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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (12,306 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chuck Hogan, Guillermo Del Toro Narrator: Daniel Oreskes Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Strain Trilogy Release Date:
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From the authors of the instant New York Times bestseller The Strain comes the next volume in one of the most imaginative and frightening thriller series in many, many years.

Last week they invaded Manhattan. This week they will destroy the world.

The vampiric virus unleashed in The Strain has taken over New York City. It is spreading and soon will envelop the globe. Amid the chaos, Eph Goodweather—head of the Centers for Disease Control’s team—leads a band out to stop these bloodthirsty monsters. But it may be too late.

Ignited by the master’s horrific plan, a war erupts between old and new world vampires, each vying for control. At the center of the conflict lies a book—an ancient text that contains the vampires’ entire history … and their darkest secrets. Whoever finds the book can control the outcome of the war and, ultimately, the fate of us all. And it is between these warring forces that humans—powerless and vulnerable—find themselves no longer the consumers but the consumed. Though Eph understands the vampiric plague better than anyone, even he cannot protect those he loves. His ex-wife, Kelly, has been transformed into a bloodcrazed creature of the night, and now she stalks the city looking for her chance to reclaim her Dear One: Zack, Eph’s young son.

With the future of humankind in the balance, Eph and his team, guided by the brilliant former professor and Holocaust survivor Abraham Setrakian and exterminator Vasiliy Fet and joined by a crew of ragtag gangsters, must combat a terror whose ultimate plan is more terrible than anyone has imagined—a fate worse than annihilation.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I cannot wait to see where del Toro and Hogan take us next.”

    James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A rattling piece of escapism.”

    Times (London)

  • “Taut pacing and macabre fight scenes…Scary.”


  • “Relentlessly paves the way for what promises to be an epic third book.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Featured on the Indie Next List for October 2010
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Listener Reviews

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Aleece | 2/18/2014

    " just this the first it pulled me in. hope the last one is just as good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Ridgewalker | 2/10/2014

    " This is book two of a trilogy. It is an easy read, which is why I chose to start it on the airplane ride out to Boca. Lot's of action, very fast paced, and a well done vampire thrilled from a medical science point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Stepha | 2/5/2014

    " Very interesting take on Vampires. I enjoy how descriptive the writing is, this is a book that can keep you up at night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by JulieLaLa | 1/21/2014

    " Not as good as the first book in the trilogy, but still compelling, especially as regards the characters we've grown to appreciate/worry about. The book does read like episodic television/mini-series, but that's not a bad thing. "

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About the Author
Author Chuck Hogan

Chuck Hogan was a video store clerk in Boston when his first thriller, The Standoff, was published to critical acclaim and went on to become a national bestseller translated into fourteen international editions. He subsequently wrote three additional suspense novels, The Blood Artists, The Killing Moon, and the acclaimed Prince of Thieves. The Blood Artist and The Killing Moon each blended thrills with chills, while Prince of Thieves won the Hammett award for excellence in crime writing and was proclaimed by Steven King to be one of the best novels of the year. In 2010 Prince of Thieves was adapted into a major motion picture.

About the Narrator

Daniel Oreskes is a narrator as well as a film, television, and stage actor. He has earned two AudioFile Earphones Awards for his narrations and has twice been a finalist for the Audie Award, including for 2012 Audiobook of the Year. His several film roles include The Thomas Crown Affair and Day Zero, and his many television credits include episodes of  Law & Order. He has acted on Broadway in Electra and Aida and in the off-Broadway Arthur Miller play Mr. Peters’ Connections with Peter Falk, as well as in numerous Shakespeare performances. A native New Yorker, he trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.