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Prey (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
Prey - Audio Cassette - Unabridged
Author: George Wilson (Narrator), Michael Crichton
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ISBN-13: 9780060536961
ISBN-10: 0060536969
Publication Date: 11/1/2002
Edition: Unabridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 4
Subtly frightening... Crichton constructs a suspenseful tale of technology and the unpredicable twists of Nature (or are they predicable? Hmmm...). Crichton is always a good read.
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Helpful Score: 4
An interesting concept. I read this back before I had really begun to develop my distrust of agri-corporations and chemical/biological tinkering with life in general, so it's hard for me to give a straight review. It does make one think about today's "medical" industry, though.
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Helpful Score: 2
The loss of Crichton can be understood by reading this book. I knew anything that I picked up of Crichton would be so thoroughly researched that I would have every question satisfied about the 'whys and hows' of the story. This book is a prime example of his unwavering dedication to the story itself.
And the human relationships in this story are complex and multi-layered, as is the fear Crichton wove in this book. He preyed upon natural, close fears we all have, and it is displayed in a thrilling read I literally stole moments just to be able to finish-- squinting my eyes until the sun set on our drive home for the holidays, whipping out my handy clipon light so as not to disturb my husband, and bringing it along, unapologetically, to the golf course while my father and husband helped prepare food for the tournament.
A good book has a way of doing that to ya. Crichton could write a helluva good book.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book at a little too much technical blah blah blahing about the aspects/workings of nanotechnology and "swarm" software programming. BUT--it was easy to skim/skip these sections... and the story when not focused on the technology but on the characters (and their fight with the nonotechnology) was really good... Easy to read/follow and very interesting. Skipping the technology and programming mumbo jumbo didn't detract from the story at all.. once you get the gist of both you don't need the additional detail the author piles on to follow the story. However.. if you're someone who needs to read every word (or who would feel 'ripped off' because you had to skip long sections/big portions of the chapters) avoid this story.

The story in summary... nanotech starts out as a possible medical revolution... however in a remote facility the technology goes bad as the 'swarm' programming turns the nanotechs violent... and the trapped scientists fight to find a way to stop them.

Some nice turns and suspense throughout.. an overall great read despite the propensity to overdo the 'jargon'.

A page turner that at the end keeps you on the edge of your seat... I gave it 4 stars.
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Helpful Score: 2
Exciting and imaginative.
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Great story...
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I got nothing done for a day and a half, the book was spellbinding and I couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is an awesome fast-pasted story. It is narrated very well and is 6 hours long, 5 CD set. I listened it in the evening two nights in a row just to find out what happened next. Easy to visualize the story, characters, and keeps your interest very well.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not one of his best, and I've read just about everything he's written.
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Helpful Score: 2
A rather sci=fi look at today's attempts to always be on the cutting edge of genetics and technology. Excellent book.
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Helpful Score: 2
Outstanding book. Extremely exciting, with many twists and turns, Definitely grabs hold of you and sucks you in for a long time.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was a great read, suspenseful, and downright scary. It gripped me from the moment I read the first page. I highly reccomend this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Science meets intrigue as a group of scientists fight for their survival against a smart, mutating nano swarm. The Jurassic Park theme without quite the energy of the dinosaurs.
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I actually like Michael Crighton but I had a harder time getting through this book. It was good, just not my cup of tea.
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A very quick read... even if the premise is a little far-fetched, as one might expect from the jacket. All the same, one of the ones that keeps it in your purse just in case you have a minute :)
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Based on the emerging discipline of nanotechnology -- microscopic machines which possess an aggregate intelligence -- this book is full of interesting ideas. Swiftly plotted, but weakly characterized. Enjoyable airplane or summer read. Will make a great action-thriller movie some day.
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This is a scary book. Crichton keeps you on the edge of your seat. I had to read this in the daytime. Could nanomachines become intelligent & dangerous? This story makes it sound plausible.
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Nanorobots are on the loose, and Michael Crichton, as usual, is right out there in front reporting every development.
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Yet another Crichton technothriller, this one featuring the "emerging" field of Nanotechnology. The main character is out of work and blacklisted in his field, but investigating the mysterious secrets and 'leaks' at his wife's company becomes a full-time job. The company develops microscopic robots which do wonderful medical diagnostics, but they get out of control and have a mind of their own...
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One hell of a thrill ride!
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Nanotechnology gone wild.
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Michael Crichton's thriller is based on abusing techology...our creation is taking on a life of its own and attacking us! A great thriller for fans of Michael Crichton who enjoy his creativity and using the elements of his story to advise and admonish mankind.
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I did enjoy the book. My son started reading it during a visit, but it was a library book, so that is why I ordered it - I wanted to send it to him so he could finish it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book by Crichton. This was the 1st book that I had read by this author too. Suspenseful read..
****
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Crichton can always tell a good story, even though this nanotech gone awry plotline was a little over the top. Some serious implications, though, to our cavalier attitude about our own insight.
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Helpful Score: 1
I just finished reading this. It's a good read, full of suspense and twists in the plot. When you think A is happening, it isn't. Then you think B is happening, and it isn't. Then you find right near the end something very different is really going on. There were actually 2 ways to eradicate the problem, both interesting.

