It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour.
Every attempt to destroy it has failed.
And we are the prey.
As fresh as today's headlines, Michael Crichton's most compelling novel yet tells the story of a mechanical plague and the desperate efforts of a handful of scientists to stop it. Drawing on up-to-the-minute scientific fact, Prey takes us into the emerging realms of nanotechnology and artificial distributed intelligence in a story of breathtaking suspense.
Prey is a novel you can't put down.
Because time is running out.
©2002 Michael Crichton; (P)2002 Recorded Books, Inc.; ©2002 HarperCollinsPublishers, Inc.
"Crichton is the master of the sci-tech thriller, and nowhere is that more evident than in his latest page-turner, a scary, wild ride that is, without a doubt, his best in years." (Booklist)
"From the opening pages of Crichton's electrifying new thriller...readers will know they are in the hands of a master storyteller." (Publishers Weekly)
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.
This was an excellent Nanotech thriller with good sense. In retrospect I would definately download again!
Also, the narrator is good at distinguishing different voices.
Also, If you have kids keep in mind that Crichton always seems to have a character that swears when it is common to swear. Usually the swearing fits the character such as a disgruntled CEO or the characters will be in a swear worthy situation. So, the swearing fits well so as not to ruin the story.
Excellent story for those who are looking for some science in their fiction.
Bridges between real science and science fiction.
Say something about yourself!
I've always thought that Michael Chrichton tells a good story but isn't a very good writer. I still feel that way. This book really captivated me at the beginning but just got more and more stupid as it went on--and more preachy. I think he should have gone a completely different direction than he did with the nano technology gone wrong. The plot was very obvious and the main character was very stupid. It could have been a very captivating story, but instead ended up like a B rated horror movie. I gave it 3 stars for the concept and the beginning part of the book.
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