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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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Publisher's Summary

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 2005

    A few must reads: Mr. Mercedes, Narrows Gate, Cop Town, Bomb Proof, Wayfaring Stranger, The Son (Nesbo), Dept Q series...

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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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Love CLEARFIELD, UT, United States 11-21-14
    Michelle Love CLEARFIELD, UT, United States 11-21-14 Member Since 2011
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    wck Newark, NJ, United States 10-13-11
    wck Newark, NJ, United States 10-13-11

    audiobook fan!!

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    "nice background"
    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.


    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 2007
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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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    Andre Felipe Gomma de Azevedo 03-15-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Zzzz"

    Very dull interview. I like Michael Crichton's books, but this interview is not worth the free download.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Evan James 07-29-05
    Evan James 07-29-05 Member Since 2004
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    "Not so good"

    The interview is fine, but Crichton really should know better than to push trash like this.

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Dann Los Angeles, CA, United States 04-24-11
    Dann Los Angeles, CA, United States 04-24-11 Member Since 2009

    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.

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    "A major loss"

    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.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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