Parasite [Audiobook Review]

Title: Parasite
Author: Mira Grant
Narrator: Christine Lakin
Genre: Science Fiction
Pages: 482 pages
Audio: 16.2 hours
Year: 2013
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Source: Review copy from publisher
Book Rating: 4/5
Audio Rating: 5/5


No one expected Sal Mitchell to survive the car crash. Yet moments before her family was to pull the plug, she wakes up.

Six years later, she still has no memory of anything that happened before she woke up, but she’s managed to piece together a life, albeit under the close watch of both her parents and SymboGen, the biotech company that saved the world by having it ingest tapeworms. Practically every person on Earth has ingested a parasite that protects its host from everything from allergies to cancer.

But these tapeworms may not have been the cure-all the world hoped for. And Sal finds herself in the middle of a battle over what to do with it.

My Thoughts:

As you may recall, I adored Mira Grant’s Newsflesh trilogy. So my expectations were pretty high for this one. And they were mostly met. Grant created another unique world that kept me engaged the entire novel.

The big revelation at the end wasn’t a revelation to me and I can’t imagine it is for any reader. Perhaps that was intended but it did make the end a bit anticlimactic. Regardless, I am very much looking forward to the second installment of the Parasitology trilogy.

Audiobook Thoughts:

I first encountered Christine Lakin a few months ago in The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She once again wowed me. Go with the audio on this one.

6 thoughts on “Parasite [Audiobook Review]

  1. Kailana January 6, 2014 / 11:08 am

    Maybe if I go with the audio for this one I will finally read Mira Grant…


    • Michelle January 6, 2014 / 12:52 pm

      It’s a good audio and Mira Grant is great.


  2. Sandy January 6, 2014 / 12:45 pm

    I actually wanted to listen to her last trilogy on audio but couldn’t get them all. I’m still checking the library. She intrigues me.


    • Michelle January 6, 2014 / 12:52 pm

      I think I promised you those audios a long time ago and never followed through. Let me see what I can find.


  3. Linda January 6, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    I have the print copy in my library loot pile. I’m anxious to read it since I’ve enjoyed her other books.


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