Prey

  • by Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by George Wilson
  • 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles (micro-robots) has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive. It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour. Every attempt to destroy it has failed. And we are the prey. As fresh as today's headlines, Michael Crichton's most compelling novel yet tells the story of a mechanical plague and the desperate efforts of a handful of scientists to stop it. Drawing on up-to-the-minute scientific fact, Prey takes us into the emerging realms of nanotechnology and artificial distributed intelligence in a story of breathtaking suspense. Prey is a novel you can't put down. Because time is running out.

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What the Critics Say

"Crichton is the master of the sci-tech thriller, and nowhere is that more evident than in his latest page-turner, a scary, wild ride that is, without a doubt, his best in years." (Booklist)
"From the opening pages of Crichton's electrifying new thriller...readers will know they are in the hands of a master storyteller." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Just not 'there'

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better narration, faster plot


How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Reduced the initial build up by about a third


How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narration was monotonous and flat.


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

the mix of real science and pure fiction, a hallmark of Chrichton's books is still there.


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- Rscott39

Classic Crichton

Prey is Michael Crichton on top form, a great adventure, well researched technology and believable characters. The narrator does a great job too, a thoroughly enjoyable audiobook - I might go right back to the start and listen to it again!
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- Sister F

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2003
  • Publisher: HarperAudio