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. 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. ATLANTIS has been published in more than 70 editions in 30 languages. Click on the covers below for links to publishers or Amazon. A number of these covers .
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David Gibbins — Atlantis
Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for aflantis us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Atlantis by David Gibbins. Atlantis Jack Howard 1 by David Gibbins. 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 hunt is on for With a crack team of scientific experts and ex—Special Force From an extraordinary discovery in a remote desert oasis to a desperate race against time in the ocean depths, ddavid team of adventurers is about to find the truth behind the most baffling legend in history.
With a crack team of scientific experts and ex—Special Forces commandos, he is heading for what he believes could be the greatest archaeological find of all time——the site of fabled Atlantis——while a ruthless adversary watches his every move and prepares to strike. But neither of them could have imagined what awaits them in the murky depths.
Not only a shocking truth about hibbins lost world, but gibbinw explosive secret that could have devastating consequences today.
Jack is determined to stop the legacy of Atlantis from falling into the wrong hands, whatever the cost. But first he must do battle to prevent a global catastrophe. Paperbackpages. Published March 28th by Headline Publishing first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please favid up. To ask other readers questions about Atlantisplease sign up. I’ve read only negative reviews.
I’ve read about 30 pages of the book and so far I’m not all keen about it. Does it get some action or does it go on with just historical facts and nothing more. I love Clive Cussler, so is it something near his Dirk Pitt adventures?.
Is it worth going on reading or will I just waste my time? Cliff I shall post yet another negative review later. This is a dreadful book in my opinion, although others are entitled to their thoughts about it. Chunks …more I shall post yet another negative review later.
Chunks seem to have been cut an pasted directly out of various technical manual! See 1 question about Atlantis…. Lists with This Book. Sep 13, James rated it liked it Shelves: I chose this book while walking around an airport, looking for something to read while on a 6-hour flight across the country.
Stretching the truth, inventing characters, tying them to real people from the past; it all makes for a great read Jack Howard is a likable protagonist. He’s ztlantis a few quirks and annoyances, but I think those are necessary to create a memorable character; and when you’re gibbuns around the globe trying to save the world, or protect the world, and yourself, I can cut you some slack!
Some may criticize the heavy fact-dropping in the story-telling approach. It’s useful in some areas, perhaps a little tedious in others. But if davd reading these types of books, it’s fairly common.
I plan to pick up the second book at some point, but it’s not too high on my list within this genre. There are a few other series with a bit more control on the character and the plot. That said, it’s still worth a read if you are interested in “Atlantis,” as it covers a lot of ground. And who isn’t interested in discovering a lost city?
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David Gibbins — FOUND! Lost city of Atlantis
Jun 19, Nikoleta rated it did not like it Aflantis View all 7 comments. Oct 16, Algernon rated it did not like it Shelves: Easily xavid worst book I’ve tried in I am usually very easy to please, witness my 4 star median rating on Goodreads, but Gibbins ticked me in all the wrong places.
I am also an advocate of letting readers make up their own opinion and not thrashing any author or book, but my friendly advice is: I choose the book without any previous research, solely based on the subject of Atlantis.
It is, as usual with the theme, not really about ancient Atlantis, but about modern arch Easily the worst book I’ve tried in It is, as usual with the theme, not really about ancient Atlantis, but about modern archeology and the discovery of the ruins of this particular civilization.
It is also an attempt at writing a techno thriller, and as such the author may have some academical favid about history and about archeology but is particularly clueless about technology and mechanics. Some of davix invented materials and devices are examples of wishful thinking and show a lack of understanding of basic principles of physics.
I could have accepted those devices and read the book as science-fiction. But the mode of presentation is awkward and clumsy.
Endless dry expositions through “brainstorming” meetings and conferences between the main actors. There is no dialogue, only again the actors entering lecture mode and telling us about the plot.
The descriptions of military hardware seem fishy and improbable, as well as overlong and boring when they are inserted in the middle of action scenes. There’s nothing original about the characters or the plot: The author expresses some of the worst russo- and islamo-phobia I have come across. This book makes even Clive Cussler look like a Booker Prize candidate.
View all 3 comments. Sep 18, Anish Kohli rated it did not like it. The author tries too hard to impress the reader by showing off his knowledge in various fields. The basic story line is way to feeble to maintain grip. All said and done. View all 20 comments. This book is so wonderfully awful that I can’t put it down. Makes for great airplane reading. I think this book deserves that treatment. All of the characters are described in superlatives and have multiple skills that are completely unrelated to what the person does for a living.
Review of David Gibbins’ “Atlantis”…
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. For example, we have a British underwater archeologist who is also talented with Russian weaponry, and can fly several types of helicopters. We have a Russian? Then we have a character introduced as the son of atlangis greek shipping tycoon who gave up his playboy lifestyle to pursue a life in studying deep sea archeaology!
Can it get any better? The plot, if you can believe it, is even more outrageous than the character descriptions. Like I said, I can’t put it down. Aug 24, Nikos rated it did not like it.
Feb 23, Konstantina P. I did not finish this book. There is no story to it. Just gibvins bunch of characters spouting knowledge at each other and reaching to conclusions without any logical process to follow. Because they are all amazing, genius scientists apparently. Poorly written and no character development. If you are a fan of the genre, read Dan Brown instead. The guy deserves a Nobel prize compared to this book. I made it about halfway through this book.
Some reasons for one star: I find that to davod beyond annoying. I received my bachelor’s degree in history.