Get Your Free Audiobook

Plague Year

Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: Plague, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
2.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

Non-member price: $29.22

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

Publisher's Summary

The nanotechnology was designed to fight cancer. Instead, it evolved into the machine plague, killing nearly five billion people and changing life on Earth forever.

The nanotech has one weakness: it self-destructs at altitudes above ten thousand feet. Those few who've managed to escape the plague struggle to stay alive on the highest mountains, but time is running out. There is famine and war, and the environment is crashing worldwide. Humanity's last hope lies with a top nanotech researcher aboard the International Space Station -- and with a small group of survivors in California who risk a daring journey below the death line...

©2007 Jeff Carlson (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Harrowing, heartfelt, and rock-hard realistic." (James Rollins, New York Times best-selling author)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 2.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 2.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 2.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Difficult listen and read

Narrator did not follow through word for word with the book, and sometimes paragraphs were skipped or rephrased.

Book was too draggy and too much in depth detail about the littlest things.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for KimQ
  • KimQ
  • 05-09-2019

Poorly executed

Seems like a good plot but I can’t get past the monotone narration. Very dark and grim so far but five chapters in is as far I’m willing to suffer.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Adamontise
  • Adamontise
  • 12-09-2019

Good story well told, and well thought out

I heard about this author from the Starshipsofa podcast (a very old episode from the back catalogue) and decided to get one of his audiobooks. I wasnt disappointed and the story is very good with equal parts tense moments and action that is gripping. it does have some faults though; like not investing enough time to making me care about the characters so I feel genuinely sad when they die, or leave the plot some other way. there was a character called Erin whom I have no affection for and view as a disposable plot device more than anything for example. I think I was meant to care about her more than that though.

aside from that, the plot is one that isn't too far fetched and that's how I like my sci-fi; I only have to imagine a couple of parameters of the real world are different, and reach a little into a supposed future to get my head into the universe that this story of nano-terror takes place in.

the narrator only jarred me out of the story in a couple of places, usually by misjudging the tone of speech compared to how I expected it.

I'd recommend this audio story

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sharon
  • Sharon
  • 18-11-2016

terrible story, terrible narration, terrible !!!!

Not worth a download a losten or even a second though. Move on by and don't look back. I've never had a worse book to date... boring, monotone, dull and i gave it quite a few chapters before i could do no more. Each to their own but I can't in good conscious recommend this book. 😩