Quietus

The Pandemic Series, Book 4
Series: The Pandemic Series, Book 4
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (352 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Quietus est... he is quit.

There is no such thing as an ending, just a new beginning.

Throughout the millennia, extinction has been the norm and survival, the exception.

When faced with the hour of departure, will mankind fight to survive?

Not only was there a patient zero, there was also a last patient.

A new dystopian, post-apocalyptic fiction series from author Bobby Akart (The Blackout Series, The Boston Brahmin series, and the Prepping for Tomorrow series). The events depicted in The Pandemic Series are fictional. They are, however, based upon historical fact.

In Beginnings, book one of The Pandemic Series, a deadly plague virus has been introduced across the glove by ISIS terrorists who are waging the mother of all wars - The Final Jihad. Dr. Mackenzie Hagan, a disease detective and epidemiologist at the CDC-Atlanta and Nathan Hunter, an off-the-books operative for the mysterious Project Artemis within the Department of Defense, join forces to both identify the disease, but also to locate its source.

In The Innocents, book two of The Pandemic Series, ISIS terrorists continued to wage the Final Jihad, infecting innocent people around the world. The highly contagious form of the plague has been genetically modified - to be the perfect killer.

In Level 6, book three of The Pandemic Series, the pandemic has hit a brick wall, but not because it's burned itself out. Rather, it's running out of victims. Social distancing is the only way to avoid a gruesome fate. Unfortunately, in a dystopian world where resources are scarce and scavenging is a way of life, every moment away from where you live could result in your death from either the disease, or your fellow man.

Quietus concludes The Pandemic Series. For Mac and Hunter, and all mankind, there is no means of avoiding the final death blow brought about by the spread of the deadly plague.

©2017 Bobby Akart Inc. (P)2017 Bobby Akart Inc.

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It's not over till it's over!

I must admit, I finished this last week and can only write up my review now! The simple fact is... I'm not ready for this to be over, I'm not ready to say goodbye to these characters, I just couldn't gather my thoughts enough to actually sit down and put into words what I felt!! Plus it's been super busy at home and I didn't have an hour to sit and do this review.

So, here we are at book 4 and these characters have firmly cemented themselves in my heart. After the ending of the last book, I eagerly dived in to see if that character survived!! Well, I'm not going to say because that would be a spoiler ;) Anyway, this one sees Mac racing to find a cure or a vaccine for the plague, Hunter is called to action, there's an egotistical man who is trying to impregnate as many women as he can, his sons are kidnapping girls and bringing them to the mountain, poor Janie ends up as a victim and Hunter needs to try and save her before it's too late. There's an awful lot more happening but I can't get into it because it will spoil everything!!!

Plot wise, I found this one to be more action packed and thrilling than the previous 3. All along the story has followed the progression of the plague and the characters, this one has a lot more tense scenes, a lot more edge of your seat action and a lot more suspense. I few through it and didn't want it to end.

Again, as with nearly all of this authors work, the characters are awesome. Mac is driven, smart and not afraid to do what's needed. I loved what she did at the end, and I felt like it stuck true to her character. Hunter meanwhile, shines a bit more here. He is a badass and I'm glad he got to be one again!! Each character was well written and developed and are firmly on my favourites. I really didn't want to say goodbye, and with the way the book ended, I'm hoping we may see them again!!

In all, this series is fantastic. The level of detail and research that went into it was phenomenal and it showed. The author has created a scenario that is feasible and one that frightened me. It's a series that made me think and opened my eyes to how easy it would be for a pandemic to happen. Seriously.... go read this series, you won't be disappointed!!

Narration wise, it's 5 star all the way for John David Farrell. He read the book extremely well, was easy to listen to and follow, and had plenty of tones and voices to make this an enjoyable listen. Kris Adams is a 4 star rating, simply because she didn't differentiate the females enough. She has a pleasant voice and reads the story well, it's just that all the girls sounded the same!!

