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Cold Storage

Narrated by: Rupert Friend
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
4 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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Summary

The astonishing debut novel by the screenwriter of Jurassic Park: a wild and terrifying adventure about three strangers who must work together to contain a highly contagious, deadly organism.

When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository.

Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. Only Diaz knows how to stop it.

He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards - one an ex-con, the other a single mother. Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror again. All they have is luck, fearlessness, and a mordant sense of humour. Will that be enough to save all of humanity?

©2019 David Koepp (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"To be simultaneously terrifying and hilarious is a masterstroke few writers can pull off, but Koepp manages in this incredible fiction debut that calls to mind a beautiful hybrid of Michael Crichton and Carl Hiassen. Cold Storage is sheer thrillery goodness, and riotously entertaining." (Blake Crouch, New York Times best-selling author of Dark Matter)

"A thrilling, funny, and unexpectedly moving joy ride." (Scott Smith, New York Times best-selling author) 

"You might as well put your plans on ice for the next twenty-four hours, as all you’ll be doing is reading this book.  The very definition of ‘thriller,’ David Koepp’s Cold Storage grabs you and shakes you and ultimately leaves you grinning." (Scott Frank, Academy Award-nominated writer of Logan and Out of Sight)

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Very good

Enjoyed listening, narration was good. Surprised this has no reviews, a good plot, well written. I will be looking to the author for more books.
Sorry not great at reviewing books! I took a chance on a non reviewed book, and enjoyed it, and found a new author to boot.

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Start as you mean to go on!

What a first book! Brilliant story, entertaining characters with humours dialogue. There are a few edits in the reading which sound different but not enough to take you out of the emersion. Looking forward to reading the next title!

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Loved it.

I purchased this audiobook after seeing a FB advert (so they do work!).
Great story and great narration.
If you like thrillers / end of the world scenarios then you will love this!

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Awesome

this book was awesome was fast pasef funny intelligent and interesting it's well the investment.

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A movie script sold as a book.

Not a great plot but entertaining enough, maybe the movie will be better.
Some gore and violence with bunch of adults no one would care because they are not nice people or people you would enjoy as company.

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cold storage

enjoyable but underwhelming given the hype.less Jurassic park more a b movie made likeable by humour.

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Great romp, beautifully read by Rupert Friend

A really compulsive and entertaining story, good wordsmithing and great narration. Only point is I would have loved it to have been longer . Well done author and narrator!

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Didn't want it to end

wow what a great story. It grabs from the start, but what really makes it are the main characters. Narrator was fine except for a tendency to slip into a Beavis and Butthead routine for the supporting characters.