Next by Michael Crichton audiobook

Next

By Michael Crichton
Read by Dylan Baker

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062227195
13.87 Hours 1
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Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species? Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400 genes; is that why an adult human being resembles a chimp fetus? And should that worry us? There's a new genetic cure for drug addiction—is it worse than the disease? We live in a time of momentous scientific leaps; a time when it's possible to sell our eggs and sperm online for thousands of dollars or test our spouses for genetic maladies. We live in a time when one fifth of all our genes are owned by someone else, and an unsuspecting person and his family can be pursued cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes within their chromosomes . . . Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems, and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn. Next challenges our sense of reality and notions of morality. Balancing the comic and bizarre with the genuinely frightening and disturbing, Next shatters our assumptions, and reveals shocking new choices where we least expect. The future is closer than you think. Get used to it. Performed by Dylan Baker

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Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species? Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400 genes; is that why an adult human being resembles a chimp fetus? And should that worry us? There's a new genetic cure for drug addiction—is it worse than the disease?

We live in a time of momentous scientific leaps; a time when it's possible to sell our eggs and sperm online for thousands of dollars or test our spouses for genetic maladies. We live in a time when one fifth of all our genes are owned by someone else, and an unsuspecting person and his family can be pursued cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes within their chromosomes . . .

Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems, and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn. Next challenges our sense of reality and notions of morality. Balancing the comic and bizarre with the genuinely frightening and disturbing, Next shatters our assumptions, and reveals shocking new choices where we least expect.

The future is closer than you think. Get used to it.

Performed by Dylan Baker

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Next is one of Mr. Crichton’s more un-put-downable novels. Its emphasis is on excitement.” New York Times
“Under Crichton’s imaginative scrutiny, body-part theft, the extinction of blonds and transgenic experiments...all loom on the horizon.” People
“Crichton addresses complex contemporary issues...into thrilling reads.” Newsweek
“[Crichton’s] in top form with Next...There’s a lot to like and to scare you.” USA Today
Next is a tribute to Crichton’s storytelling skill...the documentation he sprinkles throughout the narrative teases us with speculation.” Los Angeles Times
“[Crichton] invites a mass audience irresistibly into some of the Most Important Conversations We’re Not Having.” Time
“Crichton’s latest tech-thriller raises fascinating ethical questions.” Christian Science Monitor
“A compulsively readable beach book about the dawn of the biotech revolution.” National Review
Next is populated with blood-pressure-raising villains who will keep you turning the pages.” Forbes
“A satirical thriller that will have bookworms glued to their armchairs.” Denver Post
“Dylan Baker gives one of those magical performances in which the narrator disappears and a world appears, populated by amoral biogeneticists, bounty hunters, bullies, and lawyers…Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Crichton

Author Bio: Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton (1942–2008) was a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a filmmaker best known for the movie Jurassic Park and the television series ER. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. His first bestseller, The Andromeda Strain, was published while he was still a medical student. He later worked full time on film and writing. His books have been translated into forty languages and adapted into fifteen films.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Runtime: 13.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English