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The Hot Zone Audiobook

The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1999 Richard Preston (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

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    Traveon Lynch 08-27-16
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    "Very Educational!"

    I learned a lot of new things this from this "The Hot Zone!" I was absolutely clueless to a lot of the viruses mentioned. I know much more about filoviruses and other diseases/viruses after reading. It's a very enjoyable book and I love how the book ties all of its characters together.

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    James 08-21-16
    James 08-21-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Very detailed and compelling description ofdisease"

    I really enjoyed this book. Narration is a little clinical, and I take issue with some of the medical pronunciations, but the details seem to be very accurate and the author does a good job of portraying the human element as victim/patient, care giver, researcher, and responder.

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    Nic M. 05-23-16
    Nic M. 05-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book.... Plenty of Curse Words!"

    It was a great book.... Just wish we could bleep out swear words... I recommend this book.

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    Thomas 05-19-16
    Thomas 05-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrifying and pertinent information for today."

    The final lines of this book are haunting. Especially when fairly recent events pertaining to ebola are taken into consideration.

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    rbeal 04-26-16
    rbeal 04-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "freaky"

    well this book is a little too realistic for me. the fact that all of this is real is troubling and maybe this Earth really is malicious and out to get us

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    brittany 03-23-16
    brittany 03-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "such a great book"

    it was so educational and scary and I actually really loved it even tho it was a biology assignment

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    Liz Andrews Littleton, CO, USA 09-16-15
    Liz Andrews Littleton, CO, USA 09-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great science adventure!"

    This is an awesome, true, scientific, adventure that is splendidly narrated! I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a heavy scientific adventure!

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    reenzz 02-18-15
    reenzz 02-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    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.

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    Michael L. Bowe-Rahming 02-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Captures and holds your attention!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hot Zone to be better than the print version?

    The audio version was good for me because it helped me complete the book in a timely manner without having to keep track of the print version. After using the audio version, I purchased the written!


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    It was real-world people and situations...not an embellishment of the truth.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The discovery of the virus in the caves in Africa.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could have, I would have...!


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the story line and really got my interest peaked in the study of Virology!

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    andrew Singapore, Singapore 02-11-15
    andrew Singapore, Singapore 02-11-15 Member Since 2008
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    "unnecessary details"

    I enjoyed the story but there is a lot of unimportant detail included. it has absolutely no relevance to the story and, in my opinion, it doesn't fit into the narration.
    After a few parts where I thought it would bring some explanation (that would later turn out to be important), I learnt to ignore it and skipped ahead.

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