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Featured title in the 2018 PBS Great American Reads

“Frighteningly real…compelling.… It’ll keep you riveted.” —The Detroit News

An 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.

©1990 Michael Crichton and © 2014 by Dinosaur Holdings LLC. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Ce que les critiques disent

"Frighteningly real...compelling.... It'll keep you riveted." (The Detroit News)

"Crichton's dinosaurs are genuinely frightening." (Chicago Sun-Times)

"Full of suspense." (The New York Times Book Review)

"Scott Brick brings a chilling calm to the complex story with his deep, even tone and clear enunciation.... He does a particularly fine portrayal of John Hammond, the creator of the controversial park, giving the character a raspy edge that suits the dark agenda beneath his grandfatherly facade." (AudioFile)

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Au global

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You will love it

Like the rest of the planet, I am a huge fan of the movie. I am now a huge fan of the book.

It is so much fun to get back into this world, and to see the similarities and differences from the film. Obviously a film must condense material, so there is a lot of new action, conversations, and depth that was just a joy to explore.

And to top it off, it makes a great audio book. The narration is excellent and it is easy to follow the story in the audio format.

Use your credit for this one, you won’t regret it!

#Audible1

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Why have I never read this?

All the best parts of Jurassic Park 1,2 & 3 were all originally written in this book. Great audio, the orator chosen was very well picked.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Welcome, to Jurassic Park

This is close to being my favourite book of all time. It’s with Ready Player One as being my absolute favourite. I can’t decide if I like this more than the movie or the opposite, but this is truly an absolute classic!

  • Au global
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A favorite!

Love this book! I have listened to it so many times! I recommend it! It is way better than the movie and a go to anytime I finish a book early and don't have another credit! Scott Brick does a great job of narrating! 👍 ❤️

  • Au global
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Worth the listen even after watching the movie

Suspenseful story well performed. Story was a bit different and more graphic than in the movie. Had me hooked!

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Far superior to film

One of Michael Crichton’s best novels. Entertaining fiction peppered with good science and adventure. I’ve read this book at least 4 times. #audible1

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  • Naz
  • 2018-09-19

Truly sucks you in!

Loved the story! Makes you feel like you're actually there and the narrator did an excellent job in differentiating the characters with their voices and the correct amount of emotion in their voices. All in all, had an amazing time listening and wished it never ended!

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My new favorite

I don't know why it too me so long to read this book because it truly is a classic. I have always loved the movie series and this just cemented it for me. This book has become one of my favorites #audible1

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Pure Entertainment

#Audible1 I was hoping that this would be as good as the original movie and I was not disappointed. The story is pure imagination at its best, and I adore all the well drawn characters. The performer did an excellent job allowing me to stay fully immersed in the experience.

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Who doesn't love dinosaurs?

This has loooong been on my list of to-reads, since before I fell in love with the movies. The movies gave me dinosaurs for days, but I quickly discovered that book dinosaurs are not nearly as fun as movie dinosaurs. I still enjoyed it, although the pacing was a little slow and the dinosaurs a little spread out. #Audible1

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 2016-01-30

CHAOS THEORY

DIET COKE SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED
Crichton was a genius. He was a rare kind of genius that could explain complex scientific concepts in an entertaining fun way to us laymen. I have compared him to Arthur C. Clarke, which is high praise indeed. Crichton has probably launched many careers in science with his ability to show the wonder and magic of science.

WHAT ABOUT THE FROGS
The first half of this book is full of all that wonder I mentioned above. Several different sciences were beautifully explained. Crichton also has a scene of tremendous suspense, involving a little girl and a dinosaur. If Crichton had no science in his writing, he still would be a popular writer with his abilities to build suspense, not just say this happened and than that happened. It is my own personal quirk, but I am not a fan of overly long chase scenes, shoot-em ups or things that explode. I know I am rare in that. Had this book ended at the halfway point (about 7 and a half hours), it would have got a glowing review from me. The last half of the book is mostly being chased, eaten, and thrown around by dinosaurs. There is still some science thrown in, but it reads mostly like it was written for the movie. This much running around lost its appeal for me and my mind kept wondering. I got impatient for it to get over with. The whole frog thing was disappointing also. He kept making it sound like some big deal and big secret no one knew about. Anybody with any minor interest in science knew the answer from the beginning. I still gave the book four stars, as the first half was so wonderful.

Slap her please
I would also like to ask from those who read the book, did you want to slap the crap out of that little girl as much as I did. I was hoping they would throw her to the dinosaurs before it was over.

Narrator
Scott Brick is one of the most prolific narrators around. He is hard to ignore, but I actually did for about two years. He used to have a tendency to read every sentence tremendous dramatic flair, even if it was some mundane chore like drinking a glass of water. In this book I was amazed by his performance. He already had the voice, but now his inflections fit the mood of each and every sentence. If you have been avoiding his narration, rest assured that you will love him in this reading.

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  • Au global
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  • kenneth
  • 2015-05-12

WAITED YEARS FOR THIS!

Would you listen to Jurassic Park again? Why?

