Author(s): Michael Crichton
CD - abridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: B1119
Released: Jan 06, 2003
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ISBN: #9780060874773
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In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles-micro-robots-has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive. It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour. Every attempt to destroy it has failed. And we are the prey. As fresh as today's headlines, Michael Crichton's most compelling novel yet tells the story of a mechanical plague and the desperate efforts of a handful of scientists to stop it. Drawing on up-to-the-minute scientific fact, Prey takes us into the emerging realms of nanotechnology and artificial distributed intelligence-in a story of breathtaking suspense. Prey is a novel you can't put down. Because time is running out.

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Author(s): Michael Crichton
Narrator(s): George Wilson
Product Number Z100091957
Released: Apr 05, 2015
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Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780060735623
Author(s): Michael Crichton
Product Number EB00235469
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061750236

Professional reviews

"Michael Crichton can combine science and suspense in riveting stories. He introduces nanotechnology--the developing field of building electronic circuits from single molecules--with a terrifying story of technology run amok. Integrating the scientific details and propelling the action is not an easy task, but Robert Sean Leonard handles the story with skilled understanding. The author leads off with a foreword that puts the reality of nanotechnology in context, but it then becomes Leonard's task to keep the listener engaged. He succeeds beautifully. Portraying the scientists with cool normalcy, Leonard allows the developing crisis to terrify and enthrall without resorting to overdramatization. The abridgment is excellent, and though listeners will certainly be aware of consolidation of the timeline, the pace of this version suffers no detractions. Riveting. R.F.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"