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Travels Audiobook

Travels

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Publisher's Summary

From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere, comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro.

Fueled by a powerful curiosity - and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up - Michael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling - swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travels - an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton's many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.

For Michael Crichton, being a Harvard-trained physician, the author of two bestsellers, and a movie director is not enough. It is, he resolves, time to travel. From swimming with sharks in Tahiti to psychic experiences in the American desert, Crichton records his exhilarating quest through the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world.

©1958 Michael Crichton and © 2014 by Taylor Crichton's Family Trust (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Grateful acknowledgment is made to Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., for permission to reprint an excerpt from “The Way In” from The Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke. Translated from the German by Robert Bly. © 1981 by Robert Bly. Reprinted by permission of Harper & Row Publishers, Inc.

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    Miss L ttophi 26/02/2017
    Miss L ttophi 26/02/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "an ok book"

    for me i found parts of this book hard to get into some bits are very good some funny and some just bit odd

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Melksham, United Kingdom 26/05/2016
    Mrs Melksham, United Kingdom 26/05/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Not what I was expecting"

    Given the title and description, I was expecting a series of excellent anecdotes about the author's travels. In fact the first part of the book is the story of his medical training which was interesting, the rest of the book was split between some entertaining anecdotes about his travel and experiences and a large number of stories about his exploration of the mystical which were much less interesting and, more importantly, not what I was expecting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • William C Hollingworth
    02/07/17
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    "Easily best narration of any audible book"

    Great story, great critical thinking but man the narration was ridiculously great, it doubled the book experience

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • tiffany
    03/12/15
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    "Not what I expected"

    Not at all what I was expecting but had very interesting stories. You for sure need to be a big MC fan to enjoy this. I am so it worked out.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    28/06/15
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    "Very very interesting."

    The memories and musings of a sharp and enquiring mind and a life rich with experiences. Inspiring and thoughtful.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Veronica Anderson
    25/11/17
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    "excellent memoir "

    A very well written explaination of Micheal's experiences to support his beliefs. highly recommended for anyone with an inquiring mind.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    20/11/17
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    "Wonderful book, but wrong choice of narrator"

    I have always loved this little known memoir by Michael Chrichton, and was looking forward to listening to the audiobook. Unfortunately the audiobook was hard for me to enjoy. To clarify, the narrator is clearly skilled and seasoned and there was nothing wrong with his performance, but I feel he was a poor choice to narrate this particular book. 'Travels' is about Chrighton's adventures, both physically and spiritually, and he details often extreme adventures such as climbing Kilamanjaro, tracking great apes in Rwanda and scuba diving with sharks. I found the narrator's tone somewhat formal, almost upper crust, which felt at odds to me with the spirit of the memoir.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Darlene
    22/07/15
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    "A Little Different"

    This book didn't catch my interest at the begining, but since I love Crichton's books I stuck with it. After a while I didn't want to stop listening. I thought the narrator was going to ruin the book as he appeared to be in monotone, but again he captured the dry sense of humor that is throughout the book. All in all I loved this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jack Hicks
    North Carolina
    09/11/17
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    "Arrogance and elitism aplenty"

    The descriptions of this book are erroneous in that they do not reveal that the first third of this book is about the author’s travails in medical school. When his external travels finally begin, we learn the perspectives of a privileged and self-absorbed writer. I much prefer his fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    06/05/17
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    "This book is s 'keeper'"

    I read the paperback version yes ago & lent it many times for others to enjoy. when I saw that it was on Audible I couldn't resist and bought the audio version. Michael Chrighton keeps you intrigued with details of places & experiences most of us would never dream of.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • aussieGeorge68
    Sydney Australia
    02/09/16
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    "Some excellent bits but too much woo woo."

    I really loved the start of this book. However toward the end I started skipping chapters it both got a little boring and it started to spin off into woo woo.

    Toward the middle of the book Michael starts to describe how he became to believe in spiritualist and bends spoons. That's a bit over the top for me.

    However worth a listen as there is at least 6 hours of quality audio.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Greg A. Hurst
    Southlake, TX USA
    06/05/16
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    "Terrific performance from Christopher Lane"
    What made the experience of listening to Travels the most enjoyable?

    Great book. I've read it several times, but this was the first audio version. Christopher Lane does an incredible performance. Highly recommend!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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