The world of genetics is out of control! In this stunning new thriller bestseller Michael Crichton illustrates what happens NEXT...
Is a loved one missing body parts?Are blondes becoming extinct?Has a human already cross-bred with a monkey?We live in a GENEtIC WORLD. Fast, frightening - and potentially VERY lucrative. there are designer pets; a genetic cure for drug addiction; a booming market in eggs and sperm. But is there also a talking ape in Borneo? Has a 'master' gene for controlling others been found? Could an innocent man and his family be hunted cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes ... ?Are you ready for what comes NEXt in Michael Crichton's stunning new thriller?'It's a tribute to Crichton that he can capture the ethical confusion with such comprehensiveness and colour. His most page-turning book since Jurassic Park' the Age'Completely brilliant . . . top form' Daily Mail
Do you own your body's cells? If a doctor develops a cure for a disease using your cells in the process, are you entitled to a share of the profits? These are some of the questions Crichton explores in his latest science-as-boogeyman polemic. Baker does all he can to give life to the characters, but they are little more than tools to convey the plot, so the author leaves him little to work with. Baker subtly shifts the tone of his voice to distinguish between characters and deftly alters the cadence of his speech to keep the narrative flowing. Despite his best efforts, though, Baker cannot turn the nonfiction interludes between chapters into anything remotely interesting. As if these weren't distracting enough, the multiple subplots make it quite difficult to keep track of what's going on, or how one plot line relates to another. Reading a book that goes in this many directions would be difficult enough, but on audio it's almost impossible to follow. Baker's performance is excellent all around, but listeners hoping Crichton would return to Jurassic Park form will be left wanting. Simultaneous release with the S&S hardcover (reviewed online).