Summary

Matt Kearns and the remnants of the scientific team return to a ravaged America. Modern medicine has failed to halt the spread of the flesh-consuming parasite, and humans have been forced to hide, even from one another.
The infected roam the cities and suburbs of a ruined nation. But the devastating effects on human physiology are only the beginning. Something has been let loose, something that the team were not prepared for - human nature itself.
Matt and Carla must make it back to the CDC headquarters, crossing the apocalyptic countryside that proves every bit as dangerous and deadly as the South American jungle. The race is on to test their eradication cure, before their world suffers the same fate as that of the giant saurians of prehistory.
But there is something they don't count on - the solution has a high price. If they don't use the cure it means the end of mankind, but what if the remedy is worse than the disease?
©2013 Greig Beck (P)2013 Bolinda
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2 out of 5 stars
By Jam on 21-05-18

Misleading description

More of a zombie plague type story with graphic imagery that is not pleasant. Not what I was expecting. Made myself listen so I could review its misleading description.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Chap Walker on 14-02-14

Dissapointing ending to a good story.

After listening to the first two episodes, which take place in the Amazon jungle, the last installation of "The First Bird" was disappointing. The actions of the female characters seem designed to frustrate. You can expect a certain amount of that in any action fiction, but these characters go from surviving a jungle hellbent on eating them to a modern urban outbreak situation in which a ranking CDC doctor can't seem to get past the idea that invisible things can kill you-REALLY?!?! Come on. If you didn't feel up to writing that third installment, maybe you should have gotten someone else, don't torpedo the whole thing. I was ready to check out this author's other works until this third episode, its really that bad. My advice would be to read the first two, and then just pretend they all lived happily ever after. The closure you are looking for won't be found here.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Kim Venatries on 14-10-13

One Cliche Too Many; But Still a Good Listen

The second episode finds the research team deep in the Amazon jungle. The action is quick and the team quickly dwindles. The writing isn't bad but sometimes less really is more. IMHO, drawing out the suspense over a few scary incidents might have been more effective than trying to include every jungle cliche ever imagined. I did enjoy part two but it could have been better. Looking forward to episode three.

Just one other note. It was somewhat annoying that part three of the story was available a week before part two. Be sure you are listening to the books in the right order.

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