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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,935 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Herbert, Scott Brick Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What if women were an endangered species?

A warm day in Dublin, a crowded street corner. Suddenly, a car-bomb explodes, killing and injuring scores of innocent people.

From the second-floor window of a building across the street, a visiting American watches, helpless, as his beloved wife and children are sacrificed in the heat and fire of someone else’s cause.

The White Plague is a marvelous and terrifyingly plausible blend of fiction and visionary theme. It tells of one man’s revenge, of the man watching from the window who is pushed over the edge of sanity by the senseless murder of his family and creates a genetically carried plague—a plague for which, like those that scourged mankind centuries ago, there is no antidote.

It begins in Ireland, but soon spreads throughout the entire world: a virulent new disease expressly designed to target only women. As fully half of the human race dies off at a frightening pace and life on Earth faces extinction, panicked people and governments struggle to cope with the global crisis. Infected areas are quarantined or burned to the ground. The few surviving women are locked away in hidden reserves, while frantic doctors and scientists race to find a cure. Anarchy and violence consume the planet.

The plague is the work of the Madman. As government security forces feverishly hunt for the renegade scientist, he wanders incognito through a world that will never be the same. Society, religion, and morality are all irrevocably transformed by the White Plague.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Pauline | 2/17/2014

    " Don't get me wrong-the plot has momentum and is fairly original. But do we need a book that imagines a future where the worst misogynist impulses of society become the salvation of it? You could argue that The Handmaid's Tale treads similar dystopian territory, except that it is a cautionary tale. This novel lacks that redeeming quality. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Di | 2/15/2014

    " Couldn't get through it. A lot of it was technical, which I don't really understand. Think about it. Why get into the nitty-gritty of biology? If the reader knows a lot about the subject they will be inclined to point out all of your inaccuracies. If they don't know anything about it they will be bored to tears. Did not like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy Rogers | 2/3/2014

    " 4 star science thriller (top 25% of the genre). Who knew the DUNE master wrote a science thriller, a very forward-thinking (for the time) bioterrorism tale about a pathogen that only kills women. For my full review, see ScienceThrillers.com "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jessica | 1/31/2014

    " Frank Herbert has a real way of creating new civilations out of thin air that just amazes me, but this one made me pause. I can't decide how I feel about it, but I could talk about it on a philosophical level for hours...weird? "

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