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The Cobra Event

By: Richard Preston
Narrated by: Jeff Harding
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A deadly virus - and a desperate race against time.

One spring morning in New York City a 17-year-old student wakes up feeling vaguely ill. Hours later she is having violent seizures, blood is pouring out of her nose and she begins to attack her own body in the most hideous way imaginable. 

Soon, other gruesome deaths of a similar nature have been discovered, and the autopsies reveal that a previously unknown virus is at large. It replicates horribly fast, it is always fatal - and is just too efficient to be entirely natural.

When the Centre for Disease Control sends a forensic pathologist to investigate, her discoveries precipitate a national crisis.

The Cobra Event is a dramatic, heart-stopping thriller of an all-too-real threat.

©2020 Richard Preston (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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"One of the most horrifying things I've ever read in my entire life." (Stephen King) 

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  • 06-30-22

Terrible narration

Narrated as if every single sentence was read in total isolation. No emotion, no context, no pacing, just sentence by sentence - couldn't finish the first chapter.

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  • 01-29-21

The reading style is poor.

The stop start of the narrator is infuriating, I couldn't get past the first chapter.

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  • J. Wexler
  • 06-20-20

Great book that changed the USA

This was the work of fiction, that caused government to establish a national stockpile system.

Great fiction work packed with information about biological terrorism. You will learn a lot while taking an exciting ride.

If you are not detail oriented or interested in learning about the subject, skip it. It's more than just an action adventure.

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  • 04-12-22

Another great story.

Thoroughly enjoyed this audio book. Good story lines, well narrated. Leaves me feeling horrified at what we humans do to each other, even though this is fiction.