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Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists are mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes.
Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies - all motionless except for one moving image - a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur.
In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla with an extraordinary vocabulary of 620 "signs," the most ever learned by a primate, and she likes to finger paint. But recently her behavior has been erratic and her drawings match, with stunning accuracy, the brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642…a drawing of an ancient lost city. A new expedition - along with Amy - is sent into the Congo, where they enter a secret world, and the only way out may be through a horrifying death.....
Congo was adapted to the screen and directed by Frank Marshall.
©1980 CrichtonSun LLC (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By hgpilot - MM on 11-28-15

Fantastic - better the second time around

I originally read this 20 years ago and have recently started re-listening to Michael Crichton books this year. Congo is one of the best books, in my opinion, that Crichton ever wrote. Great character development, realistic mix of science / fantasy, and steady plot development.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nathan on 10-11-15

Very good

I really liked the story. The narrator did a decent job, although it took some effort to get through the male voices. Definitely worth it, however.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Colin on 10-21-15

Better than Jurassic Park!

Don't be put off by the average at best 1995 movie, the book has plenty of story lines not included in the film, plus an excellent presentation. 5*

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Scott C. on 04-02-18

great listen

was a great listen, had me gripped from start to finish. Good narration. some of the narrators sound effects had me in hysterics.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Miyuru on 01-03-17

A little underwhelming

Really good story but I was underwhelmed by the ending - it had a lot of promise but left too many lose ends and questions unanswered

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