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.
A very interesting look behind the scenes of the airline industry. This story is filled with a lot of technical details which some readers will love, and some will hate. Odds are if you're a fan of Michael Crichton's technique and writing style you will more than likely love this story.
An astonishing discovery is made in the South Pacific, 1,000 feet below the surface of the water. A spaceship has been found resting on the ocean floor - a spaceship at least 300 years old. Four scientists rush to the scene - but what they find there only raises more - and increasingly ominous - questions.
The only thing keeping this book from being a full 5 stars is the fact that it is abridged. Awesome characters great storyline and an absolutely top notch performance by Edward Asner. I will end with saying even though this is an abridged copy it is well worth your time to check out.
In 1919, Delano, Georgia, appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing-persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files.
This is not a good book or even a very good book. This a great book on every possible level. This is an emotional rollercoaster from the very first chapter to the very last. Nonstop anticipation for what is coming next .It has been quite some time since I have so completely bought into a story hook, line and sinker. By the time you get to the end of this book you're not sure if you're a participant or a spectator. It will be quite some time before I get the story out of my head..... WOW!
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Frank Pollard awakens in an alley, knowing nothing but his name - and that he is in great danger. Having taken refuge in a motel, he wakes again only to find his hands covered in blood. As far as he knows, he's no killer. But whose blood is this, and how did it get there?
Crazy psycho killer story with a twist. From the very moment this story begins it is non-stop action start to finish. Traditional Koontz with a very strong female lead role and a psycho killer with some rather unique abilities. The technology is a little dated which is kind of cool. We forget those days before cell phones so quickly even though it's not all that long ago when most people had no cell phone or a computer....
Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?
I have been a John Grisham fan for a long time and this is one of his very best novels ever. If you do not have quite a bit a free time on your hands do not start this book, it is very hard to put down.....
Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.
Jurassic Park was a great movie, an incredible book and one hell of a story! There are a few main characters that survived the movie but did not to survive the book and vice a versa. I don't want to give anything away so I will stop here except to say, I hate abridged books this unabridged edition of Jurassic Park was long overdue! Michael Crichton may no longer be with us, but his gifts keep giving and this is a very precious gift indeed ......
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When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, rise from the sea, a war begins that will take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon is devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes.
Not exactly what I would call a great story , but a good one. The narration was good the Storyline was fun. But I don't think it's a book that I will revisit anytime soon..........
Sparked by a provocative comment to BigThink.com last fall, and fueled by a highly controversial debate with Creation Museum curator Ken Ham, Bill Nye's campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism has exploded in just a few months into a national crusade.
A wonderfully complex topic brought down to a level easily understood by the non academic. I find myself having become a huge fan of Bill Nye after this one single encounter and all I can say is, great job science, guy!
Spanning 40 years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born.
Everything about this book was 100% top shelf from start to finish without exception! The narrator the story it was all fantastic...
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Who Goes There?, the novella that formed the basis of the film The Thing, is the John W. Campbell classic about an antarctic research camp that discovers and thaws the ancient body of a crash-landed alien.
Great storyline perfect location withi a very unique adversary. In other words never a dull moment very enjoyable...
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