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- A Novel
- By: Michael Crichton
- Narrated by: Scott Brick
- Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.
- By kmcca5 on 20-05-15
Really enjoyable and full of suspense
Haven't read a Michael Crichton book for years and with the new Jurassic film coming out I fancied listening to where it all began. I really enjoyed this book. It's interesting to see how Spielberg changed it for the big screen but I found the original story line just as good. The narration is a bit old school, audible books seem to have evolved over time and are a little easier on the ear. But the story is so good it makes up for it. One I'll listen to again and again I think.
- Africa by Motorcycle - Every Day an Adventure
- By: Sam Manicom
- Narrated by: Sam Manicom
- Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
A liberating motorcycle journey through Africa with descriptions of the amazing people and places, the joy of big skies and the open road, and the sometimes harrowing events that would shape destiny. Into Africa tells the story of a novice motorcyclist who takes on the challenge of riding the length of the continent just because, 'it seemed like a great idea’.
A mad choice leads to a brilliant adventure!
- By Roger Spackman on 21-08-14
Great story for anyone, not just motorcycle nuts
What a pleasant surprise to find such a gem of a book. I honestly can''t remember what prompted me to buy this. Haven't ridden a bike in years and I didn't know Sam was a successful author before I bought it but am glad I did.
He really brings alive the joy, trials, slog, fun, fear, danger and magnitude of his trip. I secretly envy his attitude to life and how easily he just got on with whatever was thrown at him be it people or situations; squalor or beauty.
Am sad I've finished it but it's one of those books that you relish hearing again and again. His gentle, unpolished narration made the book all the more personal, and a shared experience.
There were times I was with him riding those dusty tracks, smiling at village kids, feeling the midday heat, praying the bike wouldn't run out of petrol or the border patrol would accept his visa. So many professional narrators come across as wannabe actors playing a part, whereas you can hear Sam reliving the bumps, the bruises, the broken bones and smiling at the pretty girls he met along the way.