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Prey: A Novel
Prey A Novel
Author: Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton's Prey is a terrifying page-turner that masterfully combines a heart?pounding thriller with cutting-edge technology.Deep in the Nevada desert, the Xymos Corporation has built a state-of-the-art fabrication plant, surrounded by miles and miles of nothing but cactus and coyotes. Eight people are trapped. A self-replicating swarm o...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780062227201
ISBN-10: 0062227203
Publication Date: 2/5/2013
Pages: 384
Edition: Reprint
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  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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
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
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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