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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lincoln Child Narrator: Eric Stoltz Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2002 ISBN: 9780739301906
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Fasten your seat belts—the white-knuckle thrills at Utopia, the world’s most fantastic theme park, escalate to nightmare proportions in this intricately imagined techno-thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lincoln Child.

Rising out of the stony canyons of Nevada, Utopia is a world on the cutting edge of technology. A theme park attracting 65,000 visitors each day, its dazzling array of robots and futuristic holograms make it a worldwide sensation. But ominous mishaps are beginning to disrupt the once flawless technology. A friendly robot goes haywire, causing panic, and a popular roller coaster malfunctions, nearly killing a teenaged rider. Dr. Andrew Warne, the brilliant computer engineer who designed much of the park’s robotics, is summoned from the East Coast to get things back on track.

On the day Warne arrives, however, Utopia is caught in the grip of something far more sinister. A group of ruthless criminals has infiltrated the park’s computerized infrastructure, giving them complete access to all of Utopia’s attractions and systems. Their communication begins with a simple and dire warning: If their demands are met, none of the 65,000 people in the park that day will ever know they were there; if not, chaos will descend, and every man, woman, and child will become a target. As one of the brains behind Utopia, Warne finds himself thrust into a role he never imagined—trying to save the lives of thousands of innocent people. And as the minutes tick away, Warne’s struggle to outsmart his opponents grows ever more urgent, for his only daughter is among the unsuspecting crowds in the park.

Lincoln Child evokes the technological wonders of Utopia with such skill and precision it is hard to believe the park exists only in the pages of this extraordinary book. Like Jurassic ParkUtopia sweeps readers into a make-believe world of riveting suspense, technology, and adventure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Child’s latest is a beautifully crafted scare-fest….Here’s hoping for a sequel. PEOPLE (1/13/03)
  • A sensational piece of popular entertainment. If you are looking for intelligent fun, it doesn’t get much better than this. The Washington Post 12/16/02)
  • The blend of technological jargon and suspense results in a real thrill-a-minute read. Booklist
  • The novel's namesake--a cutting-edge, futuristic theme park--is a tour-de-force of the imagination, one of the most extraordinary settings for a thriller I've ever read. Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling co-author of Relic and Rip Tide.
  • In this ultra-entertaining new novel, Lincoln Child weaves fascinatingly plausible technologies and a frighteningly believable tale. It’s Brave New World meets Jurassic Park. Dan Brown, bestselling author of Digital Fortress

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 5/8/2011

    " Where is the movie?!!! Great read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Dr. Andrew Warne designed the meta-net (artificial intelligence) to control a theme park full of robots. There are problems at the park so he goes to try and fix it on the same day that terrorists (who were the cause of the meta-net problems "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bridgette | 5/1/2011

    " well i guess that this was not up to my standard of reading. it just did not grab me from the start. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lavinia | 3/26/2011

    " This book is a great read. Full of thrills and excitement, one has to keep turning the pages until it ends. A keeper. Highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jude | 11/23/2010

    " One of Lincoln Child's best books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carl | 8/30/2010

    " Some nice ideas. Characters are more than a little too sparse and simplistic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Neil | 7/14/2010

    " Entirely predictable and generic. Fairly entertaining with the descriptions of a futuristic amusement park, but I had higher hopes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 5/17/2010

    " Great excitement and thrills. Roller coaster of ups and downs with lots of technology thrown in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl | 4/15/2010

    " I randomly picked this book of my library's shelf and thought it was good. Now whenever I listen to a certain style of electronic music I think of this book. "

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About the Author
Author Lincoln Child

Lincoln Child is the New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Room, The Third Date, Terminal Freeze, Deep Storm, Death Match, and Utopia, as well as coauthor, with Douglas Preston, of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Fever Dream.