Dragon Teeth

  • by Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by Scott Brick, Sherri Crichton
  • 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Michael Crichton, the New York Times best-selling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel - a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.
The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories, even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country, it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils while surveilling, deceiving, and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.
Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his archrival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William's newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West's most notorious characters.
Drawing on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson listeners will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined. Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.

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What the Critics Say

"Scott Brick is a narrator at the top of his game, and this is a meaty tale for him to get his - well, teeth - into....A compelling listen - and one that will leave the listener feeling pleasantly educated as well as entertained." (AudioFile)

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Jurassic park goes west.

What made the experience of listening to Dragon Teeth the most enjoyable?

I loved the entire book. The plot of the book got me excited to listen.


What did you like best about this story?

As I stated above, the plot. I also liked the way the story was written in a narrative full of action.


What about Scott Brick and Sherri Crichton ’s performance did you like?

I loved the way Scott read the entire book. He really keeps you listening, and Sherri read he afterword with love.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Jurassic west.


Any additional comments?

I love all of Michael Crichton's novels. He wrote them in a way people would be interested in. I feel that the narrative that he tells in all of his novels is great, because you don't listen to just a scientific account. If you had the time, you would want to read, and listen to these novels all in one day.

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- Robert A. Raymond

I'm not convinced Crichton actually wrote this

Book was OK / not great - I'm not even sure if Crichton even wrote this since it was published so long after he passed away (2008). I looked at his website and it doesn't actually say it was written by him - I'm guessing it was written by someone else but can't be sure. Regardless, an interesting story but not nearly the page-turner like his other books.
Sort of reminds me of his early pre-Andromeda Strain books that he published in the late 1960's.
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- hgpilot - MM

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-23-2017
  • Publisher: HarperAudio