Parasite

Parasite

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them. But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives ... and will do anything to get them.
Publisher: [New York] : Hatchette Audio, [2013]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781478926047
147892604X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (16 hr., 06 min., 07 sec.))

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MaryBuck
May 17, 2016

Enthralling medical thriller that I enjoyed because the focus was more on the characters than the medical horror. It made it more compelling that everything seemed so normal, until.... Sometimes the plot contrivances were a bit too convenient, but I'd recommend this to folks who like Michael Crichton. I am looking forward to the sequel...

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Ichijo
May 10, 2016

We read this book for our Sci-Fi book club, I was a little worried that I was the only one who wouldn't like it. Thankfully we were all in agreement, the pacing was glacial, the writing style was atrocious and the plot itself was stretched too thin for a novel let alone part one of a trilogy.

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heinrij
Aug 25, 2015

Reminds me of Michael Crichton. Some mild swearing, some blood and no sex. I would rate it PG13

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peasworth
Dec 02, 2014

Second half really picks up. Generally fun and worth the time.

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corbett4850
May 06, 2014

Easily, the worst book I've ever read/heard in my life. A ridiculous premise told in dialogue that is unintentionally laugh out loud funny. eg. "we both turned in the direction of the front door. We couldn't see it through the bedroom wall..." There's also a cringe-worthy part were the narrator attempts to speak in a British accent. I've played it for friends who have all broke down laughing.

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twiddowson
Apr 03, 2014

Interesting read but be ready to be left hanging.

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BlueMoonGirl
Feb 18, 2014

I'm hooked- very enjoyable read and can't wait until the next one!!!

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