• by Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by George Wilson
  • 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"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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Important about sample.

This is verry important for those of you who want to check out the sample. I almost just closed it when i herd the droling monolog voice of what sounded like a text book but skip ahed about 6 minuts there you will find the real reader. the first 5 minuts is a fowerd.

This book is a verry involving i like thw writer's use of tech talk not to teche not to lamen :) plenty of descriptions and lots of excitment. i hevily recomend this book. :)
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- Timothy

I wanted to smack the main character

The overall premise of the book was excellent. The main character's actions and thoughts were very infuriating. At several times while reading this book I wanted to reach out and smack the main character in the back of the head. What action there was to the book seemed to be very typical. If I could make the decision again I most likely wouldn't read this book.
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- J. Calvillo "Pencil Sharpener"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-07-2003
  • Publisher: HarperAudio