Nov 15 2008 31 mins 77.8k

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 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

4.5 • 8 Ratings

blue_kt Jan 03 2021
No bout adoubt it 2/5

ShiverMeTimbs Sep 29 2020
While I wasn't a fan of a few of the characters, the story itself was brilliant and the science bits were extremely well-researched

Zuzu Soleil Sep 20 2020

Linda E Sep 17 2020
Sigler has done an amazing job narrating this audiobook! Between the character voices and the timely pauses, he really knocks it out of the ballpark. As for the story itself, it's a proper horror story. It's Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets Alien with sprinkles of comedy which makes it perfect for an entertaining read.

TurdNoodle Aug 29 2020
This. Is. Excellent. One reviewer said the author needs to get voice actors. Sure, it would probably be better with professional voice actors, but then he wouldn't offer his audiobooks for free, which is pretty damn awesome, so I have no complaints. It was almost like having a funny friend read it to me. Perry sounded like Patrick Warburton, Dew Phillips sounded like Mr. Garrison, and Margaret was...well, that voice was awful, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this audiobook. 👍✌

divingtech Aug 17 2020
How did I just now find Scott Sigler? Infected is infectious. I've been late to work three times because I wouldn't leave my car until the chapter was over. Thanks Scott! Can't wait to listen to the sequel.

Jska Jul 13 2020

Nesh May 18 2020
Really good. A well told Sci fi story. Loads of gore and action packed. Not my perfect style of reading, but not hard to listen to at all. Story is quite... Out there.. But well worth a listen.