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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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    mjm9536 02-07-16
    mjm9536 02-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love it"

    As with all his books I love this one! And as I am an aerospace professional I was surprised to see more detail and accuracy than I expected!

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    Steve 01-21-16
    Steve 01-21-16

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    "One of my top five books of all time."
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    Frances Cassidy sets the bar with her narration of this gripping Michael Crichton novel bringing the book to life in a way few other actors or narrators could hope to emulate. As for Crichton, I feel this is his best work ever and I don't say that lightly. For anyone who has a background in aviation this is one audio book that will find pride of place in your collection.

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    E. Maki Denver, CO 09-10-15
    E. Maki Denver, CO 09-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book - ok performance."

    So, like most Michael Crichton books, this one had me from the beginning. The story is compelling but some of the things are a bit dry to listen to, and you can miss out on nuances when things come to light and ask you to compare.

    There are a couple of nitpick things I have with it overall though. First, this was a pure conversion from a cd, including the "this story will continue on cd #". There were a couple of sections that skipped/repeated because of the cd conversion. Also the narrator tried to hard to give the main character a distinctive voice. It made her sound like a breathless ditz, which obviously she is not.

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    Aaron A. Anderson 08-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Section 92, time index 4:13 is broken"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Airframe to be better than the print version?

    No I would not consider it better than the print version. While the narrator is quite excellent, the recording is broken in section 92 and stutters. It was clearly ripped from a scratched CD and skips and pops through this section. Luckily, it is only in this section. Also, the book doesn't say "This book is continued on disc XX ... disc XX " and then repeat the previous one or two sentences. They could have gotten a different copy to rip the CD from, they could have also edited out the disc transitions. For these reasons I give the overall a 4 star on this book.


    What other book might you compare Airframe to and why?

    Don't know.


    What does Frances Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A female narration for a story written in the female perspective.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No reaction. Just a wish that my engineering career path had led me into aviation or engineering forensics. I've always been fascinated by both of those industries, I would do well with them. But the classes I took in school and the opportunities I had to take to continue my career didn't lead me into those industries. This book makes me feel like I'm actually there, like I was on that career path.


    Any additional comments?

    FIX SECTION 92, TIME INDEX 4:13ish

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    Andrew Cannon 08-02-15
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    "great book!"

    filled with alot of aviation industry jargon, this book is sometimes a bit hard to follow and borderline boring. However it has some great plot lines and conclusion based very much in reality.

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    Raamses Ortiz US 07-26-15
    Raamses Ortiz US 07-26-15 Listener Since 2006
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    "Crichton is a most read!!"

    This is Crichton as you never seen, no space microbes or dinosaurs. No swarming nanobots or speaking monkeys. This is just a great story that can happen to anyone, still it will keep toy wondering "What's going on"

    In my opinion this is one of his best works.

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    Amazon Customer 07-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    ""Disclosure" with female lead."

    Audio has a few skips and "chapters" are absurdly short, so don't lose your place.

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    LJV 07-11-15
    LJV 07-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, terrible narration"

    The book struggles from the narrators performance. There's a detailed description of a violent airliner incident early in the book, and she has ZERO excitement in her voice, in fact she reads it softly. It's like she's reading a children's book, and that's what she should focus on doing.

    She also reads out 'sounds' in a way that is very distracting. Like 'CLICK'. So there's sections with airline conversations over the radio, and she continues saying 'click' 'click' 'click' after each sentence. She doesn't even say the word quickly, she treats each occurrence like a independent sentence. And it goes on for over a minute.

    The story is entertaining enough. Typical Crichton. I enjoyed it enough, despite realizing about 10 minutes in the narrator was no good.


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    doG ma Denton, TX, US 06-22-15
    doG ma Denton, TX, US 06-22-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Not my favorite Crichton story, but very good!"

    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.

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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