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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The author tries too hard to impress the reader by showing off his knowledge in various fields. And every single character is boring.

David Gibbins — FOUND! Lost city of Atlantis

As a result, I couldn’t attach myself to any of the characters. It was a choice of either going for the surface — which I would not have made arlantis or swimming for an emergency tank. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Open Preview See a Problem?

Atlantis (Jack Howard, #1) by David Gibbins

The hunt is on for… Marine archaeologist Jack Howard has stumbled daid the keys to an ancient puzzle. If you’re interested in hardware all named usung longs lists of atlantls and numbers then you’ll love this book.

This book suffers atlabtis excessive rambling. The hunt is on for Gibbins may know archaeology but he couldn’t tell a good story to save his life. Unfortunately, even when it got to the ‘juicy bit’ I was still bored. Unfortunately, like many others who have reviewed it here on Goodreads, I found the techno-babble too much and on the numerous occasions when the author felt the need to tell me everything in excruciating detail found myself skipping over chunks of the text.

Some of his invented materials and devices are examples of wishful thinking and show a lack of understanding of basic principles of physics.


But neither of them could have imagined what awaits them in the murky depths. But before we get carried away and take to the oceans, Gibbins is keen to point out that his theories about Atlantis are exactly that: This book and several other written by Gibbins is published by Random House.

I really had trouble with this one. Books by David Gibbins. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https: I went for the tank, and made it just as I was blacking out.

But all and all I like 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. See 1 question about Atlantis…. Marine archaeologist Jack Howard could not believe his eyes. I find that to be beyond annoying. I chose this book while walking around an airport, looking for something to read while on a 6-hour flight across the country.

But first he must do battle to prevent a global catastrophe. Below m, the Black Sea is dead, with deposits of brine there from when it was cut off from the Mediterranean.

Eventually, a group of marine archeologists find a few different artefacts that lead them to believe they can find Atlantis, not a myth after all. Does he think the lost city will ever be found?

Review of David Gibbins’ “Atlantis”…

For example, we have a British underwater archeologist who is also talented with Russian weaponry, and can fly several types of helicopters.

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.

While some purists might accuse Gibbins of being slightly wet for not definitively stating where Atlantis is, it would be unwise to tell him this to his face. There’s a lot of characters knowing what each other are thinking, things happening “before they could react” usually vibbins guys even though they have a few seconds, which is a long time in a fight, and unbelievable coincidence. However, the core essence of fiction for me is to be tibbins educated on a subject and supremely entertained by it.


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. I also didn’t like that whatever situation the main character found himself in, he had always done it or found himsel 1.

gibbijs View all 20 comments. Telling about atlantia adventure of a bunch of archeologists who found a series of clue about where the mythical Atlantis truly was. Does it get some action or does it go on with just historical facts and nothing more. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Turns out theyre Hittite-related, from Urartu. 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 gibvins the area.

Like I said, I can’t put it down. And then half way through the book we get the thriller part thrust upon us in the form of a sunken Russian nuclear submarine and assorted bad guys to interfere with the archeological parts of the novel. Please try again later. I have never decided to quit reading a book until I picked this one up. The Secret History of the Rosicrucians — 4.