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Micro Audiobook

Micro: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

In Jurassic Park, he created a terrifying new world. Now, in Micro, Michael Crichton reveals a universe too small to see and too dangerous to ignore.

In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye.

In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.

In Cambridge, Massachusetts, seven graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited by a pioneering microbiology start-up. Nanigen MicroTechnologies dispatches the group to a mysterious lab in Hawaii, where they are promised access to tools that will open a whole new scientific frontier.

But once in the Oahu rain forest, the scientists are thrust into a hostile wilderness that reveals profound and surprising dangers at every turn. Armed only with their knowledge of the natural world, they find themselves prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power. To survive, they must harness the inherent forces of nature itself.

An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion. Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment.

©2011 John Michael Crichton Trust (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    goddess_of_pipework Roswell, GA United States 01-15-12
    goddess_of_pipework Roswell, GA United States 01-15-12 Member Since 2006

    goddess_of_plumbing

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    "Warning!"

    This isn't so much a review as a warning. The author(s) take an exquisite delight in the gory details - especially of the deaths of several of the characters. If you're squeamish, you might want to pick another book.

    Otherwise, the book was entertaining and a bit thought-provoking. You'll never look at your lawn in the same way ever again!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Clinton 06-16-16
    Clinton 06-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Meh"

    The story started off interesting and you found yourself rooting for likable characters. However, by the end, I found myself daydreaming as well as fast forwarding through tangents and long repeated challenges the less likable characters went through. Not one I'll continue to think about or recommend to anyone. Just medium level entertainment for the commute.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 05-18-16
    Chris 05-18-16
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    "Classic Crichton!"

    Definitely one of the best Crichton books I've heard. Action, thrill, sci-fi technology, classic Crichton!

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    Kindle Customer 05-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Gripping"

    Loved it! Didn't want it to end. Hope there is a sequel. Tough to provoking with a twist.

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    LA Teacher Chino Hills, CA 04-11-16
    LA Teacher Chino Hills, CA 04-11-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Great Concept for a story."
    Where does Micro rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Extremely interesting book, I learned WAY more about bugs than I wanted to, but it didn't gross me out (and I DON'T like bugs!!)


    What other book might you compare Micro to and why?

    The adult version of "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" but WAY better!! Great concept, interesting story, and lots of action as well.


    Have you listened to any of John Bedford Lloyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, very mind blowing in some places. Couldn't wait to see how they would get out of all the trouble they had gotten into.


    Any additional comments?

    Really good story, would highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    anna 01-31-16
    anna 01-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story"

    The written text was great. a fantastic novel. I would never get a book with this narrator though. He was very boring and seemed to loathe the story he was telling.

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    DANISE SANTIAGO 12-16-15
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    "Teen read?"

    Did I miss a classification headline? If you're under fourteen, this might me a good book.

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    Mayito 11-26-15
    Mayito 11-26-15
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    "It will keep you guessing all the time."

    Loved this book. It was. a very good story that keep me guessing all the time with some unexpected turns.

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    Hans Karl Heidemann Sioux Falls, SD United States 10-25-15
    Hans Karl Heidemann Sioux Falls, SD United States 10-25-15 Member Since 2005
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    "horrid"

    Worst Creighton ever. HORRIBLE character development. Even worse dialog. Makes 50 Shades read like Shakespeare. Vaguely interesting story, though predictable, clichéd, and juvenile. Poor reading ... narrator sounds and bored and ready for the end as the listener. Dialog too ghastly to be imagined with the human mind.

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    Jerome 10-19-15
    Jerome 10-19-15
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    "A Crichton spin on Honey I Shrunk the Kids"

    I struggled to keep interest in the story. Mildly entertaining at best. A decent narrator, which is new to Crighton's books, in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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