Regular price: $19.95

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

The deadliest disease in history....

A lethal pathogen appears on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Dr. Samantha Bower of the Centers for Disease Control is handed the case and asked to investigate its origins and containment.

A mysterious figure that is not who he appears to be....

Samantha discovers a lethal pathogen unlike any she has encountered in her lifetime. Extremely contagious with a mortality rate higher than any disease ever recorded, it is an extinction level event. A man with an intimate knowledge of the microorganism offers her help. But Samantha Bower begins to suspect he is not who he says he is.

Humanity hangs on the edge of a cliff....

Samantha begins to realize there are forces at work that she can't understand. Pressures are being applied from outside sources and not all of them wish for a vaccine. But Samantha is sure of one thing: If a vaccine isn't developed, humanity may soon be an endangered species....

About the author: Victor Methos is the best-selling author of The White Angel Murder, the number-one mystery book in the United States and United Kingdom for over eight weeks. He is a former prosecutor specializing in violent crime and is currently a criminal defense attorney in the United States. He is on a quest to climb the "Seven Summits", the seven highest peaks on Earth, and attain his certificate as a deep-sea submersible pilot. He can be reached through his blog at www.methosreview.blogspot.com

©2012 Victor Methos (P)2013 Victor Methos

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 3.8 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    34
  • 4 Stars
    44
  • 3 Stars
    31
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    4

Performance

  • 3.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    30
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    23
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    7

Story

  • 3.9 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    34
  • 4 Stars
    33
  • 3 Stars
    28
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    3
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Couldn't finish.

The premise of the book seems ok but I couldn't finish it due to the narrator. Pauses every few words out of sync with the punctuation and mispronouncing words was just too distracting. No stars.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Really interesting story!

I'm always fascinated by things (typically microscopic) that challenge human arrogance and this novel really delivered. I was anxious to see what would happen next and though I generally avoid serial novels, I'll certainly be reading the follow-up to this one. The only negative was the narrator. I was surprised to learn that she's an actress, because her narration of this book was so poor. It seemed as if she hadn't read the book before recording the narration. She paused sentences in the wrong places, and most egregiously, she consistently mispronounced words. There's no "d" in the word, "exponentially," Ms. Ghigliotti. Other than the narration, however, I highly recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Fast paced story and excellent narration

I'm relatively new to Audible. This is my second book. I found the story intriguing and Marilyn Ghiliotti's narration engaging.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Nice story, interesting characters

Would you try another book from Victor Methos and/or Marilyn Ghigliotti?

Yes. I enjoyed the story once I decided not to dwell on medical inaccuracies.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Mispronounciations ("filling" from the plane instead of "filing" from the plane). Inconsistent Aussie accent. Were the lesions "pustules" or "papules"?

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I would see the movie if it had one of my favorite actors.

Any additional comments?

The author should listen to his medical advisor more closely. Have the advisor listen to the audio script as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Great Medical Thriller!

Love this book. Centered on a female CDC Doctor this thrilling ride paves the beginning of the end as we know it as well as the creation of the zombie virus. wish the sequels were avaliable.

  • Overall

ok but not the best

slow to get started . sometimes hard to follow. I enjoyed some of the other books by this much more

  • Overall

Chilling haunting and terrifyingly realistic.

Victor Method spins a chilling tale about how an unknown pathogen similar to smallpox and the black plague enters Honolulu and decimates the island. They think they've kept it contained to the island and morn it's loss. However, 2 courageous doctors lay it all on the line to go to Peru to find the first patient that survived the initial outbreak . Barely making it back to the states alive to tell the tale of what really happened they believe the crisis is over...but is it.
This book could actually happen which terrifies me on certain levels. I'm thankful I'm a Christian and have God to rely on because in a scenario like this, you really don't have much else. Don't read if you're squeamish.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Meghan
  • Greenbelt, MD, United States
  • 04-07-16

production quality poor and other things

The first thing I noticed with this book was the poor production quality. There is a fine static hum throughout the book. Also, at the end of chapter six is says, "chapter six (pause) chapter seven". Made me think we'd gone backwards The narrator isn't bad when she's doing dialogue but for the narration it's a little too monotone. And well a pet peeve of mine mispronouced words. The book itself was interesting, not great. A few too many medical/scientific mistakes. But it kept my interest that I listened to the whole thing. So don't waste a credit but get it on sale or something if you really want to listen to it. There are better books out there.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Good story....but not a fan of the narrator

Would you consider the audio edition of Plague to be better than the print version?

Cannot say as i did not read the print version.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I guess Sam was my favourite character. A strong woman, educated and dedicated. Though the narrator made her sound a bit whinny at times.

Did Marilyn Ghigliotti do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

She did do a good job, but her voice had a tendency to be annoying almost...i found it reminded me of a teenager asked to read in front of the class (somewhat monotone, with infliction of being bored). I feel that this narrator was the wrong choice and would be more suited to young adult books.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

i listen to my audio books while hiking with my dog...1 to 1.5 hours at a time....but if i had been on a long car ride or plane ride, i would have had no problems listening to it all at once.

Any additional comments?

Good story, simple, nothing out of the box here though.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Needs better pronunciation.

The plot was ok but the reader mispronounced much of the technical/medical terminology. If this is being billed as a medical thriller- you need to get it right.

Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Broxi3781
  • 11-10-17

Poorly read

The narration was just so bad I couldn't stand to listen to it. The narrator actually has a pleasant voice, but her attempts at accents and characters is horrible.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Mrs. N. H. Brady-murphy
  • 03-06-15

Really good

Yes definitely met expectations
Excellent narrator
Need to read pestilence now
I had not read books by this author previously