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Airframe
Airframe
Author: Michael Crichton
A charter is going from Hong Kong to Denver. Suddenly there is a problem -- the plane dives and passengers are discomforted. TPA 545 makes an emergency landing in Los Angeles for medical care. Many foreign charter carriers did not match the rigorous safety standards of domestic scheduled carriers. The FAA investigates these "incidents".
ISBN-13: 9780099556312
ISBN-10: 0099556316
Publication Date: 8/3/2006
Pages: 448
Edition: New Ed
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Arrow
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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.
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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
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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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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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.


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