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Airframe Audiobook

Airframe

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Publisher's Summary

Three passengers are dead. Fifty-six are injured. The interior cabin virtually destroyed. But the pilot manages to land the plane...

At a moment when the issue of safety and death in the skies is paramount in the public mind, a lethal mid-air disaster aboard a commercial twinjet airliner bound from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured and frantic investigation.


Airframe is nonstop Crichton: the extraordinary mixture of super suspense and authentic information on a subject of compelling interest that has been a Crichton hallmark since The Andromeda Strain.

©1996 by Michael Crichton; (P)1996 by Random House, Inc.

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    Louis Madigan New York, NY USA 12-15-02
    Louis Madigan New York, NY USA 12-15-02 Member Since 2000
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    "Learning from a novel"

    I love it when a novel teaches me something about the real world. Airframe is certainly in that category. The narrator is also very good.

    LM

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    JohnJ 07-18-15
    JohnJ 07-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good, but not very plausible"

    I enjoyed the story, and I liked a lot of the technical detail, but much was quite implausible. No test company or pilot would allow an outside reporter on a functional test flight, nor would a test pilot ever intentionally exceed the design limits of an in-service airplane to duplicate an event thought to have occurred in revenue service.

    I think this is is certification stuff--if even that. Pretty contrived in that regard.

    Still a fun story. Thanks.
    -JJ

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    rester725 09-14-16
    rester725 09-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Airframe=Well written"

    VERY BELIEVABLE & fast paced. VERY WELL WRITTEN. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND ANY OF CRICHTON'S BOOKS!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharlene Pembroke Pines, FL, USA 03-27-16
    Sharlene Pembroke Pines, FL, USA 03-27-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Interesting"

    I enjoyed it though at times technical. Characters' personalities developed well. Plausible story and realistic.

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    Graham M 09-29-03
    Graham M 09-29-03 Member Since 2001
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    "A good listen"

    I enjoyed Airframe! Definitely a good book that's well-written and does a good job at balancing science/drama/action.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • GRANIA
    bath, United Kingdom
    5/26/11
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    "This airframe just isn't airworthy"

    As a long-time fan of Michael Crichton I was very disappointed with this potboiler which was short on ideas, plot and surprises, and gave the impression that he tossed it off somewhere between sorting his sock drawer and checking his bank account.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martin
    Cheltenham, Glos, United Kingdom
    7/13/08
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    "A gripping book"

    A gripping and great book, so go for the unabridged version so you don't miss out on the detail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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