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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,323 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Cook Narrator: Dylan Baker Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Senator Ashley Butler is a quintessential Southern demagogue whose support of traditional American values includes a knee-jerk reaction against virtually all biotechnologies. When he's called to chair a subcommittee introducing legislation to ban new cloning technology, the senator views his political future in bold relief; and Dr. Daniel Lowell, inventor of the technique that will take stem cell research to the next level, sees a roadblock positioned before his biotech startup.

The two seemingly opposite personalities clash during the senate hearings, but the men have a common desire. Butler's hunger for political power far outstrips his concern for the unborn; and Lowell's pursuit of gargantuan personal wealth and celebrity overrides any considerations for patients' well-being. Further complicating the proceedings is the confidential news that Senator Butler has developed Parkinson's disease, leading the senator and the researcher into a Faustian pact. In a perilous attempt to prematurely harness Lowell's new technology, the therapy leaves the senator with the horrifying effects of temporal lobe epilepsy, seizures of the most bizarre order.

Torn from the headlines, Seizure is a cautionary tale for a time where biotechnology pulls us into a promising yet frightening new world.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sheila | 2/15/2014

    " I normally really like Robin Cooks novels (Coma, Outbreak) and I liked this one as well. My main complaint was it was way too long (13 cds). It had all the elements that make Cook's medical thrillers riviting - politics, cutting edge dna research, religious ferver, romance and exotic locals. I would have given it 4 stars if it had been about 6 cds shorter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Elizabeth Moffat | 2/8/2014

    " This book was okay but I was quite underwhelmed by the whole thing. Also, a few parts seemed a little unbelievable - but when you combine the Shroud of Turin, some DNA sequencing, barmy medical procedures, and a mob element, the story was bound to be a little strange?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/6/2014

    " This book is a little slower going than Invasion, but there are lots of complications and threats to the lead characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Velma Silva | 1/30/2014

    " I liked this ok. Not as good as some of his other books, but worth the read, nontheless. "

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