Micro

Micro

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2011
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In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead, covered in ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot. In the lush forests of Oahu, trillions of microorganisms are being discovered, feeding a search for priceless drugs. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, seven graduate students are recruited by a microbiology start-up and dispatched to a mysterious lab in Hawaii, where they are promised access to tools that will open a whole new scientific frontier.

But once in the Oahu rain forest, the scientists are thrust into a hostile wilderness where they find themselves prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power. To survive, they must harness the inherent forces of nature itself.

An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion. Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment.

Publisher: [New York] : Harper Audio, p2011.
ISBN: 9780060873080
0060873086
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (ca. 14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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martins_mom Feb 07, 2017

One of the silliest techno thrillers I have ever started (and not finished!). The premise - evil, money-grabbing scientists who are trying to capitalize on a discovery that shrinks living beings to micro-size - and the writing, which is clunky and banal, make this well worth missing. Mr. Crichton is lucky he has passed on to the other side

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guiness10
Jan 16, 2013

I have enjoyed all the Michael Crichton books, movies, CDs and this one is no different. It is not up there with his best but overall it was still very good.

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waterboy
Sep 08, 2012

This is Jurassic Park in the tiny, tiny world of insects and small animals of a Hawaiian forest. It’s a sort of disaster movie where you start off with lots of people and well, things go very wrong. It’s about as believable as Jurassic Park was too. So leave reality at the door. But it’s mildly entertaining. It reminds me of a B TV horror movie actually. Sort of half-baked characters, a bit of science that is almost believable and a very one dimensional sociopathic antagonist. Some pretty gross descriptions of the life of insects too. But there aren’t too many stories like this and it is a creative way to find a new set of monsters. If you like Michael Crichton check it out. Don’t expect a fantastic story.

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nitetraino
Jan 19, 2012

Micro has too much minutia for this reader and consequently is too long and boring. I'm sure this will make a better movie because they will cut to the chase. 1 of 10 stars

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