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Gravity Audiobook

Gravity

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Publisher's Summary

Emma Watson, a brilliant research physician, has been training for years for the mission of a lifetime: to study living beings in space. Jack McCallum, Emma's estranged husband, has shared her dream of space travel, but a medical condition has grounded and embittered him. He must watch from the sidelines as his wife prepares for her first mission to the international Space Station.

Once aboard the space station, however, things start to go terribly wrong. A culture of single-celled organisms known as Archaeons, gathered from the deep sea, are to be monitored in the microgravity of space. The true and lethal nature of this experiment has not been revealed to NASA. In space, the cells rapidly multiply and soon begin to infect the crew - with agonizing and deadly results.

A recovery attempt ends in catastrophe: the NASA shuttle crashes, killing all onboard, and the space station is left dangerously crippled. Emma struggles to contain the deadly microbe, while back home, Jack and NASA work against the clock to retrieve Emma from space.

But there will be no rescue. The contagion now threatens Earth's population as well, and the astronauts are left stranded in orbit, quarantined aboard the station - where they are dying one by one....

Written with an exacting eye, Dr. Tess Gerritsen ensnares the imagination with Gravity, her most steely, unforgettable thriller yet.

©2010 Tess Gerritsen (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"She is better than Plamer, better than Cook... yes, even better than Crichton." (Stephen King)

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    Jane Taylor Rockville, MD United States 08-07-16
    Jane Taylor Rockville, MD United States 08-07-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Really a GREAT read"

    This was a very exciting read- great story, interesting twists, and the medical details spot on, which makes all the difference for me- I cannot stand reading a book when the author has inaccurate and silly medical details just to make the story do what they want. Highly recommended!!

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    Amazon Customer 08-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good story, mediocre reading"

    Loved the story, totally engrossing. The narrator pronounced a large percentage of medical terms like he was reading them for the first time--any doctor could have helped him with correct pronunciation, making it less distracting to the medically trained listener.

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    HervesVuin 05-02-16
    HervesVuin 05-02-16 Member Since 2012

    I am 45 years old, married 25 years next June to my wonderful husband, and the proud mother of two boys.

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    "Another winner by Tessa Gerritsen!! 📚💝"

    An awesome book of twists and turns taking readers from deepest sea to outer space.

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    M 04-24-16
    M 04-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Ist Tess book, won't be last"

    Excellent audiobook with great narrator. He even handled female voices well. The action, mixed with science and mystery kept be hooked from the start.

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    CoolKay 11-23-15
    CoolKay 11-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "alien life?
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    alien life, has to exist, this story gives us a might what happen, if it does realistically

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    C. K. Allen Las Vegas NV 07-16-15
    C. K. Allen Las Vegas NV 07-16-15 Member Since 2007

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    "2nd time listening."

    This book was a great listen and kept me interested. I highly recommend this author.

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    Priscilla 06-01-15
    Priscilla 06-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Possibilities are endless."

    Throughly enjoyed this book. It has timely information and current topic possibilities. The reader did a good job of keeping the interest up.

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    Teresa S Meyerer 02-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fast moving and funderful"

    It was great to listen to a book that did not bore me to the point of death with minutiae of characters. It has a plot which is easy to follow and enough detail to make the plot plausible. It was fun and entertaining. Full of action, it was hard to put it down even though I anticipated the next misadventure in the story. The only drawback was that I could anticipate the next surprise.

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    EmeraldWise 09-05-14
    EmeraldWise 09-05-14
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    "Fantastic"
    Any additional comments?

    William Dufris gives an amazing performance - yet again! And Tess Gerritsen's story is brilliant. An unbeatable combination.

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    Emily Novelty, Ohio, United States 02-03-14
    Emily Novelty, Ohio, United States 02-03-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Gravity too far out"
    Would you listen to Gravity again? Why?

    No, I would not listen to Gravity again. It seems too far out of my realm and melo-dramatic. I certainly would not want to see the movie based on the book.


    If you’ve listened to books by Tess Gerritsen before, how does this one compare?

    I have always enjoyed Tess Gerritsen before. This one just did not read like one of her books.


    Which character – as performed by William Dufris – was your favorite?

    Perhaps that is the reason I did not feel attached to this book. I did not have a favorite character.


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

    No, I listen when I am in the kitchen cooking and cleaning up. Generally, I listen in 15 to 20 minutes spurts that way if no one interrupts me. Having said that, even if I had been listening while driving my quarterly year trip (four 20 hour round trips a year) I would have chosen a different book to keep me company for the long drive.


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  • PinkMilk
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    4/13/13
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    "Disappointed"

    Very disappointed by this audio book. It's not at all like Tess Gerritson's usual crime novels, which I love. You really need to be into Science Fiction to want to listen to this. Which I am not. Characters are too stero typical and left be cold. This book just reminded me of Aliens.

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