AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Paul Boehmer

Contemporary Culture • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2002

Although intended to satisfy the recent mania for information about terrorism, Preston's audiobook abounds with eclectic facts about smallpox (the demon) and other viruses that will interest readers with scientific curiosity. Paul Boehmer seizes the emotion of the moment as a scientist jabs a scissors blade through her protective glove into a finger right after he has told us that a single virus particle in her bloodstream would be fatal. His technical pronunciation is accurate and natural, although he repeatedly mispronounces smallpox's only enemy, vaccinia, the live virus used for vaccination. Preston has a knack for telling stories, and Boehmer turns them into a performance that captivates. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 03]



Book pak • Books on Tape • 2002

CS ISBN 0736686800 $63.00 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 0736687831 $48.00 • Eight CDs

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 ×