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.
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"A totally convincing page-turner, proving that truth is scarier than fiction." (Kirkus)
"One of the most horrifying things I've ever read. What a remarkable piece of work." (Stephen King)
"A top-drawer horror story...the best literary roller coaster of the fall." (Newsweek)
This book was my first introduction to audio books in the mid 1990's. A friend gave me the cassette tapes of this as I was leaving on a 3 hour road trip. She had offered tapes before but I kept thinking that mainly old people who couldn't see to read listened to books on tape. When I got to a radio dead zone, I popped the first tape in. OMG. I was totally hooked. This is the type of book that might cause you to lose your job or at least be late as you sit in the parking lot unable to tear yourself away! I will warn you that there are some graphic descriptions of blood pouring from all body orifices that might gross out non-medical people. Other than that, this will scare the heck out of you and definitely make you feel differently about cute little monkeys from here on out.
Are we a virus on this earth and the earth is just counteracting to shift it's balance. The most interesting concept in the book. Really scary stuff out there and shows me how insignificant we can become when these nasty virus's decide to show their colours
The Audiobook doesn't follow the book at all. The audiobook left out words, restructured that ways sentences were written, left out sentences, and even left out paragraphs and chapters. The audiobook was no help to me and I wouldn't recommend it. It actually ruined my reading experience. Better off just purchasing the book and reading it yourself.
Very interesting story- gruesome and compelling.
I was very disappointed that this was an abridged version. Book Lite. Only 3 hours of material. That information (that this was a shortened version) wasn't available on the mobile shop and I wish I hadn't wasted a credit
I appreciated the audio addition so I could be busy with chores and still listen with my headphones to this story.
the narrator was wonderful. He voice was clear and engaging.
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