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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (64,064 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Crichton Narrator: George K. Wilson Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles—microrobots—has escaped from the laboratory. The 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 compelling novel 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Terrifying…Irresistibly suspenseful .”

    New York Times Book Review 

  • “Intricate plotting and flawless pacing…You won’t be able to put it down.”


  • “Crichton writes superbly…the excitement rises with each page.”

    Chicago Tribune  

  • “A terrific novelist…He could make most readers lose sleep all night and call in sick the next day.”

    San Francisco Chronicle  

  • “Crackling…Mysterious.”  

    Entertainment Weekly 

  • “A harrowing tale of nanoparticles gone berserk.” 

    USA Today 

  • “One of the great storytellers of our age…What an amazing imagination.”

    New York Newsday 

  • “Crichton has proved he knows how to ratchet up the fear factor.”

    Denver Post  

  • “Incredibly scary and relentless.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune  

  • “Serious and scary.”

    Washington Post Book World 

  • “Another page-turning triumph.”

    Charlotte Observer 

  • “This is how to write a thriller…Crichton’s latest page-turning triumph.”

    Detroit Free Press 

  • “So god-awful scary and relentless, it’ll knock your head clear of whatever ails you.”

    St. Petersburg Times 

  • “Once again, Crichton has proved to be uncannily timely.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

  • “A cross between Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain.

    Columbus Dispatch 

  • Prey delivers that expected Crichton charge.”

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer 

  • “Readers turn to Michael Crichton’s novels for entertainment with relentless drive.” 

    San Antonio Express 

  • “Michael Crichton has written some of America’s most fantastic novels.”

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

  • “A terrifying tale…combining technological verisimilitude with heart-pounding suspense.”

    The Oregonian 

  • “From the opening pages of Crichton’s electrifying new thriller…readers will know they are in the hands of a master storyteller.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Prey will keep you turning pages.”

    Chattanooga Times 

  • “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…As always, Crichton does an admirable job of explaining complex scientific ideas and integrating them with his gripping story. Like Jurassic ParkPrey is a cautionary tale of the dangerous roads that carelessly used technology can take us down. This unpredictable, wild ride is not to be missed.” 


  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Reviews

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Kasper | 2/19/2014

    " Pretty good for a genre read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Lawrence | 2/17/2014

    " This was quite a page turner! Usual Crichton style: thrilling, shallow characters - killed at the author's whim, some crazy high tech theory tenuously connected to reality gone awry about to destroy the world. However, I found this more compelling than his other works I've read. Perhaps there was more character development than usual? Maybe the first person point of view helped with that? I certainly could relate to the formerly-career-oriented-now-stay-at-home-parent issues (at least from what my stay at home partner tells me!). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Amber | 2/11/2014

    " Intense but had foul language. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Megan Belford | 2/8/2014

    " Read it because it was on the summer reading list for a kid I tutor. It was alright. Characters were pretty cliche and the ending was more or less predictable, but it was an interesting premise and held my attention. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton (1942–2008) was a writer and filmmaker best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. His first bestseller, The Andromeda Strain, was published while he was still a medical student. He later worked full time on film and writing. One of the most popular writers in the world, his books have been translated into thirty-six languages, and thirteen have been made into films.

About the Narrator

George K. Wilson is a working actor in stage, film, television, and commercials with almost one hundred audiobook narrations to his credit. He began in broadcast journalism with American Forces Radio and Television and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He had a lead role in the cult film classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and appeared on television’s One Life to Live, Ryan’s Hope, and The Doctors and has been heard on voice-overs for The Guiding Light and The Cosby Show, as well as many television and radio commercials.