©1979, 1998 by Thomas H. Block and Nelson DeMille, All Rights Reserved; (P) and ©1998 Time Warner AudioBooks, A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing
"Strong and electric!" (Washington Post)
"Truly horrific...delicious terror. Mayday is a novel for the true connoisseur of disaster novels." (The New York Times Book Review)
I am a avid flyer fan and must admit the detail of the book was very good. However the narrator, put me to sleep sometimes. Also some of the scene's were predeictible, and I agree what's with a dog chomping on a bone in an airplane that has been blown out basically. Would i listen this again. Prob, but wouldn't go out of my way to look for it.
Plays like a "Lifetime" TV movie; overly meladramatic, longwinded and cheezy. OK I guess to listen to while doing something more productive like using cardio machine. I would try "Airport" as it's a much more well written written novel.
It's very difficult to stop listening to this book. You may find yourself driving the long way home just to hear more of it. The action is non-stop and the story is completely realistic. Get this book! you won't regret it. It's one of the best listens I've had.
This is another DeMille that's worth having the unabridged version. But I dont recommend it if you are going to be flying soon!
I tried hard to get past the stiff narration to give the story a chance. I tried really, really hard. Five unfortunates survive a high altitude disaster to suffer a plane full of brain-fried zombies with "arms outstretched" and libidinous desires. Oh, please. It gets worse. There's a man eating Golden Retriever, unrelenting references to vomit and other body excretions, gigantic holes in both sides of the fuselage but damage only to the voice radios, and plot developments that require impossible reader imagination. The book is formulaic, unsophisticated and completely indigestible.
If this is a movie, I imagine Bruce Willis or Stallone as the main character. I bit 'over the top' antics required to save the day.
A chilling tale of an airline disaster. It really makes you wonder if something liek this could happen. A great tale.
How could it not be good? Nelson Demille has always told a great story and with Scott Brick reading, it is definitely a great listen. I highly recommend this book as well as other Demille books. Only disappointed that I've listened to all that they have. He is now a favorite author of mine.
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