- Narrated by: Roger Wayne
- Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
- Release date: 08-03-21
The Quiet Zone AudioBook Summary
“Fascinating, deeply reported, and slightly eerie.” (BookPage, starred review)
“The Quiet Zone will live on in your memory.” (Bill McKibben)
A stunning portrait of an Appalachian community, the people who call it home, and the enduring human quest for quiet
Deep in the Appalachian Mountains lies the last truly quiet town in America. Green Bank, West Virginia, is a place at once futuristic and old-fashioned: It’s home to the Green Bank Observatory, where astronomers search the depths of the universe using the latest technology, while schoolchildren go without WiFi or iPads. With a ban on all devices emanating radio frequencies that might interfere with the observatory’s telescopes, Quiet Zone residents live a life free from constant digital connectivity. But a community that on the surface seems idyllic is a place of contradictions, where the provincial meets the seemingly supernatural and quiet can serve as a cover for something darker.