• by Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by Blair Brown
  • 4 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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 is 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.


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Customer Reviews

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Learning from a novel

I love it when a novel teaches me something about the real world. Airframe is certainly in that category. The narrator is also very good.

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- Louis Madigan

Good, but not very plausible

I enjoyed the story, and I liked a lot of the technical detail, but much was quite implausible. No test company or pilot would allow an outside reporter on a functional test flight, nor would a test pilot ever intentionally exceed the design limits of an in-service airplane to duplicate an event thought to have occurred in revenue service.

I think this is is certification stuff--if even that. Pretty contrived in that regard.

Still a fun story. Thanks.
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- JohnJ

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-13-2001
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks