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Interview with Michael Crichton

Narrated by: Beth Anderson
Length: 19 mins
4 out of 5 stars (613 ratings)
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Best-selling author Michael Crichton talks with Audible's publisher Beth Anderson about his latest book, State of Fear. In this interview, Crichton explains how he came to rethink common wisdom about global warming. In the three year process of writing and researching the book, Crichton witnessed firsthand how difficult it can be to unearth scientific truth in a heavily politicized atmosphere. He warns against fanaticism and explains why a healthy skepticism is imperative in these fearful times. Listen to our exclusive interview Michael Crichton and learn the real story behind State of Fear.

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Producer: Kerry Donahue
Post-Production Engineer: Gil Hova
(P)2004 Audible, Inc.

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Thought provoking and entertaining

The interviewer asked well-conceived questions, not the usual biographical trivia of a magazine (how many pets do you have?). It was interesting to hear how Mr Crichton came upon his intial subject, and how during subsequent research his opinions and conceptions of even larger issues were changed. I highly recommend listening to this interview before or after reading the book "State of Fear", or simply for its entertaining and thought provoking insight on how Mr Crichton develops a new book.

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Excellent!

A very informative and balanced interview with Michael Crichton on his book "State of Fear", but it really goes much deeper than that. Insight is given into how the book came about and also the life decision and conclusions that Crichton arrived at after 3 years of his own intense research. Highly recommended!!

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A great post reading interview

This is a nice summary of Crichton's motivations in writing this book. Short and sweet.

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Great perspective on the environment.

This is a free interview on his controversial view of global warming. It's smart, scientific, enlightening and entertaining.

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nice background

What did you love best about Interview with Michael Crichton?

It was interesting. You got to hear more about the book & why he wrote it.

Would you ever listen to anything by Michael Crichton again?

Yes - I like his novels.

What aspect of the narrator’s performance would you have changed?

Well, this was an interview - there was no narrator. I thought the interviewer did a good job though.

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Thought Provoking

Michael Crichton makes you think, and the interviewer asked pertinent, intelligent and relevant questions. I have listened to the interview again, because it has a lot to it.

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Open me first!

Crichton's "State of Fear" faced a lot of criticism when it first came out, and today is widely neglected and dismissed. But if you listen to this interview before starting the book, you'll have a much better idea where the author was coming from. He isn't dissing the environmental movement or the idea of global warming. He's warning us about the kind of groupthink through which politicans, lawyers and the media control society by uniting us against a common threat that may or may not be real. In a time where "fake news" is heard daily, it's worth your time.

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Crichton has been greatly missed.

State of Fear is a book i will revisit.I remember the book's index having countless entries and Im going to observe them. I feel a project coming on :)

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Thought provoking as usual

As relevant now as it was then. Prophet Crichton. Do listen to see where we are going wrong as a species.

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13 years old and still Way ahead of its time!

listen at least 3 times for full effect. Spot on logic and intelligence. Thank you, Michael.