Tale of typical corporate greed and short-sightedness, with a single hero who really has the foresight to predict the disaster about to happen.
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Great read - very suspenseful!
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An exciting book about an experiment gone wrong in the Nevada desert.
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Interesting premise: attack of the nanites. Thoroughly enjoyable reading.
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Deftly scientific and human as always, but lacking the close perspective of "Jurassic Park" and "The Lost World." Jack Forman is a stay-at-home dad to his three children while his wife works in a research lab. When he's called in as a consultant, Jack discovers the dangerous nanotechnology that Xymos has been building. The first third of the book, which details the daily minutiae of Jack's life with his kids, is interesting, and Crichton pays good attention to detail, but the leap into the scientific part is uneven, and the book never really returns to the family side of the Formans. Crichton brings up some good points about ethical responsibility, but much of it was already covered in "Jurassic Park" and "The Lost World." An entertaining read nonetheless, even if it does seem a bit unfinished.
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This book as classic Michael Chrichton style. From the beginning, I was hooked... I could hardly stand to put it down. I read it in 4 days... it's a combination of a sci-fi, thriller and mystery. Great read!
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Classic Michael Crichton. Interesting idea, intriguing development of plot, engaging story, informative, with a gripping ending. If you like MC as much as I do you'll love this book. He has a real talent for taking a powerful idea and making it come to life in a realistic and terrifying way.
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Such suspense! A ripping good read!
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Great story, but there is some harsh language in this book.
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very good book, one of his best
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This was a great book. I am a fan of Michael Crichton and this book is not a dissappointment.
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I am a big fan of Michael Crichton's novels. This is another really good one. I didn't want to put it down. I really like the fact that he goes in depth to research the science behind all of his novels even if he uses it as a source for fiction. It really makes his novels seem like they could be possible. This one is about a company researching nano-technology using genetics that end up creating "smart" robots. They end up evolving just like any other creature. This put pulled me into it's world and I was so engrossed in the story that I had to keep reading it.
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All about nano technology with Crichton's spin on it.
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Love Michael Chrichton.
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Awesome book. I loved the way he (Crichton) infuses the technical aspects in the story. A real page turner for me, I couldnt put it down. A definite recommend.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
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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As always, Michael Crichton writes a suspenseful book, on an old theme. Laboratory experience goes terribly wrong.
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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.
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Suspense, excitment, and scary. Real page-turner.
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A truly frightening tale of a cloud of micro-robots literally gone to seed. Its prey is humans; the humans who made the cloud can't figure out how to stop it; the story progresses neck-and-neck with "The Cloud" and the people at its (unattainable) mercy, and will keep you either biting your nails or acting out some other compulsive behavior from the sheer suspense of it all. The only thing I'll reveal about the ending is that it is *definitely* not a good omen, should this tale ever pass from fiction into true-story. Unforgettable!
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wow, this was a thrilling read! It only took two days! starts off with scientist wife acting "funny" affects the house and the kids. HUsband scientist has to go out to the desert facility to see whats going on and then he finds out the little nano particles have taken over!! Great read.
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This is a high-tech thriller, very well written, fast-paced and intriguing. Stretches the mind to think of new things never encountered before.
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Nano technology and a "what if"
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A fantastic book, Crichton is a great author and does not disappoint.
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Terrific!
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I really liked this book, a good thriller, filled with suspense!
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A usual page-turner from Michael Crichton. A tecno-thriller that keeps you hooked from page 1. If you're a Crichton fan, you'll love this one!
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High-tech whistle-blower Jack Forman used to specialize in programming computers to solve problems by mimicking the behavior of efficient wild animals--swarming bees or hunting hyena packs, for example. Now he's unemployed and is finally starting to enjoy his new role as stay-at-home dad. All would be domestic bliss if it were not for Jack's suspicions that his wife, who's been behaving strangely and working long hours at the top-secret research labs of Xymos Technology, is having an affair. When he's called in to help with her hush-hush project, it seems like the perfect opportunity to see what his wife's been doing, but Jack quickly finds there's a lot more going on in the lab than an illicit affair. Within hours of his arrival at the remote testing center, Jack discovers his wife's firm has created self-replicating nanotechnology--a literal swarm of microscopic machines. Originally meant to serve as a military eye in the sky, the swarm has now escaped into the environment and is seemingly intent on killing the scientists trapped in the facility. The reader realizes early, however, that Jack, his wife, and fellow scientists have more to fear from the hidden dangers within the lab than from the predators without.
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Wow!! very exciting with a great ending.
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Very, very good book. Could not put this book down. Really draws you into the story.
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Very good book. Typical Crichton work in that there is a lot of scientific explanations that I don't really get. I sort of skim through those parts. The story itself is gripping, it trully grabbed my attention and did not let go.
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my only suggestion is that you don't read this book directly before or after reading Andromeda STrain because they mixed together in my mind a little bit.
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Action packed throughout the book. Something to really think about since nanotechnology is here and being developed.
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Suspensful Crichton thriller involving nanotechnology. Good read!
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This is a hilarious and wonderful book. I rarely laugh out loud, but this book tickled me. Crichton was a great story-teller.
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A chilling glimpse into what our technology could do! Wonderful read!
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another great techno-thriller from chrichton
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This is the story of an experiment in the Nevada desert which has gone horribly wrong. Micro-robots escape from the lab in a self-sustaining and self-reproducing intelligent cloud. It is a predator and humans are it's prey. Prey will keep you up past your bedtime.
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What an exciting book! Full of suspense and a new appreciation for nanotechnology! Very good narrator. Great story, but then Michael Crichton doesn't disappoint.
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Full of Michael Crichton's technological thrills and life or death action. This novel centers on an experiment involving "micro-robots" who become free thinking. A very good read.
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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.
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The best Crichton book I've ever read. Will keep you turning pages and is a quick read!
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Very interesting concept.
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Interesting premise and good build-up
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The novel begins with Jack Forman, stay at home dad, and long time, but currently unemployed software engineer, shopping for placemats. This touch of normalcy sets up an environment where Crichton can rapidly ratchet up the tension, as an all-American home life turns distinctly scary.
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iT WAS VERY HARD FOR ME TO PUT THIS BOOK DOWN..
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Loved this one!
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Whoa! What an intense read!
"In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles--micro-robots--has escaped from a laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. It has been programmed as a predator...and we are the prey."
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Michael Crichton never fails to get us caught up in his tales. This is one you won't want to put down.
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In Prey, bestselling author Michael Crichton introduces bad guys that are too small to be seen with the naked eye but no less deadly or intriguing than the runaway dinosaurs that made 1990\'s Jurassic Park such a blockbuster success.

High-tech whistle-blower Jack Forman used to specialize in programming computers to solve problems by mimicking the behavior of efficient wild animals--swarming bees or hunting hyena packs, for example. Now he\'s unemployed and is finally starting to enjoy his new role as stay-at-home dad. All would be domestic bliss if it were not for Jack\'s suspicions that his wife, who\'s been behaving strangely and working long hours at the top-secret research labs of Xymos Technology, is having an affair. When he\'s called in to help with her hush-hush project, it seems like the perfect opportunity to see what his wife\'s been doing, but Jack quickly finds there\'s a lot more going on in the lab than an illicit affair. Within hours of his arrival at the remote testing center, Jack discovers his wife\'s firm has created self-replicating nanotechnology--a literal swarm of microscopic machines. Originally meant to serve as a military eye in the sky, the swarm has now escaped into the environment and is seemingly intent on killing the scientists trapped in the facility. The reader realizes early, however, that Jack, his wife, and fellow scientists have more to fear from the hidden dangers within the lab than from the predators without.

The monsters may be smaller in this book, but Crichton\'s skill for suspense has grown, making Prey a scary read that\'s hard to set aside, though not without its minor flaws. The science in this novel requires more explanation than did the cloning of dinosaurs, leading to lengthy and sometimes dry academic lessons. And while the coincidence of Xymos\'s new technology running on the same program Jack created at his previous job keeps the plot moving, it may be more than some readers can swallow. But, thanks in part to a sobering foreword in which Crichton warns of the real dangers of technology that continues to evolve more quickly than common sense, Prey succeeds in gripping readers with a tense and frightening tale of scientific suspense.
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Not at all what I thought it would be. ( the prey) characters were well developed, scarey...
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Listened to this fast paced audio book in one day. Story line reminds me of an old good B/SciFi movie, but with a modern day twist. Just great!
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I enjoy reading his stories even better than the ones he makes into movies! great story
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This is a fast moving science thriller. I really enjoyed the story as it kept me guessing and enthralled. I'd recommend it.
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Great read. Science experiment gone horribly bad. Crichton has a way of making science fiction sound very beleivable and really entertaining when it all goes wrong.
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Makes you think, what if!
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I like "in the future" books and I thought that this one was very fascinating.
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very good listening!
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Good story well described, Crichton novels usually are, It seems very believable. I'm surprised a movie isn't in the works!
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Of course the best
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This audio version was gripping! The novel was written in a first person perspective, so listening to the book really added a dimension to the story.

Founded around the ideas of nano-technology and computer programing, Crichton has a fantastic thriller in "Prey".
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I throughly enjoyed this book. Makes you wonder if we really understand all this technology we continue to create.
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Good story. I think I would have preferred the unabridged version since the full story is almost always better. Next time I will look closer to make sure it is not abridged.
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In Prey, bestselling author Michael Crichton introduces bad guys that are too small to be seen with the naked eye but no less deadly or intriguing than the runaway dinosaurs that made 1990's Jurassic Park such a blockbuster success.
High-tech whistle-blower Jack Forman used to specialize in programming computers to solve problems by mimicking the behavior of efficient wild animals--swarming bees or hunting hyena packs, for example. Now he's unemployed and is finally starting to enjoy his new role as stay-at-home dad. All would be domestic bliss if it were not for Jack's suspicions that his wife, who's been behaving strangely and working long hours at the top-secret research labs of Xymos Technology, is having an affair. When he's called in to help with her hush-hush project, it seems like the perfect opportunity to see what his wife's been doing, but Jack quickly finds there's a lot more going on in the lab than an illicit affair. Within hours of his arrival at the remote testing center, Jack discovers his wife's firm has created self-replicating nanotechnology--a literal swarm of microscopic machines. Originally meant to serve as a military eye in the sky, the swarm has now escaped into the environment and is seemingly intent on killing the scientists trapped in the facility. The reader realizes early, however, that Jack, his wife, and fellow scientists have more to fear from the hidden dangers within the lab than from the predators without.

