Hot Zone (Abridged): A Terrifying True Story Audiobook, by Richard Preston Play Audiobook Sample

Download Hot Zone (Abridged): A Terrifying True Story Audiobook

Hot Zone (Abridged): A Terrifying True Story Audiobook, by Richard Preston Play Audiobook Sample
FlexPass™ Price: $10.95
$7.95 for new members!(Includes UNLIMITED podcast listening) Add to Cart learn more
OR
Regular Price: $13.95 Add to Cart
Author: Richard Preston Narrator: Howard McGillin Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Release Date: October 1994 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780743548380

Publisher Description

The virus kills nine out of ten of its victims. Its effects are so quick and so gruesome that even biohazard experts are terrified. It is airborne, it is extremely contagious, and it is about to burn through the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Is there any way to stop it? This doomsday scenario confronted a biohazard SWAT team struggling in secret to stop the outbreak of an exotic "hot" virus at an Army research facility outside Washington. The Hot Zone tells the dramatic story of their dangerous race against time, along with an alarming account of how previously unknown viruses that have lived undetected in the rain forest for eons are now entering human populations. From the airlocked confines of a biosafety level 4 military lab, to an airliner over Kenya carrying a passenger dissolving into a human virus bomb, to a deserted jungle cave alive with deadly virus, THE HOT ZONE is a non-fiction thriller like no other. The Andromeda Strain was fiction---this is real!

Download and start listening now!

Quotes

  • “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

Awards

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

Customer Reviews

Write a Review
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Roberta, 5/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Quite gory but very interesting none the less. "

    - Rp, 5/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Tammie, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Holly, 5/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    - Angela, 5/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Mark, 5/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Neida, 5/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Roseanne, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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! "

    - Lauren, 4/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Wendy, 4/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Valerie, 4/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Ryan, 4/18/2011

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

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.