- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 19 hours and 55 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Empty Set Entertainment
- Audible.com Release Date: February 4, 2014
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I8ZMLOC
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Pandemic: A Novel Audiobook – Unabridged
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silver created a singular vision of imminent alien invasion, by way of a frighteningly effective disease. For readers, Sigler made sure the disease was more visceral than virtual.
Through two books, Sigler put his characters and his world through some horrifying stuff as they tried to ward off the infection that came from beyond the stars and was designed to end the human race.
In "Pandemic," Sigler moves in for the big finish. With one last push, the disease vector is activated by human greed and stupidity. It's up to Margaret Montoya, the brilliant physician researcher who led humanity's fight previously and, incidentally, caused Detroit to be nuked, to figure a way out of this. The problem is she's spent the last five years wallowing in guilt and self recrimination.
The action starts at an incredible, fast-paced, exhilarating and dangerously immediate speed. And then picks up the pace. The tension winds tighter with every page, every paragraph. Silver drags some wonderfully flawed characters through the killing fields as the alien disease begins infecting humans and converting them into a cannibalistic subspecies that wants to kill and eat their former species. Not necessarily in that order.
While your reading experience is enhanced if you read the first two books, it's not necessary to have done so to enjoy the book. This story grabs you by the eyeballs on the first page and won't let go until the last. Definitely worth your time and money.
As you can see from my reviews, I am a tough grader. I do not hand out a 5 star review very often. I have to say that Scott Sigler's books/podcasts/audiobook have never disappointed me, even if I am reading a genre that is not one of my favorites. Football, even if it is futuristic, and gangsters, are not normal genres that I would read, but I have enjoyed the podcasts from Sigler. I just finished Kissyman, and it was excellent. They are always well researched, and the characters are always interesting. I am hoping that Earthcore will be made into a kindle book.
On with our book review:
This last book in the trilogy was unexpected. After blowing up Detroit, I thought the worst had been done, and then enters the end of world, Pandemic. The deadly canister has been located from the aliens' invading satellite, but this time the canister has been programmed to end all human life on earth. The aliens are no longer messing around.
I have to admit Margaret Montoya was such a mess in the beginning of the book that I was wishing the invasion had started with her. She was a manipulative mess. She spent all day reading blogs about how she was horrible for nuking Detroit. She needed to get over it. I cheered when Clarence asked her for a divorce. While she stepped up to investigate the new contagion, I couldn't help recalling that she spent years torturing herself and Clarence. After she became infected, she way scarier than Steve Stanton, the self-proclaimed emperor of the United States. While he envisioned ruling the states, she envisioned taking out the universe for God.
Steve Stanton is where our story starts. He is a creepy guy, who remains a creepy guy. He has been asked to retrieve the canister from the sub for the Chinese, and he ends up infecting the world. If there was ever a guy who needed to be shot, he is it. He is in charge at Chicago because he is smart. He has appointed himself emperor of the United States, and sadly, this may be his only chance to get a date. I did point out he was creepy.
Poor Clarence, he is in denial. Ok, he is a putz. Before this he was cool, now he is just a putz. The continual mooning over his mean girl wife is just awful. He learns that she is an actual monster, and he is still mooning.
Dr. Feelygood comes through at the end. Yay! Ok, I was a little concerned about this guy. He truly needs to learn some manners.
Now raise your hand and admit you loved Jerry the Monster. He was mutated, but surprisingly sweet.
This book has it all, great dialogue, cool science, action, and men and women willing to kick bootie. I highly recommend.
pandemic has just the right mix of tech and violence blended with a wow didn't see that coming. by the way this book can stand on its on but you want to read the first two infected and contagious.
This book is an epic of carnage, chaos and destruction but at the same time is funny engaging and will make you shed a few tears as well.
If unfamiliar with the trilogy do yourself a favour and start with 'Infected' and I guarantee you will be back here very soon to snap up this ball busting adrenaline ride of a concluding tome!
The narration by Phil Gigante is spot on and carries you along seamlessly. Great production, voice acting and vocal effects make it more than work the price tag. Grab it today and you'll feely good :)
Boz - UK