Jurassic Park

Version: Abridged
Author: Michael Crichton
Narrator: Scott Brick
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: May 2015
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 15 hours
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Overview

“Frighteningly real…compelling.… It’ll keep you riveted.” —The Detroit NewsAn astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them—for a price.Until something goes wrong.…In Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton taps all his mesmerizing talent and scientific brilliance to create his most electrifying technothriller.“Crichton’s dinosaurs are genuinely frightening.” —Chicago Sun-Times“Full of suspense.” —The New York Times Book Review

Reviews (16)

Written by Nick H. on June 6th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love this book great to listen to this book.

Written by Jade Grace W. on April 2nd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Brilliant book, film and audiobook. I can’t get enough of this story.

Written by Bryan J. on February 1st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

"Jurrasic Park" was very enjoyable to listen to in content. The narrator was very good, not exceptional but talented no doubt. He does a good job moving between voices and characters. He (Mr.Brick) seems to have developed his own interpretation of each characters persona and understandings. The book is completely different than the movie and i prefer it and think that these characters are much more like what i would imagine them. The decidely arrogant and slightly obnoxious mathmetician, filled with hubris. The dogged, stodgy,and hegemonic billionaire The intelligent but somewhat obsequious scientist, and on and on. These characters made more sense than the movies iterations, and i enjoyed the departure. The level of detail and the exploration of each characters inner mind was fascinating. This was over all a fun listen and kept me interested. I have been excited to get in my car to begin listening again. I believe that virtually everyone who listens will be pleased.

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Written by Kelly D. on October 6th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved the movie, loved this book. The book was just as good as the movie, different story line to the movie, wonderful narrator, handled male and female voices perfectly. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Great for young or old.

Written by Keith H on March 19th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Well worth the read. Any fan of the movie should read this as it fills several plotholes from the movie.

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Written by Anita L on January 15th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed this book, and it's better than the movies! The narration was very good!

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Written by Marci J on November 28th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Read this book three times. Watch the movie every time it is on. Loooooooved listening to it. Wish he would have just said “lexi whines” for everytime Lexi has a line. I can see why she was completely different in the movie.

Written by Scott E on November 4th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Michael Crichton is absolutely amazing. What can be said that has already been said! Jurassic Park was one of my favorite and still is one of my favorite films of all time. Didn’t realize that the movie was based off a book until I? was a teenager always told myself that I? wanted to read the book, to see if there were any major changes from the book to the movie. There were not that many changes. While reading the book I? could visualize the film while reading it. Absolutely loved it!

Written by meaghan n on September 26th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

narrator didn't do a very good job on this book. the second book in the series that he narrated, he did a wonderful job. I don't know why he was so monotone in this one. this is one book that I do have to say is very similar to the movie, so if like me, you saw the movie first and loved it, then you will love the book as well, if not more!

Written by Brian P on September 14th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Awesome book, narration was great and suspenseful. Loved it!

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.