The Brain Eaters

Narrated by: Sean Duregger
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
4 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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In Milwaukee, a regular at Vic’s Tavern suddenly smashes a beer bottle and carves up the other customers.
 

In Manhattan, an easygoing cabdriver goes berserk and hurls his cab into a crowd of pedestrians.
 

In Seattle, a young bride slashes her husband in a busy restaurant, then flings herself through a plate-glass window.
 

At first, these shocking incidents appear unrelated. Then a disturbing pattern emerges - the agonizing headaches, the violent tantrums, the faces erupting with sickening lesions, then the final, fatal outburst.
 

The epidemic spreads. The nation panics. The Brain Eaters devour America.
 

Their hunger can never be satisfied.

©1985 Gary Brandner (P)2020 Mark Alan Miller

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very enjoyable

This book is copyrighted 1985, this makes little difference except that the Cold War and Dallas on the TV are mentioned. It is a timeless horror story which kept my interest from start to finish.

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Brain Eating fun

What an amazing book. Amazing narration. I could not stop. It was like I was having my brain eaten.

This book was provided free for review, however, my thoughts and options are my own.

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Old Time Horror

I did not realize I read this book years ago until I started listening to it, it was much better b being read to you. This is an old time horror about parasites getting into you, at first you experience flu like symptoms and severe headache then you become extremely violent and kill other or destroy yourself. My favorite characters were Corey and the doc. Recommend if you enjoy older horror with good narration. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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  • RJ
  • 02-09-20

Trudging through the snow in a 1 horse open sleigh

Prepare for an exhausting journey down the zombie trail. It’s not exactly what you expect, at least it wasn’t for me. The background ate up the first third of the book before anything of real significance took place. Once that landmark was passed, the tale of a virus, its effects, and the search for an antidote began in earnest. Sort of. The story continued to plod along like the old grey mare, although there was enough material to keep you turning pages. Personally, I think the tale could have been told in five or six hours. Two.point.five. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Parasitic invaders

This book is just as creepy as it is intriguing I was hooked and just could not stop listening. The narrator Sean Duregger brought it home with his phenomenal voices. This book is old school at its finest. I loved the storyline and its creative use of descriptive wording is spine tingling. I highly recommend this book. I received this book at my request. I am leaving my honest review here voluntarily of my own volition.

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Excellent

This is the most horrific, hair-raising story I've ever read or listen to. Parasite invading your body, turning you exceptionally violent, Overall this a chilling but marvelous story with superb narration. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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enjoyable story!

I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

This story was quite enjoyable and has held up somewhat well over the years. Despite that, the culture and mindset of the 1980s came across quite heavily at times. It was both fascinating and distracting at times. The story itself is horrific if not for the premise of the book, then the lack of any sort of modern quarantine procedures practiced by the characters. I found myself enjoying the characters, the author does a wonderful job of fleshing out each thoroughly. This is definitely helped by the narrator, who does a wonderful job voicing the different characters throughout.

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A pulp story with a stellar narration

The story is a standard fair pandemic story. The strength there is the visceral depictions of violence and gore. It also does a good job of building tension as the illness spreads.

Unfortunately, the story has a few flaws, in particular the narm-worthy dubbing of the illness as Brain Eaters, the almost bored description of growing unrest and chaos instead of showing it, and lastly the fact that I personally find Cory unlikable. (He comes across as a stubborn, cardboard cutout of the journalist looking for the big story trope). While we're at it, add to that an ending that rushes to resolve everything in a Hollywood happy ending barring the pile of corpses.


The flaws are largely diminished by the fact that the narration is superb! Outside of a few accents that sound a little wonky, it elevates the story and makes it an extremely enjoyable experience.


Full disclosure: This audiobook was given to me for free at my request and I provided this unbiased and voluntary review.

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Great Story!

Very well written and entertaining story. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this one and I'm sure you will as well.

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Eh.

If I'd know this was a zombie story I doubt I would listened to it.

The narration was pretty good.
I received a copy of this audible free at my request. All comments in my review are strictly my own thoughts and opinions