Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker audiobook

Raptor Red

By Robert T. Bakker
Read by Megan Gallagher

Simon & Schuster Audio
2.87 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743545761

A stunning debut in the blockbuster tradition of Jurassic Park -- enhanced with dramatic sound effects. A pair of fierce but beautiful eyes look out from the undergrowth of conifers. The eyes follow every movement in the great herd of plant-eating dinosaurs that mills around the open meadows, moving back and forth with the rapid scanning of a hunter who is thinking about everything she sees. She is an intelligent killer... The time -- 120 million years ago. The place -- the plains of prehistoric Utah. The eyes belong to one of the most unforgettable heroines you will ever meet. Her name -- Raptor Red. Raptor Red is a female raptor dinosaur, struggling to survive on her own after losing her mate. Painting a rich and colorful picture of a lush prehistoric world, leading paleontologist Robert T. Bakker tells the story from within Raptor Red's extraordinary mind, dramatizing his groundbreaking theories in an exciting, one-of-a-kind tale. With keen insight and stunning authenticity, he tracks the raptor on her yearlong odyssey of survival as she braves a devastating storm, migrates toward the ocean to escape powerful predators, and heads north in a desperate attempt to escape the threat of deadly acrocanthosaurs, all while carrying out her natural duty to search for a new mate. From its tragic opening to its thrilling climax on a snowy mountaintop, Raptor Red is a unique and utterly compelling look at a year in the life of a dinosaur -- a revolutionary work of fiction.

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Summary

Summary

A stunning debut in the blockbuster tradition of Jurassic Park -- enhanced with dramatic sound effects.

A pair of fierce but beautiful eyes look out from the undergrowth of conifers. The eyes follow every movement in the great herd of plant-eating dinosaurs that mills around the open meadows, moving back and forth with the rapid scanning of a hunter who is thinking about everything she sees. She is an intelligent killer...

The time -- 120 million years ago. The place -- the plains of prehistoric Utah. The eyes belong to one of the most unforgettable heroines you will ever meet. Her name -- Raptor Red.

Raptor Red is a female raptor dinosaur, struggling to survive on her own after losing her mate. Painting a rich and colorful picture of a lush prehistoric world, leading paleontologist Robert T. Bakker tells the story from within Raptor Red's extraordinary mind, dramatizing his groundbreaking theories in an exciting, one-of-a-kind tale. With keen insight and stunning authenticity, he tracks the raptor on her yearlong odyssey of survival as she braves a devastating storm, migrates toward the ocean to escape powerful predators, and heads north in a desperate attempt to escape the threat of deadly acrocanthosaurs, all while carrying out her natural duty to search for a new mate.

From its tragic opening to its thrilling climax on a snowy mountaintop, Raptor Red is a unique and utterly compelling look at a year in the life of a dinosaur -- a revolutionary work of fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Raptor Red is a masterpiece of dramatic writing…Many writers have imagined the Mesozoic world; Bakker lives and breathes it. He becomes a dinosaur, and allows us through his vivid prose to join him on the journey. After reading it, I feel I have stepped into another creature’s claws.” James Gurney, New York Times bestselling author of Dinotopia
“A truly extraordinary book. I read it with complete fascination and feel like I’ve been on a 120-million-year virtual reality trip. That’s the way it must have been back there at the dawn of intelligence.” Arthur C. Clarke, New York Times bestselling author
“No scientist has done more than Bakker to advance the view of dinosaurs as energetic, swift, bright-colored, cunning, persevering, supremely well adapted, socially complex—in sum, thrilling—animals.” New Yorker
“Lush, lovingly detailed and really quite serious.” San Diego Union-Tribune
“The winning quality of Raptor Red is the compassion –even sweetness—with which Bakker chronicles his predators.” San Jose Mercury News
“Narrated from the point of view of a dinosaur, paleontologist Bakker’s novel is filled with facts and informed speculations regarding dinosaur life. What the real Jurassic Park must have been like...exciting, bold and fun!” Publishers Weekly
“The dinosaur known as ‘rapto’ first became well known through Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park. Revolutionary paleontologist Bakker, who consulted on the special effects for the film adaptation, has written a novel that might be subtitled A Year in the Life of a Dinosaur, as he tells the story of Raptor Red, a giant carnivore of the Early Cretaceous period…Bakker manages to mix scientific theories—some of which are definitely on the cutting edge—with a rip-roaring narrative. Perhaps even more miraculously, he has created a sympathetic nonhuman heroine without anthropomorphizing her into a Disney character. This astonishing and successful novel will appeal to a wide audience and belongs in all fiction collections.” Library Journal
“Introducing his superb animal biographical ‘novel,’ Bakker reveals that the "velociraptors" in the movie Jurassic Park were of just speculative provenance. No bones for raptors that big had been found. Then, during filming, they were. Bakker…imagines a year in the life of such a dinosaur, a young adult…Her year is action filled…that Bakker loads with biological and evolutionary information. Analogizing the raptors to modern wolves and eagles, Bakker attributes considerable cognition and emotion to them, which makes his book all the more exciting and provocative. Good reading for animal lovers from 10 to 100.” Booklist
“Good writing, good story.” Booknews.com

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Author Bio: Robert T. Bakker

Author Bio: Robert T. Bakker

Robert T. Bakker, acknowledged as a rebel in his field and one of the world’s foremost paleontologists, acted as an unofficial consultant for the special effects artists who created the dinosaurs for the film Jurassic Park. He is the dinosaur curator of the Tate Museum in Wyoming, to which he is donating his audio royalty earnings from Raptor Red. He is also the author of the groundbreaking nonfiction book The Dinosaur Heresies, and his revolutionary theories have caused scientists to completely rethink their ideas about dinosaurs.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 2.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English