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A Cure for Madness Audiobook

A Cure for Madness

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Publisher's Summary

Clare Campbell has worked hard to create distance between herself and her troubled family. But when she receives news of her parents' murder, she's forced to return to the quiet town of Clarkeston, Maine, to arrange their funeral and take legal guardianship of her unpredictable and mentally ill brother, Wes.

While Clare struggles to come to grips with the death of her parents, a terrifying pathogen outbreak overtakes the town. She is all too familiar with the resulting symptoms, which resemble those of her brother's schizophrenia: hallucinations, paranoia, and bizarre, even violent, behavior. Before long, the government steps in - and one agent takes a special interest in Wes. Clare must make a horrifying decision: save her brother or save the world.

©2016 Jodi McIsaac (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    I-C Household Texas 04-29-16
    I-C Household Texas 04-29-16
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    "Great!"

    I really enjoyed this one. It's a story with a lot of heart and feels all too real at times. Wonderful job by all involved. Thank you.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lorrie Crose 12-28-16
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    "Questionable Ending"

    The book was great, had me intrigued the entire time, until the very end. It leaves you hanging, I had more questions when the last word was read. I even double checked to make sure I got the entire download. Unless there is going to be a sequel I am not sure I'd recommend this book to anyone, unless you like cliffhangers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cherie C. 03-22-16
    Cherie C. 03-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Waste of time and money"

    This book is awful. Dialogue between characters sounds like a tweener wrote it. Plot is idiotic. I did not want to give it even one star

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Theresa 03-11-16
    Theresa 03-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "meh"

    lackluster. unimpressive. not completely horrible. wouldn't recommend. disappointing. why did I keep reading. hopeful. weak.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CC 03-15-16
    CC 03-15-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Coincidences Abound"

    This book is filled with coincidences - too many coincidences. As things play out I found myself continually thinking "Well, isn't that convenient". Every single character we are introduced to plays a significant part in moving the plot forward. I will give examples below, but be forewarned - it provides (marked) spoilers.

    I wish the characters were a bit more fleshed out for us. I prefer stories that develop characters just as much as the plot. This story, however, only uses the characters to move the plot along. I will say that I really liked the ending. It is less than two pages long and yet it gets the job done brilliantly.


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    Need someone to plant the idea that this outbreak might be government created - crazy brother's fellow sanitarium inmate spouted off some insane prattle about that.

    Need someone with inside information about the government's involvement in this outbreak - Clare's roommate works for the NSA.

    Need a doctor that is an ally and can skip us through the red tape in the hospital, sneak us in and out, preform tests and get results super fast - Clare's very brief ex-boyfriend from many years ago (but they are in love).

    Need conclusive proof that Clare was exposed to the pathogen - the man who coughed on her in the airport is the husband of her grade school teacher and her old friends happen to know that they both became infected.

    Need quick cash and/or bargaining tools - the attic of Clare's childhood home has plenty of gold coins and valuable baseball cards.

    Need survival tools - Clare's dad has a hoard of guns stashed under some blankets - you know, to keep them hidden from his son who is mentally ill and known to be violent.

    Need a place to hide out from the government hounds that are chasing you - your parents still own some of the property (sold the house on it, but kept just enough property on the outskirts). Oh and Dad built a treehouse that, even with the boards nailed into the trunk to serve as a ladder, is still unseen by normal people.

    Need to get to get out of the country - brother knows anarchist guys that live in, on, and over, the border of Canada, with comrades on both the US and the Canadian side.

    Need to sneak into that other country - there are abandoned drug tunnels right on the property.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    kathleen e stremmel 05-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great plot"
    What made the experience of listening to A Cure for Madness the most enjoyable?

    The plot in this book was so realistic and plausible.. The tale was an easy read with a great twisting plat.


    Which character – as performed by Emily Sutton-Smith – was your favorite?

    Claire- She had drive


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    Danielle Carmell 04-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it!"

    I loved this story from start to finish. it kept my interest the entire time.. and oh my heart strings! the end left me with a few questions but I guess that's kinda fun too... definitely listen - worth a credit for sure.

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    Rebecca 04-10-17
    Rebecca 04-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Such a great story!"

    I really loved this. The reader was wonderful and she kept my attention. The story was well written and, as with anything Jodi writes, I wasn't ready for it to end.

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    Larisa 03-11-17
    Larisa 03-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Had such potential and failed to deliver."

    The premise of the plot was very intriguing but the characters and the way the plot developed were a total fail. Clare, being protagonist, was extremely unlikable. The romance between her and Kenneth was not believable at all. Not to give anything away but events kept happening that were too convenient to be realistic and just when I hoped the ending might redeem the book (the last 5 mins or so) as there were hints it might, the book ended. It's enjoyable enough to pass the time if you don't have a lot of other options available. I've read less enjoyable books that I didn't review. I think this one just got to me because it had a lot of promise and really disappointed me when it didn't deliver.

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    Kindle Customer 02-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story, confusing ending"

    I enjoyed the story. The ending left too many questions unanswered. Is there another book? I think I was being generous with the stars.

    The reader was good and kept interest in the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    10/24/16
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    "Very good"

    Really enjoyed this book, it isn't what I would normally read but I would highly recommend as it kept me interested throughout. 😝😝😝😝

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cristel Feldman
    Tallinn, Estonia
    6/18/16
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    "excellent"

    Lovely reading or listening. A little bit of romance, little bit of action. Ending was for me slightly unsure. What really happened?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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