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Mayday | [Nelson DeMille, Thomas Block]

Mayday

Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet and leaves the flight crew either crippled or dead. This is the story of how three survivors must achieve the impossible and land the plane. Master storyteller Nelson DeMille and veteran pilot Thomas Block collaborated on Mayday, the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller of all time. Also available abridged.
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Publisher's Summary

Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet and leaves the flight crew either crippled or dead. This is the story of how three survivors must achieve the impossible and land the plane. Master storyteller Nelson DeMille and veteran pilot Thomas Block collaborated on Mayday, the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller of all time.

©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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Darla Twin Fall, ID 09-19-05
    Darla Twin Fall, ID 09-19-05 Member Since 2002
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    Excellent... ahead of its time.

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    Rick Kissimmee, FL, United States 06-22-05
    Rick Kissimmee, FL, United States 06-22-05 Member Since 2004

    Retired police officer, narcotics agent and bureau commander.

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    "Once you think Fiction and not reality"

    I had a hard time at first acepting the events that unfolded, but once I just stopped thinking and just listened to the book I began to enjoy it. It was not as good as Lion's Game or Up Country but it was a good way to spend time in my car.

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    Sean Huntington Beach, CA, USA 06-10-05
    Sean Huntington Beach, CA, USA 06-10-05 Member Since 2002
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    "Great story nearly killed by poor narration"

    I'll echo many of the sentiments here in that the story is gripping and an enjoyable read. You can tell it's early Demille, rough around the edges, but you see how he's going to evolve into Lions Game, Gold Coast, Night Fall, etc.

    That said, the narration and sound engineering in this book is just awful. Because the story is so great, you can (with patience) tolerate the reader's stiff delivery. Just when you get into a rhythm though, the sound level drops or other distracting changes in the audio come along.

    Great book, just be warned about the audio quality. The story is worth it though. (Thankfully!)

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    Dennis Memphis, TN, USA 06-09-05
    Dennis Memphis, TN, USA 06-09-05
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    "FANTASTIC"

    This is an absolutely fantastic book. I loved every second of the recording. I have now listed to many of the DeMille books and this is one of my favorites. I couldn't not put down the iPod at 2 am in the morning as the story was so gripping that I just wanted to have more and more. The description of every event is very graphic and the decompression scenes are horrifying. Every chapter is absolutely captivating and you'd want to listen to the whole book all at once. Strongly recommend. Especially if you are an aviation enthusiast as I am.

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    R Alexander West Chester, OH, USA 05-01-05
    R Alexander West Chester, OH, USA 05-01-05
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    "Great Book"

    Yes, the reader of this book is as bad a C3PO. However, the book is well written. The great author makes up for the robot read. I love it.

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    Jeffy M Titusville, Florida, USA 01-17-05
    Jeffy M Titusville, Florida, USA 01-17-05

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    "OK book, could have been better"

    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.

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    Stephen Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 02-29-04
    Stephen Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 02-29-04
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    "Cheezy"

    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.

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    OutfieldDan Houston, TX USA 01-08-04
    OutfieldDan Houston, TX USA 01-08-04 Member Since 2003

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    "Compelling!"

    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.

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    karen palm harbor, FL, United States 10-06-03
    karen palm harbor, FL, United States 10-06-03
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    "Get the unabridged version"

    This is another DeMille that's worth having the unabridged version. But I dont recommend it if you are going to be flying soon!

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    Anne Spokane, WA, United States 10-03-03
    Anne Spokane, WA, United States 10-03-03
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    "Groan."

    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.

    7 of 14 people found this review helpful
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