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Stop What You’re Doing and Read Jurassic Park (Now.)

Sorry guys, but Ali has been replaced with a 12-year-old boy again (this happened when I confessed my love and obsession for Ready Player One). I have FINALLY read Jurassic Park (right? WTH is wrong with me? Why did it take me so long?), and my god I was obsessed with it.

Stop What You’re Doing and Read Jurassic Park (Now.)Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Series: Jurassic Park #1
Published by Ballantine Books on January 1st 1970
Genres: Science Fiction
Narrator: Scott Brick
Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
Format: Audiobook
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A billionaire has created a technique to clone dinosaurs. From the DNA that his crack team of scientists extract, he is able to grow the dinosaurs in his laboratories and lock them away on an island behind electric fences, creating a sort of theme park. He asks a group of scientists from several different fields to come and view the park, but something goes terribly wrong when a worker on the island turns traitor and shuts down the power.

What I loved about Jurassic Park (other than everything):

  • It’s SO MUCH BETTER than the movie. Mostly because it’s longer and has more fantastic details about all things dinosaur.
  • In fact, if you’re super into the movie, I’d recommend listening to the audiobook. It’s basically like listening to a 15-hour movie, and who doesn’t want that? The narrator, Scott Brick, could not have been better.
  • There are so many more fantastically eerie scenes with the Tyrannosaur, I was OMG-ing on my drive to work almost every day.
  • The ending with Dr. Hammond is different, and I think it’s way better. In fact, it’s perfect.
  • This book is legit action-packed and fast-paced. There is not a slow moment in this book. AT ALL. (And I listened to the audiobook, so that’s saying something.)

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You need to read this book if: 1) You liked the movie, 2) You like dinosaurs even a little bit, and/or 3) you also have a 12-year-old boy that occupies a part of your soul. 

So now that I’ve read Jurassic Park, I obviously need to move on to The Lost World. From there I’ll be jumping into other Michael Crichton books, because something tells me I’m going to be obsessed with all of them. Have you read Jurassic Park or other books by Michael Crichton? What were your thoughts?

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  1. I’ve thought about reading this for a while now and your review makes me want to even more! I also really want to read Westworld after watching the first season adaptation! I may have to jump on this Michael Chricton train!

    1. Yes, it’s SO MUCH fun! Definitely worth it. And I was thinking about reading Westworld, too! I didn’t watch the entire season, but I saw a few episodes and thought the book would be even better. I want to jump on a Michael Chrichton train, too XD

    1. Yes, it’s so much more fun (but isn’t the book always better than the movie? XD)! If you ever feel like just having a fun read, I’d recommend it.

  2. We started this book in English class back in high school but we never got far and I don’t remember liking it all that much. Probably because it was class reading. I remember being intrigued about the genetics aspect though. I might have to give the audio a stab one day.

    1. It’s so interesting that you guys read it for English, because I’d definitely categorize more as fun reading and not really “education” reading. I hated every book I read in high school English, so yeah, it’s probably unfair to judge any book we’re forced to read XD

  3. I love a good action packed book!! In the audiobook, do you get to listen to the dinosaur’s roars?? With some special effects?? Because that would just be the cherry to the whole pie! 😂😂😜

    1. PS. Also what’s the edition of the first photo in the post?? It looks like a gorgeous hardback but I haven’t found it around, could you tell me its ISBN?? Thanks! 😉