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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: May 2005 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 Velma Silva | 1/30/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Swike | 1/18/2014

    " Robin Cook's great medical story abut Stem Cell Research. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aimee | 1/13/2014

    " I listened to the unabridged audiobook read by George Guidall. Mr. Guidall is not one of my favorite readers. His voice is just not appropriate for suspense! As far as the book goes, the characters seemed very superficial and the plot seemed to be forced along. I was also disappointed with the ridiculous ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 1/10/2014

    " This is a fairly typical (and intriguing) Cook novel, chock full of experimental treatment, controversy, and arrogant doctors. The dialogue is ho-hum but the story well-concocted. The end is interesting if not clear in its obvious design. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edb | 1/6/2014

    " Good book about genetic testing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D.A. Cairns | 1/4/2014

    " Really liked it but felt the narrative dragged a little at times and the sex scenes could have been left out. Cool idea and nicely plotted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 12/24/2013

    " Typical Robin Cook book combining medical technology, human greed, and ego. Lots of unbelievable connections between politics, organized crime, the Catholic church and cutting edge and stem cell research. A good distraction during commute into town. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 12/18/2013

    " Interesting premise. I didn't end up caring about any of the characters vry much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann Canann | 12/17/2013

    " He writes what he calls faction. Real medical science and current issues in a thriller. This was information I really wanted in a page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/5/2013

    " Fun read from Robin Cook. The characters go down a rat hole, you know it, you can't stop them, but can't look away either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lkwms | 12/3/2013

    " A sequel that can still stand alone. Rather a slow read, it keeps building bit by bit until a shocking, abrupt end that was foreshadowed for some time. The book is provocative in subject matter - what can really happen with cloning and stem cells as research continues? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda | 9/30/2013

    " This book sucked. I'm generally a fan of Robin Cook but this book was ridiculous and not particularly enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/25/2013

    " This was a good book, though a far cry from being realistic. It had interesting characters and fun twists. Even though it was totally unrealistic, I was entertained and wanted to keep reading to the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 10/4/2012

    " A keep you on your toes novel that will surprise you in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 8/31/2012

    " Great book. Robin Cook does a really good job writing about medical/science topics. Great surprise ending! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Maldonado | 5/23/2012

    " Great read. Keeps your guess. One of the best medical-fiction-suspense writers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheldon Lehman | 5/16/2012

    " Didn't like how he turned the characters from the last book into bumbling buffoons. They were calculating the previous story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 3/10/2012

    " Outstanding book, one of Cook's best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amruta Abhyankar | 2/21/2012

    " very humdrum and predictable "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/12/2011

    " Good book - very interesting - "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dottie | 6/28/2011

    " Very descriptive. Except for the end, when you want to know what happens and the book ends. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maeta | 4/30/2011

    " BOOOORING! This was one of those rare books that just don't measure up to the expectations based on the author. He has done better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/9/2011

    " I can't wait to read the few books of his that I have not yet read! Each of his books are page-turners! I can't put them down once I begin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 2/22/2011

    " I loved it, RC is a genius. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Margaret | 1/15/2011

    " Gave up -- couldn't get into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 11/8/2010

    " Really liked it but felt the narrative dragged a little at times and the sex scenes could have been left out. Cool idea and nicely plotted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/11/2010

    " Great read. Keeps your guess. One of the best medical-fiction-suspense writers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sevenupps | 9/11/2010

    " My favorite part of this book was about the Shroud of Turine. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eunice | 7/18/2010

    " typical Robin Cook Medical drama "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 4/13/2010

    " Robin Cook dives into arena of bypassing all research ethics in this medical thriller. It's a good book to illustrate the need for institutional review boards and data safety and monitoring committees. Perhaps a little far-fetched at times but overall a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/9/2010

    " Good book - very interesting - "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edb | 1/23/2010

    " Good book about genetic testing. "

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About the Author
Author Robin Cook

Robin Cook is a doctor and bestselling author who is credited with popularizing the medical thriller genre with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. His other titles include Death Benefit, Cure, Intervention, Foreign Body, and Critical, among others. He divides his time between New Hampshire and Florida. 

About the Narrator

Dylan Baker is an American stage, screen, and television actor. He attended Georgetown Prep and William and Mary College before earning his BFA at Southern Methodist University, where his passion for acting was ignited with numerous stage roles. Later refining his talents at Yale’s School of Drama, Baker turned professional with big screen roles in movies like Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Delirious, and Love Potion No. 9.