Dragon Teeth

Dragon Teeth

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017
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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2017.
ISBN: 9780062473394
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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MissLauraStorytime Oct 31, 2017

A fast-paced historical novel with believable characters in a setting that I could picture as I listened. Will miss Crichton's writing. Strong readalike to Kenneth Oppel's YA novel,
Every Hidden Thing.

Sep 12, 2017

It's been years since I read this author & I kept thinking 'isn't this supposed to be some really good writer?" What a disappointment, I never bothered to finish.

Jun 16, 2017

Classic Crichton. Unadulteratedly researched, crafted and completed by him. I was worried about reading it - not being a fan of early paleontology, the wild west, or posthumously published works, but after a slightly slow beginning the novel picks up pace and does not falter or slow. As usual with Crichton, I was utterly engaged and entertained. This felt earlier in his writing career - similarities to Great Train Robbery. He really was a master storyteller with sharp imagination and an unerring dedication to facts.

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