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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,468 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 2011 ISBN: 9780062082725
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It’s been two years since the vampiric virus was unleashed in The Strain and the entire world now lies on the brink of annihilation. There has been a mass extermination of humans orchestrated by the Master—an ancient vampire possessed of unparalleled powers. The future of humankind lies in the hands of a ragtag band of freedom fighters—Dr. Eph Goodweather, Dr. Nora Martinez, Vasiliy Fet, and Mr. Quinlan, the half-breed offspring of the Master who is bent on revenge. It’s their job to overturn this devastating new world order. But good and evil are malleable terms now, and the Master is most skilled at preying on the weaknesses of humans.

Now, at this critical hour, there is evidence of a traitor in their midst … And only one man holds the answer to the Master’s demise, but is he one who can be trusted with the fate of the world? And who among them will pay the ultimate sacrifice—so that others may be saved?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A devilishly good read, full of satisfying scares.”

    Stephen King

  • “The momentous conclusion to one of the most acclaimed genre trilogies of recent times.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Perhaps the best vampire fiction in recent years.”

    Library Journal

  • “The prose crackles, the plot barrels forward with increasing momentum and the authors’ knack for thoughtful horror and striking imagery remains intact.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan Lalli | 2/11/2014

    " I have seen many reviews that state that the reader was mad because the books started with a virus and ended in a religious way. I love it myself, the fact tht I thought it was a science thing and it turned out to be a battle of archangel body parts is just mind bending. Love love love this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Neil | 2/4/2014

    " disappointing end to the trilogy. Felt really forced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Keller | 1/25/2014

    " Excellent end to the trilogy. Unpredictable, well written, these are not your Twilight vampires. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 1/20/2014

    " just began this. umm this is depressing so far but interesting addition to the mythology of the vampires so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Guillermo | 1/19/2014

    " A great finale to the series. This book is thrilling and combines personal redemption as well as team effort to save the world. The descriptions of the action would make a great movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 1/18/2014

    " The symbolism was a bit heavy-handed by this one, but I couldn't put it down. I needed to know how the apocalypse turned out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Damian Serbu | 1/16/2014

    " This last in the triology, and I thought the weakest. Still an engaging and entertaining read. I still love what they've done with the vampires and modernizing them. But the heavy handed insertion of a religious twist did not fit the overall trilogy in my mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Wood | 1/16/2014

    " I really didn't expect this series to go where it did, and I thought that this book might fall apart because of it. Pleased to be proved wrong. The series maintains its quality, and continues to provide the appropriate chills and thrills. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dan Edwards | 1/7/2014

    " Yawn. This took a long time to wrap up all of the threads (and there were not that many) from the first two books without adding anything interesting or fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria | 12/26/2013

    " Too film like to be a real book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillian | 12/25/2013

    " Very enjoyable and a good finale to the series; however, I still think that the 1st book, the Strain, was by far the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abu Mahmoud | 12/20/2013

    " The thrilling (and satisfying) conclusion to the Strain Trilogy. Is it great literature? No. Is it entertaining while simultaneously raising deep questions about the nature of society and what it is to be a hero? Yes. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janelle | 12/20/2013

    " Different take on the whole vampire story. I really enjoyed the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David V. | 12/12/2013

    " A terrific conclusion to this series. Can't wait for the movie. Hope movies are made for all 3 books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haidee | 12/4/2013

    " very hard to put down til the end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth (NC) | 9/11/2013

    " I'm giving five stars to this trilogy, not just to this book. I think the first one was the best, but this one tied it up nicely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 3/15/2013

    " Didnt feel the finale met the expectations developed in the first book and found it a bit predictable. Overall a good series that could have been even better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanne | 1/31/2013

    " Good read, not as good as the other 2 and maybe I was a little disappointed in the denouement? But over all some good action and interesting story. I've heard rumours that they're optioning this for TV a la Walking Dead - I hope this is true! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gevera Bert | 1/25/2013

    " I thought I would like this trilogy more than I did. I look forward to the series on FX this year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 10/20/2012

    " Solid end to the series. Enjoy reading tales of creepy, evil vampires so much better than sparkly, loveable ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexia Bartling | 6/26/2012

    " Best book in the trilogy, a fantastic story above love and redemption! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eugene | 4/10/2012

    " The trilogy as a whole could use some significant edits. Though I enjoyed the read I felt I was read a screenplay instead of a novel which goes back to my editing comment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 11/6/2011

    " I enjoyed the first two books a heck of a lot more. Still a fun read, but a meh ending to an otherwise terrific trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 11/5/2011

    " A very solid ending to a well crafted series. I can only hope that this is made into a movie in the near future! "

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

    " Probably a 3.5 rating, but I have a feeling I will be talking about zombie vampires for a long, long time. Always a sign of an enjoyable, memorable read. "

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

    " Started this trilogy not thinking I'd enjoy it. It's a vampire trilogy with a twist. Ended up reading all three as fast as I could. Fast-paced, lots of action and mostly interesting characters. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes vampire books (not the Twilight variety, though). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 11/3/2011

    " Fun read! Went to some unexpected places, finished with an interesting mythology and altogether finished better than I expected. You could definitely see the cinematic inclinations from del Toro throughout. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 11/2/2011

    " This was only OK. What started as a good horror series ended like a low budget show from the Syfy channel. Disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 11/1/2011

    " A terrific conclusion to this series. Can't wait for the movie. Hope movies are made for all 3 books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 10/30/2011

    " The book was just as interesting as the other two in the series, but the story took on an element that I didn't care for. The largely science-based storyline developed into something more spiritually-inclined than I generally enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 10/29/2011

    " Had a lot of potential. I can see where the authors were reaching for greatness - but it was out of reach. It will make for a great movie, though; many of the scenes seemed to have been written with a cinematographers' eye for detail, and the action sequences were laid out very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lacy | 10/28/2011

    " This is the long-awaited conclusion to the epic vampire trilogy that I started years ago. If you are into kick-butt and well thought out action thrillers with a little sci-fi thrown in, you should pick up The Strain and start this awesome series. I was not let down. "

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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.