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Author: Michael Crichton Narrator: David Morse Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781501216657
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First published fifty years ago, The Andromeda Strain redefined the science fiction genre, and immediately established Michael Crichton as one of the brightest voices in contemporary literature worldwide.

"I love anything Michael Crichton writes."--Stephen King

A military space probe, sent to collect extraterrestrial organisms from the upper atmosphere, is knocked out of orbit and falls to Earth. Twelve miles from the crash site, an inexplicable and deadly phenomenon terrorizes the residents of a sleepy desert town in Arizona, leaving only two survivors: an elderly addict and a newborn infant.

The United States government is forced to mobilize Project Wildfire, a top-secret emergency response protocol. Four of the nation’s most elite biophysicists are summoned to a clandestine underground laboratory located five stories beneath the desert and fitted with an automated atomic self-destruction mechanism for cases of irremediable contamination. Under conditions of total news blackout and the utmost urgency, the scientists race to understand and contain the crisis. But the Andromeda Strain proves different from anything they’ve ever seen—and what they don’t know could not only hurt them, but lead to unprecedented worldwide catastrophe.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This story is a tale of men—their attitudes, their shortcomings, and, ultimately, their triumphs. What better instrument to bring to life this group of soldiers and scientists than the gravelly, versatile voice of character actor David Morse? He successfully taps into the novel’s paranoic narrative…With a combination of pacing and intonation, Morse skillfully captures both the scientists’ theoretical precision and the soldiers’ world-weary gruffness…This production remains a thrill ride that will grab listeners.”

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  • “Science fiction, which once frightened me because it seemed so far-out, now frightens me because it seems so near. The Andromeda Strain is as matter-of-fact as the skull-and-crossbones instructions on a bottle of poison—and just as chillingly effective.”

    Life magazine

  • “He had me convinced it was all really happening.”

    New York Times

  • “Relentlessly suspenseful…a hair-raising experience.”

    Pittsburgh Press

  • “This is horrifyingly immediate and filled with fascinating detail…brought right down to earth by what has appeared recently in the news, an exciting demonstration of the possible impossible.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Terrifying.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times bestseller in 1969

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About the Author

John Bedford Lloyd, Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, has appeared in many major motion pictures, including The Bourne Supremacy, Crossing Delancey, The Abyss, The Manchurian Candidate, and Philadelphia. His television credits include Suits, Pan Am, Law & Order, Spin City, and The West Wing.

About the Narrator

David Morse is best known for his role as the amiable Dr. Jack “Boomer” Morrison on the long-running TV drama St. Elsewhere. The New England native got his start with the Boston Repertory Theatre in 1971. After six years he moved to New York where he appeared in such shows as Threads (1981). Additionally, he was featured in regional productions of various plays, including Of Mice and Men, A Hatful of Rain and A Death in the Family. In 1997, he won rave reviews and numerous stage awards for his powerful performance as a pedophile in Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer-winning How I Learned to Drive. For his starring role, he won the Drama Logue Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Obie.