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  • Jurassic Park

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  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,336 ratings)

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Jurassic Park

By: Michael Crichton
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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Editors Select, May 2015 - Years ago, as I was just starting to explore the genre of sci-fi, my best friend (a huge Crichton fan) urged me to read Jurassic Park - the basis, of course, for the blockbuster film franchise. I'm not too ashamed to admit that the movie terrified me as a kid, but in many ways, the novel is even more frightening, as it relies more heavily on the science that makes Jurassic Park possible - and very unstable - adding an unsettling dose of reality to this cautionary tale. I'm so excited to relive this book in audio as it’s released unabridged for the very first time with the incredible Scott Brick narrating - providing the perfect measured, authoritative voice for such a science-heavy listen. And with Jurassic World coming this summer, there's simply no better time to dive in to this classic. - Sam, Audible Editor

Publisher's Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

“[Michael] Crichton’s dinosaurs are genuinely frightening.” - Chicago Sun-Times

An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

Until something goes wrong...

In Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton taps all his mesmerizing talent and scientific brilliance to create his most electrifying technothriller.

Praise for Jurassic Park

“Wonderful... powerful.” - The Washington Post Book World

“Frighteningly real...compelling... It’ll keep you riveted.” - The Detroit News

“Full of suspense.” - The New York Times Book Review

©1990 Michael Crichton and © 2014 by Dinosaur Holdings LLC. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"Scott Brick brings a chilling calm to the complex story with his deep, even tone and clear enunciation.... He does a particularly fine portrayal of John Hammond, the creator of the controversial park, giving the character a raspy edge that suits the dark agenda beneath his grandfatherly facade." (AudioFile)

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Make The Lost World available!!

One of my favourite books, now please make the English version of The Lost world available in Australia!!

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Many differences from the movie

Heavily philosophical in parts, and a little preachy, but the storyline is terrific and different enough from the movie to be suspenseful and interesting. I don't know if Speilberg's vision makes it easier, or if it's an impediment to really imagining this incredible world, but appreciating both as separate pieces of art would be my advice.

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better than the movie

loved it had a great time with it keeped me interested the intire time better than the movie

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By the end I wanted the raptors to win.

What a great concept and terrible execution. By the end of this story I wanted the raptors the eat all but two characters - everyone else was so annoying and one-dimensional at best.

Let's get the performance out of the way first - I'd happily listen to Scott Brick read the telephone book (if these still existed). Apart from the Muldoon character whose, Nairobi accent sounds Jamaican, all characters are well acted and differentiated.

Apart from Gennero and Wu characters, all others are one dimensional and often that dimension is obnoxious. I'm sure that Crichton must never have met a child in his life - the 8 year old Lex comes across as three year old with no impulse control who is so incredibly annoying that I'd personally feed her to any dinosaur who showed an interest.. The 12 year old Tim seems to age ten years during the story - having adult conversations by the end.

There are lots of close calls with hungry dinosaurs and very unrealistic escapes.

I finished the book but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone or listen to it again.

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Must read but beware

ok it's a must read. but please be aware your want to throw the little girl to the rex by the end

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Great story

Awesome audiobook that's actually really different from the movie.

It was very detailed and informative for a fictional text and very addictive.

Highly recommended...

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so not the movie!!! much better

the extra details in here are fantastic!!!
loved the different death scenes (morbid I know but I dont mean it like that)
movie was fantastic but if the did it word for word wow what a different epic it coukd have been

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was ok

not as good as i heard the little girl was so whinny and annoying it spoiled whole book

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for all the jurrasic park fans out there

One of the best books ever! great difference between this and the film so it can cater for the old fans and the new, loved all the science and excrement.

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Great! But...

Would have given this 5 stars, excellent story, greater technical detail...but for one, incredibly annoying, whiny child.

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