Book Title: Dragon Teeth
Author: Michael Crichton
Narration: Scott Brick w/ Sherri Crichton
Genre: Adventure, Western
Setting: Old West, Late 1800's
Source: Audiobook (Library)
⇝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.♫
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.
Main Characters: 3.8/5
Secondary Characters: 3.8/5
The Feels: 3.7/5
Theme or Tone: 4/5
Flow (Writing Style): 4.5/5
Backdrop (World Building): 4.2/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Ending: 4/5 Cliffhanger: Nope!
Will I read more from this Author? Who am I kidding, if they unearth something else…I probably will.