them! Well done!

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

    kndlr keeper

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    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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