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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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  • Robert Solomon
    Great Neck, NY USA
    4/04/03
    Overall
    "Try it, you'll like it."

    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.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Vic
    Calhoun, GA, USA
    26/06/03
    Overall
    "A Good Listen & a Solid Story"

    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    The story is very believable with lots of relevant historical references to air transportation events.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.

    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Sananda
    Denver, CO, USA
    25/02/07
    Overall
    "Airframe Won't Disappoint..."

    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!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Barry
    BartonUnited Kingdom
    9/09/05
    Overall
    "A must listen!"

    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!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • William
    Murphysboro, IL, USA
    5/09/05
    Overall
    "Entertaining story"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Paula Beck
    Chester, MA
    27/12/04
    Overall
    "Very enjoyable"

    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
  • C. Faircloth
    Idaho
    20/01/04
    Overall
    "Kept me listening!"

    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
  • Katherine
    Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
    9/08/13
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    "an audio 'page-turner'"

    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
  • Lloyd
    Spring, TX, USA
    10/01/06
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    "Crichton at his best"

    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
  • linda
    fredericksburg, VA, United States
    28/03/14
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    "Michael Crichton = Boring. Is that possible ?"
    Would you try another book from Michael Crichton and/or Frances Cassidy?

    I love Michael Crichton, have read his books and enjoyed his imagination very much! Highly recommend him. Frances Cassidy is not my taste.


    Has Airframe turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Frances Cassidy’s performance?

    I find her voice grating and annoying.


    What character would you cut from Airframe?

    All of them just give me a box of rocks, (which would be more interesting than this book).


    Any additional comments?

    I am a Crichton fan. This is not even a story. I didn't even finish it because I don't care what happens in the end. No depth to the book at all. Very disappointed!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    5/04/10
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    "AIrframe - Brilliant"

    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.

    Thoroughly recommended

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anushka
    BRIGHTON, East Sussex, United Kingdom
    27/02/09
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    "Jet or glider?"

    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
  • A Irish Reviewer
    25/11/16
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    "Really enjoyed this!"
    What did you like most about Airframe?

    If you like other Michael Crichton books you will enjoy this. Great twists and turns and loved the narrator.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/09/16
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    "good book"

    Excellent book well read keeps you on the edge of your seat. Would recommend to all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J. Freeman
    United Kingdom
    18/06/16
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    Performance
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    "Badly written and boring"

    Badly written and boring and the narrator only adds to the tedium. Skip this one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Asimov
    UK
    4/11/15
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    "page turner!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • STEVEN GODSON
    4/09/15
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    Performance
    Story
    "Enjoyable read"

    Really gripping story. Enjoyed it immensely. Nice plot twists that will keep you guessing until the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. Brown
    UK
    27/08/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Compelling read (listen!), lazy formatting"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Airframe to be better than the print version?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Awful conversion from CD, announces when at 'the end of the disc' and has several glitches...fortunately none that completely spoilt the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beth
    United Kingdom
    13/04/13
    Overall
    "a great read!"

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss C.
    24/02/09
    Overall
    "Airframe or aircraft manual"

    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

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