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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nelson DeMille Narrator: David Dukes Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet and leaves the flight crew either crippled or dead. This is the story of how three survivors must achieve the impossible and land the plane. Master storyteller Nelson DeMille and veteran pilot Thomas Block collaborated on Mayday, the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller of all time. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debi | 2/8/2014

    " Oh my goodness! This book was suspenseful! I had the hardest time putting it down. It drew me in and kept me enthralled. A jetliner is hit by a missile at 62,000 feet. The resulting catastrophe cripples or kills most of the plane's occupants. A few survivors must somehow figure out a way to land the plane. Excellent book! Definitely recommended for those who like suspense thrillers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Nelson | 2/8/2014

    " I read this book on my flight to London. The pilots thought I was crazy to read a book about an airplane crash while flying, but I couldn't help myself. Very easy read, but really entertaining as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connor | 2/3/2014

    " A good story. It runs at a bit of a slow pace and the ending is lacking, though. Besides that, it was an enjoyable read with a relatively new and interesting plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frederick Bingham | 1/26/2014

    " I listened to this book on tape.It is the story of an a jumbo jet that is shot at during a missile test. One of the passengers figures out how to fly the plane and brings it back to the airport where it started from. The airline and the military both attempt to bring the plane down to cover their butts. The suspense is way overdrawn. It takes the plane about 20 minutes to fly the last 1/2 mile to the runway. The ending is predictable. Useful for low intellectual level trash reading (or listening). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/23/2014

    " Not a book to read on your flight -- a thriller about an airplane being shot down and a small aircraft pilot trying to bring the plane home. Some interesting moral dilemas as well. I like DeMille and the book did not disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 1/14/2014

    " Oh my gosh! I never want to fly again after reading this book. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Bresnahan | 1/8/2014

    " The book is stated as "one of the greatest air disaster novels of all time". They weren't kidding, as it is tremendous in its drama, horror, suspense, and redemption of the human spirit. A missile is inadvertently shot through a giant passenger airplane in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The utter deveastation is heart wrenching, and almost all either die or are incapicated. Only three people are coherent enough to follow through: a recerational pilot, a flight attendant, and girl adolescent. The maneuver the plane and try to save what is left of themselves and the brain damaged bretheren. It is quite graphic in places, yet necessary. The other half deals with a arrogant Navy commander, and a top adminstrator of the plane corporation who are ruthless to allow this plane to crash and all die. When it comes down to it, it is good vs. evil. For anyone who enjoys top notch suspense, this book is for you! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Koller | 1/6/2014

    " A thriller from the get go. One DeMille best "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 12/28/2013

    " Two very different authors coming together and making it work is rare. Though you can tell where one started and the other one picked up it's a good book none the less "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 12/28/2013

    " A gripping story, but not the usual Nelson DeMille fare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Ahmann | 12/17/2013

    " I love survival stories, and this book definitely had a survival struggle. Good plot complication, that left me making guesses on how different characters of the book would end up. I wouldn't read it on your flight across the ocean... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 11/5/2013

    " I listened to this on tape while driving across country...great book on tape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 11/4/2013

    " Nelson DeMille is great at luring you into an improbable story. This is a book full of suspense and I stayed up all night to finish it. His endings are always a surprise!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aaron | 9/21/2013

    " Gripping suspense as various guilty parties try to save their careers at the expense of the survivors of a botched secret missile test. And did I mention the 300 or so brain damaged passengers (and co-pilot) loose on the damaged jetliner? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deon | 8/14/2013

    " Very good story line and suspense all the way "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 7/5/2013

    " Good read - especially when you have a brother that's an airline pilot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendar88 | 12/31/2012

    " Exciting the whole way through. Good characters and perhaps a bit too "just-in-the-nick-of-time" to be realisitc, but still makes a great novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 10/27/2012

    " This is my favorite DeMille book. I recommend to everyone to get them hooked on this author. I has everything and belongs in the couln't put it down catagory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 10/5/2012

    " Wasn't my regular type of book, but happened to pick it up on the suggestion of a family member. Once started I couldn't put it down! A real page turner full of twists and turns! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra Goodwin | 10/1/2012

    " I had read this book many years ago but still enjoyed reading the new version again. I really like Nelson DeMille. I have never been afraid to fly but this book made me think! Scary and thrilling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Rueger | 9/14/2012

    " One you won't want to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graham | 9/14/2012

    " page turner, but....a few too many co-incidences and lucky turns of events to make it believable. Nevertheless, I always love a good conspiracy and coverup.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sanne | 1/7/2012

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dad | 10/25/2011

    " Very good,but a little wordy. I love Nelson DeMille's work "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon Walton | 10/2/2011

    " 3 1/2 stars. Read this when ON a flight, to Europe. Not the best timing, but good book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/23/2011

    " I don't think I am a fair judge of this book. It is not the type of book I enjoy. I read it for the book group. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyndi | 8/10/2011

    " A must read! Loved this book!!! Not my typical pick but couldn't put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendar88 | 3/27/2011

    " Exciting the whole way through. Good characters and perhaps a bit too "just-in-the-nick-of-time" to be realisitc, but still makes a great novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 3/12/2011

    " I have never read anything by this author, but was intrigued when my sister told me about this particular book. It was a fun book to read and I may look into reading more of his work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 2/15/2011

    " This is definitely a 'sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat' kinda book. It was a fast read and enjoyable. I do wonder if there's as much CYA in the insurance industry and the military as implied by this book, or if they were just unscrupulous men. I probably won't fly for a while though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 9/19/2010

    " Oh my gosh! I never want to fly again after reading this book. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 9/4/2010

    " there are just too many people out there who value money over life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 8/21/2010

    " I first read this book and then listened to it on cassettes 8/31/2010 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 8/5/2010

    " Wasn't my regular type of book, but happened to pick it up on the suggestion of a family member. Once started I couldn't put it down! A real page turner full of twists and turns! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 7/9/2010

    " Good read - especially when you have a brother that's an airline pilot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod | 5/26/2010

    " Better than most of his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 4/19/2010

    " This is an appealing premise and it actually was an interesting story line but the description of the aftermath of a supersonic passenger airplane decompressing at sixty two thousand feet is not pretty. It was well done but not a fun read. I
    actually an a Pollyanna at heart.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 4/19/2010

    " Not sure you want to fly with this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 4/11/2010

    " Ugh, the descriptions of the effects of high-altitude decompression on the poor passengers of a supersonic airliner are horrific. (Think Night of the Living Dead.) I stuck through with until the end, though, because I wanted to know what happened to the last three "normals" in the plane. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgia | 1/19/2010

    " Fantastic. This story was way ahead of its time!
    I read this just prior to my first trans-Pacific flight. Maybe not such a good idea... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Djclare17gmail.com | 1/6/2010

    " A true, unrelenting thriller. Couldn't put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 8/8/2009

    " a silly but entertaining read. It kept my attention but the brain damaged passengers made me feel like I was reading a science fiction novel about zombies. "

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About the Author
Author Nelson DeMille

Nelson Richard DeMille, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born in New York City. He was a first lieutenant in the United States Army (1966–69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. His first major novel, By the Rivers of Babylon, is still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He attended Hofstra University, where he received a degree in political science and history. He is the author of By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General’s Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, The Gate House, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. He also coauthored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories, book reviews, and articles to magazines and newspapers. A member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa, he holds honorary doctorates from Hofstra University, Long Island University, and Dowling College.