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Cold Storage

A Novel
Narrated by: Rupert Friend
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"On every level, Cold Storage is pure, unadulterated entertainment." (Douglas Preston, The New York Times

For listeners of Andy Weir and Noah Hawley comes an astonishing debut by the screenwriter of Jurassic Park: a wild and terrifying adventure about three strangers who must work together to contain a highly contagious, deadly organism

When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository.

Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. Only Diaz knows how to stop it.

He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards - one an ex-con, the other a single mother. Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror again. All they have is luck, fearlessness, and a mordant sense of humor. 

Will that be enough to save all of humanity?

©2019 David Koepp (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Too short

Overall pretty good, definitely holds your attention. However - felt more like a "pilot" ... like an intro to more episodes to come ...

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LOVED IT!

This was an exciting, dramatic, terrifying, yet humorous story brought to life by the brilliant performance of Rupert Friend! I'll never look at a mushroom the same way again!

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The book is good

This book is good. However if you are wanting a scary zombie type book this one is not for you. If you are wanting a nice easy read with action this book is for you.

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  • Larry
  • Prairie Village, KS USA
  • 09-21-19

The Andromeda Strain for boomers.

The story is pretty predictable. What makes this book worthwhile is the deadpan hilarity of the writing, the three dimensional characters and the spot on dialogue. Well, OK. The rednecks sound a little too stupid to be believable but they have their own charm. Thoroughly enjoyed the performance.

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Not bad

It’s a good story, although I don’t like books that begin in one decade and continue in anther. It is tedious at times as it gives you the background on characters and why they who are they are. While I wouldn’t consider this a laugh out loud humorous book, it is light. The premise is fungus that has a mind of it’s own and the guy who ensures it doesn’t get anywhere. There are also an interesting couple that helps contain the stuff. If you get through the tedious parts, it’s a good read. I kinda hope there is another book with these characters.

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Could Be Better

The reading of the characters is what made the book interesting. Too many clinched characters; too many inaccuracies in using those cliches. The author should have done actual research to perhaps learn the difference between a nationalist and a supremacist, how our satellites really function, and more on biological imperatives. Had I not been stuck in a hospital with nothing better to do, I would not have listened past the fifth chapter.

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Tedious...

Was excited for this one but was ultimately disappointed. Awfully dull and drawn out for such a simple, short book. Narrator, who I am a fan of from his work on the TV show “Homeland” is awful here and amateurish. Felt at time I was listening to bad fan-fic from a teenager.

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