Michael Crichton, Daniel H. Wilson – The Andromeda Evolution

Fifty years afterThe Andromeda Strainmade Michael Crichton a household name – and spawned a new genre, the technothriller – the threat returns, in a gripping sequel that isterrifyingly realistic and resonant.

The evolution is coming.

In 1967, an extraterrestrial microbe came crashing down to Earth and nearly ended the human race. Accidental exposure to the particle – designatedthe Andromeda Strain – killed every resident of the town ofPiedmont, Arizona, save for an elderly man and an infant boy. Over the next five days, ateam of top scientists assigned to Project Wildfire worked valiantly to save the worldfrom an epidemic of unimaginable proportions. In the moments before a catastrophicnuclear detonation, they succeeded.

In the ensuing decades, research on the microparticle continued. And the world thought it was safe….

Deep inside Fairchild Air Force Base, Project Eternal Vigilance has continued to watch and wait for the Andromeda Strain to reappear. On the verge of being shut down, the project has registered no activity – until now. A Brazilian terrain-mapping dronehas detected a bizarre anomaly of otherworldly matter in the middle of the jungle, and, worse yet, the tell-tale chemical signature of the deadly microparticle.

With this shocking discovery, the next-generation Project Wildfire is activated, and a diverse team of experts hailing from all over the world is dispatched to investigate the potentially apocalyptic threat.

But the microbe is growing – evolving. And if the Wildfire team cant reach the quarantine zone, enter the anomaly, and figure out how to stop it, this new Andromeda Evolution will annihilate all life as we know it.

Author: Michael Crichton, Daniel H. Wilson
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Duration: 10 hours 4 minutes
Released: 19 Dec 2011
Publisher: HarperAudio
Language: English

User Review:

squabbling copious

We listened to this with a few reservations knowing that we could not expect it to match the original authors work. Even so it was very underwhelming and the nostalgia couldnt help us hang in there more than an hour or so. Just getting through the intro was work and really set the pace for what to expect going forward. I have never experienced that before.