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Dragon Teeth
Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novela thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting. The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate Americas 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 Williams newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the Wests most notorious characters. A page-turner that draws 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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DivineDiana
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In the late 1800‘s these two real life paleontologist professors were bitter rivals. Dr. Marsh- Yale University( left) and Dr. Cope- U of Penn (right) were searching for dinosaur bones in Wyoming. They would take students with them in the Summer. This book is well researched and fast paced. William Johnson,a student from a privileged Philadelphian family goes along for the ride, and ends up traveling with both! The audio was well done!

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DivineDiana
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Have been away for a few weeks. Road Trip to the Grand Canyon! Such a thrill! But… no time to read.
Packed three audio books. I tried two with my husband, and he sadly hasn‘t developed an appreciation of the joy of audiobooks. This one he did stay with a bit. So, now that I‘m home, I will finish on my own!

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BoldCityBooks
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Our book club read this and I was the only out of 9 who enjoyed it. I found it fast paced, engaging, and full of remarkable characters. It took me about three days to read it but everyone said it was boring and slow.

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StellaB
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I‘ve read a few of Crichton‘s books and have been impressed every time by the great storytelling and the immense research that goes into them. By comparison I found this a little uneventful, in that some interesting storylines are opened up but not really brought to a close in any interesting way. But clearly a huge amount of research has once again gone into this story of two paleontologists in the ‘Wild West‘, their rivalry and their adventures.

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DinoMom
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Thank you so much to @ShelleyBooksie for my #alterednightmareswap. So many goodies and My son has already picked out all the stuff he wants❤️🎃.

Excited about the book! I like the Halloween cover and designs you made to alter it! I love bookmarks so much! Did you make them?

@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 13mo
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RamsFan1963
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 191

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

😡😡😡 Stupid sticker torn part of the cover. Book stickers should be outlawed!!

Traci1 I agree about the stickers. There is no point to them at all. I hate when they live sticky goop on them. 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @Traci1 Hate them!!! 😡 2y
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Larkken
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I enjoyed this. It felt like a judicious account of the gold-rush, Indian wars, gunfight-filled American West. Goldblum shouldn‘t hold out for a part in the movie, though, as there was little science-thriller plot going on.
You're welcome for the picture, BTW. 🎤

LibrarianRyan 💗💗 2y
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Luulit
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https://www.luulit.com/product/dragon-teeth-a-novel-audible-audiobook-unabridged...

Michael Crichton, the New York Times best-selling 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.

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mdm139
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Klou Another book written by the author of Jurassic Park! Great choice!! 2y
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Shibbyfruitfly
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May 1 means it‘s time for my April reading recap. I only finished 7 books this month and of those only 2 weren‘t audio. I really need to work on that. #readingrecap #aprilreads #readingtracker

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Schnoebs
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5⭐️

William Johnson is a typical wealthy Yale student in the mid 1800s who decided to give up his summer vacation in Europe for a bet where he learns photography, and convinces a paleontologist to allow him to accompany him out west on his fossil dig. Breathtaking action scenes, one of the greatest rivalries of the time, interactions with "savage Indians," and always at risk of a shoot out, this book had my heart racing on so many occasions.

Schnoebs @Birdsong28 using this for the western prompt for #52booksin52weeks (edited) 3y
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TheSpineView
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I enjoyed this story about a young Yale student who on a dare goes west to be the photographer for a professor as he searches for bones. It was a fast paced story and had several twists to keep you interested. Excellent prose. The only thing I wished for is a little more character development. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

PaperbackPirate Wow that cover!! 3y
TheSpineView 😊 3y
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Joreads
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This is an ok book. I didn‘t feel it was a strong as his other books. It is by no means a bad read but it did not live up to my expectations.

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bibliobliss
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• Page 208, little more than halfway through. This one is dragging a bit for me but it's still a pretty good story. It seems to pick up and slow down on the regular; I like the main character enough, so that's keeping me going for now •

Pruzy It‘s been on my shelf forever 3y
bibliobliss @Pruzy It's good, but probably not the best introduction to Crichton 3y
RamsFan1963 @Readage I have this on my shelves, but after the disappointment of Pirate Latitudes and Micro, I've had this one on hold. 3y
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bibliobliss @RamsFan1963 Right...it happens! I have not read any of his other books, not even "Jurassic Park" 3y
Pruzy @Readage Jurassic Park was amazing! So well written. It kept me on the edge if my seat (and I had seen the movie before ever coming close to the book) 3y
bibliobliss @Pruzy It's definitely on the list 👍 3y
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loriCB
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Fun historical fiction with some witty intellectual dialogue. Great for buffs of the Old West or dinosaur excavation.

