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Author: Michael Crichton
In the middle of the South Pacific, a thousand feet below the surface of the water, a huge vessel is discovered resting on the ocean floor. Rushed to the scene is a group of American scientists who descend together into the depths of the sea to investigate this astonishing discovery. What they find defies their imaginations and mocks their attem...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345353146
ISBN-10: 0345353145
Publication Date: 1/1993
Pages: 371
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 799 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Foucault avatar reviewed Sphere on + 27 more book reviews
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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This was a very good thriller with many twists and turns. I like the way it was hard to distinguish what's real and what's not.
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about an alien ship thats 300 yrs old
beckasdream avatar reviewed Sphere on + 82 more book reviews
The whole time I was readin this I thought, "This should be made into a movie" and low and behold a year or so later, it was! Great book, I loved it.
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another great book of Michael Crichton. with all the twists and turns, this is one book you could never know what is going to happen next!
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Interesting read..
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A solidly good sci-fi thriller by Crichton. Who would expect otherwise?
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Excellent well written, Hard to put down book. The type that keeps your interest from the begining to the end.
MsJell avatar reviewed Sphere on + 142 more book reviews
Excellent story!!
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A very good book about an item found in the ocean. Read by Ed Asner.
DameEdna avatar reviewed Sphere on + 149 more book reviews
Asner's reading of this audiobook makes it a very enjoyable listen.