Strain Trilogy

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 9,812 ratings

The Strain Publisher's Summary

A plane lands at JFK and mysteriously 'goes dark', stopping in the middle of the runway for no apparent reason, all lights off, all doors sealed. The pilots cannot be raised.

When the hatch above the wing finally clicks open, it quickly becomes clear that everyone on board is dead - although there is no sign of any trauma or struggle. Ephraim Goodweather and his team from the Center for Disease Control must work quickly to establish the cause of this strange ocurrence before panic spreads.

The first thing they discover is that four of the victims are actually still alive. But that's the only good news. And when all 200 corpses disappear from various morgues around the city on the same night, things very rapidly get worse. Soon Eph and a small band of helpers will find themselves battling to protect not only their own loved ones, but the whole city, against an ancient threat to humanity.

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  • Book 1

    • The Strain

    • Book One of the Strain Trilogy
    • By: Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan
    • Narrated by: Ron Perlman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    A plane lands at JFK and mysteriously 'goes dark', stopping in the middle of the runway for no apparent reason, all lights off, all doors sealed. The pilots cannot be raised. When the hatch above the wing finally clicks open, it quickly becomes clear that everyone on board is dead - although there is no sign of any trauma or struggle. Ephraim Goodweather and his team from the Center for Disease Control must work quickly to establish the cause of this strange ocurrence before panic spreads.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great vampire story

    • By Fjolnir on 10-29-09

    Regular price: $15.45

    • The Strain

    • By: Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
    • Narrated by: Ron Perlman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,489
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,272
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,276

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slow Start

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 11-13-15

    Regular price: $15.96

  • Book 2

    • The Fall

    • Book Two of the Strain Trilogy
    • By: Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
    • Narrated by: Daniel Oreskes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,795
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,152

    Last week they invaded Manhattan. This week they will destroy the world. The vampiric virus unleashed in The Strain has taken over New York City. It is spreading and soon will envelop the globe. Amid the chaos, Eph Goodweather - head of the Centers for Disease Control's team - leads a band out to stop these bloodthirsty monsters. But it may be too late.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Book 2 and a Filler

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 11-10-12

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Fall

    • By: Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan
    • Narrated by: Daniel Oreskes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Humans have been displaced at the top of the food chain, and now understand - to their outright horror - what it is to be not the consumer, but the consumed. Ephraim Goodweather, director of the New York office of the Centers for Disease control, is one of the few humans who understands what is really happening. Vampires have arrived in New York City, and their condition is contagious. If they cannot be contained, the entire world is at risk of infection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lots here that's not in the TV series!

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 3

    • The Night Eternal

    • Book Three of the Strain Trilogy
    • By: Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
    • Narrated by: Daniel Oreskes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,424
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,209

    It’s been two years since the vampiric virus was unleashed in The Strain and the entire world now lies on the brink of annihilation. There has been a mass extermination of humans orchestrated by the Master - an ancient vampire possessed of unparalleled powers. The future of humankind lies in the hands of a ragtag band of freedom fighters - Dr. Eph Goodweather, Dr. Nora Martinez, Vasiliy Fet, and Mr. Quinlan, the half-breed offspring of the Master who is bent on revenge. It’s their job to overturn this devastating new world order.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly creepy!

    • By 9S on 02-02-13

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Night Eternal

    • By: Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan
    • Narrated by: Daniel Oreskes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    The night belongs to them, and it will be a night eternal… After the blasts, it was all over. Nuclear Winter has settled upon the earth. Except for one hour of sunlight a day, the whole world is plunged into darkness. It is a near-perfect environment for vampires. They have won. It is their time. Almost every single man, woman and child has been enslaved in vast camps across the globe. Like animals, they are farmed, harvested for the sick pleasure of the Master Race.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • anticlimax<br />

    • By Abhishek on 05-21-16

    Regular price: $15.45