• Contagious

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Scott Sigler
  • Series: Infected, Book 2
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 30-12-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (198 ratings)

Summary

From the acclaimed author of Infected comes an epic and exhilarating story of humanity's secret battle against a horrific enemy. Across America, a mysterious pathogen transforms ordinary people into raging killers, psychopaths driven by a terrifying, alien agenda. The human race fights back, yet after every battle the disease responds, adapts, using sophisticated strategies and brilliant ruses to fool its pursuers. The only possible explanation: the epidemic is driven not by evolution but by some malevolent intelligence.
Standing against this unimaginable threat is a small group, assembled under the strictest secrecy. Their best weapon is hulking former football star Perry Dawsey, left psychologically shattered by his own struggles with this terrible enemy, who possesses an unexplainable ability to locate the disease's hosts. Violent and unpredictable, Perry is both the nation's best hope and a terrifying liability.
Hardened CIA veteran Dew Phillips must somehow forge a connection with him if they're going to stand a chance against this maddeningly adaptable opponent. Alongside them is Margaret Montoya, a brilliant epidemiologist who fights for a cure even as she reels under the weight of endless horrors.
These three and their team have kept humanity in the game, but that's not good enough anymore, not when the disease turns contagious, triggering a fast countdown to Armageddon. Meanwhile, other enemies join the battle, and a new threat - one that comes from a most unexpected source - may ultimately prove the most dangerous of all.
Catapulting the reader into a world where humanity's life span is measured in hours and the president's finger hovers over the nuclear button, rising star Scott Sigler takes us on a breathtaking, hyper-adrenalized ride filled with terror and jaw-dropping action. Contagious is a truly grand work of suspense, science, and horror from a new master.
©2008 Random House Audio
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Critic reviews

"An inventive, amped-up yarn . . . full of pressure-cooker mind games." ( Entertainment Weekly)
"Riveting . . . leads the reader from one startling detail to the next . . . a terrifying page-turner." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Martin on 27-02-09

Brilliant

Can't recommend this enough, I listened to the first book as a Podcast "infected" and I am buying this one. Great listen, every chapter leaves you desperately waiting for the next one!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ru on 18-01-15

Even better than the first book.

Less "horror" and more "disaster" movie than the first book. Scott has done a fantastic job building the characters and plot twists. His reading of the story is great too. I also loved the obvious amount of scientific research he has done in order to write the book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By T. Migliaccio on 11-03-09

A Great Set of Books

Both Infected and Contagious were great books (make sure you get Infected first.) While many complain about the author reading his own work, one needs to understand Sigler offers all his novels as free podcasts on his website. Sure, at first I wasn't thrilled with his reading style, but it grew on me as the story progressed.

The storyline is solid, and I had a hard time stopping it when my commute ended. If you're concerned about the author's reading technique then get the print edition, but don't miss this pair of books, because they're great!

Sigler has added another fan to his cult-following.

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16 of 17 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By richard clayton on 27-02-09

It is Contagious

Listened to this book in one shot. As usual Sigler weaves a thick web and keeps you holding on to every word.

Lots of effort made to keep the character voices interesting. His style of narration is a bit different than the typical audio book ... but I like it. We notice Perry has a lighter voice in this one ... hmmm I wonder why? (wink wink).

Seems like there could just be a 3rd part to the story ... I am sooo waiting for it.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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