Dragon Teeth: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Michael Crichton

Narrated By: Scott Brick, Sherri Crichton

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: May 2017

Duration: 7 hours 41 minutes

Summary:

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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  • Patricia B

    Exciting tale. Often I found myself sitting in the driveway to continue listening

  • Michael A

    I really liked the premise of this book and found the period and plot to be enthralling. I do feel however, that the ending was a bit of a letdown considering his backstabbing girlfriend had plenty of time with the bones to be able to throw yet another monkey wrench into the situation thereby plausibly providing yet another springboard for adventure.

  • PATRICK W

    It was ok. Definitely not as strong as his other works.

  • Dustin K

    The first half was kind of slow, however as you see the character develop it did get better.

  • Breanne S

    Great story! There are many different moments in the story that seems to be coming to an end just to real you back in! This author also does great research to make his fantasies plausible.

  • Brooke B

    Love Michael Crichton! I wish this book would have had more of a turning point or climax. I think it was supposed to be more focused on telling a fictional history story.