Friday 15 October 2021

Audio: The Mars Strain by A.C.Anderson

Narrated by: Morgan Hallett

Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins

Release date: 04-27-21

Publisher: Recorded Books Inc.

Scifi thriller

To review

Could I have read this last year? No, a virus that kills everyone within hours, yikes! Too scary. But now, yes now it works. We are far enough into this pandemic for me to go into pandemic book territory.

A cube is brought back from Mars, I guess there was life on Mars after all. But then people start to die, horrible deaths. It is fast and it is ruthless, and as we know people are idiots and it spreads. Pandemic, The Mars strain.

First, the how and when of the cube was really interesting and I would have loved to learn more. So intriguing.

Thrillers are not something I read a lot, they have to speak to me. Ánd I am glad I gave this a chance, though to be honest the tech med talk is not my biggest fav to be honest, but it still worked well. It was the fight against the clock. Either everyone dies, or they stop it. I was pulled in and the stakes kept getting higher.

As for the characters, we really could have done with a Juliet during covid, she is one smart woman.

I enjoyed it, it got really dark at one time and I wanted to know how it would turn out.

Good narrator, distinct voices and she kept up the thrilling pace of the story. This is one for audio. A thrilling ride that keeps you wondering.

We’ve colonized Mars, but we never should’ve come back.

When the first astronauts of the Mars Colony returned to Earth, they brought a mysterious, metal box they had found half-buried in the red dirt, called the Mars Cube. The scientists assigned to uncover its secrets tested it, scanned it, tried to blow it up, and everything in between. Then they accidentally opened it.

Biosafety level-4 laboratories, BSL4, hold the most deadly viruses on the Earth, and Juliet handled them daily. Her research at the CDC landed her a position on the Mars Cube Investigative Team in the world’s only BSL-5 lab. The only drawback: Her ex was one of the astronauts that brought back the Cube.

What was held inside the Cube shouldn’t have gotten out. It shouldn’t have ever been exposed to our planet because the Mars Strain is now loose and killing at a 100 percent mortality rate. Juliet is fighting for our very existence, Jake is working with the Mars Colonists to decipher the Cube’s holographic message for a clue, and someone wants to take over the Mars Program for themselves. They’re all watching the clock, and it's about to run out.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing

  2. I've always liked alien virus stories.

  3. Oh, I like the sound of this one! I could read these even during the start of the pandemic. I guess I like to be scared, lol!

    1. Omg, I so could not! But then I am not one for scared

  4. Noting this one, my sister might like it. Does sound good.

  5. Oh my gosh, I love the sound of this! the scarier the better!

  6. "guess there was life on Mars after all" lol. A pandemic from Mars! Love it :)

  7. Hmmmm... sounds really good, but I'm not sure I'm quite ready.

  8. This sounds like something that I would like.

  9. Woah! Scary! Great for Halloween time ;)



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