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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 in 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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    S. Praly 06-02-15
    S. Praly 06-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Very much enjoyed both the story and reading."

    The narration is spot on to this great and entertaining thriller. Chrichton delivers again.

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    Marcos Martinez 05-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great technical - too tidy ending"

    I enjoyed learning about airplanes and the airline industry but the end of the story was too much of a easy happy ending. and who was the guy in the red checkered shirt?

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    Dalana 04-08-15
    Dalana 04-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Forced"

    I have read three books by Michael Crichton and they have all been extraordinary. These were State of Fear, Jurassic Park, and the Lost World. I fully intended to read Crichton's entire canon. However, I have changed my mind after reading this book. This book is amazingly well researched and I feel like I know more about airframe manufacturing than I ever - ever - cared to know. But that's just it. Unless you're an aviation enthusiast, the details of the manufacture and quality assurance of airframes is probably going to be pretty dry. And that it was. Dry. It was mechanical and it was forced. I read an interview with Michael about this story and he said that the real reasons behind airline accidents were really fascinating and surprising in some cases. The funny thing is, I don't think he picked a fascinating case for his novel. It was extremely anti-climactic and it was just dull. It was full of jargon and the only semi-interesting part were the dynamics of modern-day journalism. I think I will take a break from Crichton's work for a while after this. If you're interested in airline accidents, read Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers instead.

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    monica 03-17-15
    monica 03-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "cutting in and out"

    I liked the story but halfway through it started cutting in and out and I lost interest for a while had to struggle to get back into it because the worst choppiness was in a very interesting dramatic part overall is low because of that

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    CJ LUCAS, TX, United States 01-06-15
    CJ LUCAS, TX, United States 01-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I miss you Michael"
    Where does Airframe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was usual Crichton, you will be smarter once you've come to the end. It was immersive and technical but, I am a Crichton fan so I'm a bit biased.


    What about Frances Cassidy’s performance did you like?

    She was a bit weak but the story carried her through.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "You'll never fly the same way again"


    Any additional comments?

    As I said, I'm a Crichton fan, I love his style, which is kinda wordy and his stories follow similar path but that's not something different from a lot of other authors. I miss him, wish there were more...

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    Jayne McLaughlin Silver City, NM 10-06-14
    Jayne McLaughlin Silver City, NM 10-06-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Whew boy. Stinky!"

    I don't get it. I found this book to drag on and not hold my attention. I'm returning it for a credit because the author does not deserve to be paid for this level of work. I ran out of Preston and Child books to read and tried this one based on the reviews. What a disappointment!

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    Christopher Miami, FL USA 04-03-14
    Christopher Miami, FL USA 04-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book but, could have been deeper and better"

    Michael Crichton is an excellent writer. This is not a sci-fi book, rather it is a drama/thriller. I enjoyed very much but it had a couple loose ends which I will not disclose hence writing a spoiler. This is a 4 star book. It is not a classic, but it does keep your attention and with a great performance by Frances Cassidy. I would recommend this for a nice comfortable read. Not a bad way to spend a weekend.

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    Kaitlin SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 02-18-14
    Kaitlin SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 02-18-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Edge of your seat dissapointment"
    What disappointed you about Airframe?

    You think there might be something crazy going on. It is so mysterious and intriguing, but close to the end you realize *spoilers* ABSOLUTELY NOTHING INTERESTING OR NOVEL HAS HAPPENED and you have been falsely lead to believe there is more to this plane crash than a dumb small pilot error.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Michael Crichton again?

    Love Michael Crichton.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I feel like I learned a lot about the airline manufacturing industry and regulations than I ever thought I'd care to know. Crichton is a master of making science facts a joy to read about. Even though the book ends up feeling like a huge waste of time, it is an enjoyable listen for the most part.


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    Will Concord, MA, United States 12-27-13
    Will Concord, MA, United States 12-27-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Worth a listen, for the right audience"

    This book is right in line with what you can expect from Michael Crichton, well planned out story, easily readable, and rich in technology.
    It's a great formula for those like me that are eternally curious about the minute details of science or tech. But it might be a turnoff for someone easily bored by it.

    I loved this book, and will probably read it again next year. But it's not a five star work. Just a really good story.

    The narrator totally nailed it. Perfect performance. I hope they use her for many more.

    Overall, this one earns a solid four-star rating.

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    Pete Stoughton, WI, United States 07-15-13
    Pete Stoughton, WI, United States 07-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Too Technical"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    cut down on technical details


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    How computers more or less fly the planes


    Have you listened to any of Frances Cassidy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes it compares


    Did Airframe inspire you to do anything?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    On a couple of occasions gave up listening due to the highly technical data

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