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.
Producer: Kerry Donahue
Post-Production Engineer: Gil Hova
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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.
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This is a free interview on his controversial view of global warming. It's smart, scientific, enlightening and entertaining.
This is a nice summary of Crichton's motivations in writing this book. Short and sweet.
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.
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.
It was interesting. You got to hear more about the book & why he wrote it.
Yes - I like his novels.
Well, this was an interview - there was no narrator. I thought the interviewer did a good job though.
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.
My preference for a good story is something totally unusual and not run of the mill stuff. Give me something I haven't heard before.
What a great writer and a good source of logic. Too bad someone of his mind is gone. The world lost a wonderment of talent.
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