I received this book for free from AudioBook Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Eden Plague (Plague Wars, #0) by David VanDyke
Series: Plague Wars Series #0
Published by CreateSpace on March 1st 2013
Narrator: Roger Wayne
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
Genres: Apocalyptic, Dystopian
Source: AudioBook Reviewer
A thriller, more deeply a military combat science fiction apocaplyptic technothriller. PREQUEL OF THE SERIES.
Rule#1: Try not to shoot your future wife.
When veteran combat medic Daniel Markis finds armed invaders in his home and it all goes sideways, he must operate on instinct. Who is the man he killed, and the woman he shot, and what is this Eden Plague? On the run from the shadowy Company, Daniel turns to his brothers in arms to fight back, to find the woman and get the answers he needs. Soon they take possession of a secret that threatens the stability of the world, as together they lead a conspiracy to change everything.
This one was the most difficult book that I’ve read, or in this case listened to, in a long time. I felt so disconnected from the story. The good thing about a book is being able to go back in a paragraph or page if you’re not catching something, but with audio, it is much more difficult if you miss something.
That said, I feel like I missed an entire book. I did not resonate with any of it. I thought I would really enjoy it since it is dystopian but I did not connect with the characters. Had I purchased the book and not requested it I probably would have set it aside. Well, I did set it aside, multiple times, but kept going back to it so I could get the audio review done. Nothing worked for me other than the audio was perfect and the narration was great.
This is much more militaristic than I imagined. That may have been my first hiccup. The way the Eden Plague actually works was very interesting and did peak my curiosity for a while, but then I would lose my place and get mired in the lack of wanting to read it!
So, in short I chalk this up to this book just not being for me. I think someone that enjoys Sci fi with a militaristic view would love this. The ending was rushed a bit but overall it wound up okay.