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Publisher Description

From the Number One international bestselling author of Jurassic Park comes this classic Crichton page-turner, weaving together heart-pounding thrills with cutting-edge technology.

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 science fact, PREY takes us into the emerging realms of nanotechnology and artificial distributed intelligence – in a story of breathtaking suspense.


Praise for Michael Crichton:

‘One of the most ingenious, inventive thriller writers around… Another high-concept treat… written in consummate page-turning style’ Observer

‘This is Crichton on top form, preying on our fears about new technology and convincing us that we aren’t half as afraid as we should be’ The Times

‘Mixing cutting-edge science with thrills and spills, this is classic Crichton’ Daily Mirror

‘Crichton masterfully maintains the suspense throughout the fast-paced story … Prey will invade your nightmares for a long time to come’ Time Out

‘A satirical black-comedy thriller… Crichton writes likes Tom Wolfe on speed… completely brilliant…’ Daily Mail

‘Crichton pulls off a slick thriller at a cracking pace’ Daily Telegraph

‘Exciting … a master storyteller’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Terrific fun. The pages whip by’ Independent

‘A gripping, impeccably researched thriller’ Evening Standard

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Robert Sean Leonard
hr min
21 June

Customer Reviews

Scottish bloke ,

How much can one man swallow!

This story is creakingly slow, you can see the plot lines coming long before the main character does.
The main character is supposed to be a highly intelligent man, but at ytimes you will be screaming at how stupid he can be.
But that is not the worst thing about this audio book, that would be the narrator.
How much can one man swallw, every few minutes the narrator either drinks or just swallows his excess saliva. This gets very annoying and had me turn off a few times just to get a break from the constant swallowing. How hard can it be to just turn away from the microphone as you drink, or edit these noises out!
All in all a very annoying book.

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