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Publisher's Summary

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.
As fresh as today's headlines, Michael Crichton's most compelling novel yet tells the story of a mechanical plague and the desperate efforts of a handful of scientists to stop it. Drawing on up-to-the-minute scientific fact, Prey takes us into the emerging realms of nanotechnology and artificial distributed intelligence in a story of breathtaking suspense.
Prey is a novel you can't put down.
Because time is running out.
©2002 Michael Crichton (P)2002 HarperCollinsPublishers, Inc.; 16 9; 2002 Recorded Books, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Crichton is the master of the sci-tech thriller, and nowhere is that more evident than in his latest page-turner, a scary, wild ride that is, without a doubt, his best in years." (Booklist)
"From the opening pages of Crichton's electrifying new thriller...readers will know they are in the hands of a master storyteller." (Publishers Weekly)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By C. Cole on 07-21-06

Great Book!

This was a great sci-fi, suspence, action novel! It kept me on my toes guessing what was next. I am in the computer/technology industry and this has some very interesting concepts. The narrator did a very good job which helped make the book even better. This was one of the best ones I have listened to since joining Audible. Definitely recommend!!!

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Michael Kellogg on 05-06-05

Starts slow but picks up lots of momentum

A great "read" overall. It starts slow thanks to TONS of background on the characters -- far too much, I thought -- but once Jack gets into the meat of the plot it is thrilling. I'd also reiterate what's been said earlier: The sample clip is largely of Michael Crichton himself narrating the foreward to the book - very dry. The actual narrator, George Wilson, picks it up at Chapter 1 and is SUPERB in his reading. He expertly acts all the parts in the book, convincingly giving you men, women, and children characters. His performance really elevated this audiobook a notch.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By Rscott39 on 03-21-16

Just not 'there'

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better narration, faster plot

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Reduced the initial build up by about a third

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narration was monotonous and flat.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

the mix of real science and pure fiction, a hallmark of Chrichton's books is still there.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 01-12-18

High-tech Crichton - the micro stuff this time.

Nerve wracking,edge of your seat stuff. Difficult to turn off for the last 5 chapters.

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