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Mount Dragon | [Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child]

Mount Dragon

Guy Carson is a brilliant scientist at GeneDyne, one of the world's foremost biochemical companies. When he is transferred to Mount Dragon, GeneDyne's high-security genetic engineering lab, his good fortune seems too good to be true.

Carson soon finds that it is. He learns that GeneDyne geneticists are tinkering with a common virus with an eye on the enormous profit to be had from a cure for the flu. Their cure involves permanently altering DNA in humans. What's more, Mount Dragon harbors another secret that puts the world at horrifying risk.

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Publisher's Summary

Guy Carson is a brilliant scientist at GeneDyne, one of the world's foremost biochemical companies. When he is transferred to Mount Dragon, GeneDyne's high-security genetic engineering lab, his good fortune seems too good to be true.

Carson soon finds that it is. He learns that GeneDyne geneticists are tinkering with a common virus with an eye on the enormous profit to be had from a cure for the flu. Their cure involves permanently altering DNA in humans, and Carson's job is to stabilize the virus. But Carson starts to wonder if this is justifiable, even for the most noble medical cause. Altering genes is a risky job, and the possibility of creating another killer virus is very real. What's more, Mount Dragon harbors another secret that puts the world at horrifying risk.

©2008 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"The writing team that scared the willies out of readers with Relic returns with a second, equally gripping novel of techno-terror." (Publishers Weekly)
"A delightfully gruesome yarn and an apt mirror of our love-hate relationship with science." (Business Week)
"Dynamic duo Preston and Child once again demonstrate their mastery of the genre....The thrillfest runs full force to the very last page." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 07-11-11
    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 07-11-11
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    "OK it's them, however...."

    Preston and Child do it again..and this time sans Scott Brick. Frankly, I am becoming quite a fan of Colacci, and I feel he does great work here bringing this multifaceted story to life. Lots' of stuff going on here, and not the cleanest of work this team have done, but overall very compelling ( and excellend summer yard work/barbeque/beer drinking listening! my July 4th ribs were done to the sound of this book in our backyard! ) Enjoy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Autumn Marina, CA, United States 07-15-08
    Autumn Marina, CA, United States 07-15-08 Member Since 2004
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    "Liked the first half"

    I liked the first half of this novel, but the second half was one big long boring chase scene. I was also a tad bored with the author's soapboxing re: genetic engineering. It would've been more interesting if the characters had succeeded in genetically revising humanity's germ cells rather than just debating the ethics of such.

    It started off with a bang and ended up being standard potboiler fare.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 11-18-14
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 11-18-14 Member Since 2012

    Enjoying one good listen after the next!

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    "Good Beginning, but it Got Looooong and Slow"

    The premise of this story was intriguing. . . and that's about the best thing I can offer. This one was about twice as long as it needed to be, especially the arduous, never-ending horse ride through the desert lava fields. I was desperate to see the finish of the story in sight! In all, there was so much redundancy in the story telling -- and very little, if any mystery at all! Anyone could predict the outcome for all the characters. . . none of whom were at all endearing. Average read or below, I think.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    HIII 06-29-13
    HIII 06-29-13 Member Since 2010
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    "interesting... this story does not Drag-on"

    Medical research, successful computer programs, life in an industrialized setting all could make boring reading but in this reality create a listenable story. Good job Preston and Child. It was especially noteworthy as they described a guitar/banjo duet I love it. Mount Dragon is not the best of their books but I believe it was a good summer read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dean Charlottesville, VA, United States 11-17-11
    Dean Charlottesville, VA, United States 11-17-11 Member Since 2008

    KoolMoeDean

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    "Crichton-esque, pretty decent"

    OK story, reminded me of Andromeda Strain. It's a beach book, not much substance, but it was entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 08-06-11
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 08-06-11 Member Since 2010

    I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath

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    "Should appeal to many types"

    Start this book in different spots and you may wonder what this book is about. You might think it is a western, or a story about mad scientists, or the evils of genetic engineering, or about cyber-space. It is about all these things and I thought the authors did an excellent job of putting it all together. I liked most of it and I believe there is something in here for everyone. I also enjoyed that they kept you guessing on who the bad guys where. There is intelligent conversation and there is suspense and action.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Edmonton, AB, Canada 07-28-11
    David Edmonton, AB, Canada 07-28-11 Member Since 2007

    I am an entertainer...so I spend a lot of time on the road. I take my audio seriously. I appreciate great writing and outstanding narration.

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    "Listenable...not earth shattering"

    Looking for a protracted potato chip read? This is it. Easy to listen to...pleasing characters and a few wonderful moments. Overall an interesting book. No surprises...no new ground broken. It is exactly what you are led to expect from the synopsis.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    wcarolyn44 05-30-11
    wcarolyn44 05-30-11

    Carolyn

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    "Boring story and hard to listen to narration..."

    The story was boring and predictable but the narration was worse. I found myself listening with one hand constantly adjusting the volume, sometimes it was too loud and other times I could barely make out what was being said. It would have been better if, instead of trying to sound as if they were in protective suits, the narrator just spoke normally.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Wolfforth, TX, USA 11-02-08
    Michael Wolfforth, TX, USA 11-02-08
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    "a good read"

    I enjoyed this book. The author obviously did tons of research into the storyline and the geography surroung the location of the story. This type of in depth research makes the story interesting and fun to read.

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    Amazon Customer Vero Beach, FL USA 07-01-08
    Amazon Customer Vero Beach, FL USA 07-01-08 Member Since 2004

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    "Great listen!"

    I can certainly understand why many people might not enjoy this book, but I found it suspenseful, well paced and very entertaining. I know that some of the technical aspects were a bit of a stretch but I expect a good fiction novel to indulge in a bit of fantasy as long as it doesn't insult my intellegence, which this did not. Having vacationed in the New Mexican desert, their description of the characters travels made me feel as if I were there watching it for myself. The different accents used by the narrator, while mildly exaggerated, helped me to avoid confusing the characters unlike more monotone narrators can do. All in all, for me - a great listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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