A short one page write-up at the end of each CVR would really help this book.
The book is a facinating look at all elements, not only human but enviromental factors that have caused some of the most horrific airline disasters in history.
On the plus side, editing is necessary to make the book accessible to the general reader, and it certainly does that.
Thought this would be better than it was. Unenjoyable! Mostly boring drool that gets suddenly cut off. Crash!
Best book ever to read on a plane. Great book with lots of lessons of what not to do.Published 6 months ago by C. W. Garrison
Scarier than Stephen King sometimes. Collection of transcripts from cockpit voice recorders prefaced with description of what was later determined to be what the crew was up... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Charles Darwin
This is required reading for pilots at our charter jet company. A series of short, just the "interesting parts," black box transcripts. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by Jason
My friend is an airplane junkie. I saw this book and searched it out on Amazon. Well it was such a hit that I had to buy 3 more for other family/friends who over heard the... Read morePublished on November 12, 2012 by Becci Casey
I bought this book with some trepidation, given the subject matter. However, the review on NPR convinced me that the authors would treat the subject matter sensitively. Read morePublished on January 2, 2012 by John K
The book appears to be factual but slightly selective. More info on each incident would help. Supporting photos (usually available) woulfd help a lot. Read morePublished on March 11, 2009 by H. Douglas Brown