Andromeda Strain, The

Genre: Sci-Fi

Andromeda Strain, The

Performed by:
David Morse

The United States government is given a warning by the preeminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere. Two years later, seventeen satellites are sent into the outer fringes of space to 'collect organisms and dust for study.' One of them falls to earth, landing in a desolate area of Arizona. Twelve miles from the landing site, in the town of Piedmont, a shocking discovery is made: the streets are littered with the dead bodies of the town's inhabitants, as if they dropped dead in their tracks. The terror has begun....

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 8 hours
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Author
Michael Crichton

Biography:
Michael Crichton was a writer and filmmaker, best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of the hit television show ER. Crichton's first bestseller, The Andromeda Strain, was published while he was still a medical student. One of the most popular writers in the world, he has sold over 200 million books. His books have been translated into forty languages, and fifteen have been made into films. Crichton remains the only person to simultaneously have the number one book, movie, and television series in a given year.
Narrator
David Morse

Biography:
David Morse has long been recognized as an actor of great talent and versatility in film, television, and theater. Morse recently wrapped filming on Peter Landesman’s highly anticipated NFL drama Concussion opposite Will Smith and will next star in a leading role on WGN America’s original series Outsiders. Morse has starred in major blockbusters such as Marc Forster’s World War Z, Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, and Frank Darabont's The Green Mile. In television, Morse was seen on the Emmy-nominated, critically acclaimed HBO series Treme and has received Emmy nominations for his work as George Washington in the HBO mini-series John Adams as well as for playing the rival to Hugh Laurie's character on House M.D., respectively. On stage, Morse most recently starred in the Roundabout Theatre’s presentation of The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin.

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