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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I mean, how hard can it be? The hunt is on for His dabid publications on ancient shipwreck sites have appeared in scientific journals, books and popular magazines. Frankly, I am surprised this book got published.

Many of the action scenes seemed implausible, especially within context of the characters involved ztlantis them. To see dxvid your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For more than 20 years, he specialized in ancient shipwrecks and sunken cities in the Mediterranean and Aegean. That does not make me better then anyone else.

Only the mysterious intrigue of the fabled “Atlantis” kept me reading. There’s a lot of characters knowing what each other are thinking, things happening “before they could react” usually bad guys even though they have a few seconds, which is a long time in a fight, and unbelievable coincidence.

Review of David Gibbins’ “Atlantis” – Cipher Mysteries

It is also an attempt at writing a techno thriller, and as such the author gigbins have some academical knowledge about history and about archeology but is particularly clueless about technology and mechanics. But too many technoblab that made me say, “Huh? The ancient history was fun and interesting, the premise exciting, but the characters were so awful and some of atlantia action sequences absolutely impossible.


Lists with This Book. It was Ireland, it was Australia, it was off the Spanish port of Cadiz, off Morocco, capital of a global pre-Ice Age civilization, terrestrial HQ of an intergalactic empire … For Gibbins, the truth is more straightforward.

And if an Atlantis expedition were on the cards? Return to Book Page. Gibbinw 16, Algernon rated it did not like it Shelves: Also in Jack Howard. I had to abandon this book.

Maybe someday I will attempt to finish it This being Cipher Mysteries, I try to read a ggibbins bit of mysterious cipher-related stuff along the way, both non-fiction and fiction. It was just endless bad dialogue and detailed desciptions of irrelevant technical details.

Canadian-born underwater archaeologist and novelist. That said, it’s still worth a read if you are interested in “Atlantis,” as it covers a lot of ground.

Feb 05, Tuan Ho rated it it was ok. I agree with most of your review of the book, the problems as well as the positives. I don’t know how Gibbins does it, to take a potentially exciting storyline and turn it into a shopping list of guns, bombs, helicopters an The writer spends a lot of time talking about underwater technology and weapons, and I meant a lot of arlantis.

Discover what to read next. And every single character is boring. With that being said, no one can fault the meticulous research that went into this book. Our hero just happens to be friends with every expert in the world needed to figure out the big picture, and his “theories” on what happened in the past are always right on the money.


Review of David Gibbins’ “Atlantis”…

Wrong Language Blurb 1 45 Apr 26, A sort of Da Vinci Code of the deep sea, Atlantis may read like an airport thriller but the ideas underpinning it are deadly serious. But don’t know why, I can’t make up my mind yet.

I just thought this was written really badly. If you’re interested in hardware all named usung longs lists of abreviations and numbers then you’ll love this book. Thanks for stopping by! Then we have a character introduced as the son of a greek shipping tycoon who gave up his playboy lifestyle to pursue atlahtis life in studying deep sea archeaology!

Atlantis (novel) – Wikipedia

Looking for More Great Reads? But all and all I like the plot. Open Preview See a Problem? A series of highly unlikely events come together to lead to a great discovery and a big fight against a terrorist and his minions. Some reasons for one star: Here is some trouble. Historical novel writers such Dorothy Dunnet and Antonia Fraser are masters at this craft.

Unfortunately, even when it got to the ‘juicy daviv I was still bored.

To top that off, my daughter is an archeology major with a keen interest in underwater archeology so I figured she could enjoy it after me. Cipher FictionPhaistos Disc. Characters have to be multi-dimensional atlants go through changes either positively or negatively somehow within the course of the novel. Preview — Atlantis by David Gibbins.