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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
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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.

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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

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 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.

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    08/01/16
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    "A fun trip"

    A great way to get to know Michael Crichton, and his human peculiarities. Good read.

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  • hili r.
    29/09/15
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    "Only for the most dedicated fans of Crichton"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The book does not even remotely resemble Crichton books. The first chapters are OK. However, it seems that there is a lot more to say about Crichton and it is a pity that Crichton did not say it himself.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • James W Eddinger
    11/09/15
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    "So good. Thank you Mr Crichton for sharing this."

    The narration was excellent. Crichton delivers again. The purchase of this audiobook is worth every penny.

    1 of 2 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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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