: Atlantis (Jack Howard) (): David Gibbins: Books. Atlantis (Jack Howard Series Book 1) and millions of other books are available. 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. 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.

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This story had so many twists and turns and storylines that intersected and diverged that I was hardpressed to put it down. The guy deserves a Nobel prize compared to this book.

The Best Books of August 6, – Great mix of history and fantasy It always takes me a moment to get into the story of Jack Howard, but soon enough I get hooked. I do wish this fellow had come up with a better novel involving the Phaistos Disk, since after all, Phaistos Disk crankery is even more rife than VMs crankery. Ever since then, historians, adventurers, explorers and multitudes of New Age nuts have advanced theories about its location and significance.

And wiki kindly helps out, by having put up an article on the script, with pronunciations. Clay fragment HM 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.

Sep 18, Anish Kohli rated it did not like it. His many publications on ancient shipwreck sites have appeared in scientific journals, books and popular magazines. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https: As an entertaining read, I would suggest trying something atlatnis. Characters are two dimensional reflections of every other character, except they’ve got different specialities.


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I would highly recommend dwvid to anyone wanting to read about undersea archaeology with a touch of fiction to give it a little zing. Canadian-born underwater archaeologist and novelist. There is no exciting discovery here, just droning on and on about diving gear and rock formations. They are often just people standing around, sitting around, lounging around, or floating around talking. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His discovery of Atlantis in a previous book changed everything and it keeps coming.

The suspense made it hard to put down despite the occasional Liked this book.

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Who knows, maybe something actually happens that doesn’t take place in a boardroom sometime later in the story, but there are a lot better books to read out there that are more interesting and I like historical fiction! They can also be quite hard to tell apart. I wondered if the series might end here, plot tied up, this book and the first one both have Atlantis in the title, but I was happy to see there is another book in the works.

His novel posits the idea that the lost city could be in the depths of the Black Sea, an area once lush and fertile before flooding caused the rapid evacuation of the area. In reading the the previous reviews, I could see a couple of things were readily apparent.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. The story was so long because of all the facts and history you put into it. Only the mysterious intrigue of the fabled “Atlantis” kept me reading.

Review of David Gibbins’ “Atlantis”…

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 Maybe 2. This being Cipher Mysteries, I try to read a fair bit of mysterious cipher-related stuff along the way, both non-fiction and fiction.


Feb 11, Brendan rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Yes, they killed his friends, etc etc: I picked up this book coz I misplaced the other 2 books I currently read and until now still couldn’t find where they are. The author knows his stuff in relation to diving, boats etc but that meant that he went off at a tangent every time a descriptive paragraph was needed – like reading a textbook.

Much like a Dirk Pitt book, the story starts with an event in the distant past that ends in death, but will effect the plot in the modern day. The way Gibbins draws in new prehistoric finds 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.

Only those spices conforming to the name s entered will be shown…. If I had looked at the ratings for all four books by David Gibbons I would certainly have looked elsewhere as I have rarely seen so many negative reviews for one author.

I would love to see a few more authors touch on that old subject. I’ve heard it all before somewhere. I realize that there is a lot of information that the reader will have to know in order to make any sense of the events that come later, but Mr Gibbons goes way overboard here. I plan to pick up the second book at some point, but it’s not too high on my list within this genre. This really took me out of the story.

Not only a shocking truth about a lost world, but an explosive secret that could have devastating consequences today.