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Michael Crichton's Prey is a terrifying page-turner that masterfully combines a heart–pounding thriller with cutting-edge technology.
Deep in the Nevada desert, the Xymos Corporation has built a state-of-the-art fabrication plant, surrounded by miles and miles of nothing but cactus and coyotes. Eight people are trapped. A self-replicating swarm of predatory molecules is rapidly evolving outside the plant. Massed together, the molecules form an intelligent organism that is anything but benign. More powerful by the hour, it has targeted the eight scientists as prey. They must stop the swarm before it is too late…
In Prey, Michael Crichton combines scientific brilliance with relentless pacing to create an electrifying, chilling techno-thriller
About the Author
Michael Crichton (1942—2008) was the author of the groundbreaking novels The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, Disclosure, Prey, State of Fear,and Next, among many others. His books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and have provided the basis for fifteen feature films. He was the director of Westworld, Coma, The Great Train Robbery and Looker, as well as the creator of ER. Crichton remains the only writer to have a number one book, movie, and TV show in the same year.
Robert Sean Leonard has starred on the New York and London stages and in such films as Dead Poets Society, Much Ado About Nothing, Swing Kids, and The Age of Innocence. He can currently be seen in the hit medical drama, House, M.D.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B000FC13E0
- Publisher : HarperCollins e-books; 1st edition (October 13, 2009)
- Publication date : October 13, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 736 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 392 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #57,029 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The thought came to me as I read another of Mr. Crichton's books (Airframe) that he had written it with the movie rights in mind. No deep character development, thank you, and evenly paced, if not contrived, action. The same happened as I read this book. Now that is not necessarily a bad thing. If you want a little more meat with your starch, maybe try Stephen King. A lot more energy could have been given to what the principals felt and though along the whole way. Narrated by a man who on the one hand is troubled by his wife's (possibly unfaithful) behavior, and on the other by the technology he spawned that threatens mankind, I would have liked a better image of what made him tick, and a little less stereotype. Being part geek by nature I didn't mind all the techno stuff, but it may be off-putting to some. These reservations aside, Prey is worth the time to read it, or as in this case, to hear while on the way to work. Keep your literary expecations in check, though, and try not to lose any sleep over the thought that there may be nanobots in your soup.
I listen to it again & again, and i very often hear stuff I missed the first time. Nuances related to other things in the book. GENIUS!
I'd say my wife & I listen to this two or three times every year, whenever the mood strikes us, and the story never gets old.
Good ol' Amazon just gave me a multiple choice survey on this book.
"Which of these words best describes the mood?" Several options: "Hopeful", "Dark", "Nostalgic", "Light-Hearted", "Suspenseful", and "Thoughtful". While ALL these moods are present at one point or another - I had a tough time choosing between "Dark" and "Suspenseful".
Anything but "slow" - the story takes its time developing characters at a pleasant, but gradually building pace.
Oh! as with many of his stories, there's a helicopter trip - because Michael Crichton so enjoyed his helicopters, God bless him.
Fast steady pace, with believable, very "true-to-life" characters. Just like the real world, these characters are organic, slightly flawed; their perspectives are independent though not necessarily "unique". In short - these are very realistic people.
For parents of small children - this is a perfect example for the rating of "PG-13". In short - "all things being equal", societal standards, and yadda yadda yadda - 13 years old is a good "cut-off age" (give or take a few years, wherever your kid fits on such a scale). There's "some" violence, and mostly innocuous references to sexuality.
I won't spoil the ending, but i will say it does actually "END" (lol / not all do) - and at the same time - in a way that allows for sequels.
Finally; the skillful narration of GEORGE WILSON gets points for his even modulation, and steady volume. the
Personable voices for the various characters - concise descriptions and explanations are flavoured with the appropriate tones of intrigue, humor, worry, affection, sarcasm, etc.
His annunciation is clear, and. Not only is this one of the best "books" but also one of the best audio books too.
Definitely experience PREY. I'm confident you'll enjoy it almost as much as much as we do. :-)
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Written in Crichton's inimitable style, the story blends research into the subject matter with an interpretation of how human behaviour might ultimately affect it. In an area of science where the majority of people are not really up to speed on it, it does give an albeit fictictious view of what it is capable of.
Read it and you should not be disappointed.