But there are rumors that something has survived.
©1996 Michael Crichton; (P)2006 Books on Tape
"Harrowing thrills...fast-paced and engaging." (People)
"Action-packed." (New York Daily News)
"Fast and gripping" (The Washington Post Book World)
It's better than the movie, but still not good. Chrichton has great books, but this is in the small majority that fails. Lots of Dino action, less revelation and wonder than his other works.
In that it is one of my favorite books, absolutely yes. In that it is a great book, yes. But I think if you want to experience the book, read it first. It's such a great follow up, but it's ruined by the plodding and pedantic narration, which plays up all the worst aspects (rambling, preachy sections on evolution and math) and plays down the best (humor, interaction of characters).
Discovering the carnotaurs!
Haha. Duh :).
Please, please read this before you listen to it. It's SO good.
I like the fact that they were able to get the same guy to read both Jurassic park and the lost world. I felt like this book filled in a lot of the gaps that you didn't realize were there in the first book. I will read this again.
I LOVE this book. if you've read the first one and are expecting the same book once again, STOP! its a great read and one of MY favorites BUT, IT IS NOT THE SAME. much more philosophical than the first and is slower to start, but the action scenes are INCREDIBLE. Start this book with an open mind and give it until hour 4-5 to get going.
Starts a little slow but you quickly find out where the story has picked up from the previous book. Once again nothing like the movie but so much better. If you like dinosaurs listen to it.
Great story, loved the spin on the raptor's behavior. Makes me wish he had written another JP book. Don't know why I waited so long to listen to such classics.
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.
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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