Plaguesville, USA

  • by Jim LaVigne
  • Narrated by Fleet Cooper
  • 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The year is 2075, and the vast majority of humanity is dead.
The global outbreak of a new strain of virus wiped out over 99% of the population. The lone hope rests on the slim, unready shoulders of Dr. Justin Kaes and a small team of specialists from the Center for Disease Control. The researchers have discovered a cure for the plague in the blood of a cantankerous 102 year old. But there's one minor problem: the old man couldn't care less whether humanity lives or dies. And he most certainly doesn't feel like going on a road trip to sunny California.
On the way to the coast lie murderous tribes, cults, voracious animals, and the toxic remains of civilization. They face a world gone backwards, technology and industry reduced to rusting garbage. Their mission seems doomed. But there are a few decent souls still out there, citizens of Plaguesville, USA.


Audible Editor Reviews

Told from the points of view of different characters, Plaguesville is a dystopia set in 2075, after 99% of humanity has been wiped out by a new strain of virus. The only cure is in the blood of a 102-year-old man - unfortunately, Mr. Lampert is as crotchety as he is valuable, and he makes it very clear that he couldn't care less about the fate of humanity. Narrator Fleet Cooper's performance is measured and thoughtful, and, as researchers from the Center for Disease Control attempt to transport the reluctant Mr. Lampert to California, Cooper gives each character such a distinct voice that listeners will almost believe that an entire cast of actors is performing.


What the Critics Say

"LaVigne offers the reader an incredibly well-developed post-apocalyptic America that haunts the imagination well after the last page is turned." (Jessica Meigs, author of The Becoming)
"Imagine Fallout mixed with Doomsday and Mad Max but with the violence, intrigue, and horror on overdrive; boil it down and you have the best apocalyptic novel ever." (Eloise J. Knapp, author of The Undead Situation)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent Audio Book

Great Narration and Storyline. So glad I finally found a book that begins and ends in one listening unlike most of these types of books that the author has to beat to death in prequels and sequels..
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- BE

Genericville. Mad Max if it was bad.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The Teresa Character was garbage. This book just seemed very schizophrenic/manic to me just jumping from one thing to another without really binding any of them together. The Characters never really developed or changed. It could use a little less comic book feel to it and use a dash more realism.

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Which character – as performed by Fleet Cooper – was your favorite?

Old man Lambert

Could you see Plaguesville, USA being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes, In the proud tradition of hollywood blandness it could stand shoulder to shoulder with Xena, Hercules, Star Trek Voyager, Stargate: Atlantis and Revolution.

Any additional comments?

Bland, generic, clichéd, common, conventional, cornball, cornfed, corny, dull as dishwater, dumb, everyday, flat, hackneyed, ho hum, hokey, humdrum, insipid, mundane, old hat, ordinary, pabulum, pedestrian, platitudinous, square, stale, stereotyped, stock, stupid, tired, tripe, trite, unimaginative, unoriginal, vapid, watery, wishy-washy and just "Meh".

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- Greg

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-24-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios