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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (31,184 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Crichton Narrator: Frances Cassidy Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 1996 ISBN: 9781415919095
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Three passengers are dead, fifty-six are injured, the interior cabin virtually destroyed, but the pilot manages to land the plane…

At a moment when the issue of safety and death in the skies is paramount in the public mind, a lethal midair disaster aboard a commercial twin-jet airliner bound from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured and frantic investigation.

Airframe is nonstop reading: the extraordinary mixture of super suspense and authentic information on a subject of compelling interest that has been a Crichton landmark since The Andromeda Strain.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adrienne | 2/18/2014

    " I couldn't get through this book. It was like taking a very boring technical class. Urgh. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jody | 2/14/2014

    " I usually really like his books, but this made me affraid to fly! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A.j. Dottino | 2/13/2014

    " This book was great. I was expecting it to be kinda ennhh, but it surpassed all my expectations. Well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Varon | 2/10/2014

    " got through this book in just a couple days. anatomy of a mid-air mishap. really interesting portrayal of how the investigation played out and what they looked at to piece together what happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Jocson | 2/5/2014

    " Good research done here... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason Reeser | 2/4/2014

    " This was the book that taught me Crichton was fallible. I read this with bated breath, expected something awesome at the end. Well, it never seemed to come. I finished it, and was left scratching my head, wondering why Crichton had written this. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beka | 1/25/2014

    " In my opinion, not up to the usual Crichton standards. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neela | 1/20/2014

    " about an airplane that like starts to crash in midair but it lands, and how the makers try and discover what happened. it sounds boring, but it was pretty good. tons of cussing tho. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy Bastnagel | 1/8/2014

    " Great read. Excellent perspective on the industry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 12/4/2013

    " Whatever one thinks of his writing style or capabilities, Crichton always tries to teach us something. What writer of fiction has a more comprehensive bibliography? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddie | 11/21/2013

    " So didn't see that ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bubster | 10/24/2013

    " The second worst Crichton novel. Avoid this snoozefest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Halabi | 9/7/2013

    " What would you do in a plane crash? Read to find out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandi | 7/19/2013

    " When you first start reading this book, you think that you will never fly on a plane again (note: if you begin to read this book on an airplane flight, you might be a bit rattled). However, by the end of the book, you'll be amazed at what you will learn. Another winner by Crichton. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M.C. | 6/19/2013

    " There was a major plot contrivance (No spoiler here, no worries) but I really enjoyed the tale about aircraft and so 5 stars awarded. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edriss | 5/4/2013

    " A very interesting read. Very believable and could see in movie form some day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Gunn | 5/1/2013

    " Superb read. I was there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jeffrey jorgensen | 3/29/2013

    " amazing book, great detail on everything. it was like he did a study on avionocs before he wrote it. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paul Callister | 2/15/2013

    " I may never fly again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juli | 2/10/2013

    " Great mindless reading - but not to be read when flying! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 11/9/2012

    " What Jaws did to swimmers, this will do for fliers. You'll never think of turbulence in the same way again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Holt | 11/8/2011

    " This book got some bad reviews but I really liked it. MC takes you into a subject and after you've read his book, you know WAY more than you did before. It was brisk and had great characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roberto | 7/12/2011

    " The words are like a river, and I like a boat. Page by page voyage. Never sink because its a bigger tales talking Crichton. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 6/14/2011

    " This is a great, quick read. Very interesting...just don't read on a plane. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " My first Michael Crichton book. It was good but a lot of it seemed irrelevant and a little slow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 4/30/2011

    " AIRFRAME is a nonstop read, the mixture of suspense and authentic information kept me interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Norman | 4/25/2011

    " Good read. Learn a lot about how the aerospace industy works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle | 4/24/2011

    " Amazingly suspenseful, this book crams in lots of facts about airplanes and good rising actions.
    However, with too many characters (who are strangely all referred to by their last names), WAY too many abbreviations, and a boring, disappointing climax and ending, this book falls short. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dad | 4/22/2011

    " interesting story of the troubles of air crashes and all that goes into ensuring we have some rides in the air. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 4/17/2011

    " One of the "just ok" Crichton novels. I found way more about airplanes and airplane safety than I knew before. There was a small plot twist that I didn't see coming, but most of it was pretty predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/10/2011

    " The challenging technical jargon was enjoyable. No joke. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton (1942–2008) was a writer and filmmaker best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. His first bestseller, The Andromeda Strain, was published while he was still a medical student. He later worked full time on film and writing. One of the most popular writers in the world, his books have been translated into thirty-six languages, and thirteen have been made into films.

About the Narrator

Frances Cassidy is an audiobook narrator whose readings include David Baldacci’s The Winner, Michael Crichton’s Airframe, and Hellen Keller’s The Story of My Life, among others.