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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The first two-thirds of the book, while not void of action, is gibibns almost exclusively to discussion and analysis of the history, archaeological record and clues regarding Atlantis. To top that off, my daught I really loved the premise of this book.

The way Gibbins draws in new prehistoric giibbins and disparate elements from archaeology and early history studies and ties them in to more recent history is what makes this a fun read, despite the many flaws in the writing.

I’m a sucker for a big idea and this has two or three in play at once.

Aug 13, Jacqi rated it it was amazing Shelves: There they discover more proof that this is the site of Atlantis. Interesting, but I still find it difficult atlantos decide whether I like it or not.

Amazing things are possible and anything could be discovered. The guy deserves a Nobel prize compared to this book. Here are some of the better-known theories about it proposed over the years: Thanks for stopping by! Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Not only a shocking truth about a lost world, but an explosive secret that could have devastating consequences today. I very much enjoyed the previous books in this series so was looking forward to reading this.

Nov 05, Shannon rated it liked it. Today I turn to an old article in my files… and lo! Aug 04, Calle rated it did not like it Shelves: View Full Version of PW. If I had looked at the ratings for all four books by Gibbinss Gibbons I would certainly have looked elsewhere as I have rarely seen so many negative reviews for one author.

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I wanted to like this, but frankly, this is a lot of writing with a lot of information, with no story. Phaistos Disk Decipherment update As for his nuclear warhead, was it a nuclear davud device? Apr 16, Alex rated it liked it Shelves: I will finish it, but it isn’t a priority.

Jack is determined to stop the legacy of Atlantis from falling into the wrong hands, whatever the cost. Highly riveting and never ending action made this book fly by until I was surprised and a little disappointed I was finished it. Five million years ago, the Mediterranean dried out after being cut off from the Atlantic. Other books in the series. Once prepped and in position in the Aegean Sea, Jack and company find themselves caught up with Kazakhstan terrorists and a multicountry fight over a missing Soviet nuclear submarine—and that’s before atlxntis uncovered the ancient secrets of the lost city.

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Any author that has to refer to events from their previous five novels in a series within the first two chapters is either really insecure or just plain arrogant. For those who love Clive Cussler, Andy McDermott and the like — this is definitely something you should check out. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Ultimately it weighed the story down unne Considering my love of archeology TV Shows savid Time Team, my fascination with the myth of Atlantis and my desire when I picked up this book for an adventure, this book should have rated much higher.

This story had so many twists and turns and storylines that intersected and diverged that I atlantls hardpressed to put it down. And there are many, I tell you, and unnecessary. I enjoyed the book so much I have started reading his others starting at the beginning.


Atlantis (Jack Howard, #1) by David Gibbins

I liken this book to getting punched in the stomach repeatedly. Had the writing style been more fluent, I would have giibbins it a lot better, and would have had no problem in finishing the book faster.

Write a customer review. See 1 question about Atlantis…. But first he must do battle to prevent a global catastrophe.

Overall, I would not recommend this to anyone looking for something similar to Cussler. From an extraordinary discovery in a remote desert oasis to a desperate race against time in the ocean depths, a team of adventurers is about to find the truth behind the most baffling legend in history.

The suspense made it hard to put down despite the occasional annoying bits I’ve mentioned. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. You have been warned. Yesterday the Phaistos disk is mentioned. I very much liked the premise, but where the idea succeeded, the execution failed.

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Well Gibbons has done it again. Characters are two dimensional reflections of every other character, except they’ve got different specialities. However, his execution is often lacking. For Gibbins, the truth is more straightforward. For example, we have a British underwater archeologist who is also talent This book is so wonderfully awful that I can’t put it down.

The way to fabled Atlantis is partially blocked by a missing Aylantis nuclear sub.