Las Cruces runner with a 2hr work commute everyday.
Great book on audio. Would highly recommend to anyone who loves a good story. This book has a good mix between proscience and antiscience.
I have read many of his books, and enjoyed them all, this one is just soooooooooo sloooooow to get started, to get anywhere...
I honestly thought, having watched some of his books made into movies, this book would be some how better, they usually are, sadly this one, isn't...i look forward to seeing the movie, hopefully it is better, though, I've heard it isn't...
I don't blame, or fault Scott, I LOVE, his readings, it's the book I don't like...
never got that far, am asking for a refund.
perhaps, I'll like the movie better. I loved the other Jurassic ones
Very well done book and anybody who appreciated the first should like this. Would have been a great movie if they stuck with the story already written by Crichton. The movie is just plain abysmal and I recommend avoiding it at all costs. Unless you read the book first then make fun of how bad the movie was.
Far different variation of the Hollywood series. Far more interesting. Author could have varied the language, felt like a special edition of the first book.
Loved jurassic Park! The lost world is just so much of Malcolm talking... Didn't really enjoy any of the characters... Levine wasn't likable... And Malcolm just spouted his theories on everything throughout the whole book. And what was the point of the kids being there? Had a hard time finishing this one and jurassic Park I listened to every opportunity I got. Haven't seen the movie so can't compare it to that. I finished, it was OK. Jurassic Park there was stuff happening all the time, the lost world was mostly just Malcolm talking for about 75% of the book... Now some of it was interesting but it just went on and on. Wasn't bad just wasn't as good as the first one. On to bigger and better things!
I chose this book because I really enjoyed Jurassic Park and I am a big fan of Scott Brick.
This book seems to only be a vehicle for Mr. Crichton's theories of life and extinction, which are espoused at length and at the oddest times during the story.
Some of the characters, while supposed to be brilliant scientists or engineers, at times, incredibly stupid. The best written characters are the children, but it isn't with listening to the book for that reason alone.
If I knew what I do now, I would either listen to the abridged version (if one exists) or read the book which would give me the ability to skip the soliloquies.
All that said, Mr. Brick does a masterful job reading the book, despite what had to be great difficulty getting through the material.