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Interview with Michael Crichton | [Michael Crichton]

Interview with Michael Crichton

Best-selling author Michael Crichton talks with Audible's publisher Beth Anderson about his latest book, State of Fear. In this interview, Crichton explains how he came to rethink common wisdom about global warming. In the three year process of writing and researching the book, Crichton witnessed firsthand how difficult it can be to unearth scientific truth in a heavily politicized atmosphere. He warns against fanaticism and explains why a healthy skepticism is imperative in these fearful times.
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Best-selling author Michael Crichton talks with Audible's publisher Beth Anderson about his latest book, State of Fear. In this interview, Crichton explains how he came to rethink common wisdom about global warming. In the three year process of writing and researching the book, Crichton witnessed firsthand how difficult it can be to unearth scientific truth in a heavily politicized atmosphere. He warns against fanaticism and explains why a healthy skepticism is imperative in these fearful times. Listen to our exclusive interview Michael Crichton and learn the real story behind State of Fear.

Listen to State of Fear and other best sellers from Michael Crichton.

Producer: Kerry Donahue
Post-Production Engineer: Gil Hova
(P)2004 Audible, Inc.

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    Rayna Romeo, MI, USA 01-09-05
    Rayna Romeo, MI, USA 01-09-05
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    "Thought provoking and entertaining"

    The interviewer asked well-conceived questions, not the usual biographical trivia of a magazine (how many pets do you have?). It was interesting to hear how Mr Crichton came upon his intial subject, and how during subsequent research his opinions and conceptions of even larger issues were changed. I highly recommend listening to this interview before or after reading the book "State of Fear", or simply for its entertaining and thought provoking insight on how Mr Crichton develops a new book.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 01-14-14
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 01-14-14 Member Since 2015

    How can the characters in this year's True Detective be worse? Ferrill is asexual, drunk, corrupt, a child abuser and worse!

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    "Great perspective on the environment."

    This is a free interview on his controversial view of global warming. It's smart, scientific, enlightening and entertaining.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Debra J OConnor 05-15-15 Member Since 2015

    I love books, writing, writers....these are my favorite things. I never have to stop learning! Have a lot to learn still.

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    "The new/old state of fear"

    I don't have to repeat the short interview with Michael Crichton, but I whole-heartedly agree with it. I grieve the loss of our freedom to think and write what we want to. Fundamentalism has always been around, trying, not only to put everything in a box, but using fear and bullying to close the lid on it (whether what's in that box fits or not).

    I agree that we need to be more open and less dogmatic in our lives. We do not know everything and don't have all of the answers. I am like everyone else in this regard, and have to tell myself every day that I think such-and-such to be true not that I KNOW it is.

    Also, the book he is talking about is a work of fiction. I am saddened that it had to be defended like this. I wasn't forced to read it and I doubt anyone else was either. Witch hunters should be careful. Look at Joan of Arc for one. Today's saints are tomorrow's witches, etc. Ha ha ,..now I sound like a preacher. Sorry. I really just want to say that I miss Crichton. Hearing his thoughts like this was a great treat. Thanks audible.

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    Amazon Customer Acworth, GA United States 04-13-15
    Amazon Customer Acworth, GA United States 04-13-15
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    "he is good at whatever theme he chooses..."

    best author of the last 25 years as far as I'm concerned., at least in the science / thriller genre.

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    "A bit odd but revealing"

    A great interview with Michael, where he talks about his growing apathy toward politics and religion and his disdain toward the 'state of fear' in his book. Strange though, because I could have sworn most of his books take advantage of that fear as a primary plot point but don't actually attempt to deny the necessity of it. Ah well.

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    Jonathan Love CLEARFIELD, UT, United States 11-21-14
    Jonathan Love CLEARFIELD, UT, United States 11-21-14 Member Since 2015
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    "A great post reading interview"

    This is a nice summary of Crichton's motivations in writing this book. Short and sweet.

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    wck Newark, NJ, United States 10-13-11
    wck Newark, NJ, United States 10-13-11

    audiobook fan!!

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    What did you love best about Interview with Michael Crichton?

    It was interesting. You got to hear more about the book & why he wrote it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Michael Crichton again?

    Yes - I like his novels.


    What aspect of the narrator’s performance would you have changed?

    Well, this was an interview - there was no narrator. I thought the interviewer did a good job though.


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    Donn Edwards Johannesburg, South Africa 11-01-05
    Donn Edwards Johannesburg, South Africa 11-01-05

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    "Thought Provoking"

    Michael Crichton makes you think, and the interviewer asked pertinent, intelligent and relevant questions. I have listened to the interview again, because it has a lot to it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 02-23-14
    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 02-23-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Move Of Crichton's BS"

    I used to really love Crichton as a writer. He wrote so many great stories that were a really unique blend of believable and fascinating science and fantasy, plus great storytelling. But by the end of his career, he somehow became this bitter old coot. This interview just demonstrates that. He became really anti-environment, a mindless naysayer republican goofball. I shall try to remember him when he was sane. Don't bother with this garbage.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J B Tipton Minneapolis, MN USA 11-06-08
    J B Tipton Minneapolis, MN USA 11-06-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Best of class"

    Michael Crichton reviews the issue of global warming logically and dispassionately. It is a real pleasure to hear a discussion that is not doctrinaire. I recommend this interview to anyone who possesses an open mind or who would like to.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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