Audiobook Review: Lock In by John Scalzi
4 Stars , Reviews / July 7, 2015

Lock In is a fast, fun thriller type of read.¬†In the not so distant future, the world is plagued with a new virus, named Haden’s Syndrome (after the president whose wife and daughter were afflicted). 95% of people who get it fully recover, 4% suffer from meningitis, and then the final 1% experience something we have not had to deal with before (thankfully). They are what is termed “locked in”, they have fully functioning minds, they are completely aware of what their surroundings and what is happening, but are left¬†completely incapacitated, unable to interact in any way. They are locked in to their own minds. This is just terrifying! Imagine being so isolated, completely paralyzed, but still being able to comprehend everything. *shudder* Sadly, science is unable to find anyway for these people to control their bodies again. But, thankfully for these victims, there have been large strides made to help restore their ability to interact and communicate other ways by the time our story takes place (25 years after Haden’s first strikes). The first way is a sort of virtual reality environment where someone who is locked in can view what is like a virtual reality environment, but in…