Retail pak Harper Audio 2002
CS ISBN 0060536969 $39.95 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 0060536977 $49.95 Ten CDs
A Michael Crichton novel is an education in itself. His monster stories are built on the potential threat of today's technology, and the technology is always cutting-edge. His science is always well researched and meticulous, and his books are always informative. For that reason alone the audiobook is a satisfactory vehicle for PREY, a distinctly nasty monster tale built upon a weird intersection between computer programming, genetic engineering, and nano-technology--swarms of tiny camera lenses bred upon the backs of bacteria. George Wilson has plenty to explain here, and he admirably carries a tale that is one endless exposition, driven by a series of cliff-hangers. This is not Crichton's best novel, but Wilson gives it his best, and until the movie comes along, this unabridged audio is the recommended medium for this book. D.W. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 03]
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