The Hot Zone

  • by Richard Preston
  • Narrated by Howard McGillin
  • 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"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)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Doesn't Follow the Book

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.
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- Ariana


This book was one that intrigued me so much that I couldn't stop listening. Highly recommended.
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- Adam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-30-2007
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio