The Premonition: A Pandemic Story (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about.

Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’ taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19.

The characters you will meet in this audiobook are as fascinating as they are unexpected. A 13-year-old girl’s science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm’s-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu...everything, that is, except official permission to implement their work.

Michael Lewis is not shy about calling these people heroes for their refusal to follow directives that they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. Even the internet, as crucial as it is to their exchange of ideas, poses a risk to them. They never know for sure who else might be listening in.

GENRE
Science & Nature
NARRATOR
AO
Adenrele Ojo
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
11:26
hr min
RELEASED
2021
May 4
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
623.9
MB

Customer Reviews

jvw2452 ,

Help the reader

I read a review that the reader is subpar. I’m listening at a 1.25 speed an it really improves the listening experience.

Cleminole ,

Bad

Terrible narration. I stopped before I finished 1 chapter.

I wonder if this clown blames Pelosi or Fauci for their misleading commentary. Or is this just another Trump hit?

scrauls ,

Terrible narration.

I bought the book after listening to Michael Lewis read the first chapter on his podcast. Wow, that was exciting, engaging and was incredibly interesting to listen to!

The narration of the book is awful. The tone is totally inappropriate for the subject matter and is lifeless. It takes an interesting topic and makes it boring. I’m struggling to get through the prologue with this narration.

Hopefully this will be re-released with a new narrator as I cannot see myself finishing this version.

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