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The Lost World | [Michael Crichton]

The Lost World

It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park; six years since that extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end - the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public. There are rumors that something has survived.
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Publisher's Summary

It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park; six years since that extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end - the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public. There are rumors that something has survived. Michael Crichton is at it again. The Lost World continues the horrifying and thrilling tale begun in Jurassic Park.

© Michael Crichton; (P) Random House, Inc. Random House Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

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    Deborah Brooklyn, NY, USA 09-05-04
    Deborah Brooklyn, NY, USA 09-05-04
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    "A man of many voices"

    If I were to choose the best reader I've listened to, as a seasoned audiobook fan, it would have to be Anthony Heald, And it would be his performance reading The Lost World that convinced me of this. And yes, I said performance, because that is indeed what it is. The obvious commitment and energy that he put into this project is commendable. His voices are superb, so much so that I felt I was right there with them on that island. I am also an avid Crichton reader, and enjoyed reading The Lost World, but it wasn't until listening to Heald that it became a favorite. All in all, this is the tape that made me fall in love with audiobooks, and I would suggest it to anyone and everyone interested in hearing great audiobook talent.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Hugh 10-10-14
    Hugh 10-10-14 Member Since 2011

    Coffee, Dessert, Audio Book Fanatic. Grew up on Graphic Novels (We call those Comic Books where Im from).

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    "Its Abridged, but The Excitement Is Not."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the unabridged version, but this version was still a terrific listen, full of science, history, thrill, and uh...lots of hungry dinosaurs.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Angry, hungry dinosaurs will keep anyone on edge I think.


    Any additional comments?

    The Lost World: Abridged takes all of the excellent plot twists and science from the original piece and creates a movie length listen that makes the theatrical release pale in comparison. This is an excellent listen for those who love themes of dinosaurs, science, action, stowaway juveniles and did I say action? Sadly my favorite part of this abridged story is that there is no pathetic Gymnastics fight scene against Raptors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Drina 08-27-12
    Drina 08-27-12 Member Since 2010
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    "The narrator is superlative."
    Would you listen to The Lost World again? Why?

    The only similarity between the book and the picture is that there are dinosaurs, but the book has the more interesting plot. I would definitely listen to this book again, and have, because of Anthony Heald's wonderful narration. His voice is just perfect, with enough humour and wit.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was fun and exciting, with a lot of tense moments.


    Which character – as performed by Anthony Heald – was your favorite?

    Ian Malcolm


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Levine decides not to rescue the children and gets his comuppance.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer LINDENHURST, NY, United States 09-26-11
    Kindle Customer LINDENHURST, NY, United States 09-26-11 Member Since 2013

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    "They're Back!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you saw the movie and thought it sucked, then you might like this book. It's totally different and and Malcolm doesn't even have an annoying kid in it "that kills Raptors with gymnastics"...like the movie!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not really, but the book is better than the movie and smarter.


    Did Anthony Heald do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, but his Levine voice is kind of fruity and annoying.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither, but it made me wish the Spielberg version followed the book more closely. The film just has many people with guns getting ripped to pieces and not one gun killing a dinosaur. This book has better pacing and is smarter, even if it's still not as good as the first.


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    Brendan USA 02-24-10
    Brendan USA 02-24-10
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    "Much better than the movie"

    Granite this is my first audiobook, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. If you liked the series on DVD you will like this story even better.

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