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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How does Atlantis, this bunkerand the former Nazi Department of Natural Culture’s overseer Himmler all tie together.

And we do get Jack and Costas’ diving at Atlantis again and some dzvid a story of two brothers who were part of the exodus from Atlantis at the beginning, but then it goes right back to the Nazi and WWII stuff which I’m not as interested in. Will I read more by this author? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Characters are two dimensional reflections of every other character, except they’ve got different specialities.

This book has a lot of unbelievable turns. One person found this helpful. He has led numerous underwater archaeology expeditions around the world, including five seasons excavating ancient Roman shipwrecks off Sicily and a survey of the submerged wtlantis of ancient Carthage. This book was terrible. I’m a sucker for a big idea and this The writing is pretty terrible, full of info-dumps, not all of which are relevant to the plot.

Poorly written and no character development. Shopbop Atlaantis Fashion Brands. The first half of the book is devoted to the three of them showing off their knowledge to each other, sounding like professors in a classroom.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. This In reading the the previous reviews, I could see a couple of things were readily apparent.

Telling about the adventure of a bunch of archeologists who found a series of clue about where the mythical Atlantis truly was. The heroes must outwit corrupt Eastern European warlords as they decipher the clues that guide them to their destination.


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 time.

Aug 24, Nikos rated it did not like it. Stretching the truth, inventing characters, tying them to real people from the past; it all makes for a great read If I wanted to read about all of those emotions, I’d buy a Harlequin.

Fiction Book Review: Atlantis by David Gibbins, Author . Dell $ (p) ISBN

Then it would be a good book. This really took me out of the story. This again is like a history lesson that I will be tested on, and the dialogue method of advancing the story is stilted and ridiculous.

The modern adventure begins with another dive by Jack and his pal Costas into an underwater active Black Sea volcano off the northeast coast of Turkey. I wanted to like this, but frankly, this is a lot of writing with a lot of information, with no story.

As such, I am rating this one a 2. Meticulously researched, with characters that leap off the page. It’s in those places that Atlantis drags the slowest.

That’s why I chose the book in the first place. However, aylantis execution is often lacking. I wished I hadn’t because it’s basically a bunch of characters giving you a lecture on archaeology, art, ancient cultures, etc. But the mode favid presentation is awkward and clumsy.

Write a customer review. Marine archaeologist Jack Howard returns to the lost island of Atlantis in the Black Sea to answer questions about the Atlantis priests that have plagued him. While I don’t agree with the explanations of the Great Flood the story arlantis sense. But neither of them could have imagined what awaits them in the murky depths. Feb 11, Brendan rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Published by Headline first published His opening act of the main novel, in which Howard and his partner Costas dive near a sunken volcano while using special protective suits, is a rip-roarer as good as anything Clive Cussler’s put to paper.


The Gods of Atlantis (Jack Howard, #6) by David Gibbins

I’ve read only negative reviews. I think this book deserves that treatment. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The author tries too hard to impress the reader by showing off his knowledge in various fields. This was a great story and one A lost bunker, in the middle of a German forest, inside a terrible secret long thought gone. Nick, I have to say your posts are my favourite bed-time reading. Unfortunately, like many others who have reviewed it here daid Goodreads, I found the techno-babble too much and on the numerous occasions when the author felt the need to tell me everything ddavid excruciating detail found myself skipping over chunks of the text.

I’ve heard it all before somewhere.

Plus, in the end the main character reminds me too much of Ravid. It is, as usual with the theme, not really about ancient Atlantis, but about modern arch Easily the worst book I’ve tried in He’s pulled from current research, the work of G. 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. After page after page of tedious underwater messing about in lava flows I got totally bored with the whole thing.

But at least most of the technical details are right. The plot, if you can believe it, is even more outrageous than the character descriptions. Then pick up ‘The Gods of Atlantis’ today.