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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (32,765 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Preston Narrator: Richard M. Davidson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, DC. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic “hot” virus.

The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their “crashes” into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The first chapter of The Hot Zone is one of the most horrifying things I’ve read in my whole life–and then it gets worse. That’s what I keep marveling over: it keeps getting worse. What a remarkable piece of work.”

    Stephen King

  • “ Horrifying and riveting… Preston exposes a real-life nightmare potentially as lethal as the fictive runaway germs in Michael Chrichton's The Andromeda Strain.

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fascinating—and frightening.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Mesmerizing.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Utterly engrossing…will make your blood curdle.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “This work of nonfiction is more terrifying than any sci-fi nightmare.”

    USA Today

  • “As spine-chilling a narrative as I've read in recent years…vivid and cinematic.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Naimaj | 2/20/2014

    " Will always remember reading this on Daytona beach during spring break one year. It was so good I actually read it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Robin Truong | 2/17/2014

    " this shit is fucking scary "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laura Shoemaker | 2/10/2014

    " I already had extensive knowledge of the filoviruses prior to reading this book, and while I appreciated the fact that the book followed the truth of the events how they unfolded... I couldn't help but being disappointed when it was announced that this novel was going to follow the Ebola Reston incident. Good story telling, but I think it wasn't as thrilling as it could have been. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lesley | 1/29/2014

    " I would recommend this book to a friend because its a good book but it does have its blemishes. This is probably the best four star book I ever read In conclusion I thought that The Hot Zone was absolutely fantastic except for the ending but it still was a great book and I would encourage anyone to read this book. "

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