Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2006
CD ISBN 978-0-06-087309-7 $49.95 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-06-133626-3 $19.95
Through fake tongue-in-cheek headlines and imaginative creations like transgenic (TG) dachshund-sized pet cockroaches, Perma-puppies, and deviant cacti growing human hair, Crichton gives listeners a satirical thriller with plenty to think about and more than a few giggles. Are your cells subject to eminent domain? Is genetic engineering already tinkering with transgenic animals and hybridizations? Through several stories that intersect, Dylan Baker gives one of those magical performances in which the narrator disappears and a world appears, populated by amoral biogeneticists, bounty hunters, bullies, and lawyers. Baker is a full-cast recording, creating an especially appealing Davy, a “humanzee.” And as Gerard, a TG parrot who imitates famous movie lines, Baker is at his best, doing Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, and a fantastic Bette Davis. Lots of fun. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]
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