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3.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 5 3.62 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan Narrator: Daniel Oreskes Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Strain Trilogy Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9780061988714
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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.”

    Booklist

  • “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 Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Isaac | 12/25/2013

    " Elements of style and some cool ideas made it almost entertaining but the vampire genre is just too moldy to bare any fear fruit and the nihilistic splatter film elements just made me bored, killing any sense or wonder, surprise, or terror that this book could muster. Save yourself time, watch Blade II, and leave this trilogy on the shelf. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianne Hobden | 12/10/2013

    " del Toro's vampires are terrifying and unattractive. Apocalyptic fiction at it's best! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean-Paul | 11/29/2013

    " These are not your "glitter in the sunlight",flavor of vamps. Book two of the Strain trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 11/1/2013

    " A fun zombie/vampire (zompire? vambie?) action thriller. Quick-paced and interesting, a good summer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Seagrist | 10/13/2013

    " Loved it, finished it in a couple of weeks. Don't read in the dark. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Giovanna | 10/8/2013

    " Not as entertaining as The Strain nor The Night Eternal. I find it to be the least exiting book of the trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sainte | 7/21/2013

    " A fun read, quick, easy, painless. Definitely good to read the series in order (I.e. Read The Strain first). I read this in two days, and when I finished, I would have started the next tome if it were available. Won't hold my breath, but am interested to see where it goes, how it ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Only1pbj | 7/17/2013

    " Not as good as Book 1, The Fall, but still good enough to rank high on my 'scariest' and 'best vampire' reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sisiely | 1/7/2013

    " stayed up all night and finished it but partly because it was too hot to sleep. nevertheless the story was still intriguing. really liked the old man. Though from the reviews of the 3rd book. not sure I'll want to finish the triology "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 5/20/2012

    " A great follow-up to The Strain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianna | 3/1/2012

    " A great continuation of the previous novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shay (Shannon) | 2/21/2012

    " Can't wait for the third book! It was refreshing to get back to vampires that aren't cute and lovable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glen Downie | 2/3/2012

    " Brilliant! The author gives the new tradition of vampire novels a great new twist! This is an epic start to a enthralling trilogy! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeepster | 1/19/2012

    " it was alright. I liked the action at the end but the book was slow until then "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dominique | 10/4/2011

    " Good follow-up of The Strain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bharti | 5/23/2011

    " If your in the mood to be scared then this is the book for u. Not the usual vampire romance, totally the opposite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tbergamin | 5/22/2011

    " It got off to a good start and I enjoyed the background and historical perspective, however I felt that it meandered and turned into more of a rote blood and gore story towards the end. The book seemed overly long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 5/21/2011

    " Del Toro's film background really comes out in The Strain. It reads fast, like a movie. A good concept, but I wasn't left dying to know what happens in the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dirk | 5/19/2011

    " The first book in a trilogy. A plane lands in New York and everybody on it is dead. Guess, what? Vampires, bitch! I liked it and look forward to the rest of the books in the trilogy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/16/2011

    " interesting concept. different from other vampire books. at times it would get exciting but for the most part the pace was just too slow. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ken | 5/13/2011

    " This book just kept getting worse and worse. I finally had to give up on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jotale | 5/11/2011

    " This was the book that got me interested in supernatural and horror. The story is an interesting take on vampire fiction and an all around eerie read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine | 5/9/2011

    " Great page turner. Loved the characters and The Fall is just as good. If you like stories about bass ass Vampires and not the Twilight stuff this will be for you. Vampire are portrayed as they should be.......nasty bloodsuckers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 5/6/2011

    " An interesting and new approach to the whole thriller/horror. Found it to be a great page turner and liked the way the tension was built up and was looking forward to the sequel (until I read it) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 5/6/2011

    " Loved this book! It's like the love child of Salem's Lot and CSI. "

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About the Author
Author Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo del Toro was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1964. A film prodigy dedicated to Latin American cinema, he went on to make his own short films and soon earned a place on Time magazine’s list of the “50 Young Leaders for the New Millenium.” He has been hailed by the New York Times as “[an] amazing writer and director…in the first rank of world filmmakers.” 

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.