Atlantis : Jack Howard

  • by David Gibbins
  • Narrated by James Langton
  • Series: Jack Howard
  • 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Marine archaeologist Jack Howard has stumbled upon the keys to an ancient puzzle. With a crack team of scientific experts and ex-Special Forces commandos, he is heading for what he believes could be the greatest archaeological find of all time - the site of fabled Atlantis - while a ruthless adversary watches his every move and prepares to strike. But neither Jack nor his adversary could have imagined what awaits them in the murky depths - not only a shocking truth about a lost world but an explosive secret that could have devastating consequences today. Jack is determined to stop the legacy of Atlantis from falling into the wrong hands, whatever the cost. But first he must do battle to prevent a global catastrophe.


What the Critics Say

"The historical conspiracy angle gives the book Da Vinci-esque appeal, and the intense visual details of the team's marine discoveries make it naturally cinematic." ---Publishers Weekly


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Customer Reviews

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Solid plausible fiction -- a touch too technical

Atlantis is centered around finding the lost city of Atlantis. There are three big detractions from theplot. First, the first twenty-five percent of the is filled with techo-details -- too many. Instead of enhancing the story, these details distance the listener from the story. If Gibbins wanted realism then he went too far with these details. Second, there at least two major coincidences that weaken the overall plot. One of the coincidences, although playing a major plot role, could have been cut from the novel. Last, the sub-characters, especially Katya, were flat and needed rounding.

The explanation of the posed for the possibilities of the Altlantian civilization are the strong part of this novel. Gibbins put in place a fictional framework that could have happened. The story felt real during its telling. James Langton did and nice job narrating.

If you like historical-thriller fiction, it is worth the read. This is book one of a series. The first novel had enough redeeming value to give the second in the series a try.
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Not worth the time

What did you like best about Atlantis? What did you like least?

Interesting concept, but dragged out. Reader could not hold my attention. Definitely will not follow up on the series............wish I could return this one.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Not sure what was wrong, but he just wasn't right for this book.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?


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- CK Woods

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio