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Prey

A Novel
Narrated by: George Wilson
Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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A terrifying listen in classic Crichton tradition, masterfully combining the elements of a heart-pounding thriller with cutting-edge technology... The result is a tale so realistic, so scary, listeners won't be able to pause.

Deep in the middle of 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 coyote. Eight people are trapped inside because outside, waiting for them, looking for them, is a self-replicating, fast-evolving swarm made up of predatory molecules that they themselves created. On a singular level, the molecules are seemingly harmless, but massed together, they form an intelligent organism that is anything but benign. It's getting bigger and more powerful by the hour, and it has targeted the eight humans as prey. They must find a way to stop this creature before it gets inside.... Unless it's already too late...

Once again, Michael Crichton combines scientific brilliance with relentless pacing to create an electrifyingly chilling techno-thriller.

©2002 Michael Crichton (P)2019 HarperAudio

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whiny narrator, slow pacing

whiny, overly American narrator, Chrichton usually paces slowly but keeps it interesting, not this time.

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Thought provoking science fiction

I normally don't go for science fiction stories but I it was the editors pick so I wanted to give it a go. At first I didn't find the story very engaging but the author conveyed alot of information about nano technology and the story was building so I preserved. I'm glad I did! Its going to be a scenario that will stay with me in years to come, a timely warning to the human race to be careful of what we create & how easily things can go pear shaped. I thank the editor for this pick, it was worthy of my time.

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too much technical information

I enjoyed the first part of this book, human interest about a family and a ""house husband" but it became to cyber technical for me. Maybe just not for my baby boomer generation

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Recommend audiobook

Like many of Crichton’s books, ‘Prey’ is quite technical and when read, one may gloss over some of the more complicated technical passages, thereby missing some crucial information. However, listening to the audiobook, you hear those passages and the following explanation of the technology and understand clearly. George Wilson is an excellent narrator, conveying the feeling of fear and foreboding as the story progresses and I’ll happily listen to any other audiobooks in which he is involved. I certainly recommend ‘Prey’ both as a novel and as an audiobook but I did, in this case prefer the narrated form.

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a Chrichton classic

I remember reading this book when I was younger, just as great, classic techno thriller.

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Like Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds

I felt edgy all the way through this audio I am not a fan of major scary but this book was definitely scary I was also dubious about the escalation of the abilities of the nano particles I could believe it if it was in nature but not man made That’s what I hope, otherwise future generations are in for a torrid time Men can’t be trusted to govern appropriately, let alone make this sort of leap forward