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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27,365 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan Narrator: Ron Perlman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Strain Trilogy Release Date:
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A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.

In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing . . .

So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city—a city that includes his wife and son—before it is too late.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Soars with spellbinding intrigue. Truly an unforgettable tale you can’t put down once you read the first page. I can’t wait for until the  next one.”

    Clive Cussler, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “A deliciously creepy story that will literally make the hairs on your neck stand up. The Strain is Bram Stoker meets Stephen King meets Michael Crichton. It just doesn’t get much better than this.”

    Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Have your heart medicine close: The Strain may sneak up on you—and it’s scary enough to kill. I loved it.”

    Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked

  • “A vampire epic…terrifying.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Director Del Toro (who won an Oscar for Pan’s Labyrinth) makes a dramatic splash in his fiction debut…The authors maintain the suspense and tension throughout in a tour de force reminiscent of Whitley Strieber’s early work.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Ron Perlman calmly relates the story of a vampire attack on New York City, which starts with a planeload of neck-biters from Germany. Perlman is at his best with the dialogue of the main characters, a CDC investigator, and a savvy Holocaust survivor who knows how to handle the undead…His delivery is powerful.”


  • “The story builds up steam quickly, and fans of horror, vampire fiction, and del Toro’s Hellboy films will line up for this one…Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Director del Toro and thriller writer Hogan treat a vampire outbreak as a massive public-health crisis, with chilling results…The book boasts a plethora of arresting images and many terrific macabre touches. Del Toro and Hogan also succeed in constructing a driving plot and delivering a gripping conclusion. Great characters, a semi-plausible premise, and a flair for striking scenes get this trilogy off to a first-rate start.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, June 2009
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Selected for the June 2009 Indie Next List

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Deanne | 2/14/2014

    " A definite page turner. Literally could not put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Natalie | 2/14/2014

    " Will make a good TV show..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Giovanna | 2/8/2014

    " Very interesting and detail, it really takes you to the places where the characters are developing, it gets you scared. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lucy Gray | 2/7/2014

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