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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere, comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro.
Fueled by a powerful curiosity - and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up - Michael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling - swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travels - an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton's many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.
For Michael Crichton, being a Harvard-trained physician, the author of two bestsellers, and a movie director is not enough. It is, he resolves, time to travel. From swimming with sharks in Tahiti to psychic experiences in the American desert, Crichton records his exhilarating quest through the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world.
©1958 Michael Crichton and © 2014 by Taylor Crichton's Family Trust (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Grateful acknowledgment is made to Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., for permission to reprint an excerpt from “The Way In” from The Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke. Translated from the German by Robert Bly. © 1981 by Robert Bly. Reprinted by permission of Harper & Row Publishers, Inc.
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By William C Hollingworth on 07-02-17

Easily best narration of any audible book

Great story, great critical thinking but man the narration was ridiculously great, it doubled the book experience

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By tiffany on 12-03-15

Not what I expected

Not at all what I was expecting but had very interesting stories. You for sure need to be a big MC fan to enjoy this. I am so it worked out.

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By Miss L ttophi on 02-26-17

an ok book

for me i found parts of this book hard to get into some bits are very good some funny and some just bit odd

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By Mrs on 05-26-16

Not what I was expecting

Given the title and description, I was expecting a series of excellent anecdotes about the author's travels. In fact the first part of the book is the story of his medical training which was interesting, the rest of the book was split between some entertaining anecdotes about his travel and experiences and a large number of stories about his exploration of the mystical which were much less interesting and, more importantly, not what I was expecting.

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By Dk Chambers on 10-25-17

Inspiring

This was one of the best books that I have listened to in a long time.
High Five for Michael Crichton for packing so much in 66 years on this planet.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to evolve from your experiences.
Well read Christopher!!!
I highly recommend this book for anyone who has an open heart.

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