Area 51

When nine atmospheric crafts of unknown origin were discovered in the Antarctic in the late 1940s, the U.S government established Area 51 to study the abandoned technology Dr Hans Von Seeckt, who is the only original member of the secret research committee, has observed the marvelous craft in flight and witnessed a fantastic array of bizarre, unexplained phenomena ButWhen nine atmospheric crafts of unknown origin were discovered in the Antarctic in the late 1940s, the U.S government established Area 51 to study the abandoned technology Dr Hans Von Seeckt, who is the only original member of the secret research committee, has observed the marvelous craft in flight and witnessed a fantastic array of bizarre, unexplained phenomena But Dr Van Seeckt fears that the technology of the mothership is beyond our scope and an explosive threat to the entire planet He must race against time to unlock the secret of the ship and to the origins of mankind itself.
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  • Title: Area 51
  • Author: Robert Doherty Bob Mayer
  • ISBN: 9780440220732
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Area 51”

    1. 3.5 stars. A fun, quick read. Does a really good job of weaving into the plot most of the well known alien conspiracy theories and the story moves at a fast pace. Not deep thinking fare, but a fun ride.

    2. Do not believe anyone who says that the book is not great literature!Area 51 is one of THE BEST Sci-Fi books I've read. Robert Doherty mixes the ancient mysteries on our planet and makes a new possible outcome for our future and what might happend. I enjoy very much the thin line where this can be true if just few things are different with our planet.If you enjoy different point of view for religion, science and conspiracy THIS IS YOUR BOOK.

    3. I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this 1st book in the Area 51 series. Would it be a science fiction saga along the lines of Stargate or more of a military thriller like something Dale Brown would write? The answer isThis is essentially a contemporary action/adventure novel that happens to have a plot that deals with aliens, motherships, etc. There is quite a bit of military thriller writing (not surprising given the author's background) but that is balanced with a fair amount [...]

    4. Една от поредиците, на които се чудя на акъла си как съм ги изтърпял чак толкова много, вместо да спра още в началото.

    5. Bob Mayer (AKA Robert Doherty AKA Greg Donegan AKA Joe Dalton AKA Bob McGuire).Ok, so Area51 isn't great literature, but that doesn't mean it's worthless. Sure I've read books with better plotting and writing, but that's not what I expected when I picked up this book. It was a great escape and a very fun ride. It's not meant to reveal anything grand or tell you something didn't already know. It's simply entertainment and there's nothing wrong with that. Sometimes it's fun to just read something [...]

    6. After a recommendation that this was enjoyable military-SF I thought I'd take a punt while it was on offer in a Kindle Daily Deal. And as it turns out I fair enjoyed this occasionally fast-paced action-adventure, set against a background of broadly familiar UFO mythology. In-between the action scenes are history dumps that link enough fact with the fantastical fiction to readily blur the lines between the two. I quite liked that.Overall a light, easy read that entertained for a few hours - it re [...]

    7. I liked the Area 51 Nightstalkers book better, but this was a good book as well. It is an entertaining, mindless read.

    8. This book totally rocked this thriller writer/Air Force Brat/science geek's heart! Give me well-written action scenes, cool weaponry, government coverup, radiation (my medical specialty), archaeology, and intrigue and I'm a happy girl.It's not a quick read, and I think you'll enjoy the ride. You get quite a bang for your buck. But that doesn't mean it drags, because it doesn't. In fact I'd surmise I finished this novel at warp speed.Characters are three dimensional, not flat or without emotion, [...]

    9. Whew! This was a humdingah of a thrill ride. It showed up as 746 pages on the Nook, but it moved fast and the pages flew with the flick of a thumb. It's the start of a series and I can't wait to read more. Doherty writes an intriguing mixture of science fiction and thriller. There's the military, scientists, archeologists, newspaper reporters, and aliens. The action takes place all over the world and the action moves fast. Don't get attached to anyone, as they are likely to die or get abducted o [...]

    10. This is a book I have been meaning to reread.I was all over this novel when the "Area 51" series launched back in the late '90s. As an "X-Files" fan and a UFO buff this was conspiracy crack and paranormal science fiction sugar to feed my endless appetite for anything remotely related to what was a thriving sub-genre at the time.The book was not quite what I expected. While I was anticipating a "Close Encounters" meets 'Dark Skies" tale of brooding wonderment, this book is more in line with the t [...]

    11. When I first read the book, I was bored with it and gave up. A few years later I had to read a mystery book for school I got to choose, and although not classifed as a mystery book it certainly kepps you guessing, that and I didn't want to buy a book I would only read once. So I picked up where I left off and soon found myself unable to put the book down! So the best addvice aobut rading this one is give it time and it will grow on you. What I liked most was how the author tied in real facts in [...]

    12. The book was bad writing objectified. I read some thirty pages and had to counter a sudden wave of nausea. The start of the novel was interesting enough. The revelation about aliens came as a bit of shock (NOT) but still I was willing to endure the book. Sadly, by the time the narrative shifted to contemporary period, the book had lost all its allure. The cumbersome way in which the characters conversed was enough to make me cringe and made me throw the book away. Okay, I didn't throw it away bu [...]

