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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (474 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Konkoly Narrator: Joseph Morton Publisher: Sunny Day Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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In the late fall of 2013, a lethal pandemic virus emerges from the Islamic Republic of Indonesia (IRI) and rages unchecked across every continent. When the Jakarta Flu threatens his picture-perfect Maine neighborhood, Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep his family safe. As a seasoned sales representative for Biosphere Pharmaceuticals, makers of a leading flu virus treatment, Alex understands what a deadly pandemic means for all of them. He particularly knows that strict isolation is the only guaranteed way to protect his family from the new disease.

With his family and home prepared for an extended period of seclusion, Alex has few real concerns about the growing pandemic. But as the deadliest pandemic in human history ravages northern New England, and starts to unravel the fabric of their Maine neighborhood, he starts to realize that the flu itself is the least of his problems.

A mounting scarcity of food and critical supplies turns most of the neighbors against him, and Alex is forced to confront their unexpected hostility before it goes too far. Just when he thinks it can't get any worse, the very face of human evil arrives on Durham Rd and threatens to destroy them all. Alex and his few remaining friends band together to protect the neighborhood from a threat far deadlier than the flu, as they edge closer to the inevitable confrontation that will test the limits of their humanity.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith Webber | 2/17/2014

    " I love the genre of the pandemic; potential apocalyptic. I enjoyed the realism of this story, but the lack of relatable characters made it hard for me to get lost in this book. The characters seemed to lack depth and didn't seem to develop as the book went on. While I did enjoy the book because of the subject matter; there was a lack of real suspense to the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 2/14/2014

    " I enjoyed reading Jakarta Pandemic. It really gets you thinking about the possibility of this unfolding right in your own neighborhood. I could see this happening and no one listening until it was too late!! It is very realistic and portrays a very accurate picture of what people could and probably would do if this ever happened. I enjoyed the main character, Alex's, personality and thoughts throughout the book. His opinions seem to accurately reflect those of a former Marine who has returned from deployment. A brief mention and hints of PTSD of the main character, Alex, show up throughout the book as well. I have read some reviews which challenge the writer's choice to make the main character judgmental with regards to certain people throughout the story. However, I actually appreciate those touches which make Alex even that more realistic as those would be some thoughts and opinions a former marine returning from deployment in the Middle East would feel. I have and continue to recommend this book to others. I finished this book very quickly and read the entire thing on my iphone. I am really impressed by the fact that the author chose to self-publish this book and look forward to reading more from him in the future! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 2/1/2014

    " Very similar plot idea to the movie Contagion, but on a more localized level with more action. Follows a former military drug salesman as he and his family prepare for a flu pandemic and how they're able to ride out the situation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 1/27/2014

    " I agree with others who found the book: screenplay-like, put-down-able, (or STUPID and/or irritating, like me!). Parts of the book were exciting but the momentum wasn't sustained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne | 1/21/2014

    " Only three stars because of the offensive amount of grammatical errors. Other wise, I liked it well enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobby Cooper | 1/21/2014

    " I usually read zombie/pa,but this book BLEW ME AWAY! I highly recommend this book. A story of one man trying to keep his family alive through a horrible pandemic. A truly great read that I learned a lot of valuable lessons from. But it was only after I finished that I realized this cause I was to glued to this story to realize!! Youll get lost in this and if this is this authors first book,hes got MAD TALENT!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/14/2014

    " Excellent -loved this book-highly recommend. The scary thing is that while this is a fiction book it is certainly possible that these events could happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Addington | 1/12/2014

    " I feel an urge to buy guns, store mass amounts of food and meds....buy those snow shoes so I can get out of my house in the winter...All in all it was a thought provoking read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nimbs | 1/8/2014

    " The guy in this book is a douchebag. Giving out drugs to his healthy friends and sitting on double the amount his family needs while children he and his children know die is awful. Gun toting all American crap. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gene Komaromi | 12/6/2013

    " The Jakarta Pandemic is action adventure at its' best. The story is one of survival against the odds, it's a page turner that will keep you awake. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Smith | 11/25/2013

    " Really good realistic story of what would happen during a worldwide flu pandemic. Trust me -- you'd want to be best buds with an ex-Marine like Alex Fletcher. Scary. Makes me want to start collecting pre-packaged foods and water -- and a gun! LOL! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Hixon | 11/2/2013

    " Super scary, well thought out look at pandemics. Should make conspiracy theorists leap for joy. Makes me want to start stocking my larder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russell Blake | 10/25/2013

    " This is a fast moving thriller that has a lot of good beats and will keep readers engaged. As a debut effort it's especially noteworthy. I expect we'll see more out of Mr. Konkoly, all of it good. I can't wait for his next one - he's got an interesting voice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick Susie | 10/6/2013

    " Extremely frightening look at how fear, hunger and panic could break down all civility in such a short time. It would be bad enough to have to live through a flu pandemic, but that is only the beginning. Great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celia | 9/25/2013

    " It is disturbing to think what violence may occur if there were a true pandemic and this book examines how one family handled it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Perreault | 8/28/2013

    " An apocalyptic look at what might happen in the event of a severe influenza outbreak. Somewhat extreme, I wouldn't be surprised to see this turned into a disaster movie. Intriguing nevertheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 6/9/2013

    " Really enjoyed - not sure why I can't give it 5 stars. Made me realize how vulnerable we all are. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielle | 5/27/2013

    " The book was very well-written and felt nearly realistic. I found it very hard to care about any of the characters and at times found myself hoping something horrible DID happen to them so they would shut up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Genemar | 5/14/2013

    " Kindle eBook-Free "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 5/8/2013

    " This book was good enough for me to want to get to the end, but not a page turner. I kept reading, expecting something exciting to happen, but it never did. No element of surprise, no suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie Roberts | 1/3/2013

    " loved this book - very hard to put down! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mitchell | 12/2/2012

    " The novel has a fine concept and a strong start, but it quickly becomes bogged down in the unimportant daily details of the main characters' lives. The author needs to focus on events that really move the plot forward. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pipsa Mankinen | 10/14/2012

    " Not bad, didn't expect much since writer was totally new to me. In the end there was bit too much skipping what happened and I think there was bit more potential to the story that was used but overall ok book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 7/23/2012

    " A very slow start for the first few chapters...and then I couldn't put it down! "

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About the Author
Steven Konkoly is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and a veteran of various regular and elite Navy and Marine Corps units. He has brought his in-depth military experience to bear in his fiction, penning the speculative postapocalyptic thrillers The Jakarta Pandemic and The Perseid Collapse. Konkoly lives in central Indiana with his family.