Infected


Read by Scott Sigler

(4.6 stars; 1771 reviews)

Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families.

Working under the government's shroud of secrecy, CIA operative Dew Phillips crisscrosses the country trying in vain to capture a live victim. With only decomposing corpses for clues, CDC epidemiologist Margaret Montoya races to analyze the science behind this deadly contagion. She discovers that these killers all have one thing in common - they've been contaminated by a bioengineered parasite, shaped by a complexity far beyond the limits of known science.

Meanwhile Perry Dawsey - a hulking former football star now resigned to life as a cubicle-bound desk jockey - awakens one morning to find several mysterious welts growing on his body. Soon Perry finds himself acting and thinking strangely, hearing voices . . . he is infected.

The fate of the human race may well depend on the bloody war Perry must wage with his own body, because the parasites want something from him, something that goes beyond mere murder.

Infected is the first major print release from Internet phenom Scott Sigler, whose podcast-only audiobooks have drawn an immense cult following, with more than three million individual episodes downloaded. Now Sigler storms the bookstore shelves with this cinematic, relentlessly paced novel that mixes and matches genres, combining horror, technothriller, and suspense in a heady mix that is equal parts Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton, and Stephen King.

Infected will crawl beneath your skin and leave fresh blood on every page.

QUOTES:
"Part Stephen King, part Chuck Palahniuk, Infected blends science fiction and horror into a pulpy masterpiece of action, terror, and suspense. Three recommendations: don't read it at night, or just after you've eaten a full meal, or if you're weak of heart. You've been warned!"
--James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain and Black Order

"Sigler is masterful at grabbing the reader by the throat and refusing to let go. Just when I thought I knew what abyss he was leading me across, he knocked the bridge out from under... I think I screamed the whole way down... Infected is a marvel of gonzo, in-your-face, up-to-the-minute terror."
--Lincoln Child, New York Times bestselling author of Deep Storm and Death Match

"Sigler is the Richard Matheson of the 21st Century...smart and creepy, Infected is a flawless thinking-person's thriller. Bravo to a bold new talent!"
--Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Bad Moon Rising and Ghost Road Blues

"Horror mavens rejoice! Infected is a revelation -- a novel that lives up to its hype. From page one, the story of a mysterious smart-virus that turns its hosts into deadly drooling drones creeps up on a reader like the ratchet of a roller coaster climbing toward its inevitable crest. Sigler brings the folksy character detail of Stephen King, the conceptual panache of Clive Barker, and the oozing, shuddery pathologies of a David Cronenberg movie. Zombies, spies, conspiracies, and gallons of goo make this the fastest read in the west! Highest recommendation!"
-- Jay Bonansinga, national bestselling author of Shattered, Twisted, Frozen, and The Sinking of the Eastland

"Sigler has a unique talent for keeping readers on the edge of their seats; I absolutely had to know what was going to happen next. Infected is full of mayhem, action, and gore--and you won't be able to put it down."
-- Dave Wellington, author of 13 Bullets and the Monster Island trilogy

"Scott Sigler's Infected is a bucking pulp pony that throws you this way and that, and just when you think you've got your balance, that ole pony bucks the other way. All in all, one hell of an exhilarating ride, and highly recommended."
--Joe R. Lansdale, World Horror Convention Grand Master and six-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Bubba Ho-Tep and Lost Echoes


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Reviews

great accidental find. definitely recommend this book

(5 stars)

This book gripped, thrilled and entertained me throughout. Not my usual genre but it fab all the same. The author has a wicked and awesome imagination and you get the feeling that the author enjoyed writing this. Now hooked and want to read more of his books.

Quick moving and interesting

(4 stars)

I loved the story and I've just started to read the sequel. The idea isn't particularly original but the author does a good job of making the characters believable and interesting. A bit too repetitive at times, and the author's vocalizations are sometimes a distraction from the story, but I still recommend it. Probably a much better read than a dramatization.

beginning

(5 stars)

was slow at first, getting all the details and the beginning of the plot, once it got going it really caught my eye. and I'm ready to see how this story forms, I'm hoping it continues to show more aliens and describe their abilities attributes and the chase for survival.

Xcellent Book!

(5 stars)

I used to H8 these podcast books here on LibriVox bcuz of the cheesy, hyper-enthusiastic commercials, until I discovered just how essential they are to continuing the Author's works here! This man is a maniac, in a descriptive sense of the word, and writes for those of us in whom imagination, is never a small part of our lives. This book had me from the first episode, and hasn't let go, Yet! Devotee, I am...

well written

(4.5 stars)

I've now listened to a 3 of scott siglers books in this series and I have to say I hope there are more stories circling around the events in these books available because I'm hooked. just wish I had read them in the correct order. Keep putting more on librivox scott please

Infected

(4 stars)

Sieglers's produced a realistically set, yet fantastical story. It's fast paced, intricate plot keeps you interested. The over explained physical gratuity is misplaced for me but will be the hook for most I suspect. The set-up from chapter 85 is intriguing to say the least and makes for an awesome next phase in the story which could go anywhere. Well done Ziegler...you've got a winner. Hope it continues in this format. If its a marketing hook to get us to buy the next segment, I guess it wil do the trick. Disappointing tactic though.

Bon

(4 stars)

I really enjoyed this audiobook, very descriptive, great story line & fabulously performed. The only thing I was disappointed about was the way it ended, leaving me with questions about what happened afterwards! I then (thankfully) discovered there was a sequel which I'm about to start called contagious so at least I'll get my answers! This is the 1st Scott Sigler book I've read/listened too, & he's definitely picked up a new follower!!

Infected is a great read

(4 stars)

This book had enough action to keep me engaged and make me want to try this author again. It's not quite what I expected but I'm not disappointed. A great read. Author did a superb job reading and I really liked that he gave each character a different voice and accent.