    13. So, I ended up enjoying this much more than I thought I would. If you like action, conspiracies, ancient aliens, UFOs, sci/fi, pyramids, hieroglyphs, runes or any of the other "fringe" stories that abound, you will really like this book. The pacing was quite good and I found myself becoming more and more engrossed as the story unfolded. The first in the series and I will definitely ne checking out the next title. A fun read.

    14. Bob Mayer (writing as Robert Doherty) has written an action-packed, fast paced scifi thriller that will make conspiracy theorists jump up and down with delight! Aliens, pyramids, govt conspiracies, Easter Island--- you name it, this book has got it. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading the sequel.

    15. A good popcorn eating action packed movie read. Nice flow to the storyline. Characters could have been fleshed out a little bit more but I will be reading the next several books to see if that happens. If you like The X Files, Fringe, conspiracy theories this book is for you. Would have given it four stars if the character backgrounds were more described.

    16. This book was just what I was looking for. A fun and entertaining read where I didn't have to think too much. Not great literature, but a good fluff action book. Good enough that I will move right on to the next book in the series.

    17. These books have the lamest covers I have ever seen and yet they are some of the best scifi I ever read. Go figure hehehe.

    18. This is a surprisingly fun and entertaining read that takes an everything and the kitchen sink approach to conspiracy theories. Over the course of the novel, the following are involved in the plot: Area 51 (duh), the Manhattan Project, cattle mutilation, crop circles, Atlantis, the pyramids at Giza, Easter Island, foo fighters, and so much more. The story begins with a reporter following up on her colleague's disappearance after he investigates Area 51, and spirals out of control from there. It [...]

    19. Someone else rated it 3.5 stars and rounded down to 3. So I'll round my 3.5 stars up to 4. It was a fun read, but a little heavy on the military stuff. It makes sense for the people involved to be up on their military jargon and history, but not everyone else. Along the same lines, all of the other characters seemed to have an awful lot of knowledge of Nabinger's field of archaeology. The characters weren't well-developed is what I'm trying to say here. Von Seeckt was kind of pointless to the wh [...]

    20. I love the new covers on this 1997 release. It was re-released with new covers in 2012 and the covers are greatly improved appealing to younger audience. The book reads like a movie plot and it keeps you interested all the way through. The head of the Majestic 12, a very hard-headed general makes a great antagonist because I surely hated him through all the book. The book centers on four character, well, three mostly: Dr. Hans Von Seeckt—an elderly scientist, ex-Nazi, and original member of th [...]

    21. The pacing was , for the most part, right on target. The action moved smothly and the tension ramped up nicely at the end. The book did take some time to get moving though, since so many characters needed to be introduced, but overall, the intros were swift and the action followed quickly.On the down side the writing lacked a lot of polish and in places felt very amateur and fan fictionish with several instances of telling instead of showing. There was little to no character development; the cha [...]

    22. 1st in the Area 51 mystery thriller series. Super secret government project started just after WW II based in Area 51 is the center of this story. The project studying alien technology and in the possession of an alien mother ship along with several smaller craft appears to be far more complicated and dangerous than appears on the surface. Again, the villains are military and other government connected official who seemingly go off the rails and are faced with a group of 4 who are trying to resc [...]

    23. The first (or was it second?) of a series, I found this book to have some interesting side theories that the author did a good job of coming up with his own spin on. I like the way he quickly cut through the current vision of Area 51 and then immediately takes the reader into a story of his own making. I appreciated the way the book ended as it was a great segway into future stories that can continue to expand upon what he has created. For something to read while on the subway to and from work, [...]

    24. Got this as a Kindle deal of the day and certainly didn't expect much going in, it sounded just too cheesy. But I was pleasantly surprised! Great literature it's not, nor does it aim to be. But if you want a well-written and -paced pageturner, mashing up army thriller, nazis, Egyptian pyramids, aliens and archeology, don't look any further than this. Really fun, fast, read that allows you to shut the brain off and enjoy.

    25. Very interesting read. Thankfully there's more of a story in six more titles. A super fine in the science fiction /theme genre. Believable characters, super story line, well researched and a page turning place. Kept me in the edge of my seat as the powers of Good fight the ill - informed.

    26. A tad above average for typical popular Sci-Fi. Does a good job of creatively weaving popular UFO beliefs (such as Foo Fighters, abductions, and crop circles) into the story. Has a sufficient amount of loose ends to encourage the reading of the next in the series; but right now I don't feel compelled to read on since I didn't identify with the characters.

    27. OkayI liked it. I enjoyed it.Who cares if it is a little farfetched. The hero is more believable than Dirk Pitt. 😀 it's a fun read. A fast read. And who knowswhat really is at Area 51.

    28. Loved all the area 51 reads! Loved the way conspiracy theories were wrapped into each story, Archuleta Mesa, area51, even Excalibur. quenches the scifi thirst, serious with notes of comedic relief and each book was always entertaining!

    29. As convincing a book about Aliens as Angels and Demons is about GodsI really enjoyed this bookwell written and entertainingAs convincing a book about Aliens as Angels and Demons is about Gods

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