• by Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
  • Narrated by John Bedford Lloyd
  • 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An instant classic in the vein of Jurassic Park, this boundary-pushing novel has all the hallmarks of Michael Crichton’s greatest adventures with its combination of pulse-pounding thrills, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research.
Three men are found dead in a locked second-floor office in Honolulu. There is no sign of struggle, though their bodies are covered in ultra-fine, razor-sharp cuts. With no evidence, the police dismiss it as a bizarre suicide pact. But the murder weapon is still in the room, almost invisible to the human eye. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, seven graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited by a pioneering microbiology start-up company. Nanigen MicroTechnologies sends them to a mysterious laboratory in Hawaii, where they are promised access to tools that will open up a whole new scientific frontier. But this opportunity of a lifetime will teach them the true cost of existing at the cutting-edge…The group becomes prey to a technology of radical, unimaginable power and is thrust out into the teeming rainforest. Armed only with their knowledge of the natural world, the young scientists face a hostile wilderness that threatens danger at every turn. To survive, they must harness the awe-inspiring creative – and destructive – forces of nature itself.


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Crichton's final novel

This is officially Michael Crichton's final novel, although it was actually a half finished work completed by writer Richard Preston.

The story is basically a serious take on Honey I Shrunk the Kids and for what it is, it's an action-packed and often engaging listen. The story has some plot holes, but overall if you overlook the shortcomings and perhaps the dodgy science, it's a pretty good book. Certainly it's a more engaging book than the last few Crichton novels like Airframe.
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- Tan "Sci-fi, mystery and action-adventure fan"

A Marathon of Concentration

Am an avid fan of Michael Connolly but he tested me to the limit with this one. I'm sure I wouldn't have lasted the distance if reading but Mr Lloyd's smooth narration kept me on course. I imagine a 3D movie is already being mooted bringing to life the mini humans fighting for their lives against the dastardly villain and mother nature. Bring it on!
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- Marion "Am nearing 84, have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 half Japanese great grandson all delightful. Enjoy listening & reading"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-22-2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited