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review 2017-06-21 23:41
A battle for bones…that's rich in old west history…
Dragon Teeth - Michael Crichton

 

Book Title:  Dragon Teeth

Author:  Michael Crichton

Narration:  Scott Brick w/ Sherri Crichton

Series:  Stand-Alone

Genre:  Adventure, Western

Setting:  Old West, Late 1800's

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

 

 

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Book Theme Song

(this link will take you to my tumblr post with video)

Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi  --This lyric video with it's majestic backdrop is the biggest reason I picked this song…but the lyrics are not too far off either.  Especially since Johnson is thought to be dead by many and even put in jail on a couple of occasions…I think.♫

 

 

 

⇝OVERALL RATING⇜

4 STARS

B+

 

 

My Thoughts

 

If you're looking for a book that might be considered a prequel to Jurassic Park, than, yeah, this isn't that.  This is a western.  A western that's interspersed with actual history mixed with some fictional history.   With a sprinkling of how paleontology came to be.  

Based on actual early paleontologists Edwin Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, the story itself centers on a fictional guy named William Johnson.  There's also appearances by some famous dudes too, like Wyatt Earp and his brother Morgan.  With a backdrop of such iconic western towns like Cheyenne, Laramie, Deadwood,  and even The Badlands; I could not find myself disappointed in Dragon Teeth.

 

 

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  4.2/5

Main Characters:  3.8/5

Secondary Characters:  3.8/5

The Feels:  3.7/5

Addictiveness:  3.8/5

Theme or Tone:  4/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4.5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4.2/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Narration:  4/5

Ending:  4/5 Cliffhanger:  Nope!

 

Will I read more from this Author?  Who am I kidding, if they unearth something else…I probably will.

 

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text 2017-05-01 20:07
Dougal Dixon's Dinosaurs Review
Finnish-Dougal Dixon's Dinosaurs - Douga... Finnish-Dougal Dixon's Dinosaurs - Dougal Dixon

Being completely honest, this book was nothing short of amazing! I would strongly suggest it if you wanted to know as much as possible about all of your favorite dinosaurs! In other words, I highly recommend this amazing book of dinosaurs. Any reader will greatly enjoy this book, and it is great for book reviews like this. So go ahead and read it! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

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review 2017-04-17 18:04
He’s Very, Very Hungry – Carnivore by Leigh Clark #LeighClark
Carnivore by Leigh Clark (1997-04-01) - Leigh Clark

I borrowed Carnivore by Leigh Clark from my sister, Laura, at fuonlyknew.

We both love creature features and will drop everything to read one.

 

Here’s a tease for you:

 

“This isn’t going to work out the way you think!”

 

Carnivore

 

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MY ONE SENTENCE REVIEW

 

As the death count rises, with body parts, and blood and guts flying, this creature feature shows no mercy to anyone for their arrogance and overstepping their bounds with this TRex.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

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review 2017-04-06 22:38
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? - Jane Yolen,Mark Teague

I love how Jane Yolen and Mark Teague used a dinosaur as their main character. Seeing a dinosaur in a school setting is not the ordinary, but in this book is fun and engaging to read about. The dinosaur tries to do just about everything a regular student would do in a school. The only difference is, he is a dinosaur. I can use this book in my classroom when back to school starts and I can show the students examples of school setting. Especially to the students who have never been to school before. 

RL: 1.9

LS: GRE

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-02-19 05:34
The Lost World
The Lost World: A Novel (Audio) - Michael Crichton,Scott Brick

Sequel to Jurassic Park. This audio version is also narrated by Scott Brick. Despite being streamed across Overdrive courtesy of the library, it was still broken up into CD sections and announced the change of CDs and repeated the last line of the previous CD section before continuing with the narration - overall, distracting.

 

I admittedly listened to this mostly while lying in my sick bed and didn't pay it the same close attention as I did the first one. I'm not sure if Scott Brick's individual character voices were less distinct in this adaptation or if I was not aware enough to pick out the subtle differences. As I am already biased in favor of the story, I only mentally docked a half star for the (perceived) performance.

 

One thing that occurs to me about the story in general though: is Sarah's father actually the vet, Dr. Harding, in the original Jurassic Park? And, if so, WTF, Malcolm? That one, seemingly inconsequential, teasing hint is still bugging me. Plot holes, plot holes...

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