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bibliobliss
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• This evening's reading buddy. Cats are really the perfect reading companions...especially the lazy ones who just sit there and stare at you, and then fall asleep •

#cat #reading #readingbuddy #catcompanion #furbaby #eveningreading #readingoutdoors #readingfortwo #audiobooks #audionerd #listening #currentlyreading

DebinHawaii Sweet! 🐱❤️ 3y
bibliobliss @DebinHawaii 👍 She can be friendly...when she wants to!! Lol 3y
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bibliobliss
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• Surprised to find this one on audio the other night. I love listening to books these days. Just started part 2 and although it's slow-going, I'm enjoying it. My first Michael Crichton 😎 •

#currentlyreading #currentsituation #fiction #MichaelCrichton #history #novel

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Sha0102
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An adventure in the old west based on real facts , nice to read and thought-provoking for dinosaur lovers. Weak book when compared to other author's books, but compelling reading for Crichton fans.

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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This is a fictionalized account of a true story—the bitter rivalry between two paleontologists in the Wild West. What‘s even stranger is that apparently Michael Crichton actually toned down the feud in the book out of fear that the truth was too unbelievable! I really enjoyed it, and I‘m not a fan of westerns!

Karkar I read this but did not realize it was based on a true story. Now I must go seek out more. 😃🤓 4y
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BookishTrish
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#commutetunes and #booksalefind I can seem to get into a book this week at all! Here‘s hoping...

daena 💕Jeff💕 4y
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Lauren_reading
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Great mix of history and fiction! Fossils, drama and the “Wild West”

Kasie I got this book at a thrift store. It looks good. Who doesn‘t love the Wild West. 4y
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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#overdrive
🦖🦕🦖🦕🦖🦕🦖🦕🦖

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DarcysMom
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DarcysMom
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tammysue 👏🏻🙌🏻 4y
Leftcoastzen Great walk! 4y
Leftcoastzen I got a 3 mile audio walk in! 4y
DarcysMom @Leftcoastzen Woo! That is awesome! 👏👏👏👏👏 4y
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bibliobliss
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• Good morning Litsy!! What are you doing today? •

MaGoose Right now, having breakfast. Later, taking my Mom to lunch and then to the doctor. I'll try to finish The Mark of Spider sometime today or tomorrow. 4y
bibliobliss @MaGoose Nice plans for the day 😉 4y
dariazeoli I‘m in the throes of a case of the Mondays. Getting ready to pack my lunch bag and head to work. 4y
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ephemeralwaltz I'm off work today!! So I'm currently relaxing with a book and coffee and leaving errands to be dealt with later this afternoon. Happy monday! 4y
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DarcysMom
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Another fabulously cloudy and cool day. 😍
#audiowalk
#2019kmin2019
#105mileJanuary
#overdrive

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DarcysMom
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bibliobliss
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• Currently reading my first Michael Crichton. Page 39. Does it pick up soon? Suffering from a short attention span lately 😕 •

Traci1 Of all the Michael Crichton books I've read (which is most of them), this was by far the dullest. Sorry to say it never really picked up for me. 4y
Traci1 Jurassic Park, on the other hand, is one of my very favorite books. Timeline is excellent as well. 4y
bibliobliss @Traci1 Oh poo...and this is my first MC. Perhaps I'll put it aside for now and try JP or another one. On the other hand, seeing as it's not a very long book, I might just suck it up and finish it 4y
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TheresaGivan
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Being the enigma that I am, I am reading about dinosaur bone hunting in the 1880s while sitting in the air museum I work at. And I regret none of it. Here‘s to the 7th Crichton book I‘ve read in the past 6 weeks!

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Cody_Starnes
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This was an easy read that I never wanted to put down.

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DragonAuthors
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In 1876, the hunt for ancient bones is more thievery than science. When a spoiled Yale student takes a bet that he can‘t survive one summer in the Wild West with paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh, he‘s in way over his head.

His boss might be paranoid, but the bullets are real.

