No Time to Lose

  • by Peter Piot
  • Narrated by Gary Telles
  • 19 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Peter Piot was in medical school, a professor warned, "There’s no future in infectious diseases. They’ve all been solved." Fortunately, Piot ignored him, and the result has been an exceptional, adventure-filled career. In the 1970s, as a young man, Piot was sent to Central Africa as part of a team tasked with identifying a grisly new virus. Crossing into the quarantine zone on the most dangerous missions, he studied local customs to determine how this disease - the Ebola virus - was spreading. Later, Piot found himself in the field again when another mysterious epidemic broke out: AIDS. He traveled throughout Africa, leading the first international AIDS initiatives there. Then, as founder and director of UNAIDS, he negotiated policies with leaders from Fidel Castro to Thabo Mbeki and helped turn the tide of the epidemic. Candid and engrossing, No Time to Lose captures the urgency and excitement of being on the front lines in the fight against today’s deadliest diseases.


What the Critics Say

"A timely and accessible memoir...enthralling reading...will appeal to budding young scientists." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

An interesting book but

The story of Mr Piot's struggle and fights with the plague of today was fascinating, I'm afraid that it was only spoilt by it's delivery.
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- Goronwy-Wyn

More about global politics than virology.

I had high hopes for this book from the title. I thought it would be a book about a scientist view on global epidemiology but it isn't. The author only covers the first occurrence of Ebola (maybe about a quarter of the book) and AIDS. It dose however give the reader an insiders view on the politics and administrative aspects of global epidemics. I was also disappointed with the narrator. He wasn't very entertaining. All in all a disappointment.
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- Freneticmonk

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-06-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios