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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,334 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Russinovich Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jeff Aiken Series Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781427231833
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An airliner's controls abruptly fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine. In the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction.

At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events. But Jeff Aiken, a former government analyst who quit in disgust after witnessing the gross errors that led up to 9/11, thinks otherwise. Jeff fears a more serious attack targeting the United States computer infrastructure is already under way. And as other menacing computer malfunctions pop up around the world, some with deadly results, he realizes that there isn't much time if he hopes to prevent an international catastrophe.

Written by a global authority on cyber security, Zero Day presents a chilling "what if" scenario that, in a world completely reliant on technology, is more than possible today---it's a cataclysmic disaster just waiting to happen.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 2/13/2014

    " Really liked this book. Very suspenseful, but thought the ending was a bit contrived. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doug Harris | 2/12/2014

    " Decent techno thriller that I read sometime in the past 2-3 years but I don't remember much of the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam Schepis | 2/6/2014

    " A quick, fun read. Especially if you are in the technology, or infosec fields. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan | 1/22/2014

    " Eh. Written by the guy who developed the Microsoft Sysinternals tools, which is why I picked it up. It's a middle-of-the-road thriller, with a techie plot but only minimal technical detail. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russell Pitcher | 1/13/2014

    " Not bad, but not that good either. Fairly accurate, as you'd expect, but the explanations necessary for the non-techie make it feel awkward and stilted. Ok if you're a techie and fancy something more realistic I guess. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda J | 1/12/2014

    " Zero Day explores the possibility that a series of computer viruses could cripple the United State and Europe, causing extreme financial ruin and even death. I found the premise to be engaging; however, the book itself was not. The characters felt common, as if you'd met them before. And while the pace of the book picked up around the last 50 pages, the rest of the book was slow, detailing the computer specialist's efforts to crack the virus code. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dick | 1/6/2014

    " Very frightening concept and well written with many twists and turns. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanne Boyarsky | 1/5/2014

    " Amongst the sparse plot, romance novel and firefights, there is an important story about security. I like that the author paid attention to a lot of the computer details. If nothing else, more people will know what a rootkit is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Patterson | 12/12/2013

    " If you are into computers and suspense this is a fantastic book. Technically accurate and a very plausible story. I could not put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hal | 12/10/2013

    " It started off a little slow and kind of hard to follow but then it got much better ... I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dean | 11/11/2013

    " I too believed the hype but was disappointed by the story line. Is the situation possible, perhaps. Is it interesting, no. Not worth reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 4/27/2013

    " Very entertaining for the programmer in me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shawn | 1/3/2013

    " Disappointing. I had heard so much about this book, and was very interested in the premise. But the writing is un-inspired, sexist and simplistic. Which is a shame because I've always respected the author in his field of software development and security. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patti | 1/2/2013

    " Amazing concepts, amazing writing, a "couldn't put it down" book... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andy | 12/2/2012

    " Interesting story, but poorly written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich Diers | 11/18/2012

    " One of the best. Can't wait to see the movie :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Coneybeer | 10/31/2012

    " The target reader I felt was hit good. But was way to predictable for my liking. Recommended as a quick hit piece of fiction for techies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vinny | 10/26/2012

    " Wonderful first novel by a very technical smart dude. Do not read this if you are frightened by possibilities involving technology. Or if you fly a lot. On second thought, everyone should read this. "

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About the Author

Mark Russinovich works at Microsoft as a technical fellow, Microsoft’s senior-most technical position. A cofounder of Winternals, he joined Microsoft when the company was acquired in 2006. He is author of the popular Sysinternals tools as well as coauthor of the Windows Internals book series, a contributing editor for TechNet magazine, and a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro magazine. He lives in Washington State.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him thirty-five AudioFile Earphones Awards.