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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: Blair Brown Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780375418570
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The twin jet plane en route to Denver from Hong Kong is merely a green radar blip half an hour off the California coast when the call comes through to air traffic control:

'Socal Approach, this is TransPacific 545. We have an emergency.' The pilot requests priority clearance to land - then comes the bombshell - he needs forty ambulances on the runway.

But nothing prepares the rescue workers for the carnage they witness when they enter the plane.

Ninety-four passengers are injured. Three dead. The interior cabin virtually destroyed.

What happened on board Flight TPA 545?

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 2/18/2014

    " A little too technical in some parts, but classic Chrichton. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 2/5/2014

    " Interning into the way a disaster is investigated. Crichton does a great job with fact and story telling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Gravitt | 2/2/2014

    " Good read. I do a lot of training with Boeing. This should be required reading for our instructors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cate | 1/23/2014

    " learned a lot about planes, just enough plot to keep it going, a typical "best seller" with an interesting perspective on information and politics--good for a light, quick read if you don't mind the acronyms "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 1/18/2014

    " Disturbing look at aviation safety. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/10/2014

    " After reading this book, I learned what Bernoulli's principle meant. That knowledge, I will own for a lifetime...thanks Mike. Other than that, pretty decent read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 1/10/2014

    " Michael Crichton was a great writer. A fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 12/26/2013

    " I learned a lot about building airplanes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Korinetz | 12/16/2013

    " Having worked in the aerospace industry for 19 years I can say that this book was extremely well researched. I also really enjoyed the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raisha Abdillah | 12/6/2013

    " How Crichton put up those details about air-transportation, well, he did it very well, it doesn't need so much time to understand. And... don't read this when you're travelling, with a plane. Just don't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lulu Kennedy | 12/5/2013

    " This was a great read and really captivating "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 12/4/2013

    " This really rips into the world of engineers and engineering. Some great quotes about engineers too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 11/29/2013

    " Another excellent Michael Crichton thriller. This one involves an almost plane crash, and the aftermath of it all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 11/27/2013

    " Great thriller although I got slightly lost at times among all the detailed explanations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 8/6/2013

    " Not my typical book to read but had a nice plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jules | 6/16/2013

    " great debates to come... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoff | 5/23/2013

    " I do some work in the aerospace inutry so that made this one a bit more topical for me. Found it to be decent research, if I remember correctly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mary | 4/6/2013

    " quick easy enjoyable read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Burl | 2/15/2013

    " Entertaining, highly technical, made me feel better about airplanes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adrinnah Ferguson | 1/24/2013

    " Really slow read "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rick Benitez | 12/17/2012

    " I love Crichton, but this was a bad, boring effort. Don't bother. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rae | 8/29/2012

    " Crichton's suspense story about an airplane starts out with a bang and ends with a whimper. This one was not as enjoyable as his other books and had way too much profanity for my taste. I wouldn't really recommend it unless you're a real Crichton fan and want to read everything he has written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spencer | 8/19/2012

    " A neat story about a malfunction that happens on a plane that kills several people and the controversy that follows. Not one of my favorite Crichton books, but it is a Crichton book, which means it's good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dathan | 6/16/2012

    " It's a decent book, full of intrigue and plot. It's a typical mystery in that the act of trying to solve a small mystery uncovers a much larger one, which is a time-honored plot device. It didn't change my life, but at the same time I don't want those hours of my life back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayne | 2/26/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. Ok, it used a lot of techical jargon about aircraft but I actually found that quite fascinating! The story was very good and the twist unexpected. I would definitely recomend as an enjoyable quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Olean Public Library | 10/20/2011

    " This book was pretty good. It had its suspenseful moments and kept you in the dark until the very end. I did find it a little boring at some parts but overall it was okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Gunn | 10/6/2011

    " Superb read. I was there. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Celeste Dunne | 8/8/2011

    " just couldn't get into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Jenner | 8/7/2011

    " I liked this book overall, there are some definite cliche characters. "

  • 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

Blair Brown is a Tony Award–winning actor. Her best known role is Nina Sharp from the television series Fringe. She prepares for recording audiobooks the same way she does for her other roles: by reading the text three times.