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Author: Michael Crichton Narrator: Michael Kitchen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781501216695
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In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive? Based on fact, as lively as legend, and studded with all the suspense and style of a modern fiction master, here is a classic caper novel set a decade before the age of dynamite—yet nonetheless explosive.…

Michael Crichton wrote and directed the screen adaptation of The Great Train Robbery, starring Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A nineteenth-century version of The Sting…Crichton fascinates us.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A work of intelligence and craftmanship…Written with grace and wit.”

    Los Angeles Times

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About the Author

Michael Crichton (1942–2008) was a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a filmmaker best known for the movie Jurassic Park and the television series 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. His books have been translated into forty languages and adapted into fifteen films.

About the Narrator

Michael Kitchen is an associate member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. On television he can be seen in the starring role of Foyle’s War on PBS. He also served as the narrator for the television series Faking It. His film credits include GoldenEye, The World Is Not Enough, Out of Africa, and My Week with Marilyn, among others.