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The Strain Audiobook

The Strain

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Publisher's Summary

The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. It is the first installment in a thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event.

They have always been here. Vampires. In secret and in darkness. Waiting. Now their time has come. In one week, Manhattan will be gone. In one month, the country. In two months - the world.

A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.

In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing....

So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city - a city that includes his wife and son - before it is too late.

©2009 Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    donald MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 09-25-15
    donald MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 09-25-15 Member Since 2012
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    "dirty, stinky, vampires !!"

    fast paced, journeyman vampire novel. I rated it high because it was a time burner.

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    Lesli Virginia 09-24-15
    Lesli Virginia 09-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I could not listen to that voice"

    A good story, but the narrator's voice was flat and grating. I couldn't get past it.

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    Kim H. 09-22-15
    Kim H. 09-22-15 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Not my kind of vampire."

    It's just not my kind of vampire. I think I'm into the more traditional ones. If that had been the case I think I might have liked it a bit. The story may have gotten 3 stars from me because it was still just not that good. This is just my humble opinion.

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    Aaron Carlberg Earth, Earth 09-17-15
    Aaron Carlberg Earth, Earth 09-17-15 Member Since 2015

    Dogshoes

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    "Ron Perlman is awesome"
    If you could sum up The Strain in three words, what would they be?

    Vampires are viruses


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Strain?

    The entire thing as read by Perlman


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Anything with Gus


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

    I was blown away with how well Ron Perlman read the story. He made it come alive. I am reading the second book (physical copy) and hearing his voice in my head as I read.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is slower and yet faster paced (in certain aspects) than the TV show. The book is worth the read (or listen).

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    Anna K 09-11-15
    Anna K 09-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "bok better"

    better than the series! defiantly an edge of your seat read from start to finish.

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    Sharon S. Plate Rio Rancho, NM USA 09-06-15
    Sharon S. Plate Rio Rancho, NM USA 09-06-15

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    "Wow!"

    This reading of THE STRAIN is wonderful. I cannot wait to hear the 2nd book!

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    Amazon Customer 08-17-15
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    "Exciting story!"

    love Guillermo del Toro stories! and Ron Perlman voice its awesome!!!,( Hell Boy its one of my favorite movies! )

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    Isaiah 08-13-15
    Isaiah 08-13-15
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    "nice"

    This book was fantastic can't wait to buy the next one. Ron perlman killed the narration.

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    D. Kit. 08-09-15
    D. Kit. 08-09-15
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    "Ron Perlman hurt this story"

    The story wasn't terrible. I hate saying Ron Perlman is the reason I wouldn't recommend it, but it's the truth. Between his monotone reading, whispering the parts that the characters are speaking, and the quickly annoying music between chapters, I just wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

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    Cubaruba 07-28-15
    Cubaruba 07-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great fun! Wildly addicting!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Never a dull moment!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Strain?

    When the Master 1st evades destruction by the sunlight. SHOCKER!


    Have you listened to any of Ron Perlman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my 1st, but he was great!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the son Zach sees his changed mother. That was rough.


    Any additional comments?

    It's great how firmly rooted in science and medicine this tale is while still maintaining the ethos of the vampire!

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