AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

PANDEMIC Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond

by | Read by Sonia Shah

Contemporary Culture • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2016

Nine and a half hours of the history and biology of fatal disease transmission may not be everyone's listening pleasure, but you do come away feeling this is something you, and everybody else, should hear. Author Sonia Shah is not a practiced narrator, but her perspective as a scientist and mother gives her narration authority and immediacy. And she definitely knows what she's talking about. Historically, governments have handled disease outbreaks badly, and have been slow to warn citizens of the full danger they face. Ignorance and denial inevitably heightened the toll. Shah tells grim stories that are always most terrifying in terms of what was to come. Yet her overall account is implicitly reaffirming in its "history" of all the outbreaks that did not occur, thanks to modern science, responsible government, and the vigilance of an informed public. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2016]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2016

DD ISBN 9780451482167 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2016

DD ISBN 9780451482174 $76.00

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×