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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (37,144 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Crichton Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Paris, a physicist dies after performing a laboratory experiment for a beautiful visitor.

In the jungles of Malaysia, a mysterious buyer purchases deadly cavitation technology, built to his specifications.

In Vancouver, a small research submarine is leased for use in the waters off New Guinea.

And in Tokyo, an intelligence agent tries to understand what it all means.

Thus begins Michael Crichton’s exciting and provocative technothriller, State of Fear. Only Michael Crichton’s unique ability to blend science fact and pulse-pounding fiction could bring such disparate elements to a heart-stopping conclusion.

This is Michael Crichton’s most wide-ranging thriller. State of Fear takes the reader from the glaciers of Iceland to the volcanoes of Antarctica, from the Arizona desert to the deadly jungles of the Solomon Islands, from the streets of Paris to the beaches of Los Angeles. The novel races forward, taking the reader on a rollercoaster thrill ride, all the while keeping the brain in high gear. Gripping and thought-provoking, State of Fear is Michael Crichton at his very best.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cliffhanging action sequences.”

    New York Times

  • “Provocative and controversial. [Crichton] marries compelling subject matter with edge-of-your-seat storytelling.”

    USA Today

  • “[A] snappy eco-thriller.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Scary? You bet.”

    People

  • “Crichton has written a book that deserves to be taken seriously.”

    New Yorker

  • “In State of Fear, Michael Crichton delivers a lightning-paced technopolitical thriller…every bit as informative as it is entertaining.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Fascinating for how Crichton was trying to make the very absence of fear spooky.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A master. A connoisseur of catastrophe.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “This is definitely one for the Christmas list.”

    National Review

  • “Michael Crichton’s new book will appeal to your inner techie.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Very enjoyable.”

    Evening Standard (London)

  • “Terrific fun.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “One of the real pleasures of Crichton’s books is their erudite polish.”

    Slate

  • “The thrills of Crichton’s latest are interspersed with fascinating facts and data. Perhaps his most serious and important book yet.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 Amazon Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Krista McCracken | 2/17/2014

    " Good mix of action and politically based conversations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maysa | 2/4/2014

    " First book I read on my ereader! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shane Stafslien | 2/2/2014

    " Wow, a very engaging and thought provoking book! A must read for anyone interested in the controversy surrounding global warming. The only downside was the massive length of this novel, clocking in at 600+ pages! Still well worth the time to sit down and read...perfect for a long weekend at the beach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Paul Varner | 1/25/2014

    " This book could almost make me doubt that global warming is an accepted fact among almost all scientists. "

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