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  • Ghost Virus

  • Patel and Pardoe, Book 1
  • By: Graham Masterton
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)

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Ghost Virus

By: Graham Masterton
Narrated by: Mark Meadows
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Summary

The girl had been staring into her mirror all morning before she picked up the small bottle of sulphuric acid and poured it over her forehead. Samira was a young woman with her whole life ahead of her. What could have brought her to this?

DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel of Tooting Police suspect it's suicide. But then a meek husband kills his wife, and the headteacher of the local school throws her pupils out of a window. It's no longer a random outbreak of horrific crimes. It's a deadly virus. And it's spreading. Somehow, ordinary Londoners are being infected with an insatiable lust to murder. All of the killers were wearing secondhand clothes.

Could these garments be possessed by some supernatural force?

The death count is multiplying. Now Jerry and Jamila must defeat the ghost virus before they are all infected....

©2018 Graham Masterton (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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brilliant story

fabulous narration to a fabulous storyline. listened to this on my long journey. I'm glad I did. it would have been hard not to listen in one go.

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Infectious enjoyment

Good, old fashioned horror tale in the tradition of 1980's James Herbert / Dean Koontz etc classics, with plenty of big, nasty, gruesome set pieces built up around characters you actually want to survive... Deeply silly but fun ! Recommended.

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Classic Masterton

It’s weird, bizarre and classic of this author. Horrifying and gory as you’d expect. The performance is engaging and just enough to get you into the characters.
If you like something that’s weird, gory and easy to listen this is for you

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Interesting concept, but a disappointing ending

Liked the original concept of people being affected by clothing but would have liked it better if it wasn't just ghosts and it actually was a virus spread through contact with fabric. I thought the final fight with the clothing was slightly daft. Liked the detectives and their blossoming relationship. overall left me wanting and a touch disappointed.

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Defo in my top 10 of Graham's books.

This book is definitely in my top 10 of GM's books. Gruesome, engrossing and what a twist at the end. Just fantastic! Mr Meadows narrating all thoughts different voices. A great interpretation for a difficult script.

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Most enjoyable book I've listened to this year

I really REALLY enjoyed this book. Finally some PROPER GORY HORROR to get my teeth into (pardon the pun 😁). It was refreshing to find a book where the author isn't afraid to push the boundaries a little and create a really disturbing story. The plot is outlandish and ridiculous but Masterton does it so well that you forget who/what the villains are! It helps that the characters make realistic choices as it makes a book all the more enjoyable for me personally. Highly recommend you listen to "Ghost Virus".

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Loved it!

I really enjoyed this book, well written and superbly narrated. I found the story line a little far fetched but it soon pulls you in and once it “had” me, I couldn’t put it down. I was especially pleased because my last 2 audible books were disappointing, very “he said, she said”, so I found this offering quite refreshing!!
I’m away now to find me some more Graham Masterton novels.

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Not one of his better stories.

This concept of evil clothes could have been a great story but for the first time ever I struggled to get through a Masterton book. l only got to chapter 22 before I gave it up as a bad job. The 2 main protagonists were 2 dimensional and boring and I couldn't relate to them at all.
The voices the narrator used really didn't work. The accents he used for the men were over the top and the womens voices were just a joke. Come on Audible, do you not think it's about time that in any audiobook, we need a male narrator to read the male parts (obviously) and a second female narrator to read the female parts? If not, then let the sample include both male and female excerpts (most of the samples don't) so we can make up our own minds before buying the book.

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Clothes with a twist

Enjoyed the book. was not expecting it to be as compelling as it was, but I always enjoy his books.

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I love this book

Having listened to book two and three in the series I just had to listen to this one and I wasn't disappointed .
The story was so gripping from the beginning to the end .
Well worth a listen if your a horror fan or enjoy unusual stories.
I would 100%recommend.

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