Nothing like a typical Cricton book. Not backed by any amount of science. Nothing and it is believable. The villain has zero character no depth one-dimensional. Too many characters to keep track of makes you not care about anybody. The obstacles they encounter are lined up just waiting for The group to come by. Unlike his other books there is nothing in the story that makes you think or promotes discussion.
This is not the Michael Crichton that I love! It seems that they had one of his rough drafts and notes and then turned this guy Preston loose with them. It's just to make money money for them and not honor Mr. Crichton at all. Very sad.
don't have any idea.
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No! I do not, although Michael Chichton and Richard Preston tried to bring real science into the book Spoiler Alert! The main premise to of shrinking someone down to the size of an ant seems preposterous as our organs probably would not function because of surface tension of liquids, size of air molecules in our lungs etc. It was like a bad 40's- 50's scifi movie ala "the incredible Shrinking Man" and "Dr Cyclops". The writing is monotonous with too much detail for everyday actions and lame conversations. Also like many of Chichton stories it's too convenient that audio and or video just happened to be recorded to expose the culprit. I tried to get through it, but couldn't... I couldn't suspend my believe on this one (Although I was a Marvel Comics" Ant Man" fan in the 60's.
No, I like many of Chrichton's earlier writings. I like good scifi, but as I have aged I have become more jaded, as I have read or seen the same themes done over and over and usually rather poorly. So a story has to be really good to get my interest. I did like "Prey".
I didn't particularly like or dislike his voice, The material would make it hard to listen to anyone.
No leave it alone. Of course I didn't listen to the end so I don't know if the story was left open to have a sequel.
I recommend "Andromeda Strain", Jurassic Park", "Disclosure", "Airframe" and "Prey"from Chrichton, but you might start seeing the same kinds of plot props throughout his work. On the positive side I did and do still enjoy the above mentioned books although formulaic as they maybe. He was a smart man - May he rest in Peace.
Micro is your typical Michael Crichton book. Venture capitalist with enormous wealth develops new technology. Group of outsiders converge and are introduced to new technology. Outsiders experience the negative ramifications of the technology and those who developed, profit, and defend it. If you like Crichton's books, you'll like this one.
The narration was really good and fully successful in capturing the correct tone of the story . Really enjoyed listening to the book. Definitely recommend it
The narrator does a fine job telling the story and other books by Michael Crichton have been really good. I assume that this book was not largely written by Mr. Crichton as it falls short of my expectations of his literature. I will not be trying another of these co-authored projects anytime soon.
All were good
The storyline will too predictable and simply written. I don't normally take the time to write reviews, but I felt I owed my fellow listeners this feedback.
I think there are a lot of rough edges that Crichton would have sanded down...the villains are ridiculous, and the stock lefty coward character is pretty two-dimensional. Pretty cracking adventure, though.
Sure - I love Michael Crichton's work.
I enjoyed the revelation at Tantalus, the stuff with the wasp's den was cool.
Somewhat. The science and ideas behind the story were reasonably good, and realistic as far as you could expect given the storyline. My biggest complaint is the characters. They are somewhat annoying and are treated by the authors in a cold, "survival of the fittest" manner ." This is fine to a point, but the story comes across too mutch as a study on human behavior than as an enjoyable piece of fiction.