Hot Zone by Richard Preston audiobook

Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story

By Richard Preston
Read by Howard McGillin

Simon & Schuster Audio
3.08 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743548380

The virus kills nine out of ten of its victims. Its effects are so quick and so gruesome that even biohazard experts are terrified. It is airborne, it is extremely contagious, and it is about to burn through the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Is there any way to stop it? This doomsday scenario confronted a biohazard SWAT team struggling in secret to stop the outbreak of an exotic "hot" virus at an Army research facility outside Washington. The Hot Zone tells the dramatic story of their dangerous race against time, along with an alarming account of how previously unknown viruses that have lived undetected in the rain forest for eons are now entering human populations. From the airlocked confines of a biosafety level 4 military lab, to an airliner over Kenya carrying a passenger dissolving into a human virus bomb, to a deserted jungle cave alive with deadly virus, THE HOT ZONE is a non-fiction thriller like no other. The Andromeda Strain was fiction---this is real!

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

The virus kills nine out of ten of its victims. Its effects are so quick and so gruesome that even biohazard experts are terrified. It is airborne, it is extremely contagious, and it is about to burn through the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Is there any way to stop it? This doomsday scenario confronted a biohazard SWAT team struggling in secret to stop the outbreak of an exotic "hot" virus at an Army research facility outside Washington. The Hot Zone tells the dramatic story of their dangerous race against time, along with an alarming account of how previously unknown viruses that have lived undetected in the rain forest for eons are now entering human populations. From the airlocked confines of a biosafety level 4 military lab, to an airliner over Kenya carrying a passenger dissolving into a human virus bomb, to a deserted jungle cave alive with deadly virus, THE HOT ZONE is a non-fiction thriller like no other. The Andromeda Strain was fiction---this is real!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the most horrifying things I've ever read. What a remarkable piece of work.” Stephen King
“A riveting nonfiction thriller.” New York Times
“Utterly engrossing…will make your blood curdle.” Washington Post Book World
“A top-drawer horror story...the best literary roller coaster of the fall.” Newsweek
“Popular science writing at its best and the year’s most infectious page-turner.” People
“This work of nonfiction is more terrifying than any sci-fi nightmare.” USA Today
“Riveting from page one.” Wired

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English