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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 the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end - the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public. But 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 the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end - the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public.

But there are rumors that something has survived.

©1996 Michael Crichton; (P)2006 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Harrowing thrills...fast-paced and engaging." (People)
"Action-packed." (New York Daily News)
"Fast and gripping" (The Washington Post Book World)

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    L. Cain 03-18-15
    L. Cain 03-18-15
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    "Good book, good ideas, not the movie!!"

    I really have a hard time with Brick's narration style- theres just no emotion or much tonal inflection. Most of his characters sound the same but he tries so thats what makes it hard. This book also seemed poorly edited. Sometimes there was barely a pause between chapters. Love the book and definitely better than either of the last two movies. Kinda wish a certain scientist got eaten though. Arrogance is one of those traits that make T rex hungry and he probably doesn't learn a damn thing from this.

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    jose 03-01-15
    jose 03-01-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Smart book, much more interesting than Sappy movie"

    The narrarator is great, can't do better than Brick. The book is sharp with great dialog. The story is sharp and interesting too. Very entertaining and intelligent.

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    Dustin Smith 02-26-15
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    "great book for Dino nerds"

    I learned so much about dinosaurs and science while really enjoying the story. love this series

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    John 02-04-15
    John 02-04-15 Member Since 2011
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    "one of my favs"

    love this book. I really hope that audible can get the first book redone and added to their library. for anyone who hasn't read these books yet, know they are nothing at all like the movies. I love the movies as much as the next person but these books have different just as good stories and personally I like this lost world way better than the movie version.

    favorite scene has to be the carnotaurs. super creepy.

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    Mark A. Irwin 01-17-15
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    "A great read"

    So awesome to hear a masterpiece retold and finding a story that I love more than the movie.

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    Lucia 01-13-15
    Lucia 01-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "such a great story with such interesting ideas"

    I love how the book is not only about dinosaurs. The characters are more dimensional, some to love and some to kill.

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    Foxfire18 Denver 01-08-15
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    "JP2 review"

    It was a fun adventure, and some great visual description. Michael Chrighton isn't known for making sequels but this one keeps you entertained to the very end and is a great addition to his first.

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    Michael Kansas City 04-25-14
    Michael Kansas City 04-25-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Much better than the movie"

    I enjoyed The Lost World movie, but the book is so much better. And the two are almost entirely different. As far as the narration goes, Scott Brick delivers a solid performance here, but it isn't anything spectacular.

    This book is the source of many of my nightmares. Dinosaurs may have gone extinct 65 million years ago, but that doesn't stop them from showing up in my dreams. That is because some of the scenes in this book are absolutely terrifying. It isn't a horror book though. It is a sophisticated science fiction thriller. You'll probably end up even learning a thing or two from this book. That's because Crichton manages to weave in a lot of real science into a very exciting story.

    Of course, make sure you listen to or read Jurassic Park first. It isn't fundamental to the understanding of The Lost World, but it is such an incredible story that you'll simply be missing out if you don't.

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    Dusty roads SAULT SAINTE MARIE, MICHIGAN, United States 03-24-14
    Dusty roads SAULT SAINTE MARIE, MICHIGAN, United States 03-24-14 Member Since 2011
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    "great book!"
    What did you love best about The Lost World?

    one of my favourite books of all time, just the right balance of science, adventure, suspense. they but butchered the movie so badly, when the third movie came out i was really hoping they would go back to this book for plot or something, but i was disappointed. the only thing i didn't like was the narrator, he is awful. i didn't realize there was another version or i would've definitely bought that instead of just powering through. the book is so good it made up for him, but he's just terrible.


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    andrew Churchville, NY, United States 02-16-14
    andrew Churchville, NY, United States 02-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Ive recommended this book to many people. The story is fantastic. Also the audio version is great. The narrator is amazing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its a fantastic mix of science and adventure.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    He has a great reading voice. His performance isn't to dry but also not too over the top.


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

    Yes, if it wasn't so long I probably would have listened to the whole thing in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Amazing book. A must read/listen.

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