Congo by Michael Crichton audiobook

Congo

By Michael Crichton
Read by Julia Whelan

Brilliance Audio
10.25 Hours 1
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Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists are mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes. Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies—all motionless except for one moving image—a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur. In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla with an extraordinary vocabulary of 620 “signs,” the most ever learned by a primate, and she likes to finger paint. But recently her behavior has been erratic and her drawings match, with stunning accuracy, the brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642…a drawing of an ancient lost city. A new expedition—along with Amy—is sent into the Congo, where they enter a secret world, and the only way out may be through a horrifying death.… Congo was made into a film directed by Frank Marshall.

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Summary

Summary

Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists are mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes.

Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies—all motionless except for one moving image—a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur.

In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla with an extraordinary vocabulary of 620 “signs,” the most ever learned by a primate, and she likes to finger paint. But recently her behavior has been erratic and her drawings match, with stunning accuracy, the brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642…a drawing of an ancient lost city. A new expedition—along with Amy—is sent into the Congo, where they enter a secret world, and the only way out may be through a horrifying death.…

Congo was made into a film directed by Frank Marshall.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Thrilling.” New York Times Book Review
“Ingenious, imaginative.” Los Angeles Times
“The same smart use of science and edge-of-your-seat suspense shared by Crichton’s other work.” Amazon.com, editorial review

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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
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 10.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English