Raptor Red

  • by Robert T. Bakker
  • Narrated by Megan Gallagher
  • 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A stunning debut in the blockbuster tradition of Jurassic Park - enhanced with dramatic sound effects.
A pair of fierce but beautiful eyes look out from the undergrowth of conifers. The eyes follow every movement in the great herd of plant-eating dinosaurs that mills around the open meadows, moving back and forth with the rapid scanning of a hunter who is thinking about everything she sees. She is an intelligent killer.
The time - 120 million years ago. The place - the plains of prehistoric Utah. The eyes belong to one of the most unforgettable heroines you will ever meet. Her name - Raptor Red.
Raptor Red is a female raptor dinosaur, struggling to survive on her own after losing her mate. Painting a rich and colorful picture of a lush prehistoric world, leading paleontologist Robert T. Bakker tells the story from within Raptor Red's extraordinary mind, dramatizing his groundbreaking theories in an exciting, one-of-a-kind tale. With keen insight and stunning authenticity, he tracks the raptor on her yearlong odyssey of survival as she braves a devastating storm, migrates toward the ocean to escape powerful predators, and heads north in a desperate attempt to escape the threat of deadly acrocanthosaurs, all while carrying out her natural duty to search for a new mate.
From its tragic opening to its thrilling climax on a snowy mountaintop, Raptor Red is a unique and utterly compelling look at a year in the life of a dinosaur - a revolutionary work of fiction.


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Customer Reviews

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I have always loved this book, and it sounds almost as good as reading it. I vastly preferred the unabridged book, as this version cuts out a lot and does the story a disservice. I really wish the author had done more like it.
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- Karen "Karen"

Big fan of Bakker's! Megan did a wonderful job!

This has ALWAYS been one of my favorite go to books! Bakker let's you see In to the life of a Utah raptor and I couldn't be happier about how he does it.
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- Morganna Fae "Morgan"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2010
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio