Invasive : Zer0es

  • by Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by Xe Sands
  • Series: Zer0es
  • 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Think Thomas Harris, Will Graham and Clarice Starling rolled into one and pitched on the knife's edge of a scenario that makes Jurassic Park look like a carnival ride. Another rip-roaring, deeply paranoid thriller about the reasons to fear the future." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
Hannah Stander is a consultant for the FBI - a futurist who helps the agency with cases that feature demonstrations of bleeding-edge technology. It's her job to help them identify unforeseen threats: hackers, AIs, genetic modification, anything that in the wrong hands could harm the homeland.
Hannah is in an airport, waiting to board a flight home to see her family, when she receives a call from Agent Hollis Copper. "I've got a cabin full of over a thousand dead bodies," he tells her. Whether those bodies are all human, he doesn't say.
What Hannah finds is a horrifying murder that points to the impossible - someone weaponizing the natural world in a most unnatural way. Discovering who - and why - will take her on a terrifying chase from the Arizona deserts to the secret island laboratory of a billionaire inventor/philanthropist. Hannah knows there are a million ways the world can end, but she just might be facing one she could never have predicted - a new threat both ancient and cutting-edge that could wipe humanity off the earth.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very engaging kept driving extra to keep listening

Would you listen to Invasive again? Why?

Yes. Compelling, well paced story, but largest reason I would listen to it again is Xe Sands does a phenomenal job narrating the story. Felt like sitting around a campfire listening to someone tell a tale of legend and years gone by.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Ez Choi. For a somewhat minor character she had a lot of depth, seemed very real.


Which scene was your favorite?

When Ez Choi is attacked in her lab. I liked the idea of the lab 'villan' the OBT being her savior.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Small creatures, big terror.


Any additional comments?

Must have audio book. This book would be a great read for anyone. But, it was made even better through the narration of Xe Sands. Perfect pairing of art and performer. She took the already compelling story and characters to another level.

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- Christopher Uriah Braden

Entertaining B+

This is a good story, if a little formulaic. I liked that the hero is a level headed woman. The genetically engineered insect as villainous weapon is great. The ants are even named appropriately! There are some serious plot holes, where normal suspension of disbelief is untenable. Like most of these stories, it always goes 3 chapters too long, with more action following what should have been the conclusion. And there is a lot of filler (how many times do we need to know that the characters ate protein bars made of crickets? And why are they constantly eating? And where are they going to the bathroom?) This reminded me of some of Lincoln Childs and Douglas Preston's earlier books, in a good way. I would listen to another of this woman's adventures.
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- Ann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-16-2016
  • Publisher: HarperAudio