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Airframe (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Airframe - Audio CD - Abridged
Author: Michael Crichton, Blair Brown (Narrator)
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 is paramount in the public mind, a lethal midair disaster aboard a commercial twin-jet airliner bound from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured a...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780679455653
ISBN-10: 0679455655
Publication Date: 11/27/1996
Edition: Abridged
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 4
Read this on an airplane and, though it is about a deadly in-flight incident, the detailed explanations of how planes work made me feel much better about flying. It's also highly entertaining and a quick read.
Havana-Bill avatar reviewed Airframe (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
A truly superb book. This book was written by a man but it truly belongs to the genre of chic lit. The heroine in the story is an executive of an aircraft manufacturer that must overcome gender bias and because of her gender is being framed and being made the scapegoat for the problems of the company. She must single handedly save her company while overcoming the pitfalls that have been placed in her way.
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Helpful Score: 3
Fiction, Engineering, and Airplanes.

Another book I liked enough to buy 2 copies of. Maybe not the best book to read while on a cross-country flight, but I did.

A story of one woman's fight to keep a plane from being grounded due to an odd turbulence problem. She's not the pilot, she works for the company that made the plane, and is trying to find out what really happened to the plane before it landed with seriously injured (and a few dead) passengers and crew.

Engineering detective-work at its best.
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Helpful Score: 2
The suspense that builds in this book is great. And then the finish is surprising and a little unexpected, at least how I thought it would turn out anyway.
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Helpful Score: 2
I still have yet to read a poor Crichton novel. This was one of his best. Some parts were a bit slow at times but they sped up with fast-paced action and new twists and turns around every corner.
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I enjoyed this book. It was very interesting, but a little anti-climactic.
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Great Book
sjb-in-id avatar reviewed Airframe (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 12 more book reviews
In well-known Crichton form, this is a definite page-turner. You may not want to read it if you will be flying soon, though!
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It wasn't one of his better books, but okay.
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A typical Crichteon book of intrigue and loads of information. A quick read. No real deep character development and the plot is quickly apparent. Fun for a summer sit out in the sun read.
chesse avatar reviewed Airframe (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 129 more book reviews
Great read, could be from news
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good suspense/intrigue story
Readnmachine avatar reviewed Airframe (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 1438 more book reviews
Compelling and fast-moving tale of the aftermath of a fictional in-flight incident that left passengers dead and injured. Crichton tackles corporate infighting and infotainment "news" for the zing and supports it with the nuts and bolts description of the internal investigation by the plane's manufacturer.
grandmalydia avatar reviewed Airframe (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 7 more book reviews
too technical, more of a man's book
butchsmom avatar reviewed Airframe (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 23 more book reviews
I loved this book, it took me less than 2 days to read. It was very interesting, full of seemingly technical facts, yet it was so easy and enjoyable to read.