Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $43.45

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

On July 22, 2009, a special meeting was held with 24 leading scientists at the National Institutes of Health to discuss early findings that a newly discovered retrovirus was linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), prostate cancer, lymphoma, and eventually neurodevelopmental disorders in children. When Dr. Judy Mikovits finished her presentation the room was silent for a moment, then one of the scientists said, "Oh my God!" The resulting investigation would be like no other in science. For Dr. Mikovits, a 20-year veteran of the National Cancer Institute, this was the midpoint of a five-year journey that would start with the founding of the Whittemore-Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease at the University of Nevada, Reno, and end with her as a witness for the federal government against her former employer, Harvey Whittemore, for illegal campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. On this journey, Dr. Mikovits would face the scientific prejudices against CFS, wander into the minefield that is autism, and through it all struggle to maintain her faith in God and the profession to which she had dedicated her life. This is a story for anybody interested in the peril and promise of science at the very highest levels in our country.

©2014 Kent Heckenlively and Judy Mikovits (P)2014 Audible Inc.

What listeners say about Plague

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Wes
  • 02-10-2018

Good mix of scientific analysis and intriguing story

Really enjoyed this book as it had a great deal of solid scientific research and gave an interesting insight into the workings of the scientific community as well as outlining the incredible injustice towards Judy and her research team. I found it difficult to follow in some parts as the writer jumped back and forward in time to outline different aspects of the whole picture but overall I believe the important details were pronounced. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in potential causes of chronic fatigue

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A must read

What an amazing woman, Dr Judy Mikovits, is. Sadly, this book shows how corrupt some scientists can be. And also makes you wonder, what else have we been lied to about? A must read for anyone who has asked them selves that question.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic, well done!

Well informed and straight to the point. Everday challenges sumend up in the scientific realm and the constant struggle of acceptance of responsibility.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Really boring

For me it was really hard to follow all the story lines and dates... I almost wanted to say who cares if it was April or May... just get on with the story! Never finished

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Gregory
  • Gregory
  • 30-03-2015

Far Beyond Compelling

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Only if they though they could handle it. If they don't mind having their faith shaken or if they are a true medical cynic (like myself).

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

I have never had a book of any kind make me as angry from beginning to end as this book did. It is an indictment of our criminal justice system, our governmental medical bureaucracy, the scientific laboratory and clinical research community and indeed our medical belief system.

What three words best describe Eric Martin’s voice?

Articulate, authoritative, emotive

but this was frequently destroyed for me by the gross mispronunciation of many medical and scientific terms. A scientific adviser is a must

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

It IS what you don't know that can hurt you

22 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for ric
  • ric
  • 06-03-2017

Exposing the man behind the curtain

This book talks about something many of us in the clinical community know to be true. That 'medicine' (research, pharma, etc) as we know it in this country is not for the greater good. That those who go against the grain to expose the 'bad' ...get punished and often destroyed.

13 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Alan Scott
  • Alan Scott
  • 05-12-2016

Inconvenient truths buried again.

Caught between scientific journals gatekeepers and research grant decision makers, unbiased science never had a chance. A microbiologist crosses the line and finds herself in grave danger.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for John
  • John
  • 01-06-2017

Sad

I have learned that Judy's problem is not restricted to medicine alone. Mindsets and egos have destroyed so much. What she has experienced has been replicated in many other disciplines. I have suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome for years but I have been lucky and I have overcome it with full recovery I feel for those who are still suffering from it and I hope there are other Judy's out there and will continue the fight.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bonnie B. Matheson
  • Bonnie B. Matheson
  • 17-05-2016

So Dry, it crackles! But vitally important.

The story is almost unbelievable in its unfairness. But it points up the cronyism amount the scientific community and their donors as well as Big Pharma.
If only this book could describe the riveting story without repeating over and over again, the technical terms, the confusing names of viruses,drugs, cells and macrophages!
Everyone should hear this story, however the details should be an addendum at the end of the book.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bill
  • Bill
  • 27-03-2016

Interesting content badly edited.

The story bounces around in time, which made it very difficult to stay interested in the book. The content on the other hand looks intriguing and one wonders what will happen in the future.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-06-2018

Scary Truth: We Are Not Safe

Judi Mikovits PhD is an honest scientist in a corrupt world. If a movie was made of this, no one would believe it. Truth truly is stranger, and scarier, than fiction. In fact, the truth is so scary, the cover-up so profound, it is hard to wrap your head around. At the same time, it explains a lot to patients who are wondering where the devil these symptoms came from? I started this book about the same time I got the hep B vaccine. Soon I began having serious gut issues...like WW lll was going off in my stomach... and spinal issues...moving stiffness that no anti inflammatory, chiropractic adjustment or massage could fix. In addition, I soon went from CHF under complete control, to stage 3. It was scary. I was so grateful I had listened to this book and made the connection "OMG it's retroviruses!" And I could not have done that without Judi Mikovits and Kent Heckenlively's dedication to Plague.. I am beyond grateful. I began treating my symptoms as what they were, an aggressive virus, and got better. But whether sick or not, and I hope you are not, Plague is for everyone. We all deserve the truth.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lionel Letcher
  • Lionel Letcher
  • 05-04-2017

Alarming

This book should alarm anyone who has their trust in the supposed objectivity of scientific bodies. It is a shock to see how personalities have interpreted research according to presuppositions. It is also an eye opener to see the connection between private corporations and research labs.