I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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A Near Perfect Series

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Quietus is the thrilling conclusion of the Pandemic Series by Bobby Akart.  Featuring Mack and Hunter's continued quest to save the world while protecting themselves.

I was eagerly awaiting this book. I wanted to know how the series ended really bad.  Akart wrote these characters to the point where I felt like I knew them.  It felt like they hadn't called me in a while and I wanted to check in on them to figure out if they were still alive. 

Quietus took a similar approach than some of Akart's other books.  1-to-2 people against the world.  Everyone is against them and the odds are abysmal.  But somehow, with sweat, tears, and back-breaking work, things might be better one day.  I enjoyed Quietus as much as the other books in this series and I was happy with where Akart left it. 

I reached out to Akart upon finishing the book to ask him about the "finish".  I knew that things were left open just enough to give readers a feeling of completion but leaving the door cracked so that we could "check in" on Mack and Hunter's progress later on.  Akart confirmed that there could be other books based on this, but didn't say any were currently in progress. 

I'm a little sad to let my 'friends' go at the end of this book.  As I mentioned earlier, I really felt like these were real people at the edge of the world.  Leave it to Bobby Akart to make me miss people that don't even exist.  Polish that off with Farrell and Adams' narration and you're golden.  A near perfect series for post-apocalyptic and medical thriller fans alike.

I received a free copy of this book. It has not affected my review of my opinion.

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Great Audiobook Series! I'm Sad That It's Over

I feel like the series could have gone on much longer I feel like they could have been so much more to the series I can't believe it's over after just 4 books. I hope that Bobby Akart eventually continue the series at some point it's such a fantastic series there's so much more to the story that he could tell. This really just feels like It really left off so abruptly To soon with no warning. seriously I feel like I am still holding my breath. I feel like there could be a whole story I feel like there could be two more books to the series not the president and what he's doing with the antivirus and how he's lying to the world that there is no anti-virus I mean that's two or three books all by itself please Bobby Akart please continue this Book series please.

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plague cure

selfish politics, dedicated scientists, the dog lives, evil polygamist, evil jihadists, good story. when I was listening to this coronavirus in the news . disorienting for until I got straight news vs story

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Captivating

I love Bobby Akart's books, especially now that he has cut most of the cussing from his books. This series is awesome. I drive 2 hours to work one way 3 days a week and this series made me look forward to getting up at 4:30am just so I could get in the truck to listen. This series is excellent all the way around. The only bad thing I can say about it is at the end of book 4, you think there's a book 5 coming to finish the story, but there's not. It kinda seemed book 4 didn't draw closure to this series. He definitely left the story open to at least another book. Anyway, I highly recommend.

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Almost 5 stars

I loved this entire series up until the ending. I feel like I was left wanting more out of it. Some may like that type of ending and the series was great either way though.

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Excellent as usual

Great story, great voice reader, WONDERFUL characters. Good information. Did not put down until I finished the whole book. Great series.

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Incredibly bad woman speaker

The woman that reads the female portions is incredibly bad. I have listened to hundreds of books for the last several years and this has to be one of the worst readers I have ever heard. She is plastic and puts no emotion or appropriate inflection into reading. The story is good but some of the characters poorly and unrealistically ignorant.

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Unfinished Business

Unfortunately the story jumped around a lot. Lots of almost pointless side stories. Separating gold with a magnet? Really? The most disappointing bit was the finish. At least 2 more books to go! This series is not up to Booby's usual standard.

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should not have spokenn the script directions

should have used different voices for characters, not the annoying...Mac said, Hunter said, etc.. took first 2 books to be able to ignore the "play direction" telling who was speaking.

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Book ending

Disappointed in the ending, After all the Islamic attacks and the evil empires like China, North Korea Russia etc etc, I would have preferred America to have sent the cure via dosage only to American allied countries, like Europe, Canada, Australia, “ALLIED”, If you had a cure why would you sah are it with countries that want to destroy you?