• by Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by Eric Stoltz
  • 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Rising out of the stony canyons of Nevada, Utopia is a place known for its cutting edge robots, awe-inspiring holographics, and white-knuckle thrills. Attracting 65,000 visitors each day, it embodies a new generation of entertainment. But serious mishaps are beginning to disrupt the once-flawless technology. Dr. Andrew Warne, the brilliant computer engineer who designed much of the park's robotics, is summoned from the East Coast to get things back on track.On the day Warne arrives, however, Utopia finds itself caught in the grip of something far more sinister. A group of ruthless mercenaries has infiltrated the park's computerized infrastructure, gaining complete control over all of its systems. Their communication begins with a simple and dire warning: if their demands are not met, chaos will descend on Utopia, and every man, woman, and child will become a target. As the minutes tick away, Warne's struggle to outsmart his opponents becomes more urgent - for his only daughter is among the unsuspecting crowd in the park.With hair-raising thrills and heart-stopping twists, Lincoln Child evokes the technological wonders of Utopia with such skill and precision it is hard to believe that the park exists only in the words of this extraordinary audio program.


What the Critics Say

"Child proves he is capable of fireworks (literally) at the rousing conclusion." (Publishers Weekly)
"The blend of technological jargon and suspense results in a real thrill-a-minute read." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Exciting and well read

If you have read Mount Dragon, and liked it better than the Relic, you will enjoy this book. Child & Preston together have written horror, but this is NOT horror, and closer to Mount Dragon, and though not as elaborate, it has several engaging characters. I had intended just to listen to this in the car, but found myself so taken in by this virtual world that I put the book on at home too. The climax may remind you a bit of Die Hard, but it does not end too abruptly or leave you feeling cheated.
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- Trajanrome

A Good Quick Read

I am not sure I agree with all the science in the book, but I liked the setting and the fast pace. This is one book where I am not sure you lost anything with the abridgement.
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- Ned

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-20-2002
  • Publisher: Random House Audio