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Publisher's Summary

In Jurassic Park, he created a terrifying new world. Now, in Micro, Michael Crichton reveals a universe too small to see and too dangerous to ignore.

In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye.

In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.

In Cambridge, Massachusetts, seven graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited by a pioneering microbiology start-up. Nanigen MicroTechnologies dispatches the group to a mysterious lab in Hawaii, where they are promised access to tools that will open a whole new scientific frontier.

But once in the Oahu rain forest, the scientists are thrust into a hostile wilderness that reveals profound and surprising dangers at every turn. Armed only with their knowledge of the natural world, they find themselves prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power. To survive, they must harness the inherent forces of nature itself.

An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion. Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment.

©2011 John Michael Crichton Trust (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Another solid performance by JBL

Very entertaining. At present, Micro is the last of the Crichton books, posthumously co-authored by Richard Preston.

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Amazing that it is happening.

2 Nobel Prize winning Scientists just invented a machine that is smaller than a hair. Gives new meaning to this science fiction.
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Just make it through chapter one!

The first chapter is very dry but PLEASE get through it. This book is absolutely amazing. I was literally yelling NO, DON'T! by myself in my vehicle while listening to this book. SO good!

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ehhhh

the book was ok but too similar to Timeline. The plot was ok, but the survival rate was suprising.

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Not my favorite, but still enjoyed it!

I have read Crichton's best and have enjoyed them all. This was good and I hear Amblin Entertainment bought the rights to this. If done correctly, it would be fun to watch on the big screen. Preston made it hard to tell where Michael's share ended and his began. He deserves credit for his efforts. This one is face paced and Vin Drake's character is a fantastically diabolical psychopath. Only have a few Crichton's left to enjoy. Solid B. Performance was excellent.

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Meh

The story started off interesting and you found yourself rooting for likable characters. However, by the end, I found myself daydreaming as well as fast forwarding through tangents and long repeated challenges the less likable characters went through. Not one I'll continue to think about or recommend to anyone. Just medium level entertainment for the commute.

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Classic Crichton!

Definitely one of the best Crichton books I've heard. Action, thrill, sci-fi technology, classic Crichton!

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Gripping

Loved it! Didn't want it to end. Hope there is a sequel. Tough to provoking with a twist.

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Great Concept for a story.

Where does Micro rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Extremely interesting book, I learned WAY more about bugs than I wanted to, but it didn't gross me out (and I DON'T like bugs!!)

What other book might you compare Micro to and why?

The adult version of "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" but WAY better!! Great concept, interesting story, and lots of action as well.

Have you listened to any of John Bedford Lloyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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

Yes, very mind blowing in some places. Couldn't wait to see how they would get out of all the trouble they had gotten into.

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Really good story, would highly recommend it.

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Great story

The written text was great. a fantastic novel. I would never get a book with this narrator though. He was very boring and seemed to loathe the story he was telling.