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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Seanan McGuire Narrator: Christine Lakin Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Parasitology Series Release Date: October 2013 ISBN: 9781619696754
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From New York Times bestselling author Mira Grant comes a high-concept near-future thriller.

A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite—a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects its host from illness, boosts the immune system—and even secretes designer drugs. It’s been successful beyond the scientists’ wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost all human beings have a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.

But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives—and will do anything to get them.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] mordant satire of the corporate public relations world…Grant extends the zombie theme of her Newsflesh trilogy to incorporate thoughtful reflections on biomedical issues that are both ominously challenging and eerily plausible. Sally is a complex, compassionate character, well suited to this exploration of trust, uncertainty, and the price of progress.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • It's a well-grounded medical wariness that gets at the heart of what the Parasitology series will be asking: What happens when the cure is worse than the disease? NPR Books
  • An exceptionally creepy medical-horror thriller that's the perfect spine-tingling read for Halloween... [a] roller coaster ride. Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • A riveting near-future medical thriller that reads like the genetically-engineered love child of Robin Cook and Michael Crichton. John Joseph Adams
  • Readers with strong stomachs will welcome this unusual take on the future. Kirkus Reviews
  • Fans of [the Newsflesh] series will definitely want to check this new book out. But fans of Michael Crichton-style technothrillers will be equally enthralled: as wild as Grant's premise is, the novel is firmly anchored in real-world science and technology. Booklist
  • Grant extends the zombie theme of her Newsflesh trilogy to incorporate thoughtful reflections on biomedical issues that are both ominously challenging and eerily plausible. Sally is a complex, compassionate character, well suited to this exploration of trust, uncertainty, and the price of progress. Publishers Weekly
  • “Horrifying, riveting, and a bit too plausible, this work is a tour de force…Perfect pacing, touches of humor and just enough medical jargon to make one believe.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Grant is tackling some of the same themes here as she did in the Newsflesh novels…fans of that series will definitely want to check this new book out. But fans of Michael Crichton–style technothrillers will be equally enthralled: as wild as Grant’s premise is, the novel is firmly anchored in real-world science and technology. Grant is well known to horror fans, but with Parasite, she’s likely to acquire a new whole new group of readers.”

    Booklist

  • “Grant’s fans are accustomed to her tackling unusual subjects, and this is no exception…The action moves at a good pace.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2013
  • A November 2013 LibraryReads Pick
  • Winner of John W. Campbell Award, 2010
  • The Hugo Best Novel, 2012
  • Romantic Times' Best SF Novel of the Year, 2010
  • NPR's Top 100 Killer Thrillers, 2010
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About the Author
Author Seanan McGuire

Mira Grant—pseudonym of Seanan McGuire—is the winner of a 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She is the author of Deadline, Blackout, Feed, and Countdown, all part of the Newsflesh series.

About the Narrator

Christine Lakin is an acclaimed television actress, best known for her roles as Alicia “Al” Lambert on the hit family comedy Step by Step and as Joan of Arc on Showtime’s Reefer Madness. Her audiobook narrations include Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and Mira Grant’s Parasite.