10-01-07

11hrs 49min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

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10-01-07

11hrs 49min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

Description

“[An] intriguing medical thriller…raises pertinent regulatory questions.” Publishers Weekly

George Galen is a brilliant scientist, a pioneer in gene therapy. But Galen is dangerously insane. He has created a method to alter human DNA, not just to heal diseases but also to "improve people": make them stronger, make them able to heal more quickly…and make them compliant to his will.

Frank Hartman is also a brilliant virologist, working for the government's ultra-secret biohazard agency. He has discovered how to neutralize Galen's DNA-changing virus. Now he is the one man who stands in the way of Galen's plan to "improve" the entire human race.

This taut thriller takes the listener a few years into the future and shows the promise and danger of new genetic medicine techniques.

Praise

“[An] intriguing medical thriller…raises pertinent regulatory questions.” Publishers Weekly

“Wins the reader over on the basis of execution…with pace, characterization, and chilling suspense all polished to a high gloss.” Booklist

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Language English
Release Day Sep 30, 2007
Release Date October 1, 2007
Release Date Machine 1191196800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Medical, Science Fiction
Author Bio
Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

Aaron Johnston

Aaron Johnston is a New York Times bestselling author who cowrote the novel Invasive Procedures and the Formic Wars series with bestselling author and science-fiction legend Orson Scott Card. Johnston’s comic credits include Ender in ExileSpeaker for the Dead, Formic WarsLeague War, and Mazer in Prison, all for Marvel. His screenplay adaptations include Alvin MakerSarah: Woman of GenesisThe Multiple ManFeed the Baby of Love, and others. His play Lifeloop, an adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s short story, was featured at Western Illinois University. He is also an associate producer on the upcoming film Ender’s Game. A longtime stage improviser, Aaron is a former member of LA’s Improv Factory, Santa Clarita Improv, and the Garrens Comedy Troupe.

Narrator Bio
Stefan Rudnicki

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than five thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than nine hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

Overview

George Galen is a brilliant scientist, a pioneer in gene therapy. But Galen is dangerously insane. He has created a method to alter human DNA, not just to heal diseases but also to "improve people": make them stronger, make them able to heal more quickly…and make them compliant to his will.

Frank Hartman is also a brilliant virologist, working for the government's ultra-secret biohazard agency. He has discovered how to neutralize Galen's DNA-changing virus. Now he is the one man who stands in the way of Galen's plan to "improve" the entire human race.

This taut thriller takes the listener a few years into the future and shows the promise and danger of new genetic medicine techniques.

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