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Sphere (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Sphere - Audio Cassette - Abridged
Author: Michael Crichton, Ed Asner (Narrator)
An astonishing discovery is made in the South Pacific, 1,000 feet below the surface of the water. A spaceship has been found resting on the ocean floor -- a spaceship at least 300 years old. — Has it come from an alien culture? From a different universe? — Four scientists -- an astrophysicist, a biologist, a mathematician, and a psychologist -- ru...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780394570808
ISBN-10: 0394570804
Publication Date: 6/12/1988
Edition: Abridged
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 12
This was a fantastic page-turner of a book. I have heard mixed reviews of the movie, but I haven't seen it myself. In fact, I'd never even heard of the movie until I started reading the book.

If you like Dan Brown's books, especially "Deception Point", I think you'll enjoy this more. It is better written, but the pacing reminded me of Brown. It's an examination of a group of people cooped up together, under severe pressure (since they're deep underwater, that works on more than one level!). Which is exactly what Norman Johnson, the book's psychologist, is an expert on.

Read about a real underwater habitat: NOAA's Aquarius Undersea Laboratory
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Helpful Score: 10
I usually don't get into science fiction, or Michael Crichton for that matter - but there was something compelling about the story in this book. The sphere is underwater and has a lifeforce all it's own.
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Helpful Score: 6
One of the first Crichton books I ever read and still one of my all time favorite books. SO much better than the movie (which was awful).
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Helpful Score: 5
Great book! Pretty intense to the very end!
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Helpful Score: 4
I could NOT put this book down! I blame it for keeping me up until 4 AM!
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Classic Crichton
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The ability to imagine is the greatest attribute of intelligence!

This story is built around an incredible discovery; in the middle of the South Pacific, resting almost buried on the ocean floor, is a spacecraft of unknown origin. A team of experts from various fields are gathered to investigate.......

Let me spin the adjective wheel --- Excellent! Awsome listen!

I've read the book, seen the movie, and now I've listened to the audio. The audio has been by far the most enjoyable. This is a great little audio (3 hours), but if you can release yourself from the grasp of reality, and let yourself go, you'll embark on a wonderful adventure. This little audio has "Special Effects", you hear the air in the diving suits, the bubbles floating to the surface, the keys on a terminal. Ed Asner does an outstanding job! He is not alone, You get to experience a "third person" perspective throughout the audio.

As most of you know - from reading my other reviews - I'm a commuter, and I found myself sitting in the parking garage waiting for the tape to finish before going in to work (not recommended)!

Some of the reviews I have seen state that this novel doesn't match up to Crighton's previous ones - well, I don't judge the merit of a book based soley on previous offerings, I judge it on its own merit!

I liked this book!

I think you will too!