Atlantis is an archaeological adventure novel by David Gibbins. First published in , it is the first book in Gibbins’ Jack Howard series. It has been published. Buy Atlantis by David Gibbins from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. This two-page feature by Marcus Dunk on my first novel Atlantis appeared in The Daily Express on 23 July Since then Atlantis has sold.
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If I had that many lucky coincidences in my life, I could win back-to-back super lottos. As usual the story rockets along with our heron and archaeologist Jack Howard to the fore. For example, we have a British underwater archeologist who is also talented with Russian weaponry, and can fly several types of helicopters. With so much going on, I had to pay really close attention to all the details and characters to make sure I knew what was going on — really the downside to pick up a series on the 6th book!
I’d recommend the Jack Howard books to people who don’t mind a smart read and, of course, it helps if you like the background of the myth that have shaped each book. The one pilot whose plane they were looking for in relation to the U-Boot incident just happened to be the one who left the silver butterfly for Jack’s father? After 50 pages of this tedium I found that I couldn’t care less if Jack and Costas who I still think are gay drowned. There is no exciting discovery here, just droning on and on about diving gear and rock formations.
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While I enjoyed the plot, the constant dialogue annoyed me. What are the odds? However, I’m guessing I’m not really the target audience for this book as I’m not remotely interested in minute details about weapons, diving equipment or aircraft. I love Clive Cussler, so is it something near his Dirk Davkd adventures?. The biggest issue is that for a thriller, his books often don’t have that much ddavid adventure.
Howard and his readers next. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. And every single character is boring. Just a bunch of characters spouting knowledge at each other and reaching to conclusions without any logical process to follow.
Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. It’s useful in some areas, perhaps a little tedious in others. Five million years ago, the Mediterranean dried out after being cut off from the Atlantic.
To ask other readers questions about Atlantisplease sign up. It is even worse than a video game scenario which is originally When I purchased this book at a train station for the journey to come, I was hoping for an entertaining story full of action, at the crossroads between Nathan Drake, Indiana Jones and Robert Langdon.
That being said, I do enjoy how he ties seemingly random elements of history together, even if he doesn’t spend as much time as I’d like on certain elements. Some of his invented materials and devices are examples of wishful thinking and show a lack of understanding of basic principles of physics.
But before we get carried away and take to the oceans, Gibbins is keen to point out that his theories about Atlantis are exactly that: I mean, how hard can it be? This book and several other written by Gibbins is published by Random House.
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Mar A thrilling standalone sequel to “Atlantis”, David Gibbins’ cavid bestseller of high-action adventure, marine archaeology and the exploration of one of history’s most fascinating and enduring mysteries. Books by David Gibbins. Please try again later. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I just wish the stories were more thrilling.
My most important criteria for a good read is characterization. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
I enjoyed the book so much I have started reading his others starting at gobbins beginning. This got boring really fast. Several different groups all just happen to stumble onto pieces of the puzzle at at the same time.
Here is some trouble. Every age has its own Atlantis fantasy, harking back to an era of unimagined splendour overshadowing all history.
The Gods of Atlantis
From his Aquapod hundreds of metres beneath the Black Sea, the former Special Forces soldier peered at a giant statue of a bull at the entrance to a magnificent city, still majestic and intact 8, years after it was buried by the rising waters.
Feb 05, Tuan Ho rated it it was ok. Endless dry expositions through “brainstorming” meetings and conferences between the main actors. While some purists might accuse Gibbins of being slightly wet for not definitively stating where Atlantis is, it would be unwise to tell him this to his face.
In Canadian-born underwater archaeologist and novelist. Yes, you have to pay attention, this isn’t an easy read, atlantiz I find that even though there is a lot of information coming at you as you read it; I atlntis mind. Didn’t think it was atlanti good as some of his other work Atlantis, and Crusader’s Gold are my favorites, though I liked The Lost Tomb better than this as well.
See 1 question about Atlantis…. I only finished this because I’m stubborn about completing books I start, and davjd it was part of a reading challenge I’m in. Will I recommend this book? Our heroes Howard and Costas begin to follow up on events in the Mask of Troy following the search for the Nazi Weapon, as well as playing a game of cat Well Gibbons has done it again.