The Chimera Sequence

  • by Elliott Garber
  • Narrated by Neil Shah
  • 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cole McBride makes a chilling discovery while investigating a mysterious disease causing the deaths of endangered mountain gorillas in war-torn central Africa.
When a humanitarian aid hospital nearby diagnoses a disturbingly similar human case, the former Special Forces veterinarian knows he must figure out how to stop this outbreak from spreading--before it blows up into a global pandemic.
Halfway across the continent, a massive cargo ship moves out of Sudan's largest port. Buried deep within its hold is one container of urgent significance for its buyer in the Persian Gulf.
And back in Washington, D.C., the owner of a Lebanese restaurant a stone's throw from the White House finds a cryptic message in the Drafts folder of his e-mail inbox.
It's one week before Independence Day, and an unpopular president is preparing to host America's biggest celebration in years. There's just one small problem: he's not the only one with plans for the holiday.
With the woman he loves sick and close to death, Cole puts his own life on the line in a race against time to discover the truth behind the outbreak's origin--a truth that will link it to one of humanity's most ancient plagues and threaten the very heart of America.
This is how it happened.

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What the Critics Say

"Elliott Garber's debut thriller The Chimera Sequence has everything I love in a novel: great characters, a thrill ride of an adventure, and a looming global menace. But best of all, the story hooked me from the first intriguing page to the last illuminating line. I can't wait to see what this guy writes next!" (James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of the The Sixth Extinction)
"Elliott Garber has delivered a high-stakes thriller that will earn your attention with clean, clear prose and a solid grasp of global geopolitics. The Chimera Sequence is terrifyingly realistic, chock-full of research that rings as true as today's headlines." (Bob Mayer, former Green Beret and New York Times bestselling author)
"I couldn't put down Garber's engaging, rapid-paced, action-packed thriller. His riveting first novel benefits greatly from his experience as an Army veterinarian who has worked with a variety of unlikely animals around the world. The book even features important appearances from a military dog, a Secret Service dog, and a tracker bloodhound. What's not to love?" (Maria Goodavage, New York Times bestselling author of Top Dog and Soldier Dogs)

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Skip the Narrator not the Author!

This book was generously provided to me by the Author in Audible format in exchange for an honest review. Of which I will try to do my best.

On first listen Neil Shah has a lovely seductive voice but it’s very slow and dragged out. I listen at 1.25x speed and it was still slow! On top of that the narrator’s having trouble with the South African accent of which I’m very familiar with. So every time Marna Van Wyk ( with classic Dutch features and blond hair) speaks with a “sexy South African accent” I get totally confused wondering if she’s of African descent (a black person) or of Dutch descent (a white person), cause the accent is totally lost. The name is that of a white person while the voice is that of a black person from the slums, so not sexy!!

Oh my don’t get me started on NS’s upper class British accent. It lacks even a hint of any kind of British accent.

Once you are able to get past the nails on chalk board accent the narrator recites in the story is actually very interesting. The characters are well developed and the story catches your interest right from the start. The story is fast moving and doesn’t slow down or give you a dull moment. If you are a fan of Michael Crichton as I am, you’ll totally love the book. The fact that the author Elliott Garber is a widely travelled Veterinarian shows in his work. The issues he covers are all from the recent past and close to our heart so we feel the pain the characters are going through.

I really enjoyed this book but would recommend that instead of listening to the book you actually read it, either kindle or hard copy.
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- Menon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-08-2015
  • Publisher: Osprey Press