Throughout history there have been several thousand different strains of influenza. Each year hundreds are active. Chances are, this year, you will catch one of those strains. You will cough, sneeze, and your body will ache. Without a second thought, you'll take a double dose of green liquid, go to bed, and swear you'll feel better in the morning. Not this time. In 1918 forty-million people succumbed to a particular strain of swine flu. It appeared out of nowhere, and just as quickly as it surfaced, the Spanish Flu vanished. Gone for good. Or so we thought. Though mankind has anticipated its resurfacing for some time, mankind is ill prepared.
Mutated and with a vengeance, the Spanish Flu returns. In a world blackened with plague, a glimmer of light exists in the small town of Lodi, Ohio. They shine as a sanctuary because they ... are 'flu-free' In the wake of the reality that they are spared, the spirit and strength of Lodi is tested. It becomes a fight against what is morally right or wrong in an increasingly difficult battle to stay healthy and alive until the flu has run its course.
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The Flu - just never caught it
Sadly, I forced myself to listen to the entire narrative, probably out of stubborness that I had paid the $22, but regret that I didn't use the time for a better book. This one is very thin, no character build, no real suspense build and no interest or excitement build for the listener/reader. The concept had a lot of potential but it was squandered in a story that is deficient of anything interesting. The plot winds on and on with no increase in drama, action, suspense or anything. I found myself wanting it to just die, like the hapless patients in the story. Defiinitely needs a "shot" to get better, otherwise, I'd strongly suggest that you "vaccinate" yourself against this one.