I've listened to John Heard's Abridged version of this book for YEARS. I've listened to it about 100 times. It's a CLASSIC. Now we have the FULL VERSION!

Any additional comments?

GET THIS RIGHT AWAY! It's a million times better than the amazing movie.

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  • Customer22
  • 2015-05-12

Great Narration, Great Story, missing details

The story is obviously great, Scott Brick is an excellent narrator, however for some reason they decided to leave out a lot of details whenever they are reading something that's on a computer screen. The part where Malcolm interrogates the control crew about the dinosaurs multiplying is truncated to the point that you have no idea what dinos have multiplied... it's a small gripe but it's a large plot point.

47 personnes sur 56 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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  • J
  • 2018-09-27

Scott Brick's Narration Bricked Jurassic Park

I tried to listen for seven painful hours until I realized how unbearable the book had become. Micheal Crichton and Scott Brick simply do not mix.

Crichton wrote condescendingly while Brick reads with arrogance and apathy. The combination of the two are disastrous. If you are a fan of Brick, then give it a try. If not, proceed with caution.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Chuck Sadler
  • 2018-09-25

I could have used more from the Performance

I love the Jurassic Park Novel but I found this performance to be lack luster. There were just many periods while listening where it fell flat for me. Jurassic Park is a scientific book and there is a lot of explanation but I found the narrator got into a repetitive tone that would just bore me.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Rhonda
  • 2018-09-24

Disappointing. Not worth the 15 hours

A classic, sure. Dated technology, yes. But overall, I didn't like the writing and most of the characters. Lex is annoying and useless and just plain irritating. Hammond is irredeemable. Malcolm, despite being right, is boring and annoying. Too long. Too much detail on unnecessary aspects. Just... Don't bother.

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  • Ali
  • Cincinnati OH USA
  • 2015-05-18

The movie is Great - the Book is BETTER!

Would you consider the audio edition of Jurassic Park to be better than the print version?

Dear Readers - Try to put the movie out of your head and prepare yourself for a far richer, more exciting and "Run for your Life" adventure into Jurassic Park!

I love love love the Movie "Jurassic Park" And like most, Jurassic movie fans, found myself, perhaps "instinctually" comparing the plot of the movie with that of the book….

Fortunately, having read many books, gone movie - I knew to "clear the slate" and begin anew, discovering a story even more exciting.

Naturally, the book covers in greater details the scientific and technical details and there are more characters and greater character development. All of which, fans of Michael Crichton will know to expect.

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not, but Mr. Bricks is wonderful and believe him to be the perfect choice in Narrator for "Jurassic Park".

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and No. I fell asleep while listening to the book and dreamt I was being chased by dinosaurs! …..Aaaaggghhh! I would not recommend that to anyone.

Any additional comments?


Final note: I read the book prior to seeing the movie when I was in my 20s. Having seen the movie numerous times, earned a BA, a JD and a few grey hairs, I can tell you I enjoy the story just as much today as I did 20 years ago. - In my book, Jurassic Park is the ultimate summer read.

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  • Kathy
  • Davis, CA, United States
  • 2015-06-18

A Good Listen With Only a Few Minor Quibbles

I really enjoyed the movie more than the book. I thought the special effects really brought the dinosaurs to life realistically--so much so that I even had a dream about that brontosaurus, the one that was peacefully munching leaves high up in the trees.

Perhaps it is an effect of time or failing memory, but I really didn't think the book was THAT dramatically different from the movie. If you loved the movie, you will certainly love the audiobook. But if I was forced to pick between either seeing the movie or listening to the book, I'd pick the movie. Again, this is NOT to say that there is any reason at all you should not purchase this audiobook.

My minor quibbles? The girl, Lex, was endlessly annoying. Her whining was too repetitive and drove me crazy to the point of wanting to swat her. And Malcolm's philosophizings went on for too long and came a bit too often for my tastes. Did these things ruin the listening experience for me? Not at all.

And then, dare I say this? Putting on my helmet for protection . . . Scott Brick has become my least favorite narrator, to the point of not even considering a book narrated by him. It is due to his over emoting. But the reviews of this particular narration bordered on an almost unanimous adoration of the man, so I opted for getting the audiobook, due to the pull of nostalgia. I would say he gave the best possible narration for my ears, and yet that silky, sweet tone of voice at times made me cringe (as it IS a relatively long listen at 15 hours.) If you are a Brick fan, you will most likely be very impressed by this narration. If you are not, you will still love the book.

So there it is.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Rob H
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • 2018-10-01

A Lot Like the Movie

If you've seen the movie, the book isn't too much different. And, this is one of those instances where the movie is better than the book.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Jan
  • 2015-05-13

What a fun listen...

I've never seen the movie or read the book (hard to believe but true) but sure had lots of fun listening to Scott Brick tell me this certainly written to be an action movie book. I am sure the action and dinosaurs were more fun to watch... but I have enjoyed all the information which wouldn't have made it into a movie. What an imagination Mr. Crichton and amazing reading Mr. Brick together you make a brilliant team.

I don't think this is one I will read over and over, but it was sure fun on this first read.

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