The Andromeda Strain Audiobook, by Michael Crichton Play Audiobook Sample

The Andromeda Strain Audiobook

The Andromeda Strain Audiobook, by Michael Crichton Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: David Morse Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Andromeda Strain Series Release Date: May 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781501216657

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Longest Chapter Length:

21:12 minutes

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03:44 minutes

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12:40 minutes

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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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“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.”

— AudioFile 


  • “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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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — Pekka Lehtikoski, 6/1/2022

About Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton (1942–2008) is one of the most prolific bestselling authors of all time with over 200 million copies sold worldwide, in forty languages, including Jurassic ParkThe Lost WorldSphereNext, Prey, Disclosure, Eaters of the Dead, and Congo. His books have been adapted into fifteen films, most notably Jurassic Park directed by Steven Spielberg which launched one of the highest-grossing entertainment franchises of all time. A remarkable and versatile talent, Crichton wrote and directed several films including Westworld, The Great Train Robbery (based on his novel), and Coma and created the television series ER. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. After writing novels under the pseudonyms John Lange and Jeffery Hudson while he was still a medical student, his first bestseller as Michael Crichton, The Andromeda Strain, was adapted into a classic film.

About David Morse

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.