Friday, 11 August 2017

Audiobook Review: Pandemic: The Innocents by Bobby Akart!

    Pandemic: The Innocents: The Pandemic Series, Book 2 Audiobook
  • Written by: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell Kris Adams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:07-27-17
  • Publisher: Bobby Akart Inc.
  • And so it begins, the virus enters on the quiet feet of The Innocents.It invades each and every one of us.But, they say, plagues are like fires.At some point, they burn themselves out. Or not.Fear and rumor can be far more dangerous than the virus itself.A new dystopian, post-apocalyptic fiction series from author Bobby Akart (The Blackout Series, The Boston Brahmin series and the Prepping for Tomorrow series). The events depicted in The Pandemic Series are fictional. They are, however, based upon historical fact.In Beginnings, book one of The Pandemic Series, a deadly plague virus has been introduced across the globe by ISIS terrorists who are waging the mother of all wars - the Final Jihad. Dr. Mackenzie Hagan, a disease detective and epidemiologist at the CDC-Atlanta and Nathan Hunter, an off-the-books operative for the mysterious Project Artemis within the Department of Defense, join forces to both identify the disease, but also to locate its source.After crisscrossing the planet in search of clues, Mac and Hunter realize that this infectious disease is like no other, and with the jihadists implementing the plague as a tool of bioterror, there is not just one Patient Zero, but thousands.Mac, unwillingly following in her mother's footsteps, elects to disregard her orders which came straight from the President of the United States, and she rang the clarion bell, a warning to the world, that no one is immune or safe from the perfect killer.Can a cure be found? Will the politicians who are responsible for protecting our nation from all forms of enemies warn the public? Is it too late? The saga continues in The Innocents, book two of The Pandemic Series.

My Thoughts: 

In book 1, we saw the beginning of the virus. Mac wanted the threat to be widely known but the Government didn't want to. But things are getting worse. The virus has been diagnosed as the Pneumonic Plague but it has also been changed! It is now antibiotic resistant and there doesn't seem to be a cure. Mac is working with Hunter to try to find the cause and a way to either cure it or inoculate against it before it's too late. 

The author has created one heck of a book. The level of detail is amazing and the amount of research he did shows. It's frightening to read how quickly it spreads. Also the way it's spread is ruthless and extremely scary!!! It really made me think and made me evaluate handshakes etc.

While the book isn't action packed, it's rich in detail and extremely well developed. The characters are all well written and you can't help but love them. Mac is trying to do all she can to find some way to help, but she is put under the bus so to speak and is blamed for the CDC not reacting in time. So Hunter, while trying to find the terrorists responsible for the outbreak, finds her another position and place to work. All the while both are trying to prepare themselves for the inevitable outcome. 

I really like both Hunter and Mac. They just work well together!! I so love seeing their relationship grow and develop. I also can't wait to see more from Mac's mum and dad!! They sound intriguing and interesting. Definitely looking forward to getting to know them.

In all, a truly terrifying look into what could happen. It opens your eyes and makes you see things differently. Amazing book and I need book 3 yesterday!!! :)

John David Farrell and Kris Adams did a great job. Farrell has an impressive range of tones and voices and knows how to read well, Adams meanwhile, did a good job but what stopped me from loving it was that she kind of kept the same tone for all the female voices. I feel like if she was able to differentiate them a little, she would have been brilliant. 



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