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Swanet
  • Swanet
  • 09-07-2015

Eye opening. The story amazed me

This book is an eye opening account that introduced a lot of new information interwoven with the story. I enjoyed listening to the audio version, which is very well performed in confidential style that is appealing. I could also easily repeat a particularly educational and interesting segment. Take the chance and read it, it triggers a lot of questions on health and viruses, vaccines and illness.... What to speak of the shocking political and legal infractions. I find the book and its authors courageous and an introduction to the important awakening to an awareness of some of what is really going on in the shocking world of research and vaccines etc. Hopefully this will trigger saving lives of children and adults...

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Tamara Odeh
  • Tamara Odeh
  • 10-05-2020

Excellent! What a hero!!

So thankful for Dr. Judy Mikovits and Kent Heckenlively. Very informative, interesting and easy to follow. Finally I revieved some answers to questions I've been asking my doctor for years.

2 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cheri
  • Cheri
  • 19-02-2016

Class action law suit needs to happen

For too long the governments around the world have been neglecting those with serious disabling ME/CFS and covering up facts and research which evident biological proof so that they can say patients are mentally ill to not be held accountable. Proof is here folks it's time for action to help those whose lives have been snatched away including children. Tick tock....who will get ill next?....pray it's not you!!!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for badgerblog
  • badgerblog
  • 14-01-2015

A revelation...the truth at last

A must read for anyone interested in ME or sufferers who have a right to know what happened to what appeared to be vital research. A long and in many parts a very
complex book.....

scientific book

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sanfire07
  • Sanfire07
  • 02-10-2020

very important story

nicely narrated. important information. it brings up a lot of questions and gives an insight into the medical scientific world and why some things get precedent over others.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for A.J.F
  • A.J.F
  • 18-05-2020

Not for me...

This is an interesting and important subject but I just can't tolerate the book- if concentration slips for just a second I lose track of what's going on as the subject matter is so complex. I think the book does present scientific information in a more accessible way and I wish I could absorb this information better- so perhaps the error is more on my part, but this is so out of my realm that I will have to return it as there's still many hours to go which to me would be like climbing a mountain. Go for this if you are able to absorb this kind of intensity- I do feel the issues raised and the subject are vital.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rad
  • Rad
  • 18-05-2020

Plague Review

Unbelievable story a Dr. Judy is a strong minded lady with care for humanity to which she deducted her work and life. Highly recommend to read and uncover how corrupted whole medical world is.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for heather  glaisyer
  • heather glaisyer
  • 11-05-2020

incredible

Incredible story of Malkovitzs bravery, commitment and genius in the face of greed, treachery, sexism and deceit within the patriarchal scientific and political community causing millions of deaths.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jeff
  • Jeff
  • 03-05-2020

Ignore the negative reviews if you are ill you nee

I looked at this book a few years ago but was mislead by what I now suspect were false reviews to help discredit the author,read the book and you'll know why,those of us that are ill live in a parallel universe every day and any hope of treatment is carefully brushed under the carpet by "science",thats why this book is so important ,instruct your lawyer to read it if you have not been devastated economically by ME.We need to take action and in light of what is currently happening around the world today even more so and investigate possible vaccine contamination before the new coronavirus potentially sends many more people to a life of hell through "mysterious" illnesses! ­­­

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for bettyb
  • bettyb
  • 19-01-2019

From a CFS victim

I have thoroughly enjoyed being enlightened to the truth of the cause of many of todays chronic illnesses. Thank you so much to the authors for writing this book. There is a heroine & villains but this is no fairy tale. Brain fog made it difficult for me to read and so I took advantage of the audible edition too. It is important for suffers as well as friends & family members, to know & understand the devastation of CFS. JUDY MIKOVITS is right there is a God & there will be justice. The world needs to know!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Gordy Mckellar
  • Gordy Mckellar
  • 12-11-2018

A story everyone should, unfortunate flat delivery

The narrator sounds very metallic and disinterested, like a monotonous robot, more akin to a good text-to-speech engine where the pronunciation has been mastered than an engaged human being. This is most unfortunate because the story is quite intense to follow and would have been transformed by a reader who sounded like they were actually alive. After listening to some fantastic audiobook narration, this was a disappointment; doubly so because the story is of some importance and the reader should be encouraged to work through it. There is quite a bit of the story to pay attention to including the back-story, the science, the dynamic between all the different actors, and the linear explanation of events. Therefore, it may necessitate putting up with the voice. Nevertheless, the benefit of sticking with it is worth it simply for what you will learn.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Waldo
  • Waldo
  • 26-05-2018

I can’t believe this is non-fiction book, it’s a real drama.

Plague is as much about a plague of socio-economic injustice as it is about a retro-virus plague. It helped to shatter some of my illusions/conditioning I have that; based on this book Plague: it took two weeks to put this innocent scientist directly in prison without a court-hearing, and two years for her to make it so that integrity, truth and reality saw the light of day as she competed against the behind-the-scenes socio-economic interpersonal power pressuring a judge to put her in prison. Thank goodness I haven’t had to go through all that myself. It all seems to come down to what socio-economically powerful people can say, make happen, and can cover up with a money-corrupted legal system. Instead of integrity telling people’s life-story it’s socio-economic power telling people’s life-story. Sad but true. I found it more about the inter-personal tensions and dramas than about the XMRV plague which I was more interested in for health reasons. The narrator’s voice sounded a bit silly-movie-voice to me.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.