The story was about as dry as an old saltine cracker. It went around and around in circles getting nowhere. By half way through the story I finally gave up. Poorly written, poorly read. Too bad, the concept was a good one.
Delivery could have been done with more verbal alacrity and interest, but there was only so much they could do with a poorly written book,
Boredom. A "Come ON, get ON with it will you?" "Where's this story going?"
For a story without a cataclysmic event or ending, the author kept me interested. The level of detail and description of characters was just right.
The clinical signs and symptoms of the disease was horrifically enthralling. Listening to it was like listening to a fictional story. However, the threat of an outbreak in Washington was too long and the fear of an outbreak became redundant. It seemed like every new section had a new tear in someone's suit, or a new needle. It was extremely fascinating, but went on too long.
His performance was great. He spoke clearly and was easy to listen to.
This book will scare the HELL out of you . I am not one that scares easy, but this will do it.
The world we live in today, Bio-hazard is a real threat. This book will make you think about how bad this could be
First heard this book on cassette while driving down to Florida from New York. It was So Exciting, my brother and I, when we stopped for meals, brought the food into the car so we could quickly return to "The Hot Zone." Two years later, I bought the soft-cover book, which I read a few times, and finally I have this phenomenal book on my "Audible" app on my iPad. After many readings and even more listenings, I cannot rate Richard Preston's writing any higher!
Might be too graphic for some as it is very desciptive in describing death from gruesome deseases. But i felt it was all needed to convey how serious this is. I absolutely loved this book. From start to finish i loved the ride!! It immerses you completely in it.
This is an interesting subject and book. I thought it we a little too repetitive at times. The treatment of the monkeys is very hard to listen too. It is terrible what we do to them. This was news to me. There has robe a better way to benefit science.