The monsters may be smaller in this book, but Crichton's skill for suspense has grown, making Prey a scary read that's hard to set aside, though not without its minor flaws. The science in this novel requires more explanation than did the cloning of dinosaurs, leading to lengthy and sometimes dry academic lessons. And while the coincidence of Xymos's new technology running on the same program Jack created at his previous job keeps the plot moving, it may be more than some readers can swallow. But, thanks in part to a sobering foreword in which Crichton warns of the real dangers of technology that continues to evolve more quickly than common sense, Prey succeeds in gripping readers with a tense and frightening tale of scientific suspense
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awesome book - really well done!
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A TECHNO-THRILLER THAT KEEPS YOU GUESSING
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Another classic techno-thriller by Crichton.
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WOW - I could hardly put this one down - a SUPER read!
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Another Great Techno Thriller by Crichton. Great Read
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A very gripping plot, makes you not want to put it down. Almost seems as if you are there during the heavily suspenseful parts. Great book as usual by Chrichton.
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Scary, thought-provoking sci-fi with typical Michael Crichton fast-pace.
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It is a relatively entertaining book which sometimes goes a little too far in stressing the dangers of nanites.
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In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. It is evolving swiftly and becoming more deadly. We are it's prey.

My husband loved this book. He enjoyed reading it. It was real page-turner for him.
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Science experiment gone wrong...and we are the prey
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In the middle of the Nevada desert, scientists work on the development of nanotechnologies to help all of mankind. But when an accident unleashes the microscopic machines into the outside world, humans find themselves facing an enemy that is not only smaller than any previously seen, but smarter
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A real page turner ! very exciting
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Fast Paced Critchton.........I believe soon to be a movie(?)
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#1 New York Times bestseller (2002).
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Another good page-turner from Crichton
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It is a thriller and was scary.
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Not my favorite of Mr. Crichton, but pretty good.
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Typical Crichton, always a good read
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this author always delivers
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Although the book is ostensibly about nanotechnology gone wrong, and includes a decent amount of info on nanotech (including a reading list at the back of the book), it really progresses more like a horror novel... As always with Crichton's books, the writing is very straightforward but eminently readable.... but too much of Crichton's extremly ill-informed and annoying personal opinions come through in the book.
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Good read although,unrealistic.
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A real page turner. An experiment goes wrong in the Nevada desert. A cloud of micro robots has escaped from a laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing, intelligent and learns from experience. It has been programed as a predator and becomes more deadly as time passes. Every attempt to destroy it has failed.
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Good read
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Whoa what a mind boggling suspenseful page turner. GREAT book well written edge of your seat storyline.
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Michael Crichton is amazing.
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A lot of technical info integrated into an edge-of-your-seat thriller.
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Michael Crichton has chosen to explore the potential and hazards of nanotechnology; the fashioning of robots at the molecular level.
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This was a nice suspense thriller reminiscent of the old Science Fiction Monster Classic. Just add the latest technology with that of the near future and you have an instant nightmare.

I was very irritated by Crichton’s constant references to simple adaptation as being evolution. I personally am growing very weary of people pushing evolution as fact, which this book does a lot. I won't bore you with an argument and if the propagators of this theory have already blinded you then you will love the book immensely. If on the other hand you have strong feelings against evolution and you don't want to hear the propaganda then this book is not for you.
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good science fiction, enjoyed
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Nasty swarm of micro-robots gets loose.
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iN THE Navada Desert an experiment has gone wrong horribly wrong.
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xoxox!!!
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"IN the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nano-particles--micro-robots--has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining & self-reproducing. It is intelligence & learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive. It has been programmed as a predator...and we are the prey." I can't really rate it because I never read it; it's not really my cup o tea.
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"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."

-From inside of book cover.
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From the book jacket:

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.
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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 practices purposes, it is alive."
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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-reproducting. 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.
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This is a hardback in perfect condition, possibly never read.