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- ISBN: 9780062473394 (sound recording)
1 online resource (7 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : HarperAudio, 2017.
|Participant or Performer Note:||Narrator: Scott Brick.|
|Summary, etc.:||Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel—a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William's newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West's most notorious characters.Drawing on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined. Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.|
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- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews - Audio And Video Online Reviews 1991-2018
Veteran narrator Brick turns in another splendid performance in the late Michael Crichton's novel about the early days of paleontology. Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope were real-life fossil hunters in the late nineteenth century; their famous rivalry is seen here through the eyes of William Johnson, a fictional young man who works for one of the rivals and then for the other. Brick gives the crusty rivals their own easily identifiable speech patterns and ways of emphasizing words, while assigning both a distinct mixture of scientific curiosity, obsession, and hatred (of his rival); they sound similar, as two men of similar ages who are experts in the same field of study might, but not identical. Johnson, eager to learn and amazed by what he does learn, reveals his growing maturity over the course of the novel, as Brick's rendition of his voice changes, taking on a deeper and more assured tone. Sherri Crichton, the author's wife, reads the afterword she contributed. Great stuff. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
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