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    • The Hot Zone

    • A Terrifying True Story
    • By: Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you love viruses and gore and non-fiction...

    • By aaron on 01-05-12

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Micro

    • A Novel
    • By: Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,458
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,276
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,290

    In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye. In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Honey, I Shrunk Your I.Q.

    • By Amanda on 11-23-11

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Demon in the Freezer

    • By: Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 703
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446

    "This book will give you nightmares," cautions The New York Times. Richard Preston takes us inside the ongoing war against bioterrorism, investigating the anthrax attacks of October 2001 and the potential for a future bio-attack using smallpox or, worse yet, a new superpox virus resistant to all vaccines. "As exciting as the best thrillers, yet scarier by far, for Preston's pages deal with clear, present and very real dangers," says Publishers Weekly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty interesting listening in a horrific way

    • By S Atherton on 09-19-03

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Wild Trees

    • A Story of Passion and Daring
    • By: Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: Richard Preston
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    The biggest redwood trees are over 1,000 years old, rising more than 35 stories in what's left of the once-vast, ancient redwood forest. Believed to be impossible to ascend, these majestic giants have remained unexplored until recently, when a tiny group of daring botanists and amateur naturalists discovered a lost, dangerous, and hauntingly beautiful world high above California.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Cris on 10-27-07

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Hot Zone

    • A Terrifying True Story
    • By: Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: Howard McGillin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged....

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-14-16

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Panic in Level 4

    • Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
    • By: Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    Bizarre illnesses and plagues that kill people in the most unspeakable ways. Obsessive and inspired efforts by scientists to solve mysteries and save lives. From The Hot Zone to The Demon in the Freezer and beyond, Richard Preston's best selling works have mesmerized readers everywhere by showing them strange worlds of nature they never dreamed of.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • WAIT! Maybe this isn't what you think....

    • By Doug on 07-05-11
    • Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
    • By: Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 245 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders

    • By: Richard Ellis Preston Jr.
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 301

    In a postapocalyptic world of endless snow, Captain Romulus Buckle and the stalwart crew of the Pneumatic Zeppelin must embark on a perilous mission to rescue their kidnapped leader, Balthazar Crankshaft, from the impenetrable City of the Founders. Steaming over a territory once known as Southern California — before it was devastated in the alien war — Buckle navigates his massive airship through skies infested with enemy war zeppelins and ravenous alien beasties in this swashbuckling and high-octane steampunk adventure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exuberant Steampunk Swashbuckling Adventure!

    • By Joki on 01-28-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Romulus Buckle & the Engines of War

    • The Chronicles of the Pneumatic, Book 2
    • By: Richard Ellis Preston Jr.
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    The frozen wasteland of Snow World - known as Southern California before an alien invasion decimated civilization - is home to warring steampunk clans. Crankshafts, Imperials, Tinskins, Brineboilers, and many more all battle one another for precious supplies, against ravenous mutant beasts for basic survival, and with the mysterious Founders for their very freedom. Through this ruined world soars the Pneumatic Zeppelin, captained by the daring Romulus Buckle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really Enjoying This Fun Series!

    • By Joki on 02-02-14

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Demon in the Freezer

    • A True Story
    • By: Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: James Naughton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    "This book will give you nightmares," cautions The New York Times. Richard Preston takes us inside the ongoing war against bioterrorism, investigating the anthrax attacks of October 2001 and the potential for a future bio-attack using smallpox or, worse yet, a new superpox virus resistant to all vaccines. "As exciting as the best thrillers, yet scarier by far, for Preston's pages deal with clear, present and very real dangers," says Publishers Weekly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent and Timely!

    • By Mark on 12-14-02

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Micro

    • By: Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    An instant classic in the vein of Jurassic Park, this boundary-pushing novel has all the hallmarks of Michael Crichton’s greatest adventures with its combination of pulse-pounding thrills, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Does not Live up to Michael Crichton’s Standard

    • By Ventsislav on 01-13-12

    Regular price: $15.45

    • Hot Zone

    • Ebola, das tödliche Virus
    • By: Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: Olaf Pessler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Richard Prestons populärwissenschaftlicher Tatsachen-Thriller liest sich spannender als jeder Horror-Roman. Preston berichtet darin über die ersten Infektionen mit dem Ebola-Virus vor über vierzig Jahren. Sein Tatsachenthriller von 1998 ist immer noch hochaktuell, wie die schreckliche Ebola-Epidemie in Zentralafrika gerade zeigt. Ebola gehört zu den gefährlichsten Killerviren.

    Regular price: $17.86

    • Micro

    • By: Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: Gordon Piedesack
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Honolulu, Hawaii. Drei Männer liegen tot auf dem Fußboden eines verschlossenen Büros - keine Anzeichen eines Kampfes, keine Einbruchspuren, keine Tatwaffe. Nur die extrem feinen, rasiermesserscharfen Schnitte, die die Leichen überziehen, liefern einen ebenso grausigen wie rätselhaften Hinweis. Sie und der winzige, mit bloßem Auge kaum zu erkennende, klingenbewehrte Roboter.

    Regular price: $12.90

    • Micro

    • By: Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 20

    Three men are found dead in the locked second floor office of a Honolulu building, with no sign of struggle except ultra-fine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly unrecognizable to the human eye.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This Book Listed Twice, Both versions suck!!

    • By A.J.B on 03-20-12

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Micro [German Edition]

    • By: Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: Gordon Piedesack
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Honolulu, Hawaii. Drei Männer liegen tot auf dem Fußboden eines verschlossenen Büros - keine Anzeichen eines Kampfes...

    Regular price: $27.69

    • The New Yorker, October 27th 2014 (Richard Preston, Kelefa Sanneh, Dan Chiasson)

    • By: Richard Preston, Kelefa Sanneh, Dan Chiasson
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Highlights
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    "Voting by Numbers", by Jelani Cobb; "The Ebola Wars", by Richard Preston; "The Intensity Gap", by Kelefa Sanneh; "Color Codes", by Dan Chiasson; and "War Is Almost Over", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Oct. 9, 2006)

    • By: George Packer, James Surowiecki, Richard Preston, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "International Inaction" by George Packer; "Zip It" by James Surowiecki; "Tall for Its Age" by Richard Preston; "Thin Enough" by Ian Frazier; "Landfill" by Joyce Carol Oates; "Westward Ho!" by Jill Lepore; and "Battle Royal" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (December 10, 2007)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Richard Preston, Atul Gawande, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    There are five articles in this edition: "Follow the Leaders", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "A Death in the Forest", by Richard Preston; "The Checklist", by Atul Gawande; "Found Objects", by Jennifer Egan; and "Conflicting Stories", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95