Book Reviews of Abduction

Abduction
Abduction
Author: Robin Cook
ISBN-13: 9780330369008
ISBN-10: 0330369008
Publication Date: 12/6/2002
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
Be advised this is not one of Cook's 'medical thrillers'. It actually has more in common (including some names and plot lines) with James Cameron's movie Abyss. Good sci-fi though, and a fun read.
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Helpful Score: 5
This is way off the course for Robin Cook. That being said, I found this and exciting and entertaining book that works from start to finish. Recommend you read this if you want to see the imagination of Robin Cook exercise into the realm of bizarre.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is one of my all-time favorite books. I have the paperback on my shelf and have read it 4 times! (I know - "loser", right? lol) It is a great story of what the lost city of Atlantis might be like if we ever were to find it, with great character development, and such detailed descriptions that you feel like you are right there with the characters. Has just the right amount of science fiction to keep scifi fans interested too. True, it's not typical Robin Cook (whose other books I love as well). Fantastic, shocking ending.

I am dying to see a movie made out of this book.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is not Robin Cook's usual "corporation or desease that is killing people and the hero has to find out what." It is pure Science Fiction, about a world beneath the seas, and people who stumble into it.
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Helpful Score: 2
A mysterious transmission from the bottom of the Atlantic sends divers and oceanographers down and to a discovery that will change everything we know about life on earth.
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Helpful Score: 2
In the Robin Cook tradition, some futuristic as well as mythical happennings to keep you interested throughout the novel with a twist at the end.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was off the beaten path for him. It was a fantastic read! This one isn't a medical thriller. You'll have to read it to believe it.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first Robin Cook book I've read, and definitely won't be the last. If you've ever wondered about Atlantis, this book will grip you with plausible explanations. Wow!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This subject matter isn't what I usually expect of this author, but I enjoyed it all the same.
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Helpful Score: 1
Entertaining, but I didn't care much for the occasionally heavy profanity, or the way a couple of the characters throw all sensibility aside at the drop of hat, or the 60's love-in feel. Otherwise it was entertaining with an original twist on a familiar story. It kept my attention throughout, and overall I enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not your typical Robin Cook book! If you're familiar with Cook's writings, you know that he writes some fantastic "Medical Thrillers" (Vector, Shock, Mindbend). This book IS NOT a medical thriller - it seems that Cook wanted to show his SF talents! If you look at some of the reviews on Amazon for this book, you'll be amazed at the total difference in opinions - some people "loved" it, and others "hated" it - there didn't seem to be any middle ground on this one. I guess You'll have to decide for yourself!!! As for me, as a fan of Cook, I enjoyed the departure! I'll grant you, the story line is a little on the short side of plausibility for me. This book doesn't even skirt the edges of reality! Maybe that's what made it a good listen for me. A for of escapism! Sometimes I get tired of listening to books, and doing a mental debate with myself over if the descriptions of technical descriptions are correct. This book just lets you let go of your mental foibles and enjoy it for what it is - A S/F Fantasy/Thriller/Mystery! Cook is a great writer, and I usually pick up his audios without even reading the synopsis on the box, 'cuz I know the book will be worth listening to - this one was! I won't give away the plot - that's the most exciting thing! But I will say that the characters are believable, the level of excitement is there, the suspense is there, and vivid descriptions of people and locations are colorful and vivid - I just want to know where I can get a jar of that "Creme"!Enjoy it!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a definite break from the 'normal' Robin Cook writings. I found this book exciting and page turning. The drama and mystery kept me reading this book from front to cover in one night. Had to go back and read it again to believe I actually read it the first time. Just as good the second time. This book is a keeper!
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Helpful Score: 1
I bought my copy at a thrift store for 50¢...I personally think I got way more than a few pennies worth in entertainment. This isn't my normal genre of preference, but I was not at all disappointed. Some of the technical terms eluded me, but not in a way that took me away from the meaning. If that makes any sense. I think I'll be giving science fiction more of chance after reading Abduction.
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Helpful Score: 1
i like all robin cook books
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Helpful Score: 1
A suspenseful novel beginning with a myterious transmission from the botton of the Atlantic Ocean. A team goes to investigate...
An interesting twist on an Atlantis story. Not one of Cook's best.
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Helpful Score: 1
I just LOVED this book, and it is totally outside of my usual reading preferences. give it a try.
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Helpful Score: 1
As with all his books, Cook scares the wits out of you with the possibility that it could actually happen. This one is about a crew of oceanographers and divers.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is different from what Robin Cook usually writes, but it was still good. It started out very slow, but then all of a sudden I couldn't put it down. It keeps you guessing as to what is going to happen.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is an easy read but a little different from other books by Robin Cook that I have read in the past.
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I really liked it. Interesting storyline.
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Great book, but scared me!
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Helpful Score: 1
Pretty typical Robin Cook story.
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One of Robin Cook's best medical thriller's.
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Helpful Score: 1
FROM THE PUBLISHER
The wold's bestselling master of the medical thriller, Robin Cook skillfully combines human drama and high-tech thrills with the latest breakthroughs and controversies of modern medicine. Now, in his most daring novel yet, a mysterious transmission from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean leads a crew of oceanographers and divers to a phenomenon beyond scientific understanding - and a discovery that will change everything we know about life on earth . . .
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Helpful Score: 1
Much different than I expected from Dr. Cook but very enjoyable.
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I loved this book. Very interesting plotline and intricately created characters. Cook really did some good plotting on this one, but I wish there had more to the story. This is one I definitely wish there was a sequel too. This book is for Robin Cook fans as well as people who have never read a Cook book before. Highly recommended.
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This is one of my all-time favorite books. I have the paperback on my shelf and have read it 4 times! (I know - "loser", right? lol) It is a great story of what the lost city of Atlantis might be like if we ever were to find it, with great character development, and such detailed descriptions that you feel like you are right there with the characters. Has just the right amount of science fiction to keep scifi fans interested too. True, it's not typical Robin Cook (whose other books I love as well). Fantastic, shocking ending.

