Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Strain (ZA Recht)
I've just finished listening to this audio book - downloaded from Audible, where I get all of my audio books from these days.
After listening to the audio, buying this book was a dead cert.
Plague of the Dead was, for me, a brilliant page-turner read. I normally read fantasy or classic literature, so to listen to an apocalyptic book was quite out of the park copmared to my normal fare.
The build-up of tension at the start of the book, in an exchange of emails relating to the spread of the virus, is well-done. The characters are acted out superbly by the narrator of this work, Oliver Wyman, and the way he reads the story surely assists in how it comes to life.
The action is quite relentless, as you would expect from a novel in this genre. It doesn't go over-the-top with gore though, like you would get visually in a film of this nature (Resident Evil anyone?). Dialogues are realistic (the military detail is well researched and feels realistic, for an Average Joe like me with no military knowledge at all) and the descriptive prose helps rather than hinders the story in its detail.
A 5 star recommendation for this, hands down.