Infected: A Novel (Unabridged)
by Scott Sigler
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Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families. Working under the government's shroud of secrecy, CIA operative Dew Phillips crisscrosses the country trying in vain to capture a live victim. With only decomposing corpses for clues, CDC epidemiologist Margaret Montoya races to analyze the science behind this deadly contagion. She discovers that these killers all have one thing in common - they've been contaminated by a bioengineered parasite, shaped by a complexity far beyond the limits of known science. Meanwhile, Perry Dawsey - a hulking former football star now resigned to life as a cubicle-bound desk jockey - awakens one morning to find several mysterious welts growing on his body. Soon Perry finds himself acting and thinking strangely, hearing voices....He is infected. The fate of the human race may well depend on the bloody war Perry must wage with his own body, because the parasites want something from him, something that goes beyond mere murder. Infected was the first major print release from Internet phenom Scott Sigler, whose podcast-only audiobooks have drawn an immense cult following, with more than three million individual episodes downloaded. Now Sigler thrills listeners with this cinematic, relentlessly paced novel that mixes and matches genres, combining horror, techno thriller, and suspense in a heady mix that is equal parts Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton, and Stephen King.
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Not really good
Bought this audiobook because of the good reviews. And was disappointed. First of the story ist just not written that well. The whole style of the book (the rhetoric) feels like it was done by a college freshman who just had his first writing class. The way things are described is just very unimaginative. But what I found even worse than the writing style was the intonation. That is something that can make or brake an audiobook. Nice effort that the author himself did the voices but if you don't really have the talent for it, let someone else do it. The voice of Perry is just plain horrible. Why? Because the changed the sound of the voice using a computer to make him sound like he was a really big guy. It just feels awkward and unnatural though. That definitely could have been done better. If you don't have the voice to cover those aspects, get someone else to do it. Furthermore none of the characters was really likable. Perry was nice in the beginning but turned more and more into an idiot that anyone could care less for. The CIA agents all were bland and not sympathetic either. No, this audiobook really was not good. Can't recommend it. Feels and sounds like work done by a novice targeted at a rather young crowd that doesn't look for substance. Two stars because of the effort.
This book , is a best thriller after Angels and demos , pure blood A+++++ Must listen