I am dying to see a movie made out of this book.
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Robin Cook writes medical mysteries.
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And its going to be a long time before I read another one. I used to really enjoy his books. Perhaps this one was unusually bad.

This was a very simple and unbelievable book. I never cared about the characters or what might happen to them.

And the storyline idea was a ripoff from The Abyss.
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My favorite book by Robin Cook...I love the ending! This one is in my top 20 favorites.
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Great Robin Cook thriller!
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Great Robin Cook book!
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Cook is always good for a story!
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The world's beselling master of the medical thriller. Now, in his most daring novel yet, a mysterious transmission from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocena leasds a cres of oceanograpehers and divers to a phenomenon beyon undersstand...........and a discovery that will change everything we know about life on Earth. Good read.
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A mysterious transmission from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean leads a crew of oceanographers and divers to a phonomenon beyond scientific understanding-and a discovery that will change everything we know about life on Earth.
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Another great Robin Cook book.
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Perry Berg is president of Benthic Marine and a passenger aboard The Benthic Explorer, a 450-foot research ship endeavoring to drill into, and sample for the first time, the earth's magma core. Also onboard are the lovely Dr. Suzanne Newell; ex-navy commander and present submersible skipper Donald Fuller; and navy-cum-Neanderthal divers Richard Adams and Michael Donaghue. It is this cast of characters who, with the reluctant Perry, dive to the stilled drill site in order to make repairs. En route, they are sucked (or suckered) into a defunct undersea volcano and deposited into an otherworldly wonderland. That takes about 75 pages of fairly cogent spadework. The next 375 pages sprout some of the looniest, most derivative, made-for-TV-movie science fiction imaginable. Our heroes, you see, have been abducted to Interterra, an undersea world of staggering beauty and unheard of technologies--intergalactic travel and eternal life, for starters--populated by stunningly beautiful, toga-wearing, first-generation humans.
First-generation? They were here first, see, and had been doing very nicely until their scientists realized that the earth was about to be "showered with planetesimal collisions, just as had happened in its primordial state," and that they had better start digging. While the Interterrans prospered and thrived undersea, we, the second generation, began hauling our single-celled bodies up by our ooze-straps and started all over again.

And that's about it. People with names like Arak and Sufa speak strangely, giggle at the primitive second-generationists, recoil at the very thought of violence, press their palms together to have sex, and direct "worker clones" to do the dishes while the second generation does its stereotypical best to, in turns, exemplify, define, and defile humankind.
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Robin Cook - The doctor who makes you fear going to the doctor's. Good read !!
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This is a totally different book. A little sci-fi and a little fantasy wiht a twist ending. A quick fun read.
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Medical thriller with high-tech thrills with the latest breakthrought and controversies of modern medicine.
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Good medical adventure. Wonderful Cook book.
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I just started listening to audio books and this one is my favorite so far. The plot and number of characters is not so complex as to make it impossible to drive while listening. The narration was good and the plot was really amusing with a good ending. It reminded me of a 1970s sci fi movie, except better.
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Another wonderful medical thriller by Robin Cook.
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A mysterious transmission from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean leads a crew of oceanographers and divers to a phenomenon beyond scientific understanding-and a discovery that will change everything we know about life on Earth...
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From the back:
"The world's bestselling master of the medical thriller, Robin Cook skillfully combines human drama and high-tech thrills with the latest breakthroughs and controversies of modern medicine. Now, in his most daring novel yet, a mysterious transmission from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean leads a crew of oceanographers and divers to a phenomenon beyond scientific understanding - and a discovery that will change everything we know about life on Earth..."
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I prefer he stick to medical mysteries. This one really wasn't up to his usual standard!
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Very good book.I reccomend reading it.
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This is one of my all-time favorite books. I have the paperback on my shelf and have read it 4 times! (I know - "loser", right? lol) It is an engrossing account of what the lost city of Atlantis might be like if we ever were to find it, with great character development, and such detailed descriptions that you feel like you are right there with the characters. Has just the right amount of science fiction to keep scifi fans interested too. True, it's not typical Robin Cook (whose other books I love as well). Fantastic, shocking ending.

I am dying to see a movie made out of this book.
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A very interesting story idea, but not my favorite Robin Cook Story.
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This quickly became my 2nd favorite book by Robin
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From the back of the book:
A mysterious transmission from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean leads a crew of oceanographers and divers to a phonomenon beyond scientific understanding - and a discovery that will change everything we know about life on Earth...
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Pretty interesting story about a civilization under the sea. Not one of Cook's better tales, in my opinion.
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This is one of the dumbest, most derivative and insulting sci-fi books I've ever read! It gives all the indications of being a contractual obligation novel--probably an early manuscript of Cook's that was rightly rejected for all the aforementioned faults. I dare you to read it and tell me otherwise. It's yours, gratis! Too bad there are no negative star ratings.

This is a British printing (thank you, Heathrow airport) and I have to say the cover is ten times better than the American version. Even though it has nothing to do with the story.
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"LEAVE IT TO DOCTOR-TURNED-NOVELIST ROBIN COOK TO SCARE US ALL TO DEATH." --Los Angeles Times

The world's bestselling master of the medical thriller, Robin Cook skillfully combines human drama and high-tech trills with the latest breakthroughs and controversies of modern medicine. Now, in his most daring novel yet, a mysterious transmission from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean leads a crew of oceanographers and divers to a phenomenon beyond scientific understanding--and a discovery that will change everything, we know about life on Earth...

"suspense master Robin Cook, ever on the edge of medical adventure, [is] only a step ahead of the fast-moving marvels of the real-life laboratory" --Anniston Star
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Publisher's Notes
A mysterious transmission from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean sends a team of oceanographers and divers on a perilous quest in search of a discovery that could transform modern science and the future of humankind.

Cook, primarily known for his medical thrillers, breaks from his usual pattern in this underwater adventure. When workers on an submerged mining station run into a number of problems while drilling in a remote part of the Atlantic Ocean's floor, the station owner takes it upon himself to investigate. Bizarrely, the investigation leads the drillers into the heart of a hidden city where the inhabitants have a vested interest in never leaving, nor allowing anyone else to leave....
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Have you ever noticed how much Abduction sounds like seduction?
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A great read!