State of Fear

  • by Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by John Bedford Lloyd
  • 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The undisputed master of the techno-thriller has written his most riveting, and entertaining, book yet.Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. State of Fear is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world. From the streets of Paris, to the glaciers of Antarctica to the exotic and dangerous Solomon Islands, State of Fear takes the reader on a rollercoaster thrill ride, all the while keeping the brain in high gear.


What the Critics Say

2005 Audie Award Nominee, Fiction (Abridged)
"State of Fear is one of Crichton's best because it's as hard to pigeonhole as greenhouse gas but certainly heats up the room." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Michael Crichton's new, can't-put-it-down novel is a first-of-a-kind thriller - a fast-paced adventure based on the notion that a current widespread fear is baseless." (Forbes)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not so bad

This book lost me a little in the beginning. As soon as the story revealed itself, I found it extremely interesting and very exciting. I am afraid that I have to disagree with the other review that claims that the story is full of tree hugging environmentalism. The book is ABOUT environmental activism, as the blurb for the book states that it is.
However, this story does not attempt to promote a zealous concern for the environment, instead it points out the things that scare us the most(global warming)and provides a point of view that we may not be aware of. Even though this book is fiction, it reminds me that we don't always know both sides to every story.
This book caught my attention about 1/3 of the way through and I was hooked on it. The story is very exciting and the character development is strong. I have to say from someone that got bored with "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell" that I would recommend this book to anyone with as much or more patience that I have.
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- Amber

State of Fear

This was the biggest disapointment I've ever had in all my years of listening. It's nothing but an platform for treehuggers, global warming, Greenpeace and similar "claptrap". No wondder they didn't give an overview on the dustjacket or on the Audible listing. Save your book credit on this one.
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- Marlene

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2004
  • Publisher: HarperAudio