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Author: Charles Pellegrino Narrator: Jay O. Sanders Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 1998 ISBN: 9780743546638
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The good news: the bugs are all dead. The bad news: we’re next.

The change begins silently, imperceptibly, inexorably. One natural effect topples into the next, like an array of dominoes that stretches to every corner of the globe. Before anyone realizes it, the earth’s ecology has utterly transformed itself, and the days of the old world are finished.

In an idyllic Long Island community, paleobiologist Richard Sinclair is one of the first to suspect that the environment has begun to wage bloody, terrifying war on humanity. What initially appear to be random, unrelated events are, in actuality, violent eruptions in a worldwide biological chain reaction. Along with a brave group of survivors, Sinclair must learn to understand the catastrophe while it roils around them, slowly crumbling a panicked world and energizing a reactionary fringe that welcomes the apocalypse. The survival of humankind depends on finding an answer immediately—or all else is dust.

Charles Pellegrino, whose dinosaur cloning theory informed Michael Crichton’s mega-bestseller Jurassic Park, has fashioned a heart-stopping thriller that uses scientific speculation as the basis for a masterful exercise in edge-of-the-seat suspense. Brilliantly inventive, frighteningly authentic, Dust is a literary ride that will leave listeners gasping for breath as its heroes confront the final destiny of their species.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A novel even scarier than Jaws.” 

    Sir Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey

  • “A terrifyingly plausible what-if nightmare.” 

    James Cameron, Academy Award–winning director of Titanic

  • “Pellegrino has crafted a very intelligent novel designed to scare the pants off readers. Imagine The Hot Zone crossed with a Stephen King novel.” 

    San Antonio Express-News

  • “A biological thriller that will convince readers to treat insects with more respect…Recommended.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Brilliantly scary (and highly entertaining) vision of eco-catastrophe…horrifying set pieces, lively characters, [and] intense doses of cutting-edge research.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Charles Pellegrino is the author of many books, including Unearthing Atlantis and Her Name, Titanic. He is a paleontologist who designs robotic space probes and relativistic rockets, as well as the scientist whose dinosaur cloning recipe inspired Michael Crichton’s blockbuster novel Jurassic Park. In his spare time, he writes science fiction novels and techno thrillers, which have been met with high acclaim. Winner of the 2000 Isaac Asimov Memorial Award for Science Writing, he lives in New York.

About the Narrator

Jay O. Sanders began his acting career off-Broadway in Shakespearean roles then went on to appear in numerous films and television series, including Revolutionary Road, The Day after Tomorrow, and Kiss the Girls, based on the novel by James Patterson. He has narrated more than fifty audio books over the years, including the bestselling My Losing Season by Pat Conroy and Dean Koontz’s Dragon Tears and Mr. Murder. He also won six AudioFile Earphones Awards.