Full review at https://dragonauthors.com

#MichaelCrichton #dinosaurs #WildWest #westerns #historical #historicalfiction #19thcentury #paleontology #oldwest

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chenchaso
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Great read. Awesome story that holds some true events.

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Kboltz
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Michael Crichton‘s books always make you think or at least learn about something you may have never thought about. How did the first people decide that gigantic bones found in the Wild West were part of scientific history? Not his best book, I‘m sure he would have included more if he had the time and chance.

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Mammacita
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I've read all of his works, and I just can't get into this one.

Purrsistently I heard this was an unfinished one or something published posthumously... I may be thinking of something else but I'm pretty sure it was this :/ 4y
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bookaholic1
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First time reader if this Author..glad I read it..it was interesting.

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DGRachel
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Today‘s #blameitonlitsy #bookhaul. The tagged book is the only one not directly tied to a Litsy recommendation. 😂 Y‘all are bad for my budget. 💸💸💸💸

Andrew65 You‘ve certainly jumped into Karin Slaughter over the past two weeks. 5y
DGRachel @Andrew65 Mom finished Blindsighted and really enjoyed it, so I went ahead and picked up the rest of the Grant County series at the used bookstore since they had them all. 😊 5y
Andrew65 @DGRachel @dsfisher That‘s good! 😊 5y
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Christine11 I‘ve been working my way through the Grant County series too - I‘m loving them ! So brutal but so good 😊 5y
TrishB Some great ones there 👍🏻 5y
DGRachel @TrishB The Cruel Prince is your fault. 😂 5y
TrishB No shame 😁❤️ 5y
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BrittCMack
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So much adventure and history! And Wyatt Earp!

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Balfrea
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I really enjoyed this quick read. It wasn't an action packed edge of your seat adventure, but kept a steady engaging rhythm. What the book did best was get me more interested in that part of the American west histories in regards to paleontology. This book revived a childhood spirit for adventure.

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samharnold
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A new Michael Crichton book is always a welcome especially when you are a massive fan, as I am. This is a great read with the normal combination of historical fact and fiction. This story tells of the hunt for dinosaur bones in the Wild West with an injection of Indian history. Being not just a fan of Crichton but also a keen reader on Native Americans this was just the book for me. For any fan this is a must read.

Debiw781 I loved this one! It made me want to read more about the subject too. 5y
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katcalvin
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This book starts a little slow but gets really exciting. If you like stories of the wild west, you‘ll love this.

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Addison_Reads
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Enjoyable, quick read with an interesting "wild" west setting. Most will probably agree that this is not Crichton's best, but as a fan of his previous books, I was delighted at the chance to read him once more.

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Lizbeth
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First book of year! If you are looking for a Western why not try one based on the historic feud between paleontologists Marsh and Cope during the era of the dinosaur wars. It is quick to read not Crichton‘s best, having been published posthumously,but an interesting time nonetheless. #bookriotreadharderchallenge #western #science #historicalfiction #readingchallenge #posthumously

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Lizbeth
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First book of year! If you are looking for a Western why not try one based on the historic feud between paleontologists Marsh and Cope during the era of the dinosaur wars. It is quick to read not Crichton‘s best, having been published posthumously,but an interesting time nonetheless. #bookriotreadharderchallenge #western #science #historicalfiction #readingchallenge #posthumously

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Addison_Reads
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Just started today....

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samharnold
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I love this quote. Even in this time gold was the reason behind war. Today we can question whether we went to war with Afghanistan for exactly the same reason. The hills are full of gold.

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NikkiCureton
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Starting today...

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candycanejane
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When there‘s no WiFi and everyone else is complaining #booksarebetter

Getting an early start on the 2018 #readharderchallenge with this posthumously published Crichton!

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Debiw781
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I miss Michael Crichton novels so I jumped at this one published posthumously. It's set in the old west so I was a little worried (I pretty much hate all things old western) but the lure of dinosaurs overshadowed any concerns I had. I spent a lot of time googling the very real Bone Wars and the story of these two paleontologists and the hostility between them. Loved it!

Coco My husband just finished this book, and I think it‘s finally hooked him on reading for pleasure!!! Win!!! This was his first fiction read since high school! Now to just find more he‘d like..... lol! 5y
Debiw781 @Coco that's awesome! 5y
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heatherkaz
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Part historical, part fiction (take historical with a grain of salt), but interesting and exciting nonetheless! This posthumous Crichton novel was a fast and entertaining read