The undisputed master of the techno-thriller has written his most riveting, and entertaining, book yet....
In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles (micro-robots) has escaped from the laboratory...
Michael Crichton's latest novel opens on the threshold of the twenty-first century. It is a world of exploding advances on the frontiers of technology...
Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists are mysteriously and brutally killed....
A classic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton, Sphere is a bravura demonstration of what he does better than anyone: riveting storytelling....
Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species? The future is closer than you think....
Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures. So violent that he often blacks out when they take hold....
The United States government is given a warning by the preeminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate....
In Jurassic Park, he created a terrifying new world. Now, in Micro, Michael Crichton reveals a universe too small to see and too dangerous to ignore....
Two paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils while surveilling, deceiving, and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars....
A riveting thriller of corporate intrigue and cutthroat competition between American and Japanese business interests....
When one doctor is accused of murder, it takes another to set him free. In the tightly knit world of Boston medicine, the Randall family reigns supreme....
Political radical John Wright is plotting an act of mass destruction - and federal agent John Graves has him under surveillance, trying to figure out what the plot is....
A brutal struggle in the cutthroat computer industry...
The year is A.D. 922. A refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Baghdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors who are journeying to the barbaric North....
From one of the best-loved authors of all time comes an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates in the New World....
In teeming Victorian London, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century....
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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.
This book is worth listening to even if you didn't like the author's earlier books. If you are like me, and you're interested in believable behind the scenes analysis of an airline crash, this is definitely worth your time. There is a significant subplot regarding TV news magazines like 60 Minutes which adds to the enjoyment of this book.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
I listened to this book right after listening to Timeline. At first I thought that the pace of this book might be a disappointment, but as the characters developed I became more involved and eventually found myself really wanting to know what was going to happen next.
The story is very believable with lots of relevant historical references to air transportation events. The protagonist, a women, faces not only the challenges of finding the cause of a mysterious air disaster, dealing with an unrelenting press, and avoiding being set up as a fall guy, but also the stigma of being a women in a male dominated engineering environment.
The ending is clever and will catch you by surprise if you do not listen carefully. There are lots of insights into air travel safety. If you like your pace more like that of a mystery novel, with lots of technical background, you will like this book.
27 of 28 people found this review helpful
If you like aircraft and drama, then you'll like this book. It combines technical information along with a well laid out plot of "Why?" which drives the investigation. Michael Crichton does it again in this "page turner" (if there were pages!). Enjoy!
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
This book is fantastic, Crichton at his best! I was hooked from the start, the intricate plot is just full of fine details that makes it very believable. The story twists and turns and is thrilling from start to finish, a great listen!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed the book. I couldn't quite understand the reasoning behind some of the physical threats to the main character. I don't think this added anything to the story. However, the corporate intrigue with its international implications really is a nice setting for the action. The way Crichton uses the media has a very satisfying feel about it. I thought the book started a bit slow but finished up very nicely.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed this, and learned a great deal about the airplane industry, too. The characters were great. I was a little disappointed in the anticlimatic ending; however I guess this was based on a true story, so that's life!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
This book was much different than Timeline, more along the lines of Disclosure. The book centers on one character who I found very engaging. I was rooting for her to overcome the conspiracy against her and solve the problem facing her!
Crichton again includes lots of background info--scientific in nature--and he explains it in terms I was able to understand. For Crichton fans this is a must-read!
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
Thought I'd submitted one already. The author makes very technical things understandable. I'll be looking for other Michael Crichton books I've missed after this one. Apparently the only reason this one isn't a movie is that it would be too expensive. You'll never see a plane the same way again.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I confess to being a Micahel Crichton fan so I was pre-disposed to liking this, and it definitely lives up to expectations. I like the female reader, Frances Cassidy, - her voice could have been made for the lead character. I enjoyed Crichton's portrayal of television news media and their need to sensationalize and, as ever, Crichton is able to wrap up a good deal of technical detail in a compelling, can't stop listening plot.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
I got to the the end of the story, so it wasn't too bad, but definitely not one of Crichton's best stories. But it's also not his worst. Somewhere in the middle, below Timeline, above State of Fear, probably around Prey.The narrator was a bit monotone and it just sort of petered out at the end. Probably not worth a credit.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This is a brillaint book excellently told in audio format. Crichton keeps you guessing and the suspense is electric right to the end. His technical knowledge is phenomenal as is his story telling skills.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I love Crichton but had never tried this one before because it sounded dull compared to say Jurassic Park. I was surprised because although far fetched ( trade unionists trying to kill people) and what Crichton novel isn't i really found i had to know what had happened to the plane.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This story is somewhere in between ... but I certainly enjoyed the ride! Not too much concentration called for so perfect for long journeys or as a distraction to mundane tasks. The storyline has 'body' though not Arnold Schwarzenegger's, no less enjoyable for that! Suspense - give it a go!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Love Michael Crichton's work, and own a lot of his books, but don't have the time these days to read them. An audio version is the perfect way for me to enjoy the books again.
This recording is ok. I particularly like that it is unabridged - a personal requirement for audiobooks. The narration itself is nicely delivered and easy on the ear. However, within the recording several lines are repeated. I looked at the text, and these usually appear where there is a page break/ new paragraph. I can't remember exactly how many times this happened, but I'd say 6 or 7. In an 11 hour book, this is not a massive problem, but it is why my review lost stars.
Excellent book well read keeps you on the edge of your seat. Would recommend to all
I really enjoyed this story and didn't want to stop listening. I liked the narrator but there was a few editing issues where narration was repeated.
Really gripping story. Enjoyed it immensely. Nice plot twists that will keep you guessing until the end.
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Awful conversion from CD, announces when at 'the end of the disc' and has several glitches...fortunately none that completely spoilt the story.
This story is interesting with enough twists turns and sub plots to keep even the most inquisitive reader hooked. Informative and interesting throughout - one of my favourite reads ever
Unfortunately this book sounded like an aircraft manual, good if you want to learn more about the inner working of an aircraft. Great book to fall asleep to, don't listen to it on a long drive
3 of 6 people found this review helpful