Tipical Sci-fi from this author.
The liberal use of the "f" word damaged what could have been an excelent thriller.
Prey is by far one of the worst novels I have ever subjected myself to. The author once again proves he is master of little more then a clever thought. This "germ" of a thought turns into a story about a dimwitted computer genius (and his "crack" team of super-hero scientists) battling clouds. The character building is so poor that the listener is challenged to care about anyone (the hero, the villian or even the innocent children). Please, I "Prey" do not waste your time. You're better off watching a Jim Carey movie.
The story is interesting and has good potential. However I found the characters did not seem very believable. Their reactions to various situations (spoiler alert) including very very serious threats was not realistic.
This was my first audio fiction and there certainly were sections where I did not want to press the pause button. The narrative was generally good.
Mt first Michael Crichton book. The story had a good premise, but it and the characters were very predictable at times. He also went into too much detail at times while explaining the intricate workings of how the main character designed some software programs and how they worked. Some background would have been nice, but he spent 20 min at explaining these items. I've had better and worse books than this. I saw reviews saying Timeline was better...maybe I'll get that next, I don't know. This book just didn't do it for me.
This was a good, albeit somewhat typical, techothriller. It was fun to listen to, but I will probably soon forget that I even heard it. Like all of Michael Crichtons books, it presents an interesting scientific scenario without actually presenting any hard science. It was pure brain candy.