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Savage Planet (Saucer #3)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  541 Ratings  ·  70 Reviews
Aliens are coming!

A year after young engineering student Rip Cantrell discovered the first flying saucer buried deep in the sands of the Sahara, another saucer is brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic. The recovery is funded by a pharmaceutical executive who believes that the saucer holds the key to an anti-aging drug formula that space travelers would need to voyage
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin
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May 17, 2014 Wendy rated it really liked it
"Saucer Savage Planet' is the third book in a fast-paced science fiction series that begins when the Roswell saucer buried at the bottom of the Atlantic is stolen by Adam Solo, a marooned alien whose objective is to summon a starship, but regrettably the communications system has been damaged. He turns for help to Rip Cantrell, Charlotte (Charley) Pine and Arthur (Egg) Cantrell the guardians of a second saucer recovered from the sands of the Sahara. In a world that's terrified of an alien ...more
Mar 25, 2016 Cheryl rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am always in the mood for a good sci-fi book. Sadly, I did not find that in this book. Although I would not classify this book as just sci-fi. It also has the makings of a good thriller story. Yet, I found nothing interesting about the story or the characters. Maybe if I had read the first book I would have developed that character background and relationship better. What my problem was with this book is that a lot of the times the conversations between the characters did not seem to go ...more
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Saucer: Savage Planet by Stephen Coonts concludes the series originally began with Saucer (2003) and Saucer: The Conquest (2006) and is recommended for those who need closure.

Rip Cantrell, discovers a flying saucer buried in the Sahara desert with help from Charlotte Pine and his uncle Arthur “Egg” Cantrell. Only a year later a second saucer is discovered buried in the Great Barrier Reef. Pharmaceutical baron Harrison Douglas is behind the funding for the recovery efforts because he believes he
Henry Lazarus
Apr 10, 2014 Henry Lazarus rated it it was ok
About a decade ago Stephen Coonts told about a flying Saucer (paper), 140,000 years old, discovered in the Sahara. Rip Cantrell discovered it, got it working, and with test-pilot Charlotte Pine gets away from an evil rich man. In Saucer: The Conquest another saucer in Area 51 is stolen by a bad man and ended up deep in the pacific. Now in Saucer: Savage Planet (paper from St. Martin's Griffin ) we are introduced to a 1300 year-old pilot marooned on Earth and looking quite human. The whole world ...more
D.F. Haley
Jul 22, 2014 D.F. Haley rated it it was ok
I think this book wanted to be funny, but somehow did not tickle my funny bone. Characters were all cardboard cutouts and probably dependent upon development that occurred in earlier books in the series, none of which I've read. The aliens were just regular guys, hardly alien, and there was no sense of wonder. The goofy interplay between the president, politicians, and drug czars was simply too weird to be funny, and in no way was I able to suspend my disbelief in order to enjoy the story. I've ...more
Mar 27, 2015 James rated it liked it
Listened to on CD. Was pretty good. Never read the the first one but got caught up pretty quick. There was a little unrealistic stuff with the President, but on the whole was a good story. Nice interpretation of the Roswell incident.
Patrick Shelly Jr
Sep 23, 2014 Patrick Shelly Jr rated it liked it
Overall, not a bad read. Quick pace, good characters. I liked it!
Nilesh Bahir
Nov 02, 2016 Nilesh Bahir rated it did not like it
I have read the first book in this sequel and it was OKAY, perhaps thrilling if I was in my teens.
The savage planet, however, was a torture.. It was extremely verbose and filled with cliches! I could not bear it anymore and deleted from my library !!
Will Phillipson
kindle library book
Don Viecelli
Aug 10, 2014 Don Viecelli rated it liked it
From My Newsletter Number 75:

This review is on Saucer, Savage Planet by Stephen Coonts. I read this book before I realized it is the last book in a three book Saucer series. It just sounded interesting to me since I needed a good book to read at the beach.

It starts out with a human looking alien named Adam Solo on a salvage ship in the Atlantic Ocean with the CEO of World Pharmaceuticals named Dr. Harrison Douglas. No one knows Adam Solo is an alien and needs the ship to communicate with his peo
Ed Tinkertoy
May 30, 2014 Ed Tinkertoy rated it really liked it
I teetered between a four or five star rating for this book. I loved it; read it in just a couple days because I couldn't put it down. Lots of action until the ending which was kinda slow.

In this book rich pharmaceutical guys have the saucer that crashed into the ocean lifted with the goal of finding and marketing the secrets for longer live. But then the saucer is stolen right off of the barge by a guy named Solo, who we later learn is an alien who came to Earth in the first saucer and had been
Parsons Parsons
Jul 08, 2014 Parsons Parsons rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Saucer Savage Planet is continuation of Stephen Coonts Saucer series. It revolves around a UFO with advanced alien tech that is found in the Libyan desert and is affect on the main characters and their greater world. Out of all the books in his series it's the longest and the weakest. Where the prior books had action or humor going for them, this story aims at and fails to hit the target of political commentary. To his credit Coonts does use the story to look at consequences that the sudden ...more
D.L. Morrese
Oct 31, 2014 D.L. Morrese rated it liked it
I wasn't sure what to make of this book at first. It was kind of funny because the characters, events, and science were so simplistic, often absurd...but I wasn't sure if this was intentional. Was it comic science fiction, or was it bad pulp science fiction? I finally concluded it must be the former, but it could have been funnier. It has its moments, but it lacks the kind of intelligent wit or insightful social commentary that marks a great work of comic sci-fi.

The story is about the recovery o
Sep 13, 2014 James rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
When book 2 ended, the Roswell saucer had crashed into the ocean, and Egg, Rip, and Charley had returned to Egg's farm in Missouri to live. As this story opens, the Roswell saucer is being raised from the ocean by a pharmaceutical CEO who has hopes of recovering information from its computers for the development of new drugs. Unknown to him, one of his technicians, Adam Solo, is actually an alien, marooned on Earth for thousands of years, who wants to use the saucer's communications gear to call ...more
The Book Breeze
Sep 04, 2014 The Book Breeze rated it really liked it
Without having read the first two books in the series, I easily stepped into this one and I enjoyed it so much I’ve added the first two in the series to my TBR pile.

I really liked the characters and thought the story was well paced. It flowed nicely from scene to scene so much so I didn’t want to put it down.

Earthlings and aliens alike came across a little better behaved than most sci-fi offerings. The bad guys in this story were the money-grubbing pharma moguls and their quest for eternal life
Apr 23, 2014 Phillis rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It finally finishes the "Saucer " trilogy.The storyline picks up a few months after the last book ended, even tho real time is many years later. I liked the bits of humour in the absurdity of some of the plot. This book doesn't take itself too seriously. We can only hope the humans on this earth act in a semi decent way if we were to ever get a visit from an alien race. There were a couple of bad guys trying to cash in on the saucers hidden treasures. Their greed out ...more
Vicki Elia
Apr 19, 2014 Vicki Elia rated it did not like it
Audiobook Review
1 1/2 Stars

Where, oh where are Mork and Mindy when you need them?

Having read the reviews as well as some of the previous Saucer series, I thought why not? Just a lark, and some fun. Like a half-hour sitcom. NOPE. Had to stop after an hour or so of listening. This is a foolish, simple-minded tale about aliens, flying saucers, a little history, and a bunch of really dumb and greedy people. It was touted as humorous. I didn't laugh once.

The author does a lousy and sloppy job of pul
Michael Tuccillo
Fun read

The authors look on life vibrates throughout all three books. Life is an adventure, grab it by the horns and have fun with it. Don't take it so serious, and enjoy it. Good things to remember, so you don't get so board. The things our heroes get away with are pretty big and sometimes unbelievable. But it works to get the story out there. You even get to kind of like the president! Kind of, after all, he is a politician. Anyhow, great fun story, totally different than I thought it would be
Apr 18, 2014 Eric rated it really liked it
Coonts' "Saucer" series was a hoot. The media and politcians didn't stand a chance.

"The president and his advisors were serious men (and one serious woman) engaged in the serious business of politics, i.e., dividing the pie in such a way as to create maximun advantage for themselves."

"Glenn Beck, the gadfly, quietly lights the fuse and walks away."

Really, these books are filled with one liners that had me in stiches. The story line was fun and light, but Goonts' satire made these books a delight
Jun 25, 2014 Carey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Having read the first two, I felt the need to read the third to see how Coonts would wrap it all up. A few paragraphs in and I remembered how bad this author writes. I can't even believe this drivel or its predecessors were even published. The writing and dialogue is so unrealistic and juvenile! I'd say it should be a kids book but that would be insulting to the intelligent ones who see it for the none sense it is.

Really too bad. The storyline had such potential but was, unfortunately, executed
Aug 08, 2015 Jberends rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The third book in Stephen Coonts' Saucer series appears to suffer from a sense of purpose. When reading it, it feels like the president conveys the thoughts and emotions of the author, of having enough of the main characters and not knowing how things will end. Given the books ending I am still a bit curious about where the series will go from here (if at all), but currently don't care if it will or won't continue. The first book is still the best of the three and neither of the follow-ups has ...more
May 18, 2014 Robert rated it liked it
Shelves: aliens
The third and what should be the final book in this series, hopefully. The aliens are among us us and E.T. wants to phone home. However this will bring more aliens and what will happen when they get here, perhaps they may have brought their recipe books with age old recipes containing humans. Oh no! Panic in the streets and all that. Rip, Charley and Egg will be right in the middle of this mess of course. This series has been a tough one. Overall with all three books averaged out I would go ...more
Feb 19, 2015 George rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible
This action-scifi book is a comment on society and heavily laden with tongue-in-cheek. Coonts uses the story to explore consequences of new advanced technology in a society. He does ask the question what would happen to the economy if people could live for a 1000 years? However, the Petty Officer adviser (man on the street) to the POTUS is a bit over the top. Also, I don't believe that he deals with first contact very well--a White House reception? Give me a break. Maybe I missed the humor in ...more
May 13, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
So the library has this thing called Surprise reads where they give the genre of the book and that's it. I decided to pick up the sci-fi pick and it was this. I realized after it was the finale in a trilogy but gave it a shot anyway. And what a fun read. Hard core sci-fi it is not. This is my first Coonts book but I don't think it will be my last. I enjoyed Rip, Charley and Egg so much I may go back and read the first two.
Jun 05, 2014 Yehuda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
As a connoisseur of Coonts' works I was quite disappointed in Saucer: Savage Planet. I felt like Coonts was compelled to write this final book in the series by something other than a pure desire to finish the story. It's the only one of his books which I've felt was half-assed. If you've read the first two in the series I guess I'd recommend reading this one just to get some closure on the story but my 2-star rating stands.
Fredrick Danysh
Aug 09, 2016 Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it
Rip Cantrell and Charotte Pine are up to their necks again in flying saucers. The Roswell saucer is recovered from the ocean and then stolen by an alien who shows up on Rip's doorstep. Two corrupt drug company executives attempt to gain knowledge about life extension and other drugs by any means possible. In the face of media attacks, Rip, Charlie, Uncle Egg, and the alien are forced to flee and travel over the world with Rip's saucer. A gripping read.
Patrick Gibson
Jun 12, 2014 Patrick Gibson rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
This is part III. The first book was silly but fun. I mean, what person doesn't wish they could find a saucer and then learn to fly it all over the place while government and big corporations go batshit?

The sequel is more of the same. Escapist fantasy fun--no more, no less. A quick knock-off read, just for the heck of it.
Bret Kinghorn
Jul 31, 2016 Bret Kinghorn rated it really liked it
Excellent read and conclusion(?) to the trilogy.
The introduction of one of the Aliens was long overdo and was rather needed. It brought a much needed bit of, for lack of a better term, realism to the story arc.
I found the trilogy to be more of a study of human beings and their quirks, than a sci-fi series. It delved deep into human interactions and greed.
Jun 22, 2014 Steve rated it it was amazing
book on tape
this is my last "commute" book on tape since I've retired mid-way through the story.
I could listen or read this again, much in the book.

I've known the characters from previous SAUCER books.
With some cynicism, my guess is that the author has not been as ruthless on
the actions of the military and the government as would be my expectations.
I prefer the author's approach.
May 29, 2014 Douglas rated it really liked it
This book completer the trilogy by Coonts. The heroes of the series again live life as the adventure that it should be. Though others might not agree, I thought that this 3 book series was an interesting read that explored the human condition and at the same time provided an interesting adventure with a sci-fi theme.
We'd all like to meet aliens from another planet wouldn't we?
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Stephen Coonts (born July 19, 1946) is an American thriller and suspense novelist.

Coonts grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia, a small coal-mining town and earned an B.A. degree in political science at West Virginia University in 1968. He entered the Navy the following year and flew an A-6 Intruder medium attack plane during the Vietnam War, where he served on two combat cruises aboard the USS Ent
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