Area 51

Area 51

by Bob Mayer

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ISBN-13: 9781621252184
Publisher: Cool Gus Publishing
Publication date: 11/06/2014
Series: Area 51 , #1
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 389,099
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author, West Point graduate, and former Green Beret Bob Mayer weaves military, historical, and scientific fact through his gripping works of fiction. His books span numerous genres-suspense, science fiction, military, historical, and more-and Mayer holds the distinction of being the only male author listed on the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll. As one of today's top-performing independent authors, Mayer has drawn on his digital publishing expertise and military exploits to craft more than fifty novels that have sold more than four million copies worldwide. These include his bestselling Atlantis, Area 51, and Green Beret series. Alongside his writing, Mayer is an international keynote speaker, teacher, and CEO

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Area 51 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 390 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I'm finding with most Barnes and Noble digital books there are far too many spelling and grammatical errors. This is irritating for the reader, Barnes and Noble. Get a clue will you! I strongly suspect that the producers of these digital editions are going off-shore, hiring non-English speaking individuals and having them try to translate and enter the text from a recorded version of the book. I'm very close to getting rid of my Nook and going to a Kindle. None of my friends who have Kindles are reporting this sort of problem. This book is a particularly GOOD example of the problem! Not an enjoyable read at all.
Michael Carroll More than 1 year ago
Found way to many typos and factual errors. Just as one example, F-16s flying off a Navy carrier? Really? Overall, a nice easy read, and the price was right.
JeffWE More than 1 year ago
Read the sample ... Bought the book ... Couldn't put it down. Now I can see where true experts in their fields could shread the details for this book, but who cares. The author took 10,000 years of history, mixed in 50 years of current events, and took us on an incredible ride. A ride that almost led to man's extinction. Looking at other titles by this author it looks that he writes more toward the young reader. After reading this book, I might just be moved to check some of those out, too. The author's character development is not as complete as some might ask for, but he has captured the tone and outlook of many individuals coming from their specialized points of view. And I don't know where I have ever seen the tendancies of government bureaucracy better described. "We have always done it this way, so we can't change now!" I did not get much sleep while readying this book. I just couldn't put it down - even tempted to learn how to read-and-drive (just kidding). I think myself a slow reader and read this 800 page thriller in less than 2-days.
Professorbriar2 More than 1 year ago
I am not sure if the nook version which I read mirrors the paper version. In the nook version, President Truman's name is variously listed as Human, Thimam etc. All too often words are spelled incorrectly. There are a couple of historical factual errors as well, one of the characters is described as having flown F-6 Phantoms during Vietnam. I think that should be the F-4 series. At another point the F-16 is described as being at Nellis in 1970 - probably this was 1974 at the earliest. So if you can get beyond these issues, the plot is interesting and engaging.
Chicktracy More than 1 year ago
I've read all of Bob Mayer's books. The Area 51 series is phenomenal. I appreciated the twists and turns of the stories and how ancient artifacts are incorporated in the story. Read the book---you will be hooked and looking for the entire series.
bbowman More than 1 year ago
Mistakes about military hardware are inexcusable in a tech thriller such as Area 51. The first mistake I caught could have been a simple typo (the f-6 is not the phantom, that is the f-4). The subsequent innacuracies could not have been a typo, but were simply the author's lack of knowledge of simple facts, or the lack of desire to do a little research. First, the f-16 did not exist in 1970. Second, the f-16 is not a navy plane and can not fly off the deck of an aircraft carrier. Third, and these are just a few examples, the navy cruise missile is not capable of super sonic flight. The audience for this book is usually very astute about military technology. These mistakes took me out of what is otherwise an engaging story.
MikeWS More than 1 year ago
This was a great read -- couldn't put it down. My wife read it next and could not put it down either; in fact I had to get her the next book in the series as she didn't have enough yet. Even when we felt we knew where the plot was going we were glued to the pages.
Charlestonwrite More than 1 year ago
This book is so bad that I'm showing it to my 9th grade Lit class as an example of how not to write a book...,only problem will be that they will see that they won't have to put forth their best efforts if books this bad can be published...,
doc_rock More than 1 year ago
Hint to the Nook guys..... Fix the typos before you make the book avail... If I was the writer, I'd be pissed!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly written, unrealistic in both the characters' actions and dialogue, and the ending is only surprising because it is so terribly cliche. It does read very quickly. Not something I would recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many errors on my Nook. Also some factual problems. Being ex-Navy, the author should have done his homework. F-16s are NOT naval planes. I thought the story jumped from place to place. The writing was okay. Decent, but not inviting as I hoped it would be. However, i've heard great things about this author and I'll read him again.
Southernpeach More than 1 year ago
Having never read Bob Mayer before, I decided to take the plunge with this book. It didn't keep my interest and I actually skipped to the last several chapters to read the ending after getting through the first ones. I personally prefer book without **** language, and this was part of the reason I did not like it.
QE1 More than 1 year ago
This was a good read. Maybe I'm not as big stickler as some, but your eye can skim right by the typos (I didn't see a lot of them) and you still get a good story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What happend to Atlantis? Why were the Pyramids really constructed? Why was there similiar writing unearthed in Mexico, Egypt, Easter Island, and Germany? Who built the statues on Easter Island? Is mankind the first to inhabit the Earth...or were there some before us? The answer is simple. It's terrifying. It's about unleash itself upon the world in a torrent of destruction. It's Area 51.
SgtMac More than 1 year ago
The author does a great job with his character development. He interfaces their backgrounds and keeps the reader's interest in what happens to them as they progress along the pages of an interesting read.
Cora-R More than 1 year ago
The action never gives up in this quick-read adventure through the mystery around Area 51, UFOs, conspiracy theories and government cover-ups.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not usually a fan of science fiction but found this book extremely entertaining. Very easy to read and kept me wanting to read more every time I picked it up. Would recommend to anyone who believes or does not believe in science fiction and hidden works of our government.
Regmmalf More than 1 year ago
I enjoy conspiracy theory novels. This one was a bit slow to start but then it took off and became a really fun read.
danielan More than 1 year ago
This is a pretty entertaining read. One of my guilty pleasures is randomly surfing alternative history/conspiracy web sites. (Chariots of the Gods, secret bases, hollow earth, etc) Sure, it's all nonsense, but it's fun nonsense. This book covers a lot of this sort of thing, weaving it into a fast paced story that I really enjoyed. However, this nook book is FULL of typos or maybe OCR flaws. Or maybe there was no editor? Distracting, but not so bad that I didn't enjoy the story. It's a series - and I'm off to buy the next one. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series blew my mind! It involved all major mysteries that have intrigued me for so long... Atlantis, Easter Island, Mount Everest, Egypt... ETC. If you like Sci-Fi or X-Files, check this series out, absolutly amazing!!!
GaryBabb on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Area 51 was an entertaining and fast paced read with an intriguing plot . I found it hard to put down and immediately ordered the sequel Area 51 The Reply.
HvyMetalMG on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Eh, pretty slow going in this book. Couldnt event get into it enough to finish it.
gilroy on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is the novel that caught my attention and got me reading this series. I am one that likes to read series in order when I can and this is definitely worth following the time line as the author has laid out. Plus to be a minor conspiracy follower myself, this lends itself nicely to being actually plausible, if a little stretched.
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