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Michael Crichton Books

Timeline-Crichton's Latest and one of his Greatest
Disclosure
Congo
Airframe
A Case of Need
The Andromeda Strain
The Great Train Robbery
Jurassic Park
The Lost World
Rising Sun
Sphere <---- Click on this one!!!! You won't be sorry!
Travels Chriction's autobiography.



Timeline

by Michael Crichton

Hardcover
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This is Michael Crichton's latest book. In fact, I just finished reading it half an hour ago. And I'm impressed. The people who reviewed it on Amazon.com were not. I was outraged! This book is magnificent. I'd say it's right up there with Sphere, my favorite Crichton book.

You can click on the link to read a plot synopsis. It's great. Grad students go back in time to 14th century France using advanced technology based on quantum theory in order to save their professor from certain doom. And the book is well-researched too, as all of Crichton's books are. The bibliography is four pages long, and one can tell that Crichton studied hard by his excellent descriptions of quantum theory in the beginning of the book, and by his excellent (fairly accurate) portrayals of what life was like during the Hundred Years' War.

I suppose some people were turned off by the technical talk about quantum theory or by the long passages discussing medieval life and society; personally I enjoyed it immensely and learned some things while reading. However, even if one does just happen to be opposed to learning new things, he has close to 300 pages worth of almost pure action and suspense to alleviate his boredom. The book has something to offer everyone.

The book is also interesting because it is one of Crichton's most "exploratory" works. Every book Crichton focuses on a certain topic. Timeline focuses on both the complex theories of quantum physics and on the field of history. While Crichton's favorite theme that scientists should be careful before they mess with nature is still present, it is presented in a wonderfully creative and original way.

I could ramble on about this book much more, but I'm sure my reviews have already bored most people. In summary, I give this book two thumbs up!

BTW, the book can also be purchased on audio cassettes. Furthermore, an abridged version of the book can be purchased on CDs or audio cassettes.



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Disclosure : A Novel

by Michael Crichton

Hardcover
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Published by Knopf
Publication date: January 1994
ISBN: 0679419454

Read toon@thepoint.net's opinion of Disclosure. I have read the book, and I agree with him entirely, I couldn't put the book down after I started reading it.

You can also get the book in paperback for $6.29 and $20.70 and on audio cassette.

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Congo

by Michael Crichton

Hardcover, 348 pages
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Published by Knopf
Publication date: November 1980
Dimensions (in inches): 8.57 x 5.84 x 1.54
ISBN: 0394513924

This was the first Michael Crichton book I ever read, and I loved it. And I'm not just saying that, I really did. Of course, all Michael Crichton books are great. I just would like to say that if you went out and saw the movie and, like me, thought it was absolutely horrible, don't give up on the book. Somebody screwed up when they wrote the script for that movie. The book is much, MUCH better than that.

Read the back cover of Congo

You can also get the book in paperback and on audio cassette tape.

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Airframe

by Michael Crichton

Hardcover
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Published by Knopf
Publication date: December 1, 1996
Dimensions (in inches): 9.56 x 6.62 x 1.43
ISBN: 0679446486

You can now buy Michael Crichton's latest novel right from this page. Just click on the title to get this exciting new book. I have yet to start on it, but from what I've read in the opinions section of the Airframe page (click on the title to see what I'm talking about) at Amazon.com, it's one of his best books yet. Here's an example of a favorable opinion of the book from stott@powerup.com.au.

You can also get the book on audio cassette tapes, for either $35.96, $24.75, $21.60. And you can get the largeprint version of the book.

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A Case of Need

by Jeffrey Hudson , Jeffery Hudson , Michael Crichton

Reprint Edition
Mass Market Paperback
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Published by Signet
Publication date: July 1, 1994
Dimensions (in inches): 6.89 x 4.31 x 1.24
ISBN: 0451183665

This is the first really successful novel Michael Crichton wrote. It is also not known very well since it was written under a pseudonym. Which is unfortunate, because I think it is one of the best books he ever wrote. The book is about a doctor who has to prove his friend's innocence after he is wrongly accused of killing a girl by giving her a faulty abortion. Not only is this a very interesting book, but it also helped to explain the arguments for and against abortion, which was very interesting. You should definitely read this book some time in your life.

You can also get the largeprint version of the book.

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The Andromeda Strain

by Michael Crichton

Hardcover
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Published by Knopf
Publication date: June 1969
Dimensions (in inches): 8.51 x 5.86 x 1.28
ISBN: 0394415256

This is also a great book by Crichton. It's about a new virus that comes to Earth from space via a crashed satellite, that kills everyone who comes in contact with it. The satellite crashes in a small town, and everyone in that town dies . . . except for an old man and a small baby. Both come out of town totally unscathed. The race is on to study the virus and try to come up with a cure for it.

You can also buy this book in paperback or on audio cassette tape.

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The Great Train Robbery

by Michael Crichton

Mass Market Paperback
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Published by Ballantine Books
Publication date: April 1995
Dimensions (in inches): 6.92 x 4.23 x .91
ISBN: 034539092X

Although this novel does not seem like a Michael Crichton type of book, the author's writing quality is definitely there. It is definitely worth reading, even if it doesn't sound like your kind of book. The same book by another author might not be very good, but Crichton makes it a work of art.

Synopsis:
In 1855, Victoria is queen, war is raging in Crimea, and, in London, a masterpeice of crime--the most daring train robbery of the century--is about to take place. Written with a unique documentary approach, The Great Train Robbery gives listeners a narrative made even more compelling by the verisimilitude of its fascinating detail, and remains today a thrilling good time. 2 cassettes. --This text refers to the audio cassettes edition of this title.

You can also get the Spanish version of this book.

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Jurassic Park

by Michael Crichton

1st Ed.
Hardcover, 399 pages
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Published by Knopf
Publication date: November 1990
Dimensions (in inches): 9.57 x 6.57 x 1.34
ISBN: 0394588169

Do I really have to tell you what this book is about? Unless you've been living in a mayonnaise jar for the past few years, you've heard about Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park. A lot of you have probably seen the movie. But is that's what's keeping you from reading the book? Trust me, the two are completely different. You don't believe me? Then listen to what other's have to say.

You can also get this book in paperback and on audio cassette tapes. You can also get it in Spanish in either hardcover or paperback.

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The Lost World : A Novel

by Michael Crichton

Hardcover, 393 pages
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Published by Knopf
Publication date: September 1, 1995
Dimensions (in inches): 9.59 x 6.70 x 1.48
ISBN: 0679419462

Synopsis:
The mega-bestselling author of such exciting novels as Disclosure and Congo unveils the electrifying sequel to his hit book/movie Jurassic Park--certain to be a surefire bestseller!

This book, although perhaps a tad bit like Jurassic Park, is still worth reading. It's not his best work, but then, all Michael Crichton books are good.

You can also get this book in paperback for $25.95 or $7.19, in largeprint paperback version on CD's or on 2 audio cassettes.

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Rising Sun

by Michael Crichton

1st Ed.
Hardcover, 355 pages
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Published by Knopf
Publication date: March 1, 1992
Dimensions (in inches): 9.52 x 6.51 x 1.31
ISBN: 0394589424

Synopsis:
In his first novel since the runaway bestseller Jurassic Park, Crichton's signature amalgam of suspense and science is put to dazzling effect in Rising Sun: a thrilling murder mystery that unfolds in the arena of volatile Japanese-American relations. The international electronics industry is the fiercely coveted prize in this ingenious, riveting novel. --This text refers to the hardcover edition of this title.

Synopsis:
Two LAPD officers are plunged into Japanese-American relations as they investigate a murder at the US headquarters of a Japanese electronics corporation. 2 cassettes. --This text refers to the audio cassettes edition of this title.

Click here to read the back cover of Rising Sun.

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Sphere

by Michael Crichton

1st Ed.
Hardcover
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Published by Knopf
Publication date: June 1987
ISBN: 0394561104

I have chosen to make all of the customer's reviews up. Out of 7, there were five 10's, one 9, and one 3. But make sure you read the explanation for the 3. He basically says that the books good, he just gave it a three anyway.

Now I know that by now, you expect me to say that all of the books here are good. BTW, I really do think they're all good. I'm only putting up the ones that I absolutely love. But THIS book . . . This is by far, the best book that Crichton has ever written. I've read it a few times, and listened to the audio cassette tape twice as many times. It will never be made into a movie (probably just too complicated to make), and not too many people talk about it. But it really is incredible. You absolutely HAVE to buy this book. If you don't get it from here, get it from somebody. Just make sure that you read it.

Read the back cover of Sphere.

You can also get this book in paperback and on audio cassette tapes.

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Travels

by Michael Crichton

Reprint Edition
Mass Market Paperback
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Published by Ballantine Books (Trd Pap)
Publication date: January 1993
Dimensions (in inches): 6.84 x 4.26 x 1.07
ISBN: 0345359321

Synopsis:
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. HC: Knopf. (Nonfiction).

This is sort of like Michael Crichton's autobiography. It has two parts. Part one is about his life as a medical student. Part two is about what happened later on in his life, and about the travels he has been on. As amazing as it may seem, Crichton's life is much more exciting than any of his books. Recreating prehistoric animals and then having them chase you into the forests of a beautiful island? That's nothing compared to some of the stuff that's happened in Crichton's life! Also, this book is fairly hard to find. I've only found about two book stores in my entire life, and one of them only had one copy left, if I remember correctly. But now, you can just click on the title to get it!

You can also get another version of the book in paperback.

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