The Strain

The Strain

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold. In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing . . . So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city-a city that includes his wife and son-before it is too late.
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780061902055
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 36 min.)) : digital


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Oct 29, 2015



VV5 Feb 02, 2015

Del Toro and Hogan offer readers a different take on the vampire story. They’re not sparkly or sexy. They’re parasites. Ugly, disgusting, formerly-human, parasites.

Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, from the CDC has a tough job ahead of him; investigate the strange new contagion spreading through New York and elsewhere; convince the rest of the world that it’s actually facing a vampire plague; last but not least, expose the far-reaching conspiracy behind the plague itself.

Luckily, he doesn’t have to go it alone: his partner at the CDC; an exterminator with experience tracking vermin around New York; a gang member ready to turn his guns on vampires; and an old, mysterious professor who possesses knowledge about vampires, their origin, and more importantly, how to kill them.

This is a good book for people who are tired of the overly-romanticized version of vampire we’ve seen in modern literature (i.e. Anne Rice and Stephenie Meyer). Want some straight-up blood-thirsty MONSTERS as your villains? Well, here you go!

The story is fast-paced, and the audio version of this book was true ear-candy. Ron Perlman read the audio version of this story and did a fantastic job! His thick, husky voice was a good match for the darkness of the story, and his Eastern European accent for characters Setrakian and Fet were spot on.

Mar 05, 2013

Best vampire story I've read. This story brings it back to the root of the issue, with the simple fact that vampires should be done in such a way as to scare us.


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Mar 05, 2013

"Think more along the lines of a man with a black cape. Fangs. Funny accent. Now take away the cape and fangs. The funny accent. Take away anything funny about it." - Setrakian

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