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Travels

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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere, comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro.

Fueled by a powerful curiosity - and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up - Michael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling - swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travels - an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton's many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.

For Michael Crichton, being a Harvard-trained physician, the author of two bestsellers, and a movie director is not enough. It is, he resolves, time to travel. From swimming with sharks in Tahiti to psychic experiences in the American desert, Crichton records his exhilarating quest through the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world.

©1958 Michael Crichton and © 2014 by Taylor Crichton's Family Trust (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Grateful acknowledgment is made to Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., for permission to reprint an excerpt from “The Way In” from The Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke. Translated from the German by Robert Bly. © 1981 by Robert Bly. Reprinted by permission of Harper & Row Publishers, Inc.

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    tiffany 12-03-15
    tiffany 12-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not what I expected"

    Not at all what I was expecting but had very interesting stories. You for sure need to be a big MC fan to enjoy this. I am so it worked out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 06-28-15
    Richard 06-28-15
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    "Very very interesting."

    The memories and musings of a sharp and enquiring mind and a life rich with experiences. Inspiring and thoughtful.

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    Jack Hicks 11-09-17
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    "Arrogance and elitism aplenty"

    The descriptions of this book are erroneous in that they do not reveal that the first third of this book is about the author’s travails in medical school. When his external travels finally begin, we learn the perspectives of a privileged and self-absorbed writer. I much prefer his fiction.

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    William C Hollingworth 07-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Easily best narration of any audible book"

    Great story, great critical thinking but man the narration was ridiculously great, it doubled the book experience

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joanne 05-06-17
    Joanne 05-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "This book is s 'keeper'"

    I read the paperback version yes ago & lent it many times for others to enjoy. when I saw that it was on Audible I couldn't resist and bought the audio version. Michael Chrighton keeps you intrigued with details of places & experiences most of us would never dream of.

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    aussieGeorge68 Sydney Australia 09-02-16
    aussieGeorge68 Sydney Australia 09-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Some excellent bits but too much woo woo."

    I really loved the start of this book. However toward the end I started skipping chapters it both got a little boring and it started to spin off into woo woo.

    Toward the middle of the book Michael starts to describe how he became to believe in spiritualist and bends spoons. That's a bit over the top for me.

    However worth a listen as there is at least 6 hours of quality audio.

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    Greg A. Hurst 05-06-16
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    "Terrific performance from Christopher Lane"
    What made the experience of listening to Travels the most enjoyable?

    Great book. I've read it several times, but this was the first audio version. Christopher Lane does an incredible performance. Highly recommend!


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    Joshua B. Mooneyham US 04-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book, one I plan to listen to many times"

    I really enjoyed the stories about his medical school, travels and life.

    This a good listen for fans of the author, travelers and medicine folks.

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    M S NW 01-08-16
    M S NW 01-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A fun trip"

    A great way to get to know Michael Crichton, and his human peculiarities. Good read.

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    hili r. 09-29-15
    hili r. 09-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Only for the most dedicated fans of Crichton"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The book does not even remotely resemble Crichton books. The first chapters are OK. However, it seems that there is a lot more to say about Crichton and it is a pity that Crichton did not say it himself.


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    "an ok book"

    for me i found parts of this book hard to get into some bits are very good some funny and some just bit odd

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Not what I was expecting"

    Given the title and description, I was expecting a series of excellent anecdotes about the author's travels. In fact the first part of the book is the story of his medical training which was interesting, the rest of the book was split between some entertaining anecdotes about his travel and experiences and a large number of stories about his exploration of the mystical which were much less interesting and, more importantly, not what I was expecting.

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