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Prey Mass Market Paperback – Nintendo, October 28, 2008
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In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles—micro-robots—has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive.
It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour.
Every attempt to destroy it has failed.
And we are the prey.
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“TERRIFYING…IRRESISTIBLY SUSPENSEFUL.” — New York Times Book Review
“INTRICATE PLOTTING AND FLAWLESS PACING…you won’t be able to put it down.” — Time magazine
“CRACKLING…MYSTERIOUS….” — Entertainment Weekly
“Just what his fans expect: A WILD, SCARY RIDE…” — Detroit Free Press
“Another PAGE-TURNING TRIUMPH” — Charlotte Observer
“INCREDIBLY SCARY and relentless” — Minneapolis Star Tribune
“PREY WILL KEEP YOU TURNING PAGES” — Chattanooga Times
“RELENTLESSLY ENTERTAINING” — Raleigh News & Observer
“… a harrowing tale of nanoparticles gone beserk.” — USA Today
“A TERRIFYING TALE…combining technological verisimilitude with heart-pounding suspense…” — The Oregonian (Portland)
“Serious and scary…” — Washington Post Book World
“This is how to write a thriller …Crichton’s latest page-turning triumph.” — Detroit Free Press
“Crichton has proved he knows how to ratchet up the fear factor.” — Denver Post
“…so god-awful scary and relentless, it’ll knock your head clear of whatever ails you.” — St. Petersburg Times
“Once again, Crichton has proved to be uncannily timely.” — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Crichton is a master storyteller.” — Detroit News
“A cross between Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain….” — Columbus Dispatch
“PREY delivers that expected Crichton charge.” — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“A terrific novelist…He could make most readers lose sleep all night and call in sick the next day.” — San Francisco Chronicle
“Readers turn to Michael Crichton’s novels for entertainment with relentless drive.” — San Antonio Express
“Crichton is a doctor of suspense.” — Des Moines Sunday Register
“Crichton writes superbly…the excitment rises with each page.” — Chicago Tribune
“Crichton’s books [are]…hugely entertaining.” — New York Times Book Review
“Crichton delivers.” — USA Today
“He is without peer.” — Chattanooga Times
“One of the great storytellers of our age…What an amazing imagination.” — New York Newsday
“Michael Crichton has written some of America’s most fantastic novels.” — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
About the Author
Michael Crichton (1942-2008) was the author of the bestselling novels The Terminal Man, The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, Sphere, Disclosure, Prey, State of Fear, Next and Dragon Teeth, among many others. His books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, have been translated into forty languages, and have provided the basis for fifteen feature films. He wrote and directed Westworld, The Great Train Robbery, Runaway, Looker, Coma and created the hit television series ER. Crichton remains the only writer to have a number one book, movie, and TV show in the same year.
Daniel H. Wilson is a Cherokee citizen and author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis, as well as ten other books. He recently wrote the Earth 2: Society comic book series for DC Comics. Wilson earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as master’s degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. He has published over a dozen scientific papers and holds four patents. Wilson lives in Portland, Oregon.
- Publisher : Harper; 9/28/08 edition (October 28, 2008)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 528 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0061703087
- ISBN-13 : 978-0061703089
- Lexile measure : HL600L
- Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.19 x 1.19 x 7.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #43,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.