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Author: Michael Crichton Narrator: George Wilson, John Bedford Lloyd Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2004 ISBN: 9780060817770
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New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton delivers another action-packed techo-thriller in State of Fear.

When a group of eco-terrorists engage in a global conspiracy to generate weather-related natural disasters, its up to environmental lawyer Peter Evans and his team to uncover the subterfuge.
 
From Tokyo to Los Angeles, from Antarctica to the Solomon Islands, Michael Crichton mixes cutting edge science and action-packed adventure, leading readers on an edge-of-your-seat ride while offering up a thought-provoking commentary on the issue of global warming. A deftly-crafted novel, in true Crichton style, State of Fear is an exciting, stunning tale that not only entertains and educates, but will make you think.

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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

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 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 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 Shane | 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 Paul | 1/25/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashok | 1/22/2014

    " The intention behind the boook is good. But it reads like a renegades textbook on Environmental movement. One cannot enjoy it as a novel. As a text book it might be OK. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natasia | 1/14/2014

    " This is great- the underground issues that consume the environmental field. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Krista | 1/2/2014

    " Long, convuluted and far too much data. I put this book down many times before I finally finished the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 12/20/2013

    " Some interesting concepts but the story itself was pretty silly and just got sillier as it went. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 12/14/2013

    " Not my favorite Crichton novel. Had a few plot holes. I think he was more interested in getting something out that was anti-global warming as opposed to really doing his best work. Still, a good read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ivy | 12/7/2013

    " Absurd and slightly offensive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/6/2013

    " I like his books because he comes up with some very timely, interesting stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boneist | 9/25/2013

    " I enjoyed the book, and it looks like Crichton really did his research! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lani | 7/21/2013

    " A bit slow to start, but eventually I was really into the story and the issues raised. This book really makes you think about how mixing science and politics can lead to some scary outcomes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 1/13/2013

    " One of my all-time favorites! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 7/14/2012

    " Interesting fiction look at the environmental debates going on. Takes to the extreme the idea of going to any lengths to prove your beliefs are right. Scary in places but eye opening too. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lekan | 6/20/2012

    " Are you serious? Did you really just pick and choose which citations you would include to trick the lay reader into thinking your book is legitimate scientific research? If you included all those citations, you should really know better than to include only one side of the argument. Shame. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 6/18/2012

    " Plot...not so great. Philosophically entertaining...YES. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cristine | 5/30/2012

    " Not his best plot but I really liked the "food for thought" about the press, radical environmentalists, global warming and alikes. I think it would be great for a book club! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kylene | 4/13/2012

    " This book was gripping and fascinating. Lots of science that I found quite interesting. It is an action book that will keep you enthralled. Once I got into it, I could hardly put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Qaddy | 3/26/2012

    " look at the logic n bright side. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 1/3/2012

    " Great topic, not such a good read :( yet I totally agree with the premise!! I do enjoy MC very much, this was just not a "gripper"! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clay | 10/25/2011

    " A great fact based book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 5/20/2011

    " Excellent, I liked this one a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graham | 5/20/2011

    " My first Michael Crichton book. I actually really enjoyed this one. I found it similar to the Preston/Child books that I enjoy, where the topic is just beyond my understanding. But not to the point where I feel lost or confused. If anyone has any other Cricthon books they like, let me know. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jillwings | 5/16/2011

    " The plot is extremely far fetched and unbelievable. The story obviously consists of a political opinion wrapped in a thin veil of awful pseudoscience. I could forgive that, but it's just plain too cheesy.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 5/7/2011

    " Crichton really did his research with this one. Excellent insight on global warning intertwined with an excellent story. There were at least three separate times in this book where I could not put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 5/5/2011

    " From a literary perspective I give this book 3 Stars... but when one recognizes the hard science, documented truth, and Chriton's exposure of Climate gate years before it hits newspapers.. it then becomes a must read. But beware; there are two immoral events in the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 5/3/2011

    " A little slow in the beginning but the ending tied up everything nicely. Really makes you questions the role of corporations and the unquestioning nature of our society towards "scientific data." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dad | 4/22/2011

    " WOW! I didn't expect an assault on global warning! Chrichton does a masterful job, a convincing job also, of showing the many many fallacies of global warming and how much of the publicity is driven by money and power. We should all read this before we plunge into the debates. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Henry | 4/10/2011

    " this was entertaining to read. And even though i didn't like the preaching(maybe that was Crichton's intention) and i didn't agree with him, it was quite fun "

About the Author

John Bedford Lloyd, Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, has appeared in many major motion pictures, including The Bourne Supremacy, Crossing Delancey, The Abyss, The Manchurian Candidate, and Philadelphia. His television credits include Suits, Pan Am, Law & Order, Spin City, and The West Wing.

About the Narrators

George Wilson (1927–2014) received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1949 from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He was an author and former Washington Post reporter who covered the military from the perspective of soldiers crawling in the mud and from the offices of decision-makers in Washington, and who played a notable role in the Pentagon Papers case.

John Bedford Lloyd, Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, has appeared in many major motion pictures, including The Bourne Supremacy, Crossing Delancey, The Abyss, The Manchurian Candidate, and Philadelphia. His television credits include Suits, Pan Am, Law & Order, Spin City, and The West Wing.