i buy at least one hundred books a year. of all types. just want a good story with a good reader. not so complicated.
I was hoping that this would be great. Michael Crichton's last book and all. I read all the reviews and thought what the hell. I cannot finish this drivel.
they are all pretty bad
The storyline was trite, predictable, and unoriginal.
Richard Preston cannot touch Michael Crichton's style or imagination. What a shame he was allowed to finish Crichton's final work.
It helped me fall asleep at night.
Even if you miss Crichton as much as I do, save your credit.
I would DEFINATELY recommend this book and will enjoy experiencing it again. Lots of science and adventure...just suspenseful enough. Felt like I was listening to a hollywood blockbuster! Hope they make a movie of this. Great narration too!! Cool concepts for story! Loved it!
The sheer believability of this. I was glad my biology experience was limited...because it helped for the concepts to be more believable.
Smoothe. Not forced..not annoying. He is one I will look for again. The narrator makes or breaks and audiobook. He made this one. I really enjoyed it!
It made my eyes pop open!
Conflict resolved, without any loose ends.
I enjoyed the narrator, handled the weird noices of the micro world without being distracting.
Maybe not Michael Crichton's best work, but very enjoyable all the same.
As an entreprenuer, it is hard for me to shut off my brain! It is also hard for me to sit still! I love audibles! I can exercise, work on "chores" , travel and be entertained! Always looking for a good story!
I enjoyed this novel and will miss Crichton's gift of teaching us while we learn.
Huntsville, Alabama. Language and Literature College Faculty.
I loved being given an unexpected taste of the flavor of the intellectual who was Michael Crichton. I hadn't expected another novel by Crichton. Richard Preston added verve and a pleasing authenticity to this after-the-loss, Crichton, Techno-Bio-Thriller. I appreciated the robotics story all-the-more, having just volunteered in a youth robotics contest in Huntsville, Alabama, a city housing the Army's Redstone Arsenal. I appreciated Crichton/Preston typical insights into Biology, from the perspective of my being a former state Communicable Disease Intervention Specialist-III. I learned about Entomology while listening to this nonstop intrigue and action blast. It was educational, true to Crichton, imaginative, and a combination of two extremely capable authors' brilliance. What a gift. I adored it. I still grieve the loss of Michael Crichton. What an unspeakable loss to the world. So lovely to have experienced Crichton again.
They should have left this story as an uncompleted manuscript. I have a feeling even M.C. had reservations about writing and finishing this story. It is impossible not to feel like its a Honey I shrunk the Kids meets Jurassic Park concept. Forced, bad, dialog... and half the time you are wondering just how small are the characters exactly? Moth sized... Microbe sized, ant sized... Never quiet sure I guess. It is just not a satisfying listen at all.
I was so excited for this book, but it was total letdown. It was
I had to fast forward through this book. It's not worthy of Michael Crichton's name, and, I can only imagine that he had minimal creative influence on this predictable, outlandish tale. Save your money.
A very young listener might enjoy this one. The science is bad, the story is bad and the narrator is bad.
The narrator was awful. His reading style was extremely distracting and fake sounding.
Disappointment, irritation, disbelief
I don't usually write reviews, but had to take a minute to warn people not to waste their credits. The story was poor, the writing was bad and the narrator was just awful. Very disappointing.