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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mira Grant

Narrated By: Christine Lakin

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: October 2013

Duration: 16 hours 9 minutes


A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.

We owe our good health to a humble parasite -- a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system -- even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.

But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives . . . and will do anything to get them.





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Newsflesh Short Fiction (e-only novellas)

Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box


San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats

How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea

The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell

Please Do Not Taunt the Octopus


  • Aaron Greenlee

    OMG. This is the only book I've ever aborted listening to. Slow. Obvious. Skip this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Andrew MacVicar

    The slowest story read by the slowest narrator ! Yawn fest ... This book should have been 3 hours .. Interesting premise .. Regret the purchase . Not recommended. I had to listen to this one on 'ludicrous ' speed and after the clock reached 12'hours I had to delete ... Bad writing and worse production..