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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Preston Narrator: Howard McGillin Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 1994 ISBN: 9780743548380
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A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. 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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the most horrifying things I've ever read. What a remarkable piece of work.”

    Stephen King

  • “A riveting nonfiction thriller.”

    New York Times

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

    Washington Post Book World

  • “A top-drawer horror story...the best literary roller coaster of the fall.”

    Newsweek

  • “Popular science writing at its best and the year’s most infectious page-turner.”

    People

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

    USA Today

  • “Riveting from page one.”

    Wired

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 5/18/2011

    " I think I am never going into an African bat cave!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rp | 5/13/2011

    " Quite gory but very interesting none the less. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammie | 5/12/2011

    " Life is good when you don't have Ebola. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 5/11/2011

    " terrifying and fascinating. I read this book years ago and suddenly thought of it while on today. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 5/10/2011

    " Ok book. Not something I would recommend to others. The reading was lower level than I thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 5/8/2011

    " One of, if not the scariest book I've read. Because it's true. If you are a germaphobe, don't read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neida | 5/8/2011

    " Written with the layperson in mind, this is a terrifying read. How this tiny virus, if allowed to run amok, can decimate the human population, is extremely humbling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roseanne | 4/28/2011

    " If you're enjoy real-life drama, this has plenty. I finished this in one sitting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 4/27/2011

    " Wow. This book was a lot better than I expected it to be. I hate reading books in school half of the time, but I was really drawn into this. It's definitely a scary thought, to think that something like Ebola exists, but it's a reasonable scary. Definitely recommend it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 4/25/2011

    " I'm so so so glad the ending was boring. Read it for school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 4/20/2011

    " WOW what a book! Read this the first semester of college and was just blown away by the truth of horrific strange viruses! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 4/18/2011

    " Read this one 17 years after it was hot - I bet it was amazing as a New Yorker piece - in the long form it fell a bit flat for me. "

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About the Author
Author Richard Preston

Richard Preston is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Cobra Event and The Demon in the Freezer. A writer for the New Yorker since 1985, Preston won the American Institute of Physics Award and is the only nondoctor ever to have received the CDC’s Champion of Prevention Award. Preston attended Pomona College and recievied his PhD from Princeton University. He lives outside New York City.

About the Narrator

Howard McGillin is a Tony-nominated stage, screen, and television actor who is best known for his role as John Jasper in Drood and for being the world’s longest-running Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. He lives in New York.