Summary

A PANDEMIC 70,000 YEARS IN THE MAKING WILL CHANGE HUMANITY...FOREVER.
In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve.
As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge. Industrialized nations offer a miracle drug, Orchid, which they mass produce and distribute to refugee camps around the world. But Orchid is merely a way to buy time. It treats the symptoms of the plague but never actually cures the disease.
Immari International offers a different approach: do nothing. Let the plague run its course. The Immari envision a world populated by the genetically superior survivors--a new human race, ready to fulfill its destiny.
With control of the world population hanging in the balance, the Orchid Alliance and the Immari descend into open warfare. Now humanity's last hope is to find a cure, and Kate alone holds the key to unraveling the mystery surrounding the Atlantis Plague. The answer may lie in understanding pivotal events in human history--events when the human genome mysteriously changed. Kate's journey takes her across the barren wastelands of Europe and northern Africa, but it's her research into the past that takes her where she never expected to go. She soon discovers that the history of human evolution is not what it seems--and setting it right may require a sacrifice she never imagined.
©2013 A.G. Riddle (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By C on 26-01-15

Poor research by the author

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Neutral on this, the story arc is good but! The author simply has not researched Europe, Racoons in Spain! Really and there are so many inaccuracies is distracts from the story.

Would you ever listen to anything by A. G. Riddle again?

Probably not

What about Stephen Bel Davies’s performance did you like?

Adiquate, again the actor has made no effort to get even a UK English let alone local pronounciation of place names. For example the Maltese are taught exclusively in English from primary education onward. There is no reason for any accuracy.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

None

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Pete on 27-08-15

Heavy going but worth it in the end

Would you listen to The Atlantis Plague again? Why?

It took me a long time to get through this needing to read a few other books in between as it can get very drawn out in the middle not seeming to go anywhere just round in circles but at about 3/4 through the story picks up and comes to a conclusion

What did you like best about this story?

Its the second book in the trilogy and moved the story along

Which character – as performed by Stephen Bel Davies – was your favourite?

Al the characters were good and consitant

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

the book is part of a trilogy this is just and excuse for procrastinator I am sure the whole story could have been condensed a bit and I will think twice before downloading the third episode.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Emily Wright on 07-05-14

Take it for what it's worth and enjoy it!

Where does The Atlantis Plague rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Narrator is great, and the story is fun to read and complex. A lot of reviewers have complained about some things not adding up but it is a great listen and and interesting plot. I thoroughly enjoyed both this book and the first book.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Great character development, and I was constantly wondering how the main characters were going to get out of their current predicament.

What does Stephen Bel Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He's just an excellent narrator. You focus on the story and not on him, and that is how it should be.

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9 of 10 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Michael G Kurilla on 10-05-14

A well executed reinterpretation of history

The Atlantis Plague follows immediately on from where The Atlantis Gene left off. The time dilation effects and name changes have been muted for this installment and so the story is easier to follow. David and Kate are moving in separate tracks for the first half. The plague is racing out of control and Dorian has gone rogue relative to the Imari. The alien intentions are made clear and contain both benign and malignant actions as we learn that two different philosophical approaches have been driving human evolution and development.

Riddle does a fantastic job of creating a riveting plot with multiple twists along the way. Most entertaining is the creative reinterpretation of human history from 70K BC to the present. He weaves the plague of Justinian and the Black death as events that were intentionally engineered to drive human evolution. Kate holds humanity's fate in her hands with her decision on how to finally resolve the current human catastrophe. Lastly, Riddle sets up book 3 with the suggestion of something that even our alien genetic engineers were fearful of.

The narration is excellent with a good range of voices for all characters.

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10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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