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The story is very believable with lots of relevant historical references to air transportation events.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