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Infected

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Scott Sigler

Narrated By: Scott Sigler

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: April 2008

Duration: 11 hours 26 minutes

Summary:

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 is 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 storms the bookstore shelves with this cinematic, relentlessly paced novel that mixes and matches genres, combining horror, technothriller, and suspense in a heady mix that is equal parts Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton, and Stephen King.
Infected will crawl beneath your skin and leave fresh blood on every page.

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  • Taylor R

    Very entertaining.

  • Liana Funai

    Fast-paced fun. Very entertaining.

  • Gwen Spain

    Riveting story, as expected from this author. Really grabbed me and made me want to know what would happen next! Mr. Sigler's narration was better than the other author-narrated books I've listened to, but even so I have not been persuaded to change my opinion that authors are not the ideal narrators of their own work. Scott, just keep doing what you do best--creating awesome stories!--and leave the narration to the professionals.

  • Matthew Abrahamson

    Amazing book. Addicting, pure entertainment. A mix of the X-Files, disease management and terror.

  • james boles

    The right mix of X Files and gonzo horror. This book was written for narration.

  • Anonymous

    This book was great to listen to! I was a little skeptical at first when I realized the narrator was the author, not some voice actor...but man, was I NOT disappointed! The voices were great. I could totally picture these characters in my head as I listened. I think my favorite was the voice of Chelsea! But they were all great. The story was awesome too. It takes the horrible idea of this contagion possibly wiping us all out and infuses it with such dark humor...I was driving down I95 laughing my ass off!!!! Thanks, Scott Sigler! For a great story and incredible narration!

  • Eric

    I loved this book! It was very suspenseful, and had several surprises! I didn't want to get out of my car while I was playing the CD's in my car! I can't wait to listen to the follow up story to this one, contagious.

  • Anonymous

    Great fast moving story. Yes, you might be able to guess what it's all about right away, but that doesn't stop it from being enjoyable. The author tries to go over to top a lot, but take it for what it is--fast entertainment!