By

Read By

Mark Bramhall

Length

13 hrs and 26 mins

Audiobook Review

The End of October: A Novel

Genre(s)

Lawrence Wright

Overall
Performance

Love pandemic thrillers? This hits all the right notes.

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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The hero, the sudden devastating pandemic, the international community that won't listen. Oh it is all there. It's a scarily prescient telling of the world's woeful reluctance to act and incompetence in the face of a pandemic.

It's incredibly well researched (and I say that with absolutely zero medical background!) . So although a lot of this book is formulaic I've forgiven it in the star rating because of my love of this genre and the fact that I enjoyed this overall.

Should I read the sequel? Undecided.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

Mark Bramhall's voice is made for a thriller. Think Jack Bauer of 24 racing to save the world. This works against him when portraying female characters. He differentiates well, but still doesn't quite get the tones right.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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This has a similar feel to the books of William R. Forstchen.
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ABOUT

The End of October: A Novel

THE BLURB

In this riveting thriller - from the Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author - Dr Henry Parsons, an unlikely but appealing hero, races to find the origins and cure of a mysterious new killer virus as it brings the world to its knees.

At an internment camp in Indonesia, 47 people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When Henry Parsons - microbiologist, epidemiologist - travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe: an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshippers in the annual Hajj to Mecca.

As international tensions rise and governments enforce unprecedented measures, Henry finds himself in a race against time to track the source and find a cure - before it’s too late....