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The Lost World

By: Michael Crichton
Narrated by: Anthony Heald
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Publisher's Summary

It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park; six years since that extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end - the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public. There are rumors that something has survived. Michael Crichton is at it again. The Lost World continues the horrifying and thrilling tale begun in Jurassic Park.
© Michael Crichton; (P) Random House, Inc. Random House Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

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A man of many voices

If I were to choose the best reader I've listened to, as a seasoned audiobook fan, it would have to be Anthony Heald, And it would be his performance reading The Lost World that convinced me of this. And yes, I said performance, because that is indeed what it is. The obvious commitment and energy that he put into this project is commendable. His voices are superb, so much so that I felt I was right there with them on that island. I am also an avid Crichton reader, and enjoyed reading The Lost World, but it wasn't until listening to Heald that it became a favorite. All in all, this is the tape that made me fall in love with audiobooks, and I would suggest it to anyone and everyone interested in hearing great audiobook talent.

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Didn't realize this was abridged

I was very disappointed when I realized I had downloaded this rather than the full version, it lacks the juicy and gory details that I adore this book for. The narrator, while excellent at his varying voices, is not Scott Brick which I was also disappointed about. The story itself is good but I would absolutely recommend the full version.

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Does not state its an abridged version

was not listed as abridged. was listed as full length. felt completely upset and ripped off.

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The unabridged is great, but...

I prefer the abridged version. The narrator is incredible and I’ve been a fan of his for years. I also don’t want to have to break up a 15 hour audiobook over days... 4ush hour’s is enough to get the main points and feel like I’m listening to a movie. Don’t get me wrong: I love the full unabridged story. But sometimes I just want a quickie story and don’t need to know what color a character’s sneakers are.

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They're Back!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you saw the movie and thought it sucked, then you might like this book. It's totally different and and Malcolm doesn't even have an annoying kid in it "that kills Raptors with gymnastics"...like the movie!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not really, but the book is better than the movie and smarter.

Did Anthony Heald do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes, but his Levine voice is kind of fruity and annoying.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Neither, but it made me wish the Spielberg version followed the book more closely. The film just has many people with guns getting ripped to pieces and not one gun killing a dinosaur. This book has better pacing and is smarter, even if it's still not as good as the first.

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Abridged

Waste of a credit, why would anyone knowingly take such a shortened version of a book? Nowhere is it labeled that its an abridged version (as others have already said). Should've looked at the reviews, lesson learned. Real shame too, I prefer this narrarator over Scott

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I love the reader but the book was not good

reader good
book no
read again probably
sometime when I'm bored 🥱 🥱 🥱 🥱

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all the over exaggerated intakes of breath were ANNOYING, he did it almost every sentence and it was too much. Almost stopped listening because of it, other then that he did a good job with the voices and everything else.

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Not listed as abridged

Not listed as abridged which is a rip off. Should’ve been stated before being purchased.

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it is not a complete unabridged

the story of this verison of lost world is incomplete It is missing most of the scientific talks that take place in between the action sequences. It holds up as an action adventure but is missing the science of the story, making it seem incomprehensible and dull.