Easy Go

Version: Unabridged
Author: Michael Crichton , John Lange
Narrator: Christopher Lane
Genres: Suspense
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: June 2015
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Overview

Beneath the sands of the Egyptian desert lies treasure beyond imagining. And when a professor of archaeology finds clues to the location of a Pharaoh's lost tomb in ancient hieroglyphs, he hatches a plan to find the burial site-and plunder it.

But can a five-man team of smugglers and thieves uncover what the centuries have hidden? And even if they find it, can they escape with it...and with their lives?

Reviews (2)

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Written by Anonymous on October 17th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 3/5

A thrillingly realistic-sounding discovery and exploration of a pristine Pharoah’s tomb is marred by Crichton’s exasperating and dated sexism. This would have been a nearly perfectly written book if there had been no women mentioned; they are — as the author makes clear — disposable objects. Otherwise, the old school genre is very enjoyable; readers familiar with Hollywood films of the 40s will recognize a very “Humphrey Bogart” type antihero in the journalist-adventurer. The details if the tomb and its treasures are the best part of the narrative.

Easy Go, Easy Went

Written by nab6215 from Altoona, PA on January 9th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

If a book doesn't draw me the people in it, then I want it to wow me with action or something unusual. This was a well-written book that told its story to completion. However in my crawl through the evolution of Michael Crichton, you can see his love for archaeology and adventure here. He is moving away from straight science and the medical field.

Author Details

Author Details

Crichton, Michael

Michael Crichton is a writer and filmmaker, best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER. His most recent novel, Next, about genetics and law, was published in December 2006.

Crichton graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, researching public policy with Jacob Bronowski. He has taught courses in anthropology at Cambridge University and writing at MIT. Crichton's 2004 bestseller, State of Fear, acknowledged the world was growing warmer, but challenged extreme anthropogenic warming scenarios. He predicted future warming at 0.8 degrees C. (His conclusions have been widely misstated.)

Crichton's interest in computer modeling goes back forty years. His multiple-discriminant analysis of Egyptian crania, carried out on an IBM 7090 computer at Harvard, was published in the Papers of the Peabody Museum in 1966. His technical publications include a study of host factors in pituitary chromophobe adenoma, in Metabolism, and an essay on medical obfuscation in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Crichton's first bestseller, The Andromeda Strain, was published while he was still a medical student. He later worked full time on film and writing. Now one of the most popular writers in the world, his books have been translated into thirty-six languages, and thirteen have been made into films.

He's had a lifelong interest in computers. His feature film Westworld was the first to employ computer-generated special effects back in 1973. Crichton's pioneering use of computer programs for film production earned him a Technical Achievement Academy Award in 1995.

Crichton has won an Emmy, a Peabody, and a Writer's Guild of America Award for ER. In 2002, a newly discovered ankylosaur was named for him: Crichtonsaurus bohlini. He has a daughter, Taylor, and lives in Los Angeles. Crichton